Show Me the Reading!

DriveSmartBC Logo"I want to see the radar / laser reading!" This was always a signal to me that the traffic stop was going to be a difficult one. The demand for a print out of the radar reading was a similar request. Depending on the tone of voice, it was often simpler to refuse outright and explain later on in traffic court, letting the justice be the referee.

In British Columbia, the police are not required to show radar or laser readings to the driver being ticketed. Further, I have never used a radar or laser that created any sort of printout to hand to the person receiving the ticket. Failing to do either one will not make any difference to the case in traffic court.

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