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MINIMUM Ranges according to the Operator Manuals:

DESL: Speed Mode 50 ft (15 m) Range Mode: 10 ft (3 m) Weather Mode: 250 ft (76 m)

DETC: Speed Mode 50 ft (15 m) Range Mode: 15 ft (5 m) Weather Mode: 250 ft (76 m)

TSS: Speed Mode 50 ft (15 m) Continuous Mode: 50 ft Weather Mode: 200 ft

If the LEO was holding a LIDAR gun outside his window, with his arm extended, it is possible that it was a DESL, as he could have both looked thru the Head Up Display to target a vehicle and also viewed the speed/distance on the Rear Panel Display, at the same time. I doubt it was a DETC or a TSS, as they both have to be held up to a person's eye in order to be able to both target a vehicle and view the speed.
Thanks for the info.

I am sure it was either a TruSpeed S or one of the smaller Dragons. His arm was not extended like somebody about to shoot a firearm, his arm was out the window in he was leaning against the window opening, with his shoulder back against the vertical part of the window opening, with the meaty part of the tricep leaning along the window/door frame to support the lidar unit up against his face IE forming a steady view point.
 

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Dang, I've only been there once and I was pissed speeding in a 5 ton van (Ford E-350 SuperDuty) because I was pissed at my coworkers for making me do stuff behind everyone's back.

It's possible he was testing the limits of the gun because they don't state it in the training manual. You know how much GA LEOs love when you crest a hill or take a turn then peg you with LIDAR. My last ticket was at 150 feet after a curve in a "blacked out" cop car hidden in an alley way.

Or maybe just using the gun to set up a VASCAR trap?? Take 2 distances, calculate the quickest time for the target speed (say, 60 or 15 over in 45), and pull over anyone who is quicker than that speed. Once pulled over, calculate exactly how fast he went.
 

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Or maybe just using the gun to set up a VASCAR trap?? Take 2 distances, calculate the quickest time for the target speed (say, 60 or 15 over in 45), and pull over anyone who is quicker than that speed. Once pulled over, calculate exactly how fast he went.
I've always wondered how often, if ever, they have used that feature.

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Spose to be nomore then1000 ft i read a judge ruled on it
If I recall, that was only for NJ ruling, and does not apply for others states. I have heard a few folks in my area getting up to 1500ft targeted and fined in courts of Va. Myself and another vehicle earlier this year, were hit at about 2500ft on a PL4. My ALPs went off and no other vehicles were between. So unless the two LEOs were just seeing how far on a 5+mile road they can get, they were doing something and not targeting a second time.
 

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I believe in the State of Georgia minimum targeting is 500 feet unless it is State Patrol.
 

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I believe in the State of Georgia minimum targeting is 500 feet unless it is State Patrol.
Maybe we can get a sticky thread on each state and any additional info regarding distances for future. If there isn't one already somewhere.
 

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Maybe we can get a sticky thread on each state and any additional info regarding distances for future. If there isn't one already somewhere.
That would be a nice thing to know, but how does one prove that the LEO is following that Law/Requirement? My last 10 Lidar encounters in Georgia have ALL been under 500 feet, with the second to last one under 50 feet!

In Virginia it is not legal to clock vehicles on grades of more then 5 percent (if they haven't changed the law since I got my ticket) but they do it all the time. I didn't mail in the ticket as the LEO thought I would and made him go to court. I had the Interstate building plans with me showing the engineered grade percents and runaway ramps plus pictures of the "10 percent grade ahead" signs. The judge asked if I didn't properly appear before the court as an Out of State Attorney, I said no, just an informed citizen. Judge asked the LEO if that is where he clocked me, he said yes. Judge dismissed the ticket. LEO said he understood the reason was so people don't overheat their brakes just to maintain the PSL, but that I was recklessly speeding. Judge replied something to the effect that the LEO hadn't written me a ticket for recklessness, just 80 in a 55.
 

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I believe in the State of Georgia minimum targeting is 500 feet unless it is State Patrol.
Nope. My ticket was 150 feet. My first ticket was 550ish feet. Both normal LEOs in GA.
 

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That would be a nice thing to know, but how does one prove that the LEO is following that Law/Requirement? My last 10 Lidar encounters in Georgia have ALL been under 500 feet, with the second to last one under 50 feet!

In Virginia it is not legal to clock vehicles on grades of more then 5 percent (if they haven't changed the law since I got my ticket) but they do it all the time. I didn't mail in the ticket as the LEO thought I would and made him go to court. I had the Interstate building plans with me showing the engineered grade percents and runaway ramps plus pictures of the "10 percent grade ahead" signs. The judge asked if I didn't properly appear before the court as an Out of State Attorney, I said no, just an informed citizen. Judge asked the LEO if that is where he clocked me, he said yes. Judge dismissed the ticket. LEO said he understood the reason was so people don't overheat their brakes just to maintain the PSL, but that I was recklessly speeding. Judge replied something to the effect that the LEO hadn't written me a ticket for recklessness, just 80 in a 55.
The tickets that I had seen in the Past had distance on them . 10+ years ago a friend in his Vette was targeted at 1100-1200ft in Tennessee. I recalled that ticket because of the NJ judge setting that rule and said something to him. He just paid the ticket and didn't fight it.

Nice to know on that 5+grade as I see LEOs in the area getting vehicles as they come down a bridges and clocking them.
 

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That would be a nice thing to know, but how does one prove that the LEO is following that Law/Requirement? My last 10 Lidar encounters in Georgia have ALL been under 500 feet, with the second to last one under 50 feet!

In Virginia it is not legal to clock vehicles on grades of more then 5 percent (if they haven't changed the law since I got my ticket) but they do it all the time. I didn't mail in the ticket as the LEO thought I would and made him go to court. I had the Interstate building plans with me showing the engineered grade percents and runaway ramps plus pictures of the "10 percent grade ahead" signs. The judge asked if I didn't properly appear before the court as an Out of State Attorney, I said no, just an informed citizen. Judge asked the LEO if that is where he clocked me, he said yes. Judge dismissed the ticket. LEO said he understood the reason was so people don't overheat their brakes just to maintain the PSL, but that I was recklessly speeding. Judge replied something to the effect that the LEO hadn't written me a ticket for recklessness, just 80 in a 55.
I believe the law for GA on hills is 7% from what my lawyer told me
 

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I believe the law for GA on hills is 7% from what my lawyer told me
Georgia is currently Seven Percent grade (and has been for years). Way back in the day, Virginia was 5% when I received the 80 in a 55. No idea what it is now or if they still have a grade exemption.
 

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Georgia is currently Seven Percent grade (and has been for years). Way back in the day, Virginia was 5% when I received the 80 in a 55. No idea what it is now or if they still have a grade exemption.
No wonder why LEOs don't try pulling people over in the Dragon's tail (Suches Loop) :holy:
 

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It's funny to read this now when on my way to work I had a second Truespeed Poppin at a very deserted area. I decided to take it lightly and before slamming on the brakes I started to look around for that Benz one more time thinking that maybe it was another "false" alert when to my surprise there was a Nassau cruiser lurking in the dark sitting sideways oh boy....there was only me and him at that one point in time about 50 feet or less.

Fun factor is I have decided to rely solely on R3 forgetting the facts - Nassau officers don't use radars.

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