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    Has anyone tested LIDAR at night? Or does anyone know if LEOs use LIDAR at night?

    I am going to be driving from Louisville to Orlando next month and I have to go through Georgia (seems to be the LIDAR capital, I know they love to write tickets to vacationers). I plan on driving at night and was just wondering what to expect...

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    I've yet to see it used at night...but then again, it's not very common in my neck of the woods

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    Default Re: LIDAR At Night?

    Quote Originally Posted by AceFreely
    Has anyone tested LIDAR at night? Or does anyone know if LEOs use LIDAR at night?

    I am going to be driving from Louisville to Orlando next month and I have to go through Georgia (seems to be the LIDAR capital, I know they love to write tickets to vacationers). I plan on driving at night and was just wondering what to expect...
    Lidar can be used at night but I've heard that a lot of officers don't like to use it because they obviously don't like staring at people's headlights through the sights on the lidar gun.

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    Excellent point compu...I to would not like to stare at headlights for any extended amount of time. I bet you are right.

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    In ohio, the state patrol use laser during the night as well. I am curious to know if they guess at the front license plate or tag the headlight...

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    A couple weeks ago i got hit by laser at 9:30PM at night. My X50 alerted about 3/4 of a mile away, i guess hitting my hood, bouncing the signal to the detector? My M-20 Blinder also alerted and I could only assume he was being jammed. I was the only car in sight at the time and the laser warning didnt end till i got past the cops. Heres the thread....
    http://www.radardetector.net/Laser-E...1%21-1499t.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by L33T_Hacksta
    A couple weeks ago i got hit by laser at 9:30PM at night. My X50 alerted about 3/4 of a mile away, i guess hitting my hood, bouncing the signal to the detector? My M-20 Blinder also alerted and I could only assume he was being jammed. I was the only car in sight at the time and the laser warning didnt end till i got past the cops.
    Damn, that sux. I was hoping to not have to worry about laser on my trip to FL. Oh well, thanks for the responses.

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    Just got hit in Illinois on Route 70 Sunday night around 10:30 PM eastbound. I saw a lot of brake lights in front of me moments before, and imagine there were other alerts as well. I received two prolonged alarms and drove by, so I assume my Blinder works.

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    Valdosta, Georgia BEWARE there are police nearly every three miles hidden behind construction barricades, guard rales, and parked along embankment slopes i was hit with laser about at 9 pm as soon as you leave florida http://www.speedtrap.org/

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    Thanks for the tip popa! I take at least one road trip to FL every year and I am always amazed at the amount of speed traps in GA. IMO, FL make big bucks from the tourist in the summer. The only way that GA can get a slice of that money is for them to set up traps for those that are heading to FL.

    I used to be in management, that said, I bet they actually tell the officers that their primary purpose is to write tickets. They probably have entry level positions for that very purpose...

 

 

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