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Old 08-30-2004, 05:52   #1 (permalink)
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Went to Mt Buller skiing on Saturday, beaut day!!
On the way though, i was speeding as usual, just missed 2 SS pursuit cars as oncoming radar over an hour or so, some reason i slowed to just 10 over (dont usualy bother at that speed). Past Mansfield, there was the odd car flashing their lights :-) at us, so slowed a bit. There was a chopper hovering at a good height over the road, there are markings with metreages every 500m on the road to 3000m, the chopper was doing average speed checks on the cars in a 100 zone, then after the 3000 metres the zone changes to an 80 round a nice bend, then another maybe 200 metres into the 80 zone were 2 cops with lasers pointing at the speeders the chopper noticed in the air. They would obviously either stand out on the road and wave over the speeders caught and radiod by the chopper or if they are lucky, the speeder would slow down a little slow into the 80 zone and they would really give em a big fine. The cops in the Bus stop had an XR8 and an SS hiding back behind a little church or something.

I Gave the cops a real cheesy wave :-) and they waved back.

I dont know whats going on here, but i think the cops are just having fun and we all pay. Could there be an easier job than being a traffic cop? And now we are also paying for chopper pilots and choppers to just fly around having a nice old time?
Saw 3 more pursuit cars on the way home!
No wonder we have to be caught so much to pay for all this stuff!

And, ha ha! didnt catch me ;-D!
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Old 08-30-2004, 06:24   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Cops go too far (Helicopter speed checks!)

They where doing these air checks around Mildura earlyer in the year.

They got a few people, not to mention a Truck speeding while overtaking a car on double lines...
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Re: Cops go too far (Helicopter speed checks!)

this has been done in WA for 15yrs with light aircraft.
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Re: Cops go too far (Helicopter speed checks!)

Yep, I saw that on Sunday on my way up there. It was a hwy patrol in a blue xr8 on the hill with a set of binoculars doing the checks. He is there ever weekend. One of the SS's was following me for about 50km checking my speed every 30 sec and setting off the radar detector and anoying the sh!t out of me.

The count for the day: 4 hwy patrol cars (3 ss, 1 xr8), 2 camera cars.
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Re: Cops go too far (Helicopter speed checks!)

They've been doing it for years in Victoria.
You can usually tell by the markings on the road.
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Use to do that in NSW but they stopped doing it some years back.
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Re: Cops go too far (Helicopter speed checks!)

how do they do it?
Is it still radar or do they just time you through 2 set points, and that give you the speed?
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Pik0 they use the 2 set points and time it. Quite easy and effective. Unless you pull over a between the 2 points and then it stuffs it right up for them.
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OMG...no one's safe from those radars!!!!!
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Re: Cops go too far (Helicopter speed checks!)

Speed = distance / time

Simple physics calculation :0)

Don't speed simple answer isnt it.
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