Freight Dawgs Rule
- Dec 17, 2003
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Chances are he was pointing LIDAR at you. LIDAR is laser or Infra-red and is best shot without anything between you and him...like a window with bugs smashed on it.SkyBoy1981 said:Interesting thread. I was driving home from work a while back and I came up on this cop standing beside the hood of his car pointing what appeared to be a gun directly at me. At first it scared the hell out of me, then as I got a bit closer I realized it was just his radar gun. The way that he was standing there aiming it at me made it appear differently though. I thought about persuing it as it didn't seem like proper procedure, but I never did.
With the pencil thin beam of LIDAR, he has to aim that thing at your car and try to catch your front license plate or the headlights. Which would explain why he was standing there really intent on pointing that thing at you.
Any surface that would scatter the light from the LIDAR would not be good for nailing you...so the top of the hood or roof would be bad as would the side of the car.