Canadian speeders might be getting measured differently, depending on where they’re caught, CBC News has found.

Police forces using the same radar equipment have different testing routines.

The finding throws into question the validity of millions of fines, demerit points and higher insurance premiums that result from speeding tickets.

Radar equipment is commonly tested for accuracy using tuning forks — two-pronged metal devices which vibrate when tapped, creating a frequency that mimics a set speed. That speed should be reflected in the radar unit’s reading to make sure it’s working properly. If not, it’s recommended the radar unit be taken out of service and not used for speed enforcement.

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