Question 1) Does anyone know if LIDAR has judicial notice in BC? If it doesn't the prosecutor technically has to bring in an expert witness saying that LIDAR is an effective tool in measuring speed.
I tried searching for "judicial notice" and LIDAR on this forum and on google but can't find anything on it. I did find that Ontario has given LIDAR judicial notice, but I have not read anything about it in BC.
If BC has not given LIDAR official notice then it's a simple way to try and get out of a speeding ticket.
Question 2) Also, does anyone know why the police officers don't write the distance the vehicle was at when the LIDAR "clocked" you. I would think that this is a piece of vital information since without it, I can not properly determine how wide the laser beam actually was when it hit the vehicle/bike. Some places (esp in the States) are actually required to write this distance down.
Question 3) Does anyone know if the rules for VPD require that officers get a visual estimate before the use of LIDAR/RADAR?
Anyways, just looking for ways to get out of a ticket. Thanks for your input.