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Works in Aus anyway


..........Last December he was driving down a busy road on Queensland's Sunshine Coast when he was pulled over by a cop who said he was doing 79km in a 60km zone - but the cop pinged him from 250m away.

Engineer Dr Wolfgang Garwoli is an expert on speeding devices and has given evidence in court which has helped people beat them.

He says it is unlikely the gun could be accurate from such a distance.

"The gun will certainly be accurate well over that range but the policeman will not," he said.......  [/b]
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While I lived in Oz, (1999-2000) there was a case of a travelling rep in Sydney.

There are tunnels under the main bay in the city and in these tunnels there are speed traps. They are clearly identifiable as all the lights are orange until you get to the cameras and then they are white for about 30m. Every one knows and slows down at these and speeds up a little again.

Well this young guy did not know this and started his new job which nvolved travelling back and forth across the city. In two weeks he was caught, I think, 11 or 12 times.

He went to a solicitor and in the wording of the local speeding bill, these fines are a 'deterrant'. His solicitor argued that as they were a deterrant and he had not received his first notice / fine in the post for about two weeks, he could not have been deterred from the other cases of speeding.

He only had to pay the first fine, but the rumour is that the locals boys in blue made it their business to keep checking him and he was put of the road shortly after for excessive speed in a built up area!
 
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