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    This doesn't even make sense. Why did cities and counties spend our tax dollars on radars if they don't even need them? I bet this will be just any easier way for them to raise revenue by writing tickets.

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    Facts of the case.

    1. The driver was visually estimated traveling at 79 mph which was confirmed by the officer's radar.
    2. The driver was cited for traveling 70 in a 60 mph zone.
    3. The court threw out the radar reading as a passing truck may have interfered but accepted the officer's visual estimation as he was deemed an expert after voir dire.

    I don't see anything crappy about it. This was pretty much a judicial slam dunk. You are being foolish if you actually feel Ohio law enforcement will abandon radar or there will be a rash of cites based on visual estimations only over this ruling.

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    I had a cop tell me I was going about 20 over the speed limit. I had to ask her if she would try to use that in court, I was "about" 20 over. So basically you are guessing and you think that will hold up. She had no radar on me just the naked eye. Cops need radar, I dont think a cop could really tell how much over you were going unless he was at a spot he had landmarks at and knew how long it should take you to pass them at a certain speed.

    I dont think we should ever go on the best guess of an officer as to whether or not someone is speeding.

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    So does this mean that all tickets written before the advent should be thrown out. I have a few of those in my teens and early twenties and I want my money back!
    I am 49, bald, ugly, and don't own a single cool thing. Kids like me though.

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    Scott - a few?

    R.I.P. Cyrano and Roxanne.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgallan View Post
    So does this mean that all tickets written before the advent should be thrown out. I have a few of those in my teens and early twenties and I want my money back!
    Wow, you're old! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by M Richardson View Post
    Scott - a few?
    Six speeding, two reckless, and one evasion. They took my license away for awhile and wouldn't let me ride motorcycles for a couple of years.

    I can't imagine why??
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgallan View Post
    So does this mean that all tickets written before the advent should be thrown out. I have a few of those in my teens and early twenties and I want my money back!
    So you are ok with a cop just "guesstimating" your speed, even thought they have the technology to get it right. But you don't like them to be able to "guesstimate" whether a person is a legal citizen or not.

    Am I getting it right? Are you being hypocritical? Please tell me why a cop is okay guessing in one situation but not the other.

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