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Traffic Radar for Motorists

Gather Evidence: Sketch your surroundings when you are stopped. Remember to mark your "Location" for later reference. Look for mile markers or other reference points. You may need to return to take pictures, measurements, etc.

Remember your speed:______ MPH, Remember by sketching area.
Were you using On-Star or Global Positioning Satellites (GPS)?
Traffic going your direction?________ Oncoming Traffic?_______
Check for Aircraft.
Note weather conditions and time.

Look at other conditions listed in the book.

Draw the Following:
Bridges, Curves, Guardrails, Hills, Trees, Overhead Wires, RR Tracks, Fences, Signs, Wires, Parking Lots, Buildings, Power Substations, Mobile Radios, Microwave Towers, High-Power Transmitting Antennas, Harmonics.

About the Patrol Cruiser/Car/Motorcycle:
Vehicle Number_____________
Type, Ser#, Location of Radar and It's Antenna
(Ask for Radar Unit#____________ Officer Badge#__________
Moving Radar?   Yes or No
    If moving, Where was antenna pointed? (Take a Picture)
Stationary Radar?  Yes or No
Laser?  Yes or No
Ask to see the readings? Yes or No  (Target______, Lock_____, Patrol_____)
Is there a video camera?  Yes or No. (can subpoena video/audio later)

What was the officer's attitude?  What did he say?

Survival Kit:
Include a: Camera, Small Tape Recorder, "Heads Up Radar Display", This Book, Cell Phone, GPS, Permanent Pen, What did the Officer say? Make Written Notes. Gathering information and evidence is crucial to winning your case! The officer is taking notes about you and what you say as well.

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