Wish I could help ya, but unfortunately I loaned out the best book I'd ever seen on fighting radar, and don't know to whom! I have one now that was written by an ex-NY state trooper, but it can't hold a light to the one I had written by a lawyer. Some things may or may not apply in this day and age (and in your state), but a few things that stuck:
1. If you're alone, be prepared for trouble!
2. If you have a passenger, tell 'em to take notes/remember what's said, etc
3. Get as much info as you can (officer's name, badge number, his supervisor's name, radar unit info (serial #, etc), yadda yadda yadda. This will later be used in court for defense, or just to confuse the issue and allow the system more opportunities to screw up!
4. Memorize this phrase (in case he balks at any of your requests):
"Are you refusing to supply me with requested information which could be used for my defense in a court of law?"
What's he gonna say? Is he gonna give you the info, or is he gonna refuse, which you can bring to the judge's attention (or is he gonna whap you on the head if nobody’s looking)!
If anybody out there knows 'bout this book, I'd be happy to know the name/author, etc. All I remember was the author was a lawyer in Washington, D.C. that specialized in traffic cases. I bought the book from Auto sumpin 'bout 20 to 25 years ago: it was a big mail order outfit that started off in slot cars and grew to include bodywork, etc for sports cars. The owner of the mail order outfit was Kowalski or sumpin' similar (was a bit of legend in sports car circles).
How's zat for narrowing it down! It's a shame we can't locate the book, as it was broken down into sections:
1. Passively avoiding radar
2. Actively avoiding radar (even told you what type of Dupont radar absorbing paint to use)!
3. What to do if you're caught
BTW, at the time this book was written, he claimed if you request to see the reading, the officer had to comply. He suggested that if you were the victim of a two-car trap, you stall and ask for as much information as possible, and as he was just about to write you the ticket, you then ask to see the reading (by then, his buddy up the road has probably reset the radar for the next victim). He also claimed it was standard procedure for departments to get a license from the FCC to operate X number of radar units (with serial #’s listed). Many departments misunderstood, thinking this license allowed them to operate any number of units, and when buying additional units, they did not bother to have them registered with the FCC. If you were caught with one of these unregistered units (based on the serial # info you requested at the original stop), supposedly you beat the ticket.
‘Course, this info was written a long time ago, laws/loopholes have probably been closed, and as stated, if you’re by yourself, ya might wanna think ‘bout how hard you wanna push when stopped. This fellow claimed this stuff applied in all states, but that would really surprise me in this day and age.
Anybody care to enlighten (laws or the book in question)?