RDFGS 2.0: Publicly Sourced Info? (1 Viewer)

xydrine

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As with RDFGS 1.0, a big part of this project will be dedicated to laws and legal-related topics.

I know a lot of our users have fought tickets with the law, and [MENTION=323]PointerCone[/MENTION] has a good grip on various laws, so I'm hoping you guys will be able to shed a little light on a few things...

1.) Has anyone here submitted information requests (usually called discovery at the state level, or FOIA) regarding their ticket, to obtain technical information about the speed measuring device used? Were you successful? What kind of information were you able to obtain? Did it help you fight the ticket?

2.) For those who have received tickets, were you provided with details about the speed measuring device used? Most of the time the ticket just says measured by radar or whatever, but has anyone seen tickets with calibration records on them? Honestly if you guys could send me pictures of some tickets (regardless of the information on them), it may allow for more features of the RDFGS 2.0 relating to this part of the app.

3.) For those of you who have gotten a ticket, when it comes to privacy/security, would you have any issues with submitting your ticket details to RDF's database? This would be beneficial for information analysis (such as which states/counties/cities etc are more likely to issue tickets, etc) and also for tracking details about measuring devices used, and analyzing that data (i.e. if some of the tickets or the results of a court case fighting the ticket yielded serial numbers and calibration dates of specific measuring devices, we could compare that new data with old data where people have been issued tickets, and if the gun calibration records showed that during a certain period of time the gun wasn't properly calibrated, we could list that on our site and notify members affected by that gun+date combination and they could appeal the case and get their money back from the ticket, etc). Wow that's a run-on sentence but you get the point.

4.) Does anyone know of any other public/civil records/databases (govt databases) relating to speed enforcement that might have data in them that would be beneficial to this project?

Thanks!
 

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I know Washington State, as well as some cities have a database of speed measuring devices publicly available on their website, including make, model, serial number, and last date of calibration. That would probably be helpful.
 

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1. I never asked for more info than what has been stated on the ticket after the traffic stop. The one time I was able to get info on the measuring device is spotting it and calling the LEO out. He was baffled but he verified it.

2.The serial number is stated on tickets in metro Atlanta, dont know if the DE-xxx...... means dragoneye on my first ticket but its a clue nonetheless. Calibration data is also printed on tickets.

3. I'm pretty comfortable turning in ticket data and don't mind if an administrator saw the potentially sensitive information on it, but specifics should be hidden from public access and sensitive data should be kept higher up the chain where it has a lower chance of being used maliciously.

4.I personally don't even know where the advanced users scrape up purchase orders of different law enforcement agencies.:confused: :roflolmao:
 

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1. I never asked for more info than what has been stated on the ticket after the traffic stop. The one time I was able to get info on the measuring device is spotting it and calling the LEO out. He was baffled but he verified it.

2.The serial number is stated on tickets in metro Atlanta, dont know if the DE-xxx...... means dragoneye on my first ticket but its a clue nonetheless. Calibration data is also printed on tickets.

3. I'm pretty comfortable turning in ticket data and don't mind if an administrator saw the potentially sensitive information on it, but specifics should be hidden from public access and sensitive data should be kept higher up the chain where it has a lower chance of being used maliciously.

4.I personally don't even know where the advanced users scrape up purchase orders of different law enforcement agencies.:confused: :roflolmao:
We got some talented chaps in advanced... Will leave it at that. :D
 

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