But the positioning/timing is wrong. As McCrea notes, the car is simply blocking the view of the lines in the first photo. But normally citations will offer photos where lines are visible in both frames.
Because the lines are blocked, there is no way to double-check the speed reading. Having received one of these before, I used the timing information and the car's length to calculate my speed and compared it to the citation. (The citation actually understated my speed slightly, but was thrown out on another technicality).
The whole point of having the lines is to be able to check the calibration of the radar gun against something else, so they ought to always be visible in both photos. Even when they are, you still have to trust the timing information from the cameras.
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