VASCAR (Visual Average Speed Computer And Recorder) is a type of device for calculating the speed of a moving vehicle.
How does VASCAR work?
When can VASCAR be used?
Other visual detection methods
- Detection via airplane: Similar to VASCAR, an officer in an airplane or helicopter will calculate how long it takes a vehicle to cover a certain distance on the ground (usually depicted by stripes on the road). The officer calculates the speed of the vehicle and radios it to officers on the ground to proceed with a traffic stop.
- Visual estimate: This is one of the least precise methods of determining speed as it involves a lot of guess work. These are typically the easiest types of tickets to beat and are usually never issued as officers know the lack of accuracy of such citations.
Can visual citations be beat?
Received a ticket due to a visual police calculation?
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