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RE: More laser stuff

There's usually less traffic there (in the right lane) too. What is it
with most drivers? Is there some sort of stigma attached to the right
most lane?
- peter, peterhe@microsoft.com, issaquah, wa, usa
  91 200qw
  94 acura legend gs
  80 mazda 626

>-----Original Message-----
>From:	Mike Miller [SMTP:JoMi@msn.com]
>Sent:	Monday, September 16, 1996 3:53 PM
>To:	quattro@coimbra.ans.net
>Subject:	More laser stuff
>This is taken from the web article on Laser Guns:
> <For example, with the LTI 20.20, even vehicles that are 5 feet to the side 
>of the target vehicle could be the ones measured! The deviation grows 
>increasingly with measurements taken on curves or with measurements that 
>aren't directly in the line of travel (cosine effect), although to the 
>advantage of the target driver, the speed displayed is less than the actual 
>speed. So it's possible to measure vehicles that aren't in the direct
>of the target.>
>The whole article is available at http://www.motorists.com/laser.htm ( as 
>previously posted)
>One thing I notice here is that as the angle of measurement increases, the 
>difference in the speed indicated by the laser gun and actual vehicle speed 
>increases in favor of the driver. This would indicate that traveling in the 
>lane (on multi lane roads) farthest from where the laser traps are normally 
>setup would result in the lowest speed reading. Here in WA state, I ususally 
>see laser or radar traps set up using the left side of the road. So this says
>I should drive fast in the slow (right) lane.