False. Virginia law used to require the officer to show you the radar gun on request. However, that hasn’t been the law in a long time in Virginia. The fact of the matter is, that you don’t have the right to see your radar or LIDAR unit that the officer clocked you with.

If you think about it from an officer safety standpoint, it makes a lot of sense. It would be unsafe in many ways for one officer to have you out of the vehicle anytime YOU request it. That’s one big reason why they simply don’t allow that anymore. It can be dangerous for the officers because they never really know what they’re getting into when they have someone pulled over.

Unfortunately, it’s simply not the law that you have to see the radar or LIDAR on the side of the road, and so anyone who says otherwise in Virginia is flat out wrong.

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