Caught Speeding

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2004 at 10:55
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This article from my local rag:

"A few weeks ago two traffic patrol officers from North Berwick (in England) were checking for speeding motorists on the A1.

They were using a hand held radar to trap unwary motorists on the Edinburgh to London trunk road.

One aimed the device at an approaching vehicle and was surprised to find the target registered a speed of more than 480km/hr. The $20,000 radar then seized up and could not be reset by the bemused policeman.

Turned out that the radar had locked onto a NATO Tornado jet fighter that was taking part in a simulated low flying exercise. After a complaint by the Police Chief Constable, the RAF revealed that the police officers actually had a lucky escape.

The aircraft's tactical computer not only detected and jammed the 'hostile' radar, but had automatically armed an air to ground missile ready to to eliminate the perceived threat. Fortunately the Dutch pilot was alerted to the missile status and overrode the automatic protection system before the missile launched."

Would make a good aftermarket accessory!
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Reply By: Gajm (VIC) - Wednesday, Jun 30, 2004 at 11:11

Wednesday, Jun 30, 2004 at 11:11
where can I buy one of those???......I think that has to be at the top of my wish list now
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 30, 2004 at 11:26

Wednesday, Jun 30, 2004 at 11:26
www.snopes.com.au =>>> Urban myth, started about 10+ yrs ago...
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Follow Up By: Gajm (VIC) - Wednesday, Jun 30, 2004 at 11:52

Wednesday, Jun 30, 2004 at 11:52
You mean something I read on the internet wasn't actualy real??? I did know Truckster, doesn't make the thought any less amusing
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Follow Up By: Gajm (VIC) - Wednesday, Jun 30, 2004 at 13:17

Wednesday, Jun 30, 2004 at 13:17
Hey Truckster, was it you who posted something about rechargeable batteries a while ago? The new 2004 Jaycar catalouge lists the NI-MH 'AA' in 2300 mAh now, instead of the 2000mAh, the 'AAA' have gone up from 800 to 900mAh as well.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 30, 2004 at 14:07

Wednesday, Jun 30, 2004 at 14:07
yea was me...

I got some quality Sanyo ones instead off Ebay.. Got 16 of them actually!

Gave 4 to Andrew as he wanted some.

They are going up in mAh every week...

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Follow Up By: Member - Errol (York WA) - Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 16:02

Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 16:02
Sorry Truckser , iv,e been told it,s no urban myth , actualy happend . Wev,e got a new Assie from pommy land at work and he told us it was in the pommy papers , some time ago through now .
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 01:09

Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 01:09
http://www.snopes.com/horrors/techno/radar.htm

He is pulling himself.

YMMV..
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Reply By: Rossco100series - Wednesday, Jun 30, 2004 at 12:01

Wednesday, Jun 30, 2004 at 12:01
I want 1 :-)
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Wednesday, Jun 30, 2004 at 20:51

Wednesday, Jun 30, 2004 at 20:51
I had my 1steel chap deliver my weeks steel the other day out on the street in his new semi.
On his Prime Mover, just in front of the fifth wheel, he had a large Hyab fitted, along with a radio controlled remote.
This remote looks so much like a radar gun, and you should see people suddenly slow down when they see this thing in your hand.........

Cheers

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Gajm (VIC) - Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 21:27

Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 21:27
We did the same thing holding a glove and wearing my mates white helmet when we rode Mbikes back from SA after the F1 Grand Prix
(way back when South Australia had anything interesting).

We stopped on the highway and pointed the glove and you could see the front of the cars dive down as they hit the brakes. Coppers must laugh seeing that all the time
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