GPS Being Used to Dispute Speeding Fines

Can challenge radar; parents using devices to track teen driving
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 25, 2007 4:48 PM CDT
An undated photo provided by American International Group Inc. shows a MobileTEEN GPS. The monitoring device sends parents an e-mail or text message if their teen's car exceeds pre-defined speed limits...   (Associated Press)
camera-icon View 2 more images

(Newser) – Retired Sheriff's Deputy Richard Rude is using a GPS tracker he installed in his stepson's car to challenge in court a speeding ticket the teenager received, the AP reports. Tech-savvy drivers have apparently been using certain types of the devices which report velocity to challenge, sometimes successfuly, the radar-driven readings used by Police.

 Knowing that their 17-year old likes to speed, the Rudes installed the GPS system, which emails them every time he exceeds 70 mph. Mr. Rude is primarily disputing the ticket to encourage other parents to use GPS to monitor their teens' driving, saying that as a police officer, he had to deliver car-crash news to families too many times.