[PIC] C7 Corvette Driver Nabbed By CHP for 93 MPH in a 55 MPH Construction Zone


[PIC] C7 Corvette Driver Nabbed By CHP for 93 MPH in a 55 MPH Construction Zone

It’s not the first time we’ve seen the California Highway Patrol (CHP) turn to social media to make an example of a bad driver. The driver of this Arctic White C7 Coupe recently earned the wrath of sarcasm from CHP Oroville’s Facebook page after being stopped for speeding in a construction zone.

The radar gun reads 93 mph as the officer holds up, which also has the added benefit of covering the offending Corvette’s license plate. “But Officer, I have a Corvette” and “I can’t drive…55!” he says in this FB post, referencing the famous Sammy Hagar song.

To make matters worse, that 93 mph occurred in a construction zone where speeding fines are usually doubled. A google search of traffic fines in California shows that drivers going more than 26 mph over the posted limit result in a ticket costing $648. Ouch!!

Who wants to guess whether or not construction was acually occuring at the time of this incident? Regardless, take it easy out there when the speed limit is posted lower because that’s where these guy’s like to hunt.

CHP – Oroville / Facebook

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  1. Yeah..those guys in those Artic White Corvettes to tend to flaunt the law. The CHP, because of the white color probably thought it was a runaway kitchen appliance

  2. It’s actually a LIDAR “light detection and ranging” unit pictured in the article. The LIDAR uses laser technology and as you can see in the picture, the LIDAR has a reticle on top used by the officer to aim and target a specific vehicle using an 18″ beam at 500′ versus a radar beam of over 100′ wide at 500′. In this case the driver was targeted at 93 MPH at 557.5′. The radar (generally left on while patrolling) picks up several vehicles within a group of vehicles using radio waves and will return the speed of the fastest vehicle; however, the LIDAR is specifically aimed at the vehicle in question using a light beam and the speed is calculated by the LIDAR using time and distance. It’s very accurate and if your detector goes off it’s too late as the officer already has your speed and distance locked. Unlike many K Band radars that emit this huge cone shape beam for your detector to pick up, the laser is aimed at the nose of the car (or front plate, UGH) and there is no emission until the officer pulls the trigger. If your detector does go off it’s too late.

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