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    "Favero's $700 speeding fine turned into almost $50,000 in costs and fines, as well as six months loss of license."

    Australian court hands U.S. radar company major victory in legal challenge

    Australian courts handed U.S. based Decatur Electronics, Inc. and its moving radar a major victory late last year in a court test in Queensland, Australia.

    In Police vs. Favero, Livio Rino Favero argued against his traffic ticket issued by the Queensland Police Service for driving at more than double the speed limit in a construction zone. He attacked the credibility of the Decatur Genesis II radar used by the ticketing officer with testimony from Roy Zegers of Radar Speed Measurements in Australia. Zegers and other Favero witnesses claimed the case was a major test of the accuracy of the Decatur Genesis II and the validity of the testing and operational regimes of the Queensland Police Service.

    Decatur, a leading manufacturer and distributor of radar units worldwide, supported the local police in their court battle against Favero. Decatur's lead radar engineer testified in conjunction with the Australia National Association of Testing Authorities, the Queensland Police Service and other prosecution witnesses.

    The Australian judge, Acting Magistrate Roger Stark, described the test as "hardly the usual case in respect to speeding." The Australian police viewed the case as a challenge to the more than 500 Decatur Genesis radar devices in use in Australia. Due to the significance of the case, the magistrate reviewed the case for three months before handing down a guilty sentence to Favero at the end of January.

    Decatur Electronics, Inc. CEO Jim Sanner called the victory a major win for law enforcement in Australia and across the world. He said, "This court test validates the reliability and evidentiary value of Decatur Electronics' Genesis radars."

    The court decision reaffirmed the Genesis II's ability to credibly corroborate and verify officers' assessment of speed violations. Favero's $700 speeding fine turned into almost $50,000 in costs and fines, as well as six months loss of license. None of Favero's experts showed up for sentencing.

    Kimble Smith, Decatur's lead engineer and designer of the Genesis II, called the case unfortunate.

    "Favero's witnesses argued the Genesis II wasn't certified by the International Association of Chiefs of Police," Smith said. "Unfortunately for them, it is."

    Garry Hawgood, representing Decatur Electronics in Australia, said the case should lay to rest many of the legal challenges and media hype surrounding radar use by officers.

    "We won the case simply by giving all the evidence openly and truthfully," he said. "This victory categorically refutes biased attacks waged against traffic radar and specifically the Genesis II in Queensland."
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    Yeah, but the current affair TV shows still play up to the stoopid public, sensationalizing this subject.

    I'm pleased this cost the guy a bundle.

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    Good stuff.
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    Can't fix stupid.
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    That our feet may swiftly carry out Thy Command.
    So we shall flow a river forth to Thee
    And teeming with souls will it ever be.
    In Nomine Patris, Et Filli, Et Spiritus Sancti.

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    Wonder if he feels like a fool now??????

    Nah................ stupid is as stupid does.
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    Haha....good one.
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