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kobiak
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  #2554727 1-Sep-2020 11:24
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clevedon:

 

frankv: I'd go further and say that NZ needs a 4-lane 100kph divided expressway from Auckland to Wellington, and further. As soon as you have 2 lanes in each direction, differences in traffic speed become a non-issue.

 

Anyone who has driven in America will know what I mean.

 

I drove through seven States there late last year sticking to the speed limit with the cruise control set to it on the freeways and interstates and sat in the slow lane the whole time, I was getting passed by everyone.

 

On the i5 interstate going through Utah the speed limit was 80mph which I was driving at and I was getting passed like I was standing still by nearly everything, including truck and trailer units. Interesting to see the signs on the side of the Interstate saying "Speed monitered by aircraft"

 

 

This. I tried to be a good tourist, but on second day I just decided to be part of the flow. It's "fun" travelling 140-160kmh for hours without major turn. No wonder they want autopilot on their cars :D Gas burns like water in the desert, but hey it is cheap as chips over there :)





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  #2555006 1-Sep-2020 17:45
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Jase2985:

 

BlinkyBill:

 

Do commentators in this thread genuinely believe drivers will be pulled over and ticketed if they are 1 or 2 kph over the posted speed limit, as a stand-alone offence?

 

 

its happened before and it will happen again

 

 

I've been pulled over just for low level speeding as a stand-alone offence. Also have had tickets from static cameras as well. Have been passenger in cars where this has happened as well. Yes police sometimes take the opportunity to inquire into driver and/or passengers but almost always it's speeding that catches their attention in the first place then they look to stack other things on top. Odd that people think that this sort of thing doesn't happen?

 

I'm also operating on the assumption this removal of tolerance will come into effect for static speed cameras as well. Given the interesting choice of location for some of these cameras I predict a significant increase in money going into the police coffers with nil improvement in the road toll.

 

I did also wonder if the police have strategically chosen this COVID time to implement this change. It wouldn't surprise me if they tried to pass off a decrease in the road toll as being a result of their policy change and hoping people don't realise the decrease may have more to do with COVID decreasing the overall amount of traffic on the roads...


 
 
 
 


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KiwiSurfer:

 

I've been pulled over just for low level speeding as a stand-alone offence. Also have had tickets from static cameras as well. Have been passenger in cars where this has happened as well. Yes police sometimes take the opportunity to inquire into driver and/or passengers but almost always it's speeding that catches their attention in the first place then they look to stack other things on top. Odd that people think that this sort of thing doesn't happen?

 

I'm also operating on the assumption this removal of tolerance will come into effect for static speed cameras as well. Given the interesting choice of location for some of these cameras I predict a significant increase in money going into the police coffers with nil improvement in the road toll.

 

I did also wonder if the police have strategically chosen this COVID time to implement this change. It wouldn't surprise me if they tried to pass off a decrease in the road toll as being a result of their policy change and hoping people don't realise the decrease may have more to do with COVID decreasing the overall amount of traffic on the roads...

 

 

100% the Police profile drivers based on their race and type/age of car or style of driving and use a few kph over as a means of pulling people over, hoping for more offences to add. But no-one has been pulled over solely for doing 5kph over, and no-one will going forward.

 

a journalist should ask Police about fixed cameras - I bet they are not being adjusted, but I’m guessing.





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  #2555308 2-Sep-2020 02:56
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Jase2985:

All it will take it one person to defend themselves in court, which there will be people out there who will do that, and claim back all associated costs and there goes the zero tolerance.




Whenever I see this argument it's a fairly good sign that the person posting doesn't understand how the courts work.

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  #2555943 2-Sep-2020 20:21
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BlinkyBill:

 

a journalist should ask Police about fixed cameras - I bet they are not being adjusted, but I’m guessing.

 

 

Was talking to a client the other day about the road I mentioned in my post here and he was telling me how brassed off he was getting tickets from known static cameras at 3km/h and 6km/h over the limit so it sounds like some, if not all of them will be adjusted


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snnet:

 

BlinkyBill:

 

a journalist should ask Police about fixed cameras - I bet they are not being adjusted, but I’m guessing.

