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    Default No Laser speed traps during the night time!

    Up here in the Toronto area, city streets and freeways, there are NO laser speed traps after the sunset... but lots of them during the day time, and I'm talking about warm days, April to Nov, 100% of the laser traps involve cops outside their cruisers with the laser gun on a tripod, most of the time they are two, one does the gun and nailing the "bad" drivers and then all the paper work for the ticket while the other one takes over and does his part, so why they don't do laser speed traps during the night time????? Also there is no more laser speed traps on the freeways, there used to be 2-3 years ago but not any more!!!
    Anybody dares to guess on this issue :?:
    Couple of police officers have been killed recently beeing with their cruiser on the shoulder of a freeway hit by oncoming vehicles... they never say the "real" reason of the shoulder-crash, it might have been a speed trap, we don't know that :roll:

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    From what I have heard, the officers don't like looking into the vehicle headlights through the viewfinder of the laser guns.

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbonzzz
    From what I have heard, the officers don't like looking into the vehicle headlights through the viewfinder of the laser guns.

    Jim
    Interesting point... never thought about it as I have never got a chance to do a living, at least part-time, by looking into a tiny camera's viewfinder just to nail drivers while always facing thousand or tens of thousands of watts directed straight into my eyes... after all cops are like us, humans, and do not like having their eye vision being afected for the rest of their lifes... so this might be a medical reason!
    Thanks a lot Jim

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    I don't know about Canada, but here in Ohio the officers apparantly love looking at headlights because I'd say a good 60% of the laser traps I encounter here are nighttime... which is good because at night I get phenomenal range on the ol' v1

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordhamster
    I don't know about Canada, but here in Ohio the officers apparantly love looking at headlights because I'd say a good 60% of the laser traps I encounter here are nighttime... which is good because at night I get phenomenal range on the ol' v1
    They could wear sunglasses while operating the lidar gun at night.
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    same for MD cops they dont care. I've been hit at night just as many times as day!

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    Doesn't Canada close down at like 6 or 7PM everyday anyways

    (Oh, I'm just kidding. I really envy the government and the complete lack of crime.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenton
    (Oh, I'm just kidding. I really envy the government and the complete lack of crime.)
    Trust me, you don't want our government!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmaartAasSaabr
    Quote Originally Posted by kenton
    (Oh, I'm just kidding. I really envy the government and the complete lack of crime.)
    Trust me, you don't want our government!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thestaton
    same for MD cops they dont care. I've been hit at night just as many times as day!
    Apparently "my" cops really DO care, because since spring/summer of 1996 when I saw the very first cop using a laser gun on a tripod (I was so shocked by the event than I will never ever forget that particular spot of space... and I wasn't even pulled over at all!!!) I wasn't able to see one laser speed trap after dark... must have been a special reason why they avoid so much doing this after dark... and I don't mind it all

 

 

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