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Apr 05, 2004 14:03 ETBack | Print Article
 Guest Name:CAMEmail:  
I have a question. Why if an officer issuses a radar speeding ticket and the accused driver ask to see the speed they are only accused of doing, why is the
officer not obligated to show the accused driver their accused speed?

Editor's Note: The Highway Traffic Act, which is the authority to enforce speed laws, does not require the officer to show the motorist the radar or laser unit. There are several good reasons for this, including officer and motorist safety.

On busy highways it may be unsafe to have the motorist leave the vehicle to view the radar or laser. Police officers are constantly assessing risk factors for both themselves and the public they serve. While taking into account all safety factors and circumstances, police officers have the option to show a motorist the speed measuring device, but it is not required.