Radar is so accurate and sophisticated now that it can differentiate between two cars even if they are riding side by side, said Cpl. Jerry Brewer, public information officer for the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office. He said even if cars drive next to each other, the officer can focus radar on the car he or she wants to clock.
But, Brewer also noted that officers don’t need a radar reading to write a ticket. Officers are trained to spot speeding cars and can make a visual estimate that will commonly stand up in court. Radar is used simply to back up the officer’s observation.
Date posted: April 12, 2011
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