Wait a minute, how can a laser shifter work if it does not fix the location of the police laser and send a signal back to it? Is there no directional requirement for the laser signal you are emitting from the car to the cop? Is there some sort of 360 degree laser emitter you can send from your car?
sorry but I couldn't resist...
2007 R1200 RT
My other BMW is a Mini
Escort makes a Laser shifter but I do not think that you could fit it on a motor cycle. I have one on my Lexus RX450H and it works very well. Here in Colorado we have some communities that are tightening the over and under limits to 2 or 3 MPH. This is just a revenue grab.
No offense to those debating the issue, but the Dr Evil post is the best in the thread!
'86 Yamaha XT350 (still thumpin')
'85 K100 (gone)
'70.5 R75/5 (first 100k, long gone)
Keep in mind that most police officers who are Radar/Laser certified are also regarded as experts in visual speed estimation and use Radar/Lidar as a secondary confirmation. So if you are zipping along at some ungodly speed with your radar jammer/laser deflector/space-time continuum shifter running, it's still possible to be cited and convicted based only on the officer's observation.
And yes, I agree that the Dr. Evil post is the best of this questionable topic.
New York's Hudson Valley Region
MOA #146131 IBA #55715
I've heard it said that tin foil hats offer good protection from Lasers as well as cosmic rays and from having ideas stollen from your brain....
Officer Friendly doesn't need a radar/LIDAR/laser reading to write you a negligent/reckless driving ticket. All s/he needs is their words on the page describing how you were excessively exceeding the speed limit, putting yourself and others at risk. When it's a judgment call, hard numbers don't matter. Just like you can get a DUI conviction based upon the observations of the officer alone. No breath or blood test required for the officer to testify you were impaired and under the influence of some intoxicating substance.
Besides, in my neck of the woods, the State Patrol uses a Cessna 182 with a fancy camera/infrared system that tracks speed and dispatches ground units.
The local TV stations love airing the footage of the squids racing their sportbikes through traffic attempting to elude the police, pulling their bikes into their garages thinking they've escaped The Man, only to have the patrol cars roll up 30 seconds later guided in by the aircraft orbiting above.
Unless you're also going to be monitoring air traffic control chatter on your Bluetooth headset inside your helmet, you have no idea what's flying above you.
Either obey the traffic laws, get by with what defenses you have (i.e. traditional radar/LIDAR/laser detectors), or simply be prepared to pay the price of violating our traffic laws.