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Old 12-26-2001, 01:19   #1 (permalink)
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frown AP Is Worried About the Mail - A Cop Thing.....

I'm driving through Bungendore between Canberra and Batemans Bay, and wouldn't you know the main highway is a 50 zone! So, you gotta say the cops are right onto this so I sit on 50 with the cruise control set. Lo and behold, coming the opposite way is mr scum in a VX SS. The dog barked showing he was using instant on mode in a highly built up area.

Then, it goes up to 60 and I punch up the cruise to 60 only it momentarily overshoots up to say 65 or so. Being so scared, and I'm looking at the speedo so hard, by the time I look up there's a cop car on the other side of the road pointing at me behind a row of trees. I instinctively brake even though I suspect I'm not doing anything wrong. No barking though!

As I drive past the fat guy in the driver's seat looks at me hard and writes something down on a clipboard. It's a VX SS with radar on the roof rack, and I am 99%+ sure there was someone in the passenger seat.

However, I didn't get stopped.

Questions: (not being up to speed on laser)

1. I was told that laser requires stopping of the target vehicle?
2. Are the chasers equipped with camera equipment that prevents you having to be stopped?
3. Can laser be used through the windscreen? (I thought it couldn't due to refraction of high frequency light)

I took video and pictures of the scene and if they used radar (my equipment says not) they don't have a leg to stand on in court. I'll beat that one, but laser and the circumstances have me fretting. Thing is I wasn't doing anything wrong (very good boy lately).

Maybe cops have a sense of humour and he was dicking with me.....
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Old 12-26-2001, 01:32   #2 (permalink)
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Everytime i had radar pointed my way, they have stopped me and shown reading and then booked me.

Never received one in mail.

I would be more worried about the dog barking, you sure they didnt hear it? Cause then you would be receiving something in mail!
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Old 12-26-2001, 01:35   #3 (permalink)
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Doggie is absolutely safe. Cops are behind on this one!
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Old 12-26-2001, 02:19   #4 (permalink)
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U should be OK Pete, im sure they would have had to stop you and then show you the locked in speed on the radar should you wish to see it. When i go back to work i will ask the Highway Patrol guys
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Old 12-26-2001, 02:43   #5 (permalink)
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I think you're pretty safe on this one Pete. I hope I'm not wrong.
Like laminge said, normally they would come after you, pull you over and go thru the motions then and there. It's the camera's you have to worry about with the unwanted mail
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Old 12-26-2001, 03:00   #6 (permalink)
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Why do these cops make people hate them by being so obviously offensive and patrolling this 50 zone on a major highway? The next day when I was taking the video and photos this other guy comes along and sets up a speed camera car.

There is no way a highway should go down to 50. It's for residential streets. Not to make money.

I hope you guys are right. I would hate to waste time and effort going to Queanbeyan to have this heard at court (given I live in Sydney).

Then again, maybe the guy recognised me from my NRMA days. Maybe he was the one I left stranded after he booked me previously!
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Our four legged friend (and I don't mean dog) was probably having some fun with ya. As far as I was concerned, radar fines don't come in the mail like those that are camera sourced, but you are stopped an issued with your tax contribution statement.
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OOhh come on Bob neads the money.. He can't put the bridge tolls up any higher!!! Can he???
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Old 12-26-2001, 10:31   #9 (permalink)
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If they have a hand radar, im 99% sure they MUST show you the radar with the speed on it, otherwise they cant do anything.

Im assuming this, because my cousin got caught speeding by a hand radar, and the cop stopped him.. but it was a new cop and he accidentally wiped out the speed on the radar.. so he gave him a warning and set him off :) LUCKY !! :) :) :) :)
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OOhh come on Bob neads the money.. He can't put the bridge tolls up any higher!!! Can he???
don't give him ideas, please! he'll do it!

just another reminder: next time vote liberal guys! they're all bad, but i think that liberals have a track record of being not-as-bad as labor.
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