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2012-12-13 01:42:54 PM
11 votes:
Can we stop pretending these cameras are for "safety" now?
2012-12-13 01:43:52 PM
6 votes:
$afety fir$t.
2012-12-13 02:11:48 PM
5 votes:

thismomentinblackhistory: why do I only have one ticket when I should have 364 other tickets because I, and everyone else on this particular stretch of road, knows that you have to do +15/20 over the posted limit of 50 to make it through one particular intersection in order to make the rest of the 5 intersections at the posted limit.


While I think speed cameras leave a lot to be desired, you really don't get to complain that you got a ticket when you're doing 15 to 20 miles over the posted limit.
2012-12-13 05:51:33 PM
4 votes:

Fast Moon: Farklee: The resolution in your cameras will never catch me:
[s10.postimage.org image 599x802]

[imgs.xkcd.com image 484x297]


Reminds me of his crypto-nerd comic.
imgs.xkcd.com
2012-12-13 02:06:50 PM
4 votes:
Trying to read article about speed camera, autoplay video gets you.
2012-12-13 01:58:36 PM
4 votes:

Marcus Aurelius: $afety fir$t.


Back home in Vegas, police were told a few years ago to "find a reason" to ticket anyone they stop, since it's revenue for the city. It seems that while some policemen are honest, a whole lot of people use law enforcement as a way to legally bully people.

Who knew?
2012-12-13 01:56:56 PM
4 votes:
Well, you know, it'$ ju$t ea$ier when you hard-code a value in the "$peed" field.
2012-12-13 05:46:08 PM
3 votes:
The resolution in your cameras will never catch me:
s10.postimage.org
2012-12-13 05:45:34 PM
3 votes:
I just watched a minivan run two lights in a row and those lights happen to be the only two photo-enforced lights in my zip code. So I'm getting a kick out of this.

Also:

thismomentinblackhistory: fark those cameras. When I got popped for a ticket I ended up calling the company because I had one very simple question: why do I only have one ticket when I should have 364 other tickets because I, and everyone else on this particular stretch of road, knows that you have to do +15/20 over the posted limit of 50 to make it through one particular intersection in order to make the rest of the 5 intersections at the posted limit. The man explained to me that the camera actually clocks every single car that goes through the intersection, a police officer reviews them, and then chooses who to give tickets to.


You don't ever HAVE to do 15/20 over a posted limit. Ever. Period.
2012-12-13 02:21:04 PM
3 votes:

beantowndog: Sounds like the photos needed some circles and arrows.


And a paragraph on the back of each one explaining what each one was.
2012-12-13 09:44:16 PM
2 votes:
STOP AUTOPLAYING VIDEOS WITH SOUND
STOP AUTOPLAYING VIDEOS WITH SOUND
STOP AUTOPLAYING VIDEOS WITH SOUND
STOP AUTOPLAYING VIDEOS WITH SOUND
STOP AUTOPLAYING VIDEOS WITH SOUND
STOP AUTOPLAYING VIDEOS WITH SOUND
STOP AUTOPLAYING VIDEOS WITH SOUND
STOP AUTOPLAYING VIDEOS WITH SOUND


I am going to burn the whole f*cking internet to the ground.
2012-12-13 05:31:43 PM
2 votes:
Damned if you do, damned if you don't -- you can't even quit the game.
2012-12-13 04:31:44 PM
2 votes:
People in the UK have the best approach to traffic cameras:

aftermathnews.files.wordpress.com
2012-12-13 01:43:30 PM
2 votes:
Sounds like the photos needed some circles and arrows.
2012-12-14 02:05:04 PM
1 votes:

whidbey: Over the speed limit, speed camera gets you, under the speed limit, speed camera gets you. Fark: Stopped at the light and you can clearly see brake lights and cross traffic moving in the photo, speed camera gets you

Well looks like subby's unaware of the concept of going to court and contesting obviously contradictory evidence. But no Police State hurr.


whidbey: Over the speed limit, speed camera gets you, under the speed limit, speed camera gets you. Fark: Stopped at the light and you can clearly see brake lights and cross traffic moving in the photo, speed camera gets you

Well looks like subby's unaware of the concept of going to court and contesting obviously contradictory evidence. But no Police State hurr.


