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Math The Courts Transportation

Speed Tickets Challenged Based On Timestamped Photos 566

Posted by timothy
from the reasonable-doubt-indeed dept.
SEWilco writes "A businessman has challenged automated tickets of his vehicles by calculating the vehicle speed based upon the tickets, which include timestamps of two photos." Maybe more word problems should be on the police academy curriculum.
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Speed Tickets Challenged Based On Timestamped Photos

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  • by Coren22 (1625475) on Thursday April 21, 2011 @04:05PM (#35898850) Journal

    And manage to have the brake lights not be activated in either picture...I wish I had reactions like that.

  • by icebike (68054) on Thursday April 21, 2011 @05:02PM (#35899696)

    Look: Speed is measured by radar, not photos.

    He has to prove the radar was wrong. The photos are just to prove his vehicle was on that road AT the time the radar clocked it.
    The law does not require that the picture be taken PRECISELY to a hundredth of a millisecond at the exact time the radar clocked the car.

    All it has to prove is that this car was there, and no other car was there at that time. That is all the photos are evidence of.
    The photos are not evidence of speed. Simply presence.

    That's all.

    He is not contesting that his car was there. He is trying to use the pictures as evidence to refute the radar, and the judge let him get away with it because the judge accepts junk science in his courtroom.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 21, 2011 @05:20PM (#35899946)
    So, basic logic and simple math are junk science now? Are you from Kansas or Texas?

Time-sharing is the junk-mail part of the computer business. -- H.R.J. Grosch (attributed)