So, I got a ticket going 36 in a 25 zone. Came around a blind corner and couldn’t drop my speed fast enough from the 45 MPH intial zone to the 25 MPH zone. Very nice officer ticketed me. However, he was so happy he caught me, he said, “I just barely got you on the edge of the lidar.”
Now, I thought that to ticket me he had to take a speed measurement, on the straight in the center of the car. However, when he said, he ‘got me on the edge of the lidar’, that could mean:
a. He caught me coming around the corner.
b. He was not ready with his equipment and therefore, therefore, it might legally count as invalid.
I can’t find the rules for Virginia about the restrictions on set up and engagement with the radar. Access to those would help.
I’m interested in the rules about setting up the LIDAR stop appropriately, not in how LIDAR works.
I will contest the ticket. BTW, it is a federal ticket.