GPS Data Used To Disprove Radar Gun In Speeding Trial
from the not-so-fast dept
Luckily for the teen, his car had an advanced GPS system which not only provided directions but measured velocity to "within 1 mph." After receiving a trial and bringing a GPS expert to testify to the accuracy of the device, the $190 ticket has been dismissed. What is not clear is why the police officer's radar gun output was more than 1/3 inflated (though this is hardly an isolated incident). Also, as a number of people have pointed out, similar GPS data, if widespread, could also come to serve as critical evidence in convicting traffic law violators instead of providing a check on state authority.