Join Date: May 2005
Location: Mt Airy, NC- also known as Mayberry.
Bikes: Trek 7000, Trek T-900 Tandem, wife has a Navigator 300. We also have a '74 Schwinn Tandem we courted and got married on.
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Radar clocks the strongest signal, not the fastest object. Officers are suposed to be trained to estimate the speed of the object being clocked prior to using the radar. In NC, if the officer isn't within 5 mph of the radar reading, he is suposed to let the vehicle go. (not pull motorist over.) This varies from state to state, and even city to city. Famous example some years ago, cop had issued a bunch of tickets one day all for 61 mph- one of the tickets was to a radar tech from a nearby AF base, he proved the cop was in fact clocking the metal fan of his own car- police package on the new car had a fiberglass hood, invisible to radar waves, so when tilted down the radar was picking up the strongest signal- the moving fan blade.