============================

Geez, what part of the Government do you work for?

Instructions
a) You do nothing wrong
b) Tell your boss you will have to take tomorrow off from work to go explain to the government you did nothing wrong. Your boss takes a sip of coffee and says ok.
c) Get up in the morning drive the opposite way into town
d) Take 3 toll ways to get in because the Government doesn't have enough money to build roads
e) Pay for parking because the Government doesn't have enough money to build a parking lot for the court house
f) Speak to a very very friendly government worker to get your paper work in order
g) Sit in a court room and watch 19 cases about people getting tickets for having a dog off a leash on the beach, watering your yard on the off day, riding a bike without a helmet and so on....
h) It's finally your turn, the judge doesn't even look up as he says dismissed you did nothing wrong.
i) Walk back to your car throuth the piss stained streets and find a parking ticket on the windshield because it took the court 2 hours longer than you thougt it would to say you didn't do what we thought you did
j) Go back to work, jump in an hour late on a conference call and apologize to your boss's boss for being late as he thinks to himself, what a slacker.

That's the real world you stupid dumb azz whidbey, we don't all work for the Government. hurrr hurrr f*$#ck your RIGHTS, f*@^ck freedome huurrr hurrr...
2012-12-14 12:18:03 PM
1 votes:
Boy i bet his was face was red when he realized he put the words backwards

farm4.static.flickr.com
2012-12-13 11:58:03 PM
1 votes:
site.backcountryracks.com

Problem solved.
2012-12-13 10:46:26 PM
1 votes:

Tommy Moo: STOP AUTOPLAYING VIDEOS WITH SOUND
STOP AUTOPLAYING VIDEOS WITH SOUND
STOP AUTOPLAYING VIDEOS WITH SOUND
STOP AUTOPLAYING VIDEOS WITH SOUND
STOP AUTOPLAYING VIDEOS WITH SOUND
STOP AUTOPLAYING VIDEOS WITH SOUND
STOP AUTOPLAYING VIDEOS WITH SOUND
STOP AUTOPLAYING VIDEOS WITH SOUND

I am going to burn the whole f*cking internet to the ground.


Calm Act for autoplaying videos with sound...
Write your congressman, it should only take
60-to-70 years to get them to knock that off.

It's the bandwidth that gets me, I open up two
or three news tabs and they all strart streaming
that farking crap and my network comes to a halt,
locks up the browser, blanks the browser screen,
I can't close, I can not exit, I can not turn it down.

You bring the gas, I'll bring the match.
2012-12-13 09:49:35 PM
1 votes:

Elzar: In the photo, the car clearly is parked beyond the white stop line - which is technically a failure to stop.

[theinfosphere.org image 225x169]


No, not really. The white line does not indicate where the intersection is. You are not running a red light if you don't enter the intersection.

//lots of white lines near intersections
///none are the intersection
2012-12-13 08:17:16 PM
1 votes:

Elzar: In the photo, the car clearly is parked beyond the white stop line - which is technically a failure to stop.

[theinfosphere.org image 225x169]


So, let me get this right, I have three choices: 1) go thru a short caution and get a ticket 2) stop with my car over the line and get a ticket 3) approach the intersection at 5mph to avoid either of the above and get a farking ticket for impeding traffic

Sounds right..
2012-12-13 08:01:58 PM
1 votes:
Man, I love Los Angeles for just this reason: I can do 90 in front of a cop and still not get pulled over. Red car too.
2012-12-13 07:19:04 PM
1 votes:

lake_huron: special20: Godscrack:
Plate flipper + pull down your sun visor.
Difficulty: You have to remember to when to do it
For the nerds:

Nice drop table command - which would be awesome if it really worked. lol 

/you get the idea

Clearly owned by little Bobby Tables?

/Can't post a third XKCD to the thread, I'm at work.


I can do that.
/WFH
//LOL
2012-12-13 06:28:41 PM
1 votes:

LordJiro: hasty ambush: trivial use of my dark powers: Can we stop pretending these cameras are for "safety" now?

Shut up and pay your fine taxes. It's the patriotic thing to do. If you don't like government, roads and schools you can always move to Somalia.

