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LE - Pacing in VA Q - September 22, 2006, 10:40 AM

Q for the LE savvy (either by being in it or having experienced it)

Pacing - as in speed established by pacing

What are the guidelines in VA for pacing? Are there any? Is it the officers word vs yours? Is there a minimum time/distance for the observed speed?

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Articulable enough to prove pace/speed.
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Articulable enough to prove pace/speed.
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would 300 yds to pull a u turn and catch a vehicle at 80 mph be deemed reasonbable? Common Math states you run out of real estate.....
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Simply if the LEO can articulate to a judge that he/she was able to determine speed, then that is the speed on record for the ticket.


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you are a psychic


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My experience was 3-4 car lengths back......and paced for 1/4 mile.......unless excessively over the limit.


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September 22, 2006, 11:48 AM

so hypothecially

if an unmarked LEO..saw a sportsbike coming the other way from lets say a popoular sportsbike gathering in lets say Herndon, turned and flashed the lights, he could write a ticket for what he deemed the speed to be regardless of distance or time of pacing?

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you saying he didnt follow you for a bit after the uturn before the lights came on?


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you saying he didnt follow you for a bit after the uturn before the lights came on?
Me?

my hypotheical friend maybe...he had to pull a u turn..catch my friend who had to come to a full stop for a red light..all this in 400 mayeb 500 yards...
Pacing would be matching speed i would think...so catch..match and record...

my friend was very nice to the LEO...the LEO was not bad either from what i hear..but the nagging question is that pacing seems to be very subjective.
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what was the ticket for? that is enough distance to get a pace.


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you know what I'll say... that cop shoulda been at the CVS on Fraconia Rd. in Springfield last night during the drug bust instead of pulling over an already stopped basically fast natured bike.

seriously... the policemen around here need to eat more doughnuts
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what was the ticket for? that is enough distance to get a pace.

speeding - lots of it the leo was gracious enough not to write reckless

how is that enough distance? what is to 0-80 for a LEO spec crown vic? assume perhaps 0-100 since he has to catch my friend....no way he does that in that short of distance and then settles in to pace..you run out of real estate....
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