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Originally posted by derek_m24
reply to post by poedxsoldiervet
In Arkansas to become radar certified you have to be able to estimate the speed before you turn on the radar. As far as I know the officer has to have you clocked in before he can initiate a traffic stop.
However, officer can pace a vehicle by following behind it and make a legal traffic stop.
Originally posted by 12m8keall2c
Nice heads up for while traveling through Ohio.
Here in PA only State Troopers are allowed to use radar, with township and municipal law enforcement officers being limited to electronic timings devices and whatnot.....
This ruling in Ohio seems absolute BS, imo.
It's one thing if the officer is travelling near the speed limit and you blow right by them, or if they're trailing a vehicle and can estimate speed based upon the time it takes them to pass a given predetermined point between the two (the one second per car length rule) ... otherwise, it leaves things Way too open to individual perspective, supposition and assumption.