Unfortunately many people have the misperception that police traffic radar is infallible, it is not. TRAFFIC RADAR HANDBOOK : A Comprehensive Guide to Speed Measuring Systems by Donald S. Sawicki (ISBN 0-7596-8832-X) is intended to familiarize the reader with the use and misuse of police traffic radar guns by examining basic scientific and engineering principles in detail. There are numerous instances of unintentional (and a few intentional) abuses. Observing speed limits does not guarantee immunity from an undeserved ticket. Victims of traffic radar, as well as professionals involved with traffic law enforcement (especially police who specialize or train others in radar operations) will appreciate the detailed technical information given on these pages. Donald Sawicki TRAFFIC RADAR HAND BOOK contains information about microwave and laser radar limitations, possible operator errors, and misreading, which commonly occur.
Traffic Radar Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Speed Measuring Systems (ISBN 075968832X) analyzes police traffic microwave radar and laser radar (lidar) using standard electronic countermeasure (ECM) techniques - the same way the military analyzes an opponent's (as well as it's own) electronic systems. Radar operator and factory manuals tell part of the story - physics, mathematics, operational use, test data, and countermeasure techniques tell the rest.
All technical information and conclusions quantifiably described using illustrations, graphs, tables, or mathematical formulas - based on or derived from fundamental scientific and engineering principles, published factory specifications, measured data, or U.S. Government documents.
Traffic radars are being used extensively across the nation. The mere subject of police low enforcement radar is as controversial today as it was in the fall of 1973 when the 55 mph national speed limit started (a temporary law that lasted 22 years) and solid-state traffic radars started showing up on the roads in large numbers.
Many police departments and agencies have greatly improved their application of speed radar to traffic control, but there still exists a large number not qualified to operate this type of instrument. To operate a traffic police radar gun does not require genius, but it does require proper training as well as a basic understanding of the device. Hopefully the reader will gain enough understanding of traffic speed radar to help prevent or right any injustices these instruments (really the police, courts, elected or anointed bureaucrats) may impose.
Donald S. Sawicki: Traffic Radar Handbook A Comprehensive Guide to Speed Measuring Systems, Paperback
- ISBN: 075968832X
- UPC: 9780759688322
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