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Old 03-14-2012, 11:38 PM   #1
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Question about radar speed gun

Do radar speed guns take pictures?
The other night I passed by a solo officer using a radar gun at a speedlimit change zone. I was basically the only car on the road and I'm not exactly sure if I was within speed limit. He didn't pull me over nor was there a flash.

Has anyone had speeding ticket mailed to them from a radar gun capture (no pullover)?
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:53 PM   #2
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no they wont take pictures. Don't have to worry about that.

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Old 03-15-2012, 05:24 AM   #3
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Radar uses radio waves to compute speeds...hence the word "radio" as the first word in Radar. Radio waves don't capture images. Unless someone had a camera with them there as well, there would be no way that a Radar unit could physically take a picture. Intersection cameras are a different matter as they are cameras that take pictures.
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They called that Photo Radar and in BC it was kiboshed in 2001.
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They called that Photo Radar and in BC it was kiboshed in 2001.
To be technically correct...they did not abolish it, the laws still remain in place. Because of politics the liberals decided to stop enforcing it but it can be used at any time the Govt wishes to start it again. Recently there have been calls to use it on the Malahat but no Kodak moments yet.
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To be technically correct...they did not abolish it, the laws still remain in place. Because of politics the liberals decided to stop enforcing it but it can be used at any time the Govt wishes to start it again. Recently there have been calls to use it on the Malahat but no Kodak moments yet.
Interesting! Learn something new every day. I thought they had passed legislation doing away with it.

I guess that explains why the NDP can bring it back in so easily and are pushing to do so. Got to have some way to pay for all the social programs
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Got to have some way to pay for all the social programs
That makes no sense. Photo enforcement is so effective at reducing violations it doesn't bring any money in.

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The radar gun doesn't take a picture. If they see you speeding, they simply write down your license plate number.
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I guess that explains why the NDP can bring it back in so easily and are pushing to do so. Got to have some way to pay for all the social programs [/QUOTE]


Naaahhh...they would never do that. They will get all their money by taxing the evil rich. That will never affect us 99% ers in any way.
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