If taxes were at a responsible level, cities wouldn't have to rely on tickets for revenue. But hey, TAXES BAD


Way to ignore about a million other variables. But hey, LEGAL SLAVERY GOOD
2012-12-13 06:26:12 PM
1 votes:
Fail? I'd $ay they've ju$t turbocharged what the damn thing$ are for in the fir$t place.
2012-12-13 06:19:02 PM
1 votes:

vodka: FlashBlock


yeah, i know, but i am debugging UI discrepencies in IE and was too lazy to open FF or O. But Still !! who even writes these auto sites ? i cant wait to sit at a bar and order a beer and ask the person next to me, hey what do you do ? oh, you are in marketing and designed an auto play / pop up / ani gif site and fireced someone to code it ? then i would break my beer across their nose.
2012-12-13 06:14:05 PM
1 votes:

Mimic_Octopus: auto play videos with audio on by default ??!?!?!?! what the fark ?!?! some of us are in offices here y'know


Well then, why are your speakers turned on?
2012-12-13 06:12:57 PM
1 votes:
So, the guy's going to have to take a day off and fight it in court.

The judge should look at the video and immediately order compensation from the speed camera company to the defendant for lost wages and mileage to and from the courtroom, and any legal fees incurred.

/he won't, he'll just say, "OK, not guilty...next!"
2012-12-13 06:09:14 PM
1 votes:

thismomentinblackhistory: fark those cameras. When I got popped for a ticket I ended up calling the company because I had one very simple question: why do I only have one ticket when I should have 364 other tickets because I, and everyone else on this particular stretch of road, knows that you have to do +15/20 over the posted limit of 50 to make it through one particular intersection in order to make the rest of the 5 intersections at the posted limit. The man explained to me that the camera actually clocks every single car that goes through the intersection, a police officer reviews them, and then chooses who to give tickets to.


A cop gave you a pass 364 times but you're complaining about the one time you were nailed. Ungrateful scofflaw!
2012-12-13 06:02:29 PM
1 votes:

occamswrist: Worst timed lights I've ever seen was throughout Albuquerque, NM. First in line and accelerating when the light turns green and by the time you are 100 ft from the next intersection the light is turning red.

I think they timed the lights to be perfectly off.


Oh man, I hate those. My alternate route to work is timed so that if you hit it right, you can basically go all 15 miles or so without stopping once. But if you hit it just wrong, you will stop at every light. It takes twice as long. I know that doesn't sound like it would be possible, but it is. One of the lights is in a particularly bad area and I swear it's green for 3 seconds. Sometimes people don't look up at the light right as it's turning green and the whole lane misses their light.
2012-12-13 05:58:37 PM
1 votes:
auto play videos with audio on by default ??!?!?!?! what the fark ?!?! some of us are in offices here y'know
2012-12-13 05:57:58 PM
1 votes:
When our idiot mayor put the camera's up, I wanted to find out what his license plate number was, make a dummy plate and go out and run a shiatload of red lights.
2012-12-13 05:49:48 PM
1 votes:

Farklee: The resolution in your cameras will never catch me:
[s10.postimage.org image 599x802]


imgs.xkcd.com
2012-12-13 05:45:35 PM
1 votes:

LaraAmber: thismomentinblackhistory: fark those cameras. When I got popped for a ticket I ended up calling the company because I had one very simple question: why do I only have one ticket when I should have 364 other tickets because I, and everyone else on this particular stretch of road, knows that you have to do +15/20 over the posted limit of 50 to make it through one particular intersection in order to make the rest of the 5 intersections at the posted limit.

Huh?


I think he means that the lights are timed so that he could travel through all of them without stopping if it were not for one in the middle that prevents this.

So, for example, if light #7 out of 10 was in synch with the rest, he could drive through all 10 lights without stopping.

However, if light #7 is out of synch, he can get through lights 1-6, and has to wait at light 7. Which means that it throws the timing off with the rest of the lights and he has to also wait at 8, 9, and 10. It's inefficient to have a green light with no traffic going through it, so he goes twice as fast approaching light #7, so he can also go through lights 8, 9, and 10.

