The danger of police radar to the police officers themselves

Submitted: Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 22:38
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A snippet spotted in Pilot Magazine and entered in Bike Magazine: The article was entitled "In a hurry are we, sir?" ( British Police Wit).
Two members of the Lothian and Borders traffic police were out on the Berwickshire moors with a radar gun recently, happily engaged in apprehending speeding motorists, when their equipment suddenly locked-up completely with an unexpected reading of well over 300 mph. The mystery was explained seconds later as a low flying Harrier hurtled over their heads.
The boys in blue, upset at the damage to their radar gun, put in a complaint to the RAF, but were somewhat chastened when the RAF pointed out that the damage might well have been more severe. The Harrier's target-seeker had locked on to the `enemy' radar and triggered an automatic retaliatory air-to-surface missile attack. Luckily(?), the Harrier was operating unarmed.
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Reply By: goingplatinumcomau - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 00:00

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 00:00
Now thats a Radar Detector

Wondering if they have any at the desposal store :)
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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 00:31

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 00:31
gotta love those harriers .
they seem to have got the jump on the bobbies?
any chance we could get that technology standard on my car (with weapons of course , Gotta move those volvos some how , lol).
the enemy is right
1999 NISSAN NAVARA DUALCAB
DIESEL 3.2 & SPRINGY CARLTON TOY
2 awestruck kids (dads driving!)
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Follow Up By: Member - Bob - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 07:46

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 07:46
Toonfish,
I hadn't noticed before - a mobile Trig Point. Very cool, and How useful!Bob
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog Morgan (Geelong) - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 13:20

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 13:20
silly me. I thought it was his cb antenna. BEAM ME UP SCOTTY


Hooroo
Ray
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Follow Up By: GOB & denny vic member - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 18:50

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 18:50
you fellas are a bit slow i asked how his aerial worked a couple of weeks ago but i was ignored

steveimagine a 03 gu 4.2tdin the picture
as i am having trouble sizing the picture
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Follow Up By: GOB & denny vic member - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 18:50

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 18:50
you fellas are a bit slow i asked how his aerial worked a couple of weeks ago but i was ignored

steveimagine a 03 gu 4.2tdin the picture
as i am having trouble sizing the picture
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Follow Up By: GOB & denny vic member - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 18:50

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 18:50
you fellas are a bit slow i asked how his aerial worked a couple of weeks ago but i was ignored

steveimagine a 03 gu 4.2tdin the picture
as i am having trouble sizing the picture
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Follow Up By: GOB & denny vic member - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 18:50

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 18:50
you fellas are a bit slow i asked how his aerial worked a couple of weeks ago but i was ignored

steveimagine a 03 gu 4.2tdin the picture
as i am having trouble sizing the picture
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Follow Up By: GOB & denny vic member - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 18:50

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 18:50
you fellas are a bit slow i asked how his aerial worked a couple of weeks ago but i was ignored

steveimagine a 03 gu 4.2tdin the picture
as i am having trouble sizing the picture
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Follow Up By: Big Trev - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 19:31

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 19:31
Looks like you got a bad stutter there Gob & Denny.
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Follow Up By: Member - Toonfish - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 22:58

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 22:58
sorry GOB wasnt sure you meant me , i forgot about that pic ?
lol
was on top of the paps out of Mansfield the trig point near the telstra towers.

now i get it.
1999 NISSAN NAVARA DUALCAB
DIESEL 3.2 & SPRINGY CARLTON TOY
2 awestruck kids (dads driving!)
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Reply By: Roachie - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 10:46

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 10:46
Reminds me of a story I heard some years ago when a bloke who lived near Newcastle and owned an old XE Falcon, copped a speeding fine in the mail for supposedly doing 1000klm/h in a 100 zone.......Turns out the coppers were too close to the RAAF base around there. Same result though....they were told the pilot had a warning of enemy radar and his auto-arming devices had engaged on the cop car.
Cheers,
Roachie
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Follow Up By: Chris (W.A.) - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 20:05

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 20:05
You'd think a copper would have the brains to think that it's impossible for an XE Falcon to go that fast or was it some sort of automated system?One day a week, one weekend a month, six weeks a year.
Chris
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Follow Up By: Member - DOZER- Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 20:40

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 20:40
Gday
the fines come out automated now apparently....i heard one where 3 punks stopped to speak to a camera car policeman. Later, after speeding past 15 times with his plate on their car....the P.D received 15 fines......lol
Dont know why im laughing....i probably helped pay them......
Andrew
wheredayathinkwer mike?
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Reply By: Member - Errol (York WA) - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 16:41

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 16:41
I WANT ONE !Why go overseas when you can ExplorOz
ERROL
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Reply By: the puddle duck - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 18:24

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 18:24
lets see if steve bracks would be interested in a few of them.didnt survive duck season
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Reply By: Kev - (Cairns,QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 19:51

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 19:51
What do you mean Luckily, the Harrier was operating unarmed. LOL

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Follow Up By: D-Jack - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 21:34

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 21:34
Yeh, It would have been great if the fellas that would risk their lives to protect you if needed were blown into a thousand pieces - you'd probably be the first to complain about slow police attendance times if you called '000' because someone had damaged your letterbox.
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Follow Up By: Kev - (Cairns,QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 21:56

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 21:56
Lighten up mate !!!

The comment was intended to by light hearted tounge in cheek joke, not ment to be taken seriously.

Geez, everyone's been a bit snappy here lately........must be the weather.

BTW- i wouldn't call the cops for someone damaging my leterbox, im not that insecure.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 16:48

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 16:48
it wasnt 000 that was the problem, it was 1000Life ISN'T like a box of chocolates...it's more like a jar of jalapenos.
What you do today, might burn your bum tomorrow."
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