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Toyota Sienna Laser Cruise Control & LIDAR
I need help! I was recently pulled over for speeding in Fort Worth, Tx. I was in a 60 mph zone and had my laser cruise set on 67. (99% of the time I set it for 5mph over, but I had not adjusted it yet and it was set at 7mph over.)
The problem is that I was pulled over and told I was going 74mph and issued a ticket. He said he clocked me using the LIDAR. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I was NOT going 14mph over the speed limit. I haven't had a speeding ticket in over 12 years for good reason.
My question is this: Is it possible that the LIDAR that the policeman was using actually hit my laser shooting out from my van rather than actually hitting my van? Is it possible for my laser to interfere with his laser and cause an incorrect reading?
I've already decided to go to court, if for no other reason than to stand up and say I was not going 14 over the limit. My 9 year-old daughter was in the van with me and I feel it would be a good lesson for her to see her mom stand up for herself. I may still have to pay for the ticket, but I at least want the judge to hear me say I'm not guilty.
Does anyone have any information that may be able to help me?
I just want to say once again, if I was going 14mph over the speed limit, I would admit it. I use my cruise everywhere, everyday to keep me from speeding. My concern is that if there was some kind of interference, it could happen to me - or someone else - again.
BTW, I have a 2008 Toyota Sienna Limited 2WD.
I would appreciate any help!