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Old 09-18-2004, 18:07   #1 (permalink)
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mobile radar info needed

Just got a ticket today for 113 in 100 zone. I believe this to be wrong as I had cruise set on about 100. There was three cars behind me and they were closing up to us and it was down hill. Does anyone know where I can get the operating procedure and policy for Queensland radar usage.I have been trying to find something on the net. I took all the details of the unit used the officer was not impressed and he made the statement I was saying he was lying I told him no I think the unit could be wrong or it picked up the wrong car speed. He spat the dummy big time. Followed me for 60klms then decided he must be hungry pulled out and passed us I can only assume he did not exceed the limit as he had no lights or siren on.
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My experience with cruise control and going down hill is that the cruise control will not hold the speed, and the car will actually go faster than the set speed.
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Old 09-18-2004, 18:59   #3 (permalink)
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EBXR is right. However, if you really believe you didn't do it, go and see a solicitor as soon as possible.
Mind you, he must have been bored to book you for that.. it's not like a camera where there is no discretion.
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Old 09-19-2004, 19:04   #4 (permalink)
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Depending on how your local magistrate is (go by past cases simlar to yours) and if you feel like you have been unfairly targeted/booked go and argue the case in court, whats the worst that can happen, the Magistrate doesnt accept your claim and you still have to pay the fine and lose the points??? oh and courts costs (which arent too expensive in the local courts)
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Old 09-20-2004, 08:03   #5 (permalink)
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Whatever you do don't go to court and mention the cruise control. They'll just about laugh you out of court. There other ways of doing it. Try to get the speed unit srutineered, and go from there.
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Old 09-20-2004, 17:28   #6 (permalink)
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If you were by yourself you are basicly rooted.
They will always believe the copper unless you have a lot of undisputable evidence. If they didn't everyone would try the same trick.

On saying this I have actually beaten one. I was in a RX7 and a Bus was speeding behind me.

Things in my favour.
1) I raced off after the bas and got it's rego and driver's name, detailed the time and place.
2) This was before RADAR detectors were illegal so I used that as evidence that I knew the radar was there.
3) This was the old X band type radar. (about 1985)
4) I had a copy of the training manual for the radar and it specificly mentioned my model car (RX7 s2) and a bus /truck senerio (this is actually why I bought that model car).
5) The local copper tech guys were very aware that RX7s were "radar invisible" to the old x band units.
6) The bus driver had a history of speeding offences in busses.
7) The bus company had a history of speeding offences.
8) The copper was a dickhead and had previous history of buggering up.

Nett result.
No conviction.
Copper lost "RADAR qualification" and was transferred to GD.
Copper went out on "medical" some months later (this was Joh era so thise of you who were around then know exactly what that means).

In today's Premier Pete "every K over is a dollar" safety utopia you are buggered.
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Old 09-21-2004, 17:27   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks guys have found some really valuable stuff on the net that could come in handy for my day in court thanks to the govt itself. Just need to find the operation manual for Kustom signals mobile radar.Any one have one handy the web site does not have that available for some reason.
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try here...http://www.kustomsignals.com/
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Try this: http://www.standards.com.au/catalogue/script/search.asp
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