California’s POST radar police certification course is a 54-hour class with 24 classroom hours and 30 field training hours and after graduation the officer then can be certified in lidar enforcement in a second 8-hour class.
California state law also requires that police radar guns must be certified every three years by a certified and independent radar calibration facility.
Laws prohibiting the attachment of radar detectors, GPS devices, cell phones to the windshield.
Illegal to drive with only your parking lights on during the day or night.
Law does allow motorcycle lane splitting.
Texting ban while driving
Handheld ban for drivers
The California Highway Patrol do have a variety of Aircraft they can utilize for traffic enforcement including 12 Eurocopters, 2 Bel 206L4. 1 Bel OH-58, 15 Cessna 206 and 1 Cessna 182.
Police do speed enforcement using both rear and forward facing pacing.
Police Radar Enforcement
State procurement records over the past 5-years indicate that the following police radar guns are used by both state and local police agencies.
Applied Concepts Stalker Dual Ka-band
Kustom Signals Falcon HR K-band
Kustom Signals Talon II
Kustom Signals Talon Directional
Kustom Signals Raptor RP-1 K-band
Kustom Signals Raptor RP-1 Ka-band
Police Laser Enforcement
State procurement records over the past 5-years indicate that the following police lidar guns are used by both state and local police agencies.
Applied Concepts Stalker Lidar LR
Applied Concepts Stalker Lidar XS
Applied Concepts Stalker Lidar XLR
Kustom Signals Pro Laser III
Kustom Signals Pro Laser 4
LTI 20/20 TruCam
LTI 20/20 TrueSpeed
LTI 20/20 TrueSpeed S
LTI 20/20 TrueSpeed LR
LTI 20/20 Ultralyte 100 LR
LTI 20/20 Ultralyte 200 LR
LTI 20/20 Ultralyte LR B
Police do not utilize VASCAR speed timing equipment
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