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  1. #1
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    Mar 2010

    Default Speeding tickets from outerspace

    Just saw this all I can say is holy**** just what we need more control from goverment.

    If it proves to be workable will it put Escort and Mike out of business??

    As though cameras on top of every traffic light weren't bad enough already: there's now a trial run of satellites that will catch you speeding, over a several-block range, from hundreds of miles up. Hope for clouds, I guess?
    The SpeedSpike system is being tested at two locations in London, and works a little differently than your typical trap: cameras on the ground are assisted by satellites that are capable of calculating your average speed between two points. Which to me just means a lot of speeding, then going very, very slowly, then speeding, and so on:

    The company said in its evidence that the cameras enabled "number plate capture in all weather conditions, 24 hours a day". It also referred to the system's "low cost" and ease of installation.

    The system could be used for "main road enforcement for congestion reduction and speed enforcement", and could help to "eliminate rat-runs" and cut speeds outside schools, it added. It could also reduce the need for speed humps.

    So much for hoping for clouds. Maybe a stray meteor, then?
    Last edited by SmoothFox; 04-23-2010 at 06:06 AM.

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    Yoda of Radar
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    Nov 2005

    Default Re: Speeding tickets from outerspace

    Post your reply in one of the threads that have this as their subject please...



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