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How is speed enforced by aircraft?

Can an airplane really tell how fast a car is going?

 +1 vote! +7 you voted Answer by  cruzin2thetop (28) The speed of a car is measured by how long it takes for the car to get from one painted line on the highway to another. The aircraft monitors the time from the air.

 +1 vote! +7 you voted Answer by  thelostone (1457) Yes you can really tell how fast somethign is moving from an airplane. The most common way to do this is to measure the time it takes for an object to move between two points that you know the distance from such as lines painted on the highway a set distance apart.

 +1 vote! +7 you voted Answer by  mee (12) Persons on board an aircraft can determine a vehicle's speed by simply clocking the time between two checkpoints of known distance.

 +1 vote! +6 you voted Answer by  jfielder007 (8) An airplane can measure the time it takes a car to pass between two checkpoints, and based on that time, it can calculate the average speed of the car over that time.

 +1 vote! +5 you voted Answer by  BruceWayne (113) Yes they can. Ever notice those white markers on the sides of freeways and highways? They're distance markers and can be used to calculate your speed.

 +1 vote! +5 you voted Answer by  okaylumberjack (83) Law enforcement personnel fly Cessnas at elevation, and time how long it takes to get from point A to point B, then calculate your speed. Ticket issued by police vehicles.

 +1 vote! +5 you voted Answer by  Amber40 (24961) Yes airplane car monitor the speed of a car similar to how another car can. A radar gun can sends a laser towards a vehicle and depending on how long it takes for the laser to reflect back the speed of the vehicle can be determined. A plane can also pace a car to find it's speed.

 +1 vote! +5 you voted Answer by  Lordschild (1398) If you have noticed that there are places with white blocks painted in the road. They can measure the time it takes you to go from one point to another.