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Old June 3rd, 2015, 01:18 AM   #31721
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Austria sends fines home too. Both speeding and parking.
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Old June 3rd, 2015, 04:43 AM   #31722
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Well, when we recognized that police is behind, my four passengers put back there beer bootles into the beer crate which was underfoot of my co-driver. Two of the passengers were still 15 years old, e.g. the co-driver... I didn't drink by the way!


I was also checked at - or even in - the first French toll station after the Spanish border last week. Nice talk but it was raining .
By reading your story, I just remembered that me and my family got also arrested while travelling accross the US. We traveled from Canada (with a canadian SUV) to US west coast to finaly go to US east coast and finaly Canada (we made 17.000km in 4 weeks ), so sometime we had to go a bit faster than the limit, mostly on huge beautifull highways when the traffic was light... ).

But one day, in a north-western state (I don't remember which one), we got arrested by a cop who was watching the speed probably hidden behind a bridge (but we don't even saw him), and it's really impressive when the huge Dodge Charger is behind you asking to stop...

So the driver of the car (my brother) took his paper and seat in the cop's car on passenger seat (the cop was alone), and everything went well, the cop was very calm and comprehensive, even if the fine was very expensive (something like $150-200)...
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Old June 3rd, 2015, 04:49 AM   #31723
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But these kind of controls will disapear from our countries. For example in France they are now using many many unnamed cars with hidden radar who runs on the roads and can calculate your speed when you go over the car or evne the speed of the cars oncoming...

And there is no way to easily see that this is a cop car, unless you can look at the people inside who must have their uniforms, but who pay attention to that on the road ?

Here are examples of these cars : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9K6ObqxujFE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuZTWf3YhBc

They automaticaly send fines if you exceed the speed limit more than 20km/h...
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Old June 3rd, 2015, 10:11 AM   #31724
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I prefer camera enforcement to personal cop enforcement anytime. At least, as long as cameras are properly calibrated and the signs are there, enforcement is the same for everyone, without any sort of discretion.
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Old June 3rd, 2015, 10:17 AM   #31725
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I prefer cops to camera enforcement. A human cop can see whether you're actually being dangerous or not. For example driving [email protected] km/h on a deserted highwayyou wont get a fine form a cop, maybe a slow down sign from him. With cameras you're screwed.


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Old June 3rd, 2015, 11:40 AM   #31726
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I prefer cops to camera enforcement. A human cop can see whether you're actually being dangerous or not. For example driving [email protected] km/h on a deserted highwayyou wont get a fine form a cop, maybe a slow down sign from him. With cameras you're screwed.
Cops are required to give fines for every violation they see, doesn't matter if it's actually dangerous or not. If they make an act of courtesy and don't fine someone, they are liable for abuse of power.
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old June 3rd, 2015, 12:08 PM   #31727
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I just found out that 14 states in the US don't require passengers in the rear seat to fasten seat belts
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Old June 3rd, 2015, 02:13 PM   #31728
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Thanks again, but this is getting annoying. The last two links lasted for a week.
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Old June 3rd, 2015, 02:20 PM   #31729
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I just found out that 14 states in the US don't require passengers in the rear seat to fasten seat belts
Freedom!!!
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Old June 3rd, 2015, 02:22 PM   #31730
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Thanks again, but this is getting annoying. The last two links lasted for a week.
Don't blame me, blame the Google
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Old June 3rd, 2015, 02:23 PM   #31731
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Old June 3rd, 2015, 05:12 PM   #31732
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Bought a cheap dashcam (40euro's only) and filmed my evening commute yesterday. Quality is lower because I need to get a bigger micro sd card first. This was filmed in 640p instead of 1080.

I think quality wise for 40euro's, this was worth its money!

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Old June 3rd, 2015, 08:43 PM   #31733
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Google Maps are still disabled for editing since that "Android-Apple" incident in Pakistan...
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Old June 3rd, 2015, 08:59 PM   #31734
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Greetings from a big STAU on the Austrian A1 motorway nearby St. Polkten. 1 km in 2h.
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Old June 3rd, 2015, 09:34 PM   #31735
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Greetings from a big STAU on the Austrian A1 motorway nearby St. Polkten. 1 km in 2h.
i have never been in such jam. i was in jams where i waited cca 1 or 2h, but in that time i moved at least 7-8 km.
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Old June 3rd, 2015, 09:43 PM   #31736
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Greetings from a big STAU on the Austrian A1 motorway nearby St. Polkten. 1 km in 2h.
Sad!

Good luck for the road remaining!
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Old June 4th, 2015, 01:20 AM   #31737
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I think I had worse in Pennsylvania on a motorway through a valley
I think we moved 0 m in about 2 hours... eventually started to move, was an accident...
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Old June 4th, 2015, 11:31 AM   #31738
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Good morning from La Spezia, Italy!
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Old June 4th, 2015, 01:10 PM   #31739
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Damn those anti-vaccination parents. Thanks to them, we got a case of diphtheria, the first in Spain after 28 years.
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Damn those anti-vaccination parents. Thanks to them, we got a case of diphtheria, the first in Spain after 28 years.
Before the 1960s, when every family had a relative died from an infectious disease, nobody was agaist vaccinations. They were seen as a very important life-saving innovation. Now, thanks to vaccinations, some diseases have (almost) disappeared from developed countries and more and more people think that vaccinations are useless, they're just a business, not realizing that if some diseases have disappeared is because everybody has been vaccinated before. Today, with massive immigration from third world countries, non-vaccinated people are again at risk.
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