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    When is Laser mainly used? I know cops use laser on the highway alot but i've never seen a cop using laser around town. Are they not allowed to use laser unless they are on the highway?

    Doesnt make sence to me.....if cops know that laser is more powerful then radar, why dont they just use laser guns and get rid of radar?

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    Cops can use radar while they are driving. For laser, you must be stationary and look through the lens where you're shooting. Also, radar can use two transmitters to monitor front and rear simultaneously. You can't feasibly do this with laser.

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    Laser needs to be "aimed". I wouldn't say it's more powerful, if anything it isn't.

    The aiming thing is difficult, at least logistically. You have to aim this at a car going let's say 85 miles per hour at you, then once you get a lock you need to fold up the tripod, throw it in the trunk, jump in your car which is hidden in the bushes, speed up to 125+ to catch the guy. That's why you normally have them aiming out the driver's window...

    Don't forget it's winter... in wintertime it is cold. Officers do not like cold because they are human. Radar if anything warms up the interior of the car, lidar has an open window freezing your arse off.

    The advantage to laser is that generally the beam is smaller than the car you are aiming at. This makes relatively good certainty that the car you're hitting is the speed you see on the display.

    A radar will basically be clocking everything in any direction ahead or behind the cop car. The officer has to determine which car is giving the strongest reflection. Normally they'll just go after whoever is passing everyone, which is usually the strongest signal, and if it isn't the guy won't complain getting a ticket at 82 when he's going 100.

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    because they are human
    Smart , are you sure of that ? I tought they were ''robotsgivingticketsforrevenueshortgov'' :shock:

    They do talk , walk , act as human but it is all illusion , open one you will see only diodes and wires .... :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by 411
    because they are human
    Smart , are you sure of that ? I tought they were ''robotsgivingticketsforrevenueshortgov'' :shock:

    They do talk , walk , act as human but it is all illusion , open one you will see only diodes and wires .... :wink:
    They are like those guys in the Matrix :wink:

    Maybe I shouldn't say that, a girlfriend of mine said that I looked like one of those guys in the Matrix :shock:

    I guess that means I am stealthy

 

 

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