F.A.C. Rule 15B-2.007

Under Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) Rule 15B-2.007, all speed measuring devices to be used in obtaining evidence of motor vehicle speeds for use in any court in the State of Florida shall be of a type approved by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) prior to their use.

When the administrative rules are followed, the evidence is admissible in traffic court for an alleged speeding violation for any of the following devices:

  • radar speed measuring device (RSMD);
  • laser speed measuring device (LSMD); or
  • Average Speed Calculator (ASC).

Attorneys for Speed Measuring Devices in Florida

The attorneys at Meltzer & Bell, P.A. represent clients charged with speeding violations. Officer issues these tickets based on evidence gathered from speed measuring devices.

The traffic ticket attorneys at Meltzer & Bell, P.A. are experienced in fighting speeding tickets based on all types of approved speed measuring devices used in Florida under F.A.C. Rule 15B-2.013 including radar and laser.

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Requirements for the Radar Speed Measuring Device (RSMD)

Operators of radar speed measuring device RSMD must have satisfactorily completed the RSMD training course or speed measurement device (SMD) course established by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission pursuant to Section 943.17, F.S.

The officer must make an independent visual determination that the vehicle is operating in excess of the applicable speed limit. The officer must write a citation based on evidence obtained from an RSMD or LSMD when conditions permit the clear assignment of speed to a single vehicle.

If the officer is using an RSMD, it must have no automatic speed locks and no audio alarms, unless disconnected or de-activated. Additionally, the audio Doppler must be engaged. The RSMD must be tested according to Rule 15B-2.009, F.A.C.


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Requirements for the Laser Speed Measuring Device (LSMD)

Operators of the laser speed measuring device (LSMD) must have satisfactorily completed the LSMD training course or speed measurement device (SMD) course established by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission pursuant to Section 943.17, F.S.

The LSMD must be tested according to Rule 15B-2.016, F.A.C.


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Requirements of the Average Speed Calculator (ASC)

Beginning July 1, 2004 new operators of ASC devices must complete the ASC training course or speed measurement device (SMD) course established by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission pursuant to Section 943.17, F.S. Operators of ASC devices similar to the VASCAR and Kustom Tracker must complete additional clocks using each of their five basic clocking methods.

After July 1, 2004, new operators of ASC’s must complete the Speed Measurement Device training course established by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission pursuant to Section 943.17, F.S.


This article was last updated on Friday, March 23, 2018.

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