Does radar or laser make mistakes? Is there a defense to speeding?
A. Any machine or instrument can make mistakes, but they are rare. Radar and laser is accurate to plus or minus one percent, so if you were stopped at 100km/h the speed may have been 101/km/h or 99km/h. The operator can make mistakes too but you have to know the questions to ask in a speeding trial. In a speeding trial an officer has approximately thirty points to prove. If the officer does this properly no one can win the case, and the Justice of the Peace has to enter a conviction. Speeding ticket trials are won on legal technicalities presented properly before the court, by someone who knows how to conduct a trial. Speeding ticket trials are won from knowing all the law issues about the operation of radar, qualifications required and the essential elements of a speeding charge. The officer must provide the evidence to the court beyond a reasonable doubt that the driver was speeding. If you don’t know how the radar or laser works, the qualifications required by the officers, radar an