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    Default Illinois VASCAR?

    I caught this on the http://www.speedtrap.org site.
    I55 postings say: "Other's Comments - 3/2005 - They also have an airplane that does radar now. Got my cousin twice on that stretch"

    This sucks ass. Thats my favorite road.


    http://www.speedtrap.org/speedtraps/...%2055&st=17335

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    I have seen an airplane flying over head near that area.
    Also,
    Lately there has been a cop in the mornings lasering southbound traffic on 290 near woodfield mall. Careful!

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    Default Re: Illinois VASCAR?

    They also have an airplane that does radar now.
    for some reason I tought that Radar could NOT BE operated from an airplane
    can someone confirm this?

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    Default Re: Illinois VASCAR?

    Quote Originally Posted by LiQuiDz
    They also have an airplane that does radar now.
    for some reason I tought that Radar could NOT BE operated from an airplane
    can someone confirm this?
    That's true. An airplane is in entirely the wrong place relative to traffic to operate radar. Instead they clock traffic by timing cars between two known points. This method is DEADLY. :shock:

    Cops on the ground can do it too, though radar/laser are simpler and less error-prone.

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    There is not a way that an airplane can hit a car with radar.

    If you all know how radar works, you would know that the doplar shift would not work from above.

    http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/radar.htm

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    sethy please add this to the "List of bands in the U.S" thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skelevate
    I have seen an airplane flying over head near that area.
    Also,
    Lately there has been a cop in the mornings lasering southbound traffic on 290 near woodfield mall. Careful!
    Thanks Ill keep that in mind. what part of northern il do you live?

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    Do they have some special markings for that, or they just measure time you drive between some tree and a house or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nothegger
    Do they have some special markings for that, or they just measure time you drive between some tree and a house or something?
    If VASCAR is used by an aircraft they'll generally have white lines across the road. Not sure how far apart they are. If VASCAR is used by an officer in a patrol car they don't need any special marking. Anything will do as long as the officer knows how far apart they are. Garbage would be good enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brick
    If VASCAR is used by an aircraft they'll generally have white lines across the road. Not sure how far apart they are. If VASCAR is used by an officer in a patrol car they don't need any special marking. Anything will do as long as the officer knows how far apart they are. Garbage would be good enough.
    I figured as much. I have a video clip of a helicopter following some cars speeding down the highway, Arizona I believe. To bad I don't have where to host it. Anyway I've noticed a somethig like series of white dots on the road, so I thought that might be it.

    Well, I found the link: http://www.racingflix.com/getvideo.asp?v=15&p=10

 

 

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