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Topic # 173338 20-May-2015 08:38
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A big whoops for the Police!

More than $150,000 in Ngauranga Gorge speed camera fines cancelled

What a bugger my wifes tickets were from one of the other new hi tech cameras and not this one! innocent

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  Reply # 1308149 20-May-2015 08:43
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I love the line He called the error a "temporary technical glitch", and said road users could be reassured that all police speed detection equipment, including cameras, radars and lasers, was tested and calibrated to the highest international standards.

Highest international standards... yet there is a temporary technical glitch

Lucky our desktops, laptops and phones are built to higher international standards than these camera! XD

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  Reply # 1308167 20-May-2015 09:07
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And only a week after the story about Police in Auckland not correctly testing and certifying speed laser equipment!

Slightly OT but the new Wgtn cameras are interesting. The positioning of them is absolutely perfect for an average speed setup, which is what I suspect they'll launch at some point.



 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1308168 20-May-2015 09:07
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Just because the time was wrong that doesn't mean people weren't speeding. I don't think they should've cancelled the tickets, though there probably would've been legal challenges which made it necessary. People should take responsibility for their decisions.

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  Reply # 1308171 20-May-2015 09:08
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What's the point of putting the test site for a new system just up the road from your depot if you don't monitor it?



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  Reply # 1308177 20-May-2015 09:14
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timmmay: Just because the time was wrong that doesn't mean people weren't speeding. I don't think they should've cancelled the tickets, though there probably would've been legal challenges which made it necessary. People should take responsibility for their decisions.


I agree - people have no grounds for contesting the fact that they were speeding on a given day, but given the number of tickets with wrong timestamps then that would have opened the police up to a whole heap of challenges and so for them (the police) I guess it was simply easier to waive all those fines than to have to answer each challenge. Yep - they took the easy way out (no surprise there). They should have revisited all those tickets and updated the times on them.



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  Reply # 1308210 20-May-2015 09:50
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keewee01: I love the line He called the error a "temporary technical glitch", and said road users could be reassured that all police speed detection equipment, including cameras, radars and lasers, was tested and calibrated to the highest international standards.

Highest international standards... yet there is a temporary technical glitch

Lucky our desktops, laptops and phones are built to higher international standards than these camera! XD


Yep PC's, Phones etc never have glitches undecided




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  Reply # 1308260 20-May-2015 10:48
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MikeB4:
keewee01: I love the line He called the error a "temporary technical glitch", and said road users could be reassured that all police speed detection equipment, including cameras, radars and lasers, was tested and calibrated to the highest international standards.

Highest international standards... yet there is a temporary technical glitch

Lucky our desktops, laptops and phones are built to higher international standards than these camera! XD


Yep PC's, Phones etc never have glitches undecided


Yeah, but not that frequently on average, and they are consumer devices so some occasional issues to be expected, if not rebooted for long periods (not that we know if regular reboots of the speed camera happens or not).

Speed camera is a commercial device and the expectation is that it is built to a much higher standard.

Maybe someone in Newlands has wifi access to the camera...

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  Reply # 1308262 20-May-2015 10:51
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keewee01:
MikeB4:
keewee01: I love the line He called the error a "temporary technical glitch", and said road users could be reassured that all police speed detection equipment, including cameras, radars and lasers, was tested and calibrated to the highest international standards.

Highest international standards... yet there is a temporary technical glitch

Lucky our desktops, laptops and phones are built to higher international standards than these camera! XD


Yep PC's, Phones etc never have glitches undecided


Yeah, but not that frequently on average, and they are consumer devices so some occasional issues to be expected, if not rebooted for long periods (not that we know if regular reboots of the speed camera happens or not).

Speed camera is a commercial device and the expectation is that it is built to a much higher standard.

Maybe someone in Newlands has wifi access to the camera...


Really??? my 20 years IT Support experience tells me different.




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  Reply # 1308287 20-May-2015 10:54
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keewee01:
MikeB4: Yep PC's, Phones etc never have glitches undecided


Yeah, but not that frequently on average

I'm not sure that you can argue about frequency when this whole topic is about a one-off issue (even if it did take a month to get noticed).

It's easy to not notice little issues - last week I got a bug report for something that had been broken for *nine years*!

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  Reply # 1308314 20-May-2015 11:13
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Hard to believe with that camera in such an open position that it catches so many people.

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  Reply # 1308346 20-May-2015 11:51
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Brunzy: Hard to believe with that camera in such an open position that it catches so many people.


AFAIK it can be made to follow the variable speed signs so if you pass it at your usual 80 but should be doing 60 it will still get you. I don't know if this is automated.

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  Reply # 1308418 20-May-2015 12:34
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Bung:
Brunzy: Hard to believe with that camera in such an open position that it catches so many people.


AFAIK it can be made to follow the variable speed signs so if you pass it at your usual 80 but should be doing 60 it will still get you. I don't know if this is automated.


Which says to me that these ones are purely revenue gathers..




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  Reply # 1308441 20-May-2015 13:00
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It maybe in legislation. Bit if they couldn't get the time right, how do you know it wasn't malfunctioning in otherways. These things have to be one hundred percent accurate otherwise people will lose faith on them. I presume part of the testing of them is to make sure the time is functioning correctly

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