Originally Posted by esprit888
I am attempting to obtain the laser make/model and will advise once i get a response. To answer your questions:
What speed do you feel that you actually obtained during this encounter?
I would estimate, based on my attempts to duplicate the event, between 95 to 100.
What country are you in?
I appreciate the beam width info , could you also answer the hand held at 800 meters? I recall in the early days of Laser they were always on a tripod and i imagine tech advances have allowed some form of steadying software, but as a hunter i know how hard it is to maintain a steady sight at those kinds of distances.
Thank you for your reply.
May I ask what part or Province of Canada?
The reason for asking is in the event you are not able to determine the type of laser gun used, others in your area may be familiar with the type of laser used but without your general location, Canada is a big place and what is used in your province may not be what is used in other provinces.
Unfortunately while I sympathize with your situation, a recreation does not always take into account everything that was involved at the time of the original incident. Take adrenalin for example as you had just passed a vehicle. I am not saying you were in the wrong for attempting a recreation; I am merely stating it would be best to have been aware of your speed at the time of the incident as it reflects directly to the point at hand being his recorded speed of 148KPH
Assuming your recreation to be reasonable at 100KPH, this is still a far cry from the 148KPH recorded so there is something still missing from the equation.
Do you know if the car you passed was attempting to catch back up to you for a game of cat and mouse? If so and you were doing 100KPH, he would have had to been going faster to close the gap on you.
I recall that early police lasers were not successful at working thru glass but I have heard that recent advances may have improved upon their usage. I do not believe it would have received an erroneous speed reading being used in this way; however I would suspect the working distance may be reduced and the accuracy of pinpointing the target vehicle may be in question due to refraction of the light if the glass was not 90 deg to the laser.
Hopefully someone with information about laser bending thru a windshield can chime in here.
Do you know if the laser was used thru glass based upon where the LEO was parked and the direction of his vehicle?