Muni-mail – Court Reject Laser Speed Measuring Device – State v. Green

[11/14/10 – 9:21 am] On Tuesday, the Appellate Division of the Superior Court ruled that the laser speed-measuring device known as the “Stalker Lidar” has not been proven to be scientifically reliable in New Jersey. The Court noted that although laser devices are generally accepted in the scientific community, in this case, there was no evidence as to the internal workings of the device.

According to the Court, “We do not know whether the accuracy of the Stalker Lidar device has been established through independent testing. In short, the device has not been established as scientifically reliable in New Jersey. As a consequence, it may not be used in the trial courts as proof of speed until its accuracy has been established[.]”

Download a copy of State v. Green.

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