Watch out for the new radar gun in town – TruCAM

12 May 2010, by Benjamin Luftman in DUI & Traffic Defense, Misc, News

If you have received a speeding ticket, make sure to check your ticket thoroughly to verify that the initial stop wasn’t based on a TruCAM speed violation. Laser Technologies, Inc. has created the LTI 20-20 TruCAM™ to be the most advanced digital video camera/laser ever designed.

Laser Technologies states that “A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a video tells the whole story.”

This new radar gun has yet to hit the shelves in most of the U.S. and as far as we know Columbus Police Department has the only TruCam east of Colorado. According to Laser Technologies, this laser speed gun will automatically record a video motion clip for any vehicle exceeding or equal to the preset value, making it almost impossible for a defendant to claim an officer has mistakenly clocked another vehicle. In addition, the TruCAM is also capable of measuring the speed, traveling time and distance between any two vehicles for “assured clear distance” violations.

To our knowledge, not a single court in the country has made a finding regarding the accuracy and reliability of the TruCAM. For TruCAM results to be admitted into evidence, a court has to take judicial notice of its accuracy and reliability by either relying on a previously reported case in the jurisdiction where the court made the finding or by hearing expert testimony from Laser Technology, Inc. Either way, until a judge takes judicial notice, everyone who has been pulled over and received a ticket should check the ticket to make sure the stop wasn’t based on a TruCAM result.

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