Simply owning a radar detector is not enough to prevent speeding tickets. To get the most from your detector, you need to understand how a radar detector works and have some knowledge of police speed enforcement equipment. Driver's Guide To Police Radar - Everything You Need to Know About Speed Enforcement, by Craig Peterson, provides everything you need to know and more, making it the perfect companion to a new radar detector.
Topics Covered By Driver's Guide To Police Radar
- How police use radar and lasers to clock your speed
- Where radars and lasers are used
- Common radar mistakes
- New undetectable digital super-radars
- Radar detector and electronic countermeasures
- How to pick the right radar detector
- Top 10 secrets to getting the most from your radar detector
- Field test report of the most widely used police radars
- Specifications and features of every police radar and laser gun
About the Author
Craig Peterson is a nationally-known expert on speed-measuring technology and the world's most widely-published author on the subject since 1990. He's a certified radar instructor, a consultant to the police radar / laser industry and an expert on radar detection as well.
He's worked as a photographer on a Windjammer Cruises four-masted schooner, raced cars professionally, served as a reserve police officer and holds the second-fastest time ever recorded in a coast-to-coast Cannonball race. He lives in Mesa, Arizona.
From the Back Cover
Ever get stopped for speeding? Most of us have. In almost every case, the officer will use radar, laser, or a time/distance computer to check your speed. Yet not one driver in 10,000 has the first clue about how that technology is actually used against them.
Read this book and you'll know exactly how police speed measuring technology works. (At least, you'll know how it's supposed to work.) It's good, but not every ticket issued by officers using it is justified. Mistakes do happen - usually by the officer, not the hardware.
If you drive, you owe it to yourself to learn the basics about how radar, lasers and time/distance computers work.
For the first time, here's everything you need to know about:
- Moving radar: able to check your speed from a rolling cruiser
- Same Direction radar:used to check same-direction targets, ahead of or behind the rolling cruiser
- Fastest Speed radar: singles out the fastest car from a pack
- Instant-on radar: designed to defeat radar detectors (it can)
- Hand-held radar: the tool of choice for city police
- Lasers: how LIDAR works and how it's used for enforcement
- Time/Distance Computers: accurate - and undetectable
- Radar and laser jammers: fact vs. fiction
- Aerial speed enforcement: How the "Bear in the Air" nabs speeders