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Hmmm, I guess that I will have to look out for that in the air.
So this is interesting.. I remember reading several posts saying that VASCAR is illegal? or not allowed? in CA.. This proves that it's used, do they have to verify speeds by other means and can't use the VASCAR as evidence?
VASCAR is illegal in California. The plane evidence is not admissable in court. The speed readings must be taken by a CHP officer on the ground.
I just watched the video, apparently they don't even do VASCAR, they pace the vehicle on the ground with their airspeed.. HAH..
VASCAR is 100% illegal in CA. It would only stand if the ground officer paced or got a radar reading coming up behind you. Yea, and airspeed reading would not work in court also.
The day I get a ticket by air is the day I will laugh in the officer's face and gladly sign the ticket.
This is exactly how CHP air patrol does it ...
Even if illegal, CHP still wins if they issue you a ticket. You will win the case but lose time from work or attend the court on your day off. What a total scam.
Unfortunately, the planes can have safety issues too: http://www.chp.ca.gov/pdf/media/10-13.pdf (from May, 2010).