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# 31492 19-Mar-2009 14:54
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I see the coppers have new scameras does anyone know what band these are operating on?

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  # 202183 19-Mar-2009 14:56
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DOH! Then I checked the radar cam NZ site and there it was, K band.

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  # 202184 19-Mar-2009 15:03
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Why have they gone back to using K band?

 
 
 
 


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  # 202187 19-Mar-2009 15:15
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Damn.. there's so much K-band false positive crap that I've started to tune out to that tone. Perhaps that was their plan...

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  # 202192 19-Mar-2009 15:43
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Apparantly they did just to piss people with detectors off. Mind you, you get heaps more distance on K band. I also heard they have moved the actual frequency within the band up so that its harder for detectors to detect??

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  # 202198 19-Mar-2009 15:51
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hmmmm.

I had pretty much switched off to K band these days.  i mainly pay attention to my KU band alert, as this tells me when the po-pos are around in their baconmobiles.

Might have to pay more attention to K now, although i do look out for everything that beeps particularly driving on the highway.

In some countries they use under road ripple strips to check speed, but im sure it wont come to that here due to the fact that we dont have enough $$ to maintain roads as it is never mind ripping them up more to fit stuff lol.

Also anyone else catch the wellington(?) traffic light story?




 


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  # 202200 19-Mar-2009 15:54
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rossmnz: hmmmm.



Also anyone else catch the wellington(?) traffic light story?


No, what was it ?

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  # 202205 19-Mar-2009 16:34
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maybe it wasnt wellington....i digress.

Apparently there are new traffic lights out there that can scan for if a car has insurance etc etc etc.

It would make for more cost effective policing id guess

Cant have been wellington...not sure why i thought it was.





 


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  # 202233 19-Mar-2009 18:37
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rossmnz:

maybe it wasnt wellington....i digress.

Apparently there are new traffic lights out there that can scan for if a car has insurance etc etc etc.

It would make for more cost effective policing id guess

Cant have been wellington...not sure why i thought it was.

 

Sounds like the sort of surveillance the Poms would use..





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  # 202246 19-Mar-2009 19:29
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kiwitrc: DOH! Then I checked the radar cam NZ site and there it was, K band.

Can you please post the website with this info?
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  # 202253 19-Mar-2009 19:40
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coffeebaron:
kiwitrc: DOH! Then I checked the radar cam NZ site and there it was, K band.

Can you please post the website with this info?
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  # 202258 19-Mar-2009 20:02
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I'd liked to have seen more money spend on more Police in visible cars actually targeting the people whom endanger people on the roads with their erratic and high speed driving. The visibility of the car's presence slows people down and makes them behave and take care there and then.

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Speed cameras are invisible revenue gatherers, You speed all the way through and only realize that you sped a week later. BAD concept, no visible car to make you slow down, no officer to give you sensible advice, just a fine in the post. </Opinion>

In the UK they have massive signs on them so you are an unobservant fool to speed past one and deserve to get a ticket for not looking at the road and possible dangers.

I will have to find a van and head past it a few times and see the radar path and distance, we may be in luck!



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  # 202260 19-Mar-2009 20:07
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paradoxsm: I'd liked to have seen more money spend on more Police in visible cars actually targeting the people whom endanger people on the roads with their erratic and high speed driving. The visibility of the car's presence slows people down and makes them behave and take care there and then.


Speed cameras are invisible revenue gatherers, You speed all the way through and only realize that you sped a week later. BAD concept, no visible car to make you slow down, no officer to give you sensible advice, just a fine in the post.

In the UK they have massive signs on them so you are an unobservant fool to speed past one and deserve to get a ticket for not looking at the road and possible dangers.

I will have to find a van and head past it a few times and see the radar path and distance, we may be in luck!


Post if anyone see's one in Wellington so we can rip out with a Spec An and see what they are transmitting on.

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  # 202290 20-Mar-2009 00:39
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kiwitrc: Apparantly they did just to piss people with detectors off.


I have no sympathy for those who would get pissed off. If you don't want a ticket, don't speed.
Of course, I'm no angel, and I've received tickets before, but I knew I was in the wrong and accepted the conciquences of my actions!


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  # 202293 20-Mar-2009 01:35
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I totally agree with the above but one thing they really need, after living in Auckland for 12 months, are red light cameras. They would generate a fortune for the goverment !

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  # 202297 20-Mar-2009 02:23
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Definatly. They have them in the central city, but they need them everywhere. The amount of people I see running reds these days is ridiculous.

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