Can a Visual Estimation of Speed Suffice for a Traffic Stop?

Can a police officer pull someone over just by allegedly looking at the car and deciding it is speeding? Doesn’t the cop have to pace the vehicle or use radar?  While officers are indeed training on visual estimation of speed techniques, there are limits, especially if the vantage point of the officer is poor, the road is dark, the road curves, there is other traffic, etc.  If a judge allows such a stop, isn’t it opening a Pandora’s box of improper, illegal stops?  To read the answer to the question in the article title, click on the following link.

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