There is a string of lights like that on my commute to work. If you hit the lights right, every light is green except Commerce street. If you get caught at Commerce street, you can see all the lights ahead of Commerce street green, but empty because everyone is stopped at Commerce.
2012-12-13 05:43:46 PM
1 votes:
The only thing stopping the US government from spying on you is your boring life.
2012-12-13 05:42:58 PM
1 votes:

Elzar: In the photo, the car clearly is parked beyond the white stop line - which is technically a failure to stop.

[theinfosphere.org image 225x169]


?? He got a speeding ticket, not a red light ticket. In the photo I saw, he's several inches behind the line.

On another note, the genius behind speeding camera tickets is that even when they get it wrong, they still get paid. I'm sure this guy will be charged court fees when he fights the ticket.
2012-12-13 05:42:13 PM
1 votes:

violentsalvation: I'm kinda surprised more of those cameras aren't shot full of holes.


^This^

I am quite surprised at the lack of destruction, especially considering how often road signs are shot up.
2012-12-13 05:41:29 PM
1 votes:

Sleeping Monkey: Why would anyone pay these? They are more like optional tickets if anything.



Because you can't renew your license until you pay.
2012-12-13 05:38:38 PM
1 votes:

Godscrack:
Plate flipper + pull down your sun visor.
Difficulty: You have to remember to when to do it

For the nerds:
i.imgur.com
Nice drop table command - which would be awesome if it really worked. lol 

/you get the idea
2012-12-13 05:36:32 PM
1 votes:

trivial use of my dark powers: Can we stop pretending these cameras are for "safety" now?


Shut up and pay your fine taxes. It's the patriotic thing to do. If you don't like government, roads and schools you can always move to Somalia.
2012-12-13 05:30:49 PM
1 votes:

Godscrack: [www.newlaunches.com image 450x474]

Plate flipper + pull down your sun visor.

Difficulty: You have to remember to when to do it


They have sun visors on motorcycles now?
2012-12-13 05:29:37 PM
1 votes:

thismomentinblackhistory: fark those cameras. When I got popped for a ticket I ended up calling the company because I had one very simple question: why do I only have one ticket when I should have 364 other tickets because I, and everyone else on this particular stretch of road, knows that you have to do +15/20 over the posted limit of 50 to make it through one particular intersection in order to make the rest of the 5 intersections at the posted limit. The man explained to me that the camera actually clocks every single car that goes through the intersection, a police officer reviews them, and then chooses who to give tickets to.

trivial use of my dark powers: Can we stop pretending these cameras are for "safety" now?

So, yeah. THIS.


Why would they send you 364 tickets belonging to other drivers?

Does this somehow have to do with there being 365 days in a year.
2012-12-13 05:21:55 PM
1 votes:
IronJelly:
Back home in Vegas, police were told a few years ago to "find a reason" to ticket anyone they stop, since it's revenue for the city. It seems that while some policemen are honest, a whole lot of people use law enforcement as a way to legally bully people.

Who knew?


Not if they follow that order.
2012-12-13 04:50:00 PM
1 votes:
www.newlaunches.com

Plate flipper + pull down your sun visor.

Difficulty: You have to remember to when to do it
2012-12-13 03:27:07 PM
1 votes:
I'm kinda surprised more of those cameras aren't shot full of holes.
2012-12-13 03:10:27 PM
1 votes:
Like I needed any more reasons to stay away from baltimore.
2012-12-13 02:55:36 PM
1 votes:
In the photo, the car clearly is parked beyond the white stop line - which is technically a failure to stop.

theinfosphere.org
2012-12-13 01:46:47 PM
1 votes:
fark those cameras. When I got popped for a ticket I ended up calling the company because I had one very simple question: why do I only have one ticket when I should have 364 other tickets because I, and everyone else on this particular stretch of road, knows that you have to do +15/20 over the posted limit of 50 to make it through one particular intersection in order to make the rest of the 5 intersections at the posted limit. The man explained to me that the camera actually clocks every single car that goes through the intersection, a police officer reviews them, and then chooses who to give tickets to.

trivial use of my dark powers: Can we stop pretending these cameras are for "safety" now?


So, yeah. THIS.
 
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