Re: Pace Clocking for Speeding?
Pace clocking is old school, tried and true, so to speak. I can't remember the details, but there is a certain distance an officer has to follow you in order for it to be valid.
Also, I know it could seem a little dubious, but that Ohio law had a purpose; we've all seen cars going way faster than the speed limit and even the "untrained" eye can tell that. That gave police the ability to write a ticket, but perhaps now they can do more with radar anyway.
One time when I was about 19, I was heading west on I-74 and there is a spot just east of the Harrison Avenue exit where no cops can sit and clock you, so I always sped through there at, well let's just say a pretty high rate of speed. Anyway, right when I'm thinking I could peg the speedometer, I looked up at the eastbound lane (which is elevated about twenty feet higher, and staring down at me were the mirror shades of a Deputy Sheriff. I knew exactly what was going through his mind, so I headed for the exit, figuring he was going to turn back west as soon as he could (which was about 1/4 mile) and if he had the chance with that big police interceptor heading out the interstate he'd have nabbed me in a heartbeat. I ducked out onto Harrison, headed for Rybolt Road so I could get off into the hills, so to speak. In that situation, I believe he would certainly have been justified writing a ticket, based solely on his visual detection.
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