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    Default Explain to me- how police laser can work with a car facing away from traffic?

    Explain to me- how police laser can work with a car facing away from traffic?

    I've recently come across a few traps where the sneaky bastards are in a car facing away from traffic and no visible laser gun. There is a cop in the car, obviously with a laser gun, but how can he get a reading unless he is facing traffic? Do they hold it out the window pointing backwards? Damned if I could figure it out.

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    Default Re: Explain to me- how police laser can work with a car facing away from traffic?

    They can either shoot you as you approach them using their side mirror to reflect the signal backwards, or shoot you from behind after you pass them.

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    Default Re: Explain to me- how police laser can work with a car facing away from traffic?

    Quote Originally Posted by poolmon View Post
    They can either shoot you as you approach them using their side mirror to reflect the signal backwards, or shoot you from behind after you pass them.
    If you read the Lidar Manuals, this is NOT an approved or authorized use of the gun ..................................Great fodder for cross-exam

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    Default Re: Explain to me- how police laser can work with a car facing away from traffic?

    Quote Originally Posted by PointerCone View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by poolmon View Post
    They can either shoot you as you approach them using their side mirror to reflect the signal backwards, or shoot you from behind after you pass them.
    If you read the Lidar Manuals, this is NOT an approved or authorized use of the gun ..................................Great fodder for cross-exam
    True, but they sometimes do it anyway, like they do with POP.

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    Default Re: Explain to me- how police laser can work with a car facing away from traffic?

    Quote Originally Posted by PointerCone View Post

    If you read the Lidar Manuals, this is NOT an approved or authorized use of the gun ..................................Great fodder for cross-exam

    Of course a Cop would never lie under oath.

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    Default Re: Explain to me- how police laser can work with a car facing away from traffic?

    Maybe a good reason to use a dashcam?

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    Default Re: Explain to me- how police laser can work with a car facing away from traffic?

    Quote Originally Posted by poolmon View Post
    They can either shoot you as you approach them using their side mirror to reflect the signal backwards,
    I've tried this with my Truspeed several times and have never gotten a reading. Maybe I'm doing it wrong.

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    Default Re: Explain to me- how police laser can work with a car facing away from traffic?

    Spoke with a person late last night that had this happen to him, the officer used his mirror to reflect the beam back into the gun. He needed some help for his trial coming up in mid-January.

    This is not an approved practice by any laser gun manufacture or not the international police chiefs association

    Quote Originally Posted by poolmon View Post
    They can either shoot you as you approach them using their side mirror to reflect the signal backwards, or shoot you from behind after you pass them.
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    Default Re: Explain to me- how police laser can work with a car facing away from traffic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Radar Roy View Post
    Spoke with a person late last night that had this happen to him, the officer used his mirror to reflect the beam back into the gun. He needed some help for his trial coming up in mid-January.

    This is not an approved practice by any laser gun manufacture or not the international police chiefs association

    Quote Originally Posted by poolmon View Post
    They can either shoot you as you approach them using their side mirror to reflect the signal backwards, or shoot you from behind after you pass them.
    I remember at SML 10 years ago that some LEOs were talking about "cowboys" of Texas DPS doing things like this. I thought it was funny at the time, but not if LEOs are issuing tickets using such practices!

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    Default Re: Explain to me- how police laser can work with a car facing away from traffic?

    Quote Originally Posted by upstatedoc View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by poolmon View Post
    They can either shoot you as you approach them using their side mirror to reflect the signal backwards,
    I've tried this with my Truspeed several times and have never gotten a reading. Maybe I'm doing it wrong.
    As an experienced Shooter I can verify this tactic is possible from either side mirror & also the RVM.

 

 

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