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    GPS Recording?

    Is there a GPS program that will record every 'step' you make? I live in a town that is notorious for the cops making up speeding citations. I would like to setup my GPS to record my speed and location so I have some evidence in court that I wasn't speeding. Anyone know how I can do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 96TransAm View Post
    Is there a GPS program that will record every 'step' you make? I live in a town that is notorious for the cops making up speeding citations. I would like to setup my GPS to record my speed and location so I have some evidence in court take time I wasn't speeding. Anyone know how I can do this?
    IG allows you to record your GPS. I think most programs will allow it. Now, proving that the track relates to the time you were pulled over (I do not believe they are time stamped, and better yet, the judge may believe that you could alter the information) will be a big problem.
    How do they make it up? Don't they radar you?

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    That probably wouln't be admissible in court. Way to easy to modify, and a cops word will always be taken over a civilians.

    And Wired, even if they do/don't radar you I don't think it is recorded onto a computer and time stamped, so it is based on the cops word. I may be wrong though.
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    nmea streams include time stamps. I record them on my system as a matter of course.

    For example:

    $GPGGA,165111.500,5151.3833,N,00025.5275,W,1,07,1.2,203.2,M,47.1,M, 0.0,0000*6A
    $GPRMC,165111.500,A,5151.3833,N,00025.5275,W,34.02,148.03,230406,,*26
    $GPVTG,148.03,T,,M,34.02,N,63.0,K*6E

    Bold sections are time and date stamps. Easy to modify though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KaBoOoM View Post
    And Wired, even if they do/don't radar you I don't think it is recorded onto a computer and time stamped, so it is based on the cops word. I may be wrong though.
    Depending on the law, and where he is, he can ask to see the radar gun, and take a picture of it with a cheap disposable camera he has.

    He then shows that in court. It isn't often that someone will be able to take a picture of the radar gun, except when pulled over, and when he asks the officer to see the radar gun readout. If the stop is bogus, there is NO WAY for the officer to fake a reading, well, at least not very easily. Certainly, the first or second time it happens, the cop won't have a bogus reading to show.

    Not foolproof, but a much better idea then a GPS report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Withey View Post
    nmea streams include time stamps. I record them on my system as a matter of course.

    For example:

    $GPGGA,165111.500,5151.3833,N,00025.5275,W,1,07,1.2,203.2,M,47.1,M, 0.0,0000*6A
    $GPRMC,165111.500,A,5151.3833,N,00025.5275,W,34.02,148.03,230406,,*26
    $GPVTG,148.03,T,,M,34.02,N,63.0,K*6E

    Bold sections are time and date stamps. Easy to modify though.
    Yes, but explaining the NMEA data to a non technical Judge will be difficult at best, and like you said, easily modified.

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    Totally agree.

    Was just pointing out that they are time stamped since you said you didn't believe they were.
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    I know your in the states but for anyone in the uk this wont work, I tried it. The court will not take a GPS reading as any proof as it isn't certified to be accurate. To be honest when I checked as best as I could the accuracy it was no more accurate than the car speedo but worse as it was slow where the speedo is fast. This meant that I probably was speeding
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Withey View Post
    Totally agree.

    Was just pointing out that they are time stamped since you said you didn't believe they were.
    Thanks for setting me straight on the actual NMEA data.

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    I agree it woudn't be hard evidence...but neither is the officers word. This is a small town and I'm sure the judge would allow it, as he has taken my word over the corrupted cops on several ocasions.

    The cops simply say they clocked you at xx and deny you access to see the radar telling you it's unsafe to let you out of the car.

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