This case has caught the attention of the nation, and it will set a precedent on how police departments use speed traps in the face of an increased GPS presence
Fort Collins, CO (PRWEB) July 17, 2008
Eighteen-year-old Shaun Malone has a few people to thank for being able to plead "Not Guilty" to a speeding offence - his parents, who installed a GPS device in his car, and Rocky Mountain Tracking, the service provider of that device.
"Because of our GPS tracking data, Malone and his parents can protest the imposition of an unfair speeding ticket," says Brad Borst, Founder and President of Rocky Mountain Tracking, and who is also a former Police Officer.
A police radar had found Malone driving at 62 mph in a 45-mph zone. However, Malone's parents, who had installed the Rocky Mountain Tracking GPS device in his car to monitor his driving, found that the device tracked him driving at, and not above, the speed limit.
The most telling testament to the accuracy of the Rocky Mountain Tracking Rover GPS tracking device came, ironically, from a GPS expert who originally helped find Malone guilty in a trial-by-affidavit. Dr. Stephen Heppe, the expert, had written a report affirming that, going by the GPS data, Malone had to have been traveling faster than 45 mph.
The GPS device sends out a signal every 30 seconds, as well as an email alert whenever the driver exceeds the speed of 70 mph.
However, when he took the stand to begin his testimony, Dr. Heppe corrected that written report, saying that the Rocky Mountain Tracking device was "very" accurate, to within a couple of meters on location and to within 1 mph on speed. Dr. Heppe also pointed out that the GPS device released instantaneous data, and not data averaged over a distance.
"This case has caught the attention of the nation, and it will set a precedent on how police departments use speed traps in the face of an increased GPS presence," says Borst. "The accuracy and reliability of GPS has helped bring this important issue into the limelight."
About Rocky Mountain Tracking, Inc.:
Rocky Mountain Tracking was founded in 2003, and our headquarters are based in Fort Collins, Colorado. NavIQ, RMT's state-of-the art tracking solution, has become increasingly popular for fleet tracking, vehicle recovery and the tracking of people nationwide. NavIQ is a robust, yet economical tracking software. RMT is the leading GPS tracking provider in the United States. This software is the foundation for our first-rate GPS vehicle tracking system selection. RMT's GPS hardware has met strict testing and certification standards. RMT's mission is to provide a high quality and affordable tracking solution for every application using the latest technology. For more information, please visit http://www.RMTracking.com.