 

 

Was talking to a client the other day about the road I mentioned in my post here and he was telling me how brassed off he was getting tickets from known static cameras at 3km/h and 6km/h over the limit so it sounds like some, if not all of them will be adjusted

 

 

Has he figured out what caused him to get the tickets?

 

 


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  #2555950 2-Sep-2020 20:33
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Handle9:

 

Has he figured out what caused him to get the tickets?

 

 

 

 

As far as I can tell, simply going faster than the posted speed limit past the known static camera by the amount of km/h on the tickets he received in the mail - this is of course word of mouth from him to me, so I'm only trusting what he said but I wouldn't think him a liar


 
 
 
 


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  #2556082 3-Sep-2020 03:31
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snnet:

 

Handle9:

 

Has he figured out what caused him to get the tickets?

 

 

 

 

As far as I can tell, simply going faster than the posted speed limit past the known static camera by the amount of km/h on the tickets he received in the mail - this is of course word of mouth from him to me, so I'm only trusting what he said but I wouldn't think him a liar

 

 

if you talked to him the other day, and he got tickets in the mail, the offence would have been committed a couple of weeks before then, so well before the change in policy - thus the cameras weren’t adjusted as a result of the policy change.

 

Which what I am guessing is the case.





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  #2556088 3-Sep-2020 05:44
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BlinkyBill:

 

if you talked to him the other day, and he got tickets in the mail, the offence would have been committed a couple of weeks before then, so well before the change in policy - thus the cameras weren’t adjusted as a result of the policy change.

 

Which what I am guessing is the case.

 

 

Perhaps, I don't really know when the change in policy was announced (didn't read that part) but the last time I got a camera ticket it came pretty damn quick, I remember joking saying they must have a special contract with NZ post because it was there within a day or two

 

Maybe this camera was adjusted early, who knows. 0-10km/h over the speed limit is illegal so I doubt it's an illegal move as far as the threshold goes.


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  #2556091 3-Sep-2020 05:57
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snnet:

 

0-10km/h over the speed limit is illegal so I doubt it's an illegal move as far as the threshold goes.

 

 

FTFY


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  #2556092 3-Sep-2020 06:08
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Handle9:

 

snnet:

 

0-10km/h over the speed limit is illegal so I doubt it's an illegal move as far as the threshold goes.

 

 

FTFY

 

 

Yeah. thanks, just thought of coming back to change that to 1-10 hah

 

Edit: Sorry? fixed what?  :D


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  #2556311 3-Sep-2020 13:26
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BlinkyBill:

 

Do commentators in this thread genuinely believe drivers will be pulled over and ticketed if they are 1 or 2 kph over the posted speed limit, as a stand-alone offence?

 

 

I could tell you a story, but I'll just say this.

 

I successfully appealed an infringement notice last year where the judge gave the Police an absolutely hiding in his summary. I now have a nice letter of apology from the Police prosecutor as a momento.

 

So I can say yes, there are officers out there who will give out infringements for you being 1-2 kph over the limit.


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Do the mobile driving apps such as Google Maps, Sygic, Tomtom with a speedo counter using the GPS represent the true car speed, is that 100 percent accurate?

 

 


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martyyn:

 

So I can say yes, there are officers out there who will give out infringements for you being 1-2 kph over the limit.

 

 

The same ones, who as I experienced very early one morning, will pull you over on the pretext "you looked to have been going a bit fast"  in order that they might have the excuse to breathalyse and check licence, rego etc. I wasn't speeding nor had I been drinking and once he had given his weak excuse to my question as to why I had been stopped speed wasn't mentioned again. It was an illegal fishing exercise predicated on him saying he thought I was speeding.

 

Unfortunately there is always a few zealous plonkers who give a bad rap to the rest of their colleagues who do a very good job.





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Note2luvr:

 

Do the mobile driving apps such as Google Maps, Sygic, Tomtom with a speedo counter using the GPS represent the true car speed, is that 100 percent accurate?

 

 

 

 

In my experience they are generally very good. You do see the odd random fluctuation from time to time. This might be due to how/where the receiver is mounted and how good the lock on to the GPS signal is. Signal shading from high buildings, tunnels, flyovers can also have an impact. I don't know you could say 100% accurate but certainly in the range of 95%-99%.





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