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2022-06-27 10:09:11 PM  
Shrug.
 
2022-06-27 10:10:00 PM  
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out of a job
 
2022-06-27 10:10:06 PM  
Gotta pay for the chopper's maintenance somehow.
 
2022-06-27 10:12:17 PM  
Not unusual.
 
2022-06-27 10:12:24 PM  
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2022-06-27 10:13:40 PM  
Overall, within a two and a half-hour period on Friday afternoon, authorities made 19 stops, issued 24 citations and gave five warnings, for what they called "egregious speed violations."

So they gave warnings for egregious speed violations and citations for normal violations?

/ Floor it!
 
2022-06-27 10:21:25 PM  

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2022-06-27 10:23:03 PM  
Anne Arundel County? Was it Travis Pastrana?

/naw: nowadays he only does shiat like that with valid permits.
//grew up in Anne Arundel County
///too young to have known Travis Pastrana in school.
 
2022-06-27 10:23:05 PM  
How the hell do you go 169 on a highway with a 55mph speed limit?

Would have liked to seen a fatal, single car crash.
 
2022-06-27 10:24:47 PM  

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You were found guilty of speeding. Citations issued.
 
2022-06-27 10:26:29 PM  

IANALINFLORIDA: Overall, within a two and a half-hour period on Friday afternoon, authorities made 19 stops, issued 24 citations and gave five warnings, for what they called "egregious speed violations."

So they gave warnings for egregious speed violations and citations for normal violations?

/ Floor it!


Mustang goes 114 mph over the speed limit? Gonna frame that citation and hang it on the living room wall!

/when you get out of jail
//If it's $530 for 30 over, then 114 might run you $1510.50. Plus impound fees, court costs, etc.
///If you insurance agent gets a commission, your new rates put his kids in a private school.
 
2022-06-27 10:33:38 PM  
Was that downwind or upwind?
 
2022-06-27 10:35:45 PM  
Maybe they can use that sensitive equipment to locate the second L in Arundell.
 
2022-06-27 10:49:27 PM  
Looks like the coffers came up a little short this month. Because that's all it is. The speeders might be dissuaded for a few days, but once the cops get their bounties and go away things will go right back to normal. In the meantime, speeding continues everywhere else they're not looking, but they hit the rich counties because they can afford the fines.
 
2022-06-27 10:52:17 PM  
🎶My new Ford Mustang does 169
I lost my license and paid a big fine🎶
 
2022-06-27 10:55:51 PM  
That chopper is probably $3000 an hour. Seems worthwhile to get it involved.
I'm too lazy to figure this out in Google... 100 is nothing on most interstates if there's no traffic. But this road is 55 so that's either set really damn low or these people are insane. 160 whatever is insane regardless. But if I had a empty road and a mile+ of good daytime visibility I would probably do it in a car that can.
 
2022-06-27 10:58:43 PM  
I've seen these signs for the past 30 years. Never have I believed them.

I'm glad they spent 2 hours last week working with the press trying to make us believe it.

We still don't.
 
2022-06-27 10:59:20 PM  
Where the hell in Anne Arundel did he find the room?  97 at 4am on a Sunday?  Cause he sure isn't doing that on the Ritchie or Patuxent
 
2022-06-27 11:04:19 PM  
Ah, Route 10. So they probably found the car buried in the woods off the Beltway
 
2022-06-27 11:12:08 PM  
Yeah. Whatever. Going 85 on a 65 and the COP is trying to pass? With no lights or sirens?

/Copters and planes haven't done shiate in decades.
 
2022-06-27 11:22:09 PM  

UNC_Samurai: Where the hell in Anne Arundel did he find the room?  97 at 4am on a Sunday?  Cause he sure isn't doing that on the Ritchie or Patuxent


Had a roommate from AA who'd get paranoid high. He could probably manage it by accident on some weird side road.
 
2022-06-27 11:48:34 PM  

Ragin' Asian: Gotta pay for the chopper's maintenance somehow.


After that run the chopper probably needs maintenance, I doubt it can go much faster.
 
2022-06-27 11:48:53 PM  
Hold my beer.
 
2022-06-28 12:00:30 AM  

justanotherfarkinfarker: That chopper is probably $3000 an hour. Seems worthwhile to get it involved.
I'm too lazy to figure this out in Google... 100 is nothing on most interstates if there's no traffic. But this road is 55 so that's either set really damn low or these people are insane. 160 whatever is insane regardless. But if I had a empty road and a mile+ of good daytime visibility I would probably do it in a car that can.


It's usually a matter of luck coming up to a long stretch of road with a break of little to no traffic on a lazy afternoon or something. Depends where you live I guess.
 
2022-06-28 12:54:42 AM  
Well here I was all geared up for a traffic patrol plane running out of fuel and landing on a speeding vehicle. Talk about a let down.
 
2022-06-28 2:00:27 AM  

SloppyFrenchKisser: Shrug.


this is not news
 
2022-06-28 2:55:26 AM  

Lsherm: I've seen these signs for the past 30 years. Never have I believed them.

I'm glad they spent 2 hours last week working with the press trying to make us believe it.

We still don't.


we have perpendicular  lines painted on the highways up here for aircraft patrolled areas, they scan your cars speed by how quickly you get to the next line.

Seen it in action mega, there is usually a mess of cop cars after a hill or bend after these sections and they pull over the offenders.

I have a lead foot so I pay attention to these things more than others but still don't get how you wouldn't put two and two together when you see the signs and the lines on the road and a small airplane following the highway exactly and at pretty low altitude.
 
2022-06-28 5:18:50 AM  

jmr61: How the hell do you go 169 on a highway with a 55mph speed limit?

Would have liked to seen a fatal, single car crash.


Route 10 is a bypass limited access highway that is not used heavily. It's largely straight with gentle curves and rarely patrolled. If I were choosing a place in Anne Arundel to do 170 this would be one of my top choices.
 
2022-06-28 5:44:20 AM  

Lsherm: I've seen these signs for the past 30 years. Never have I believed them.

I'm glad they spent 2 hours last week working with the press trying to make us believe it.

We still don't.


They used to, back before 2001, and the airspace around DC was designated restricted.

I'm pretty sure they're required to have the signs due to state law, as without the warning, they're not allowed to monitor speed from aircraft at all.  And I've wondered for years why they don't start using drones for it, as you don't need a human in a helicopter any more.

But back in the old days, after the sign you'd usually see white stripes across the road, so they'd have something to gauge speed with.  I assumed the spacing of the lines was based on the speed limit of the road, so they could just time how quickly you went from one line to the other to see if you're braking the law
 
2022-06-28 6:17:26 AM  
I've seen at least one motorway installation of a gantry with licence plate recognition cameras. Five kilometres down the road is another camera gantry.

If you get from A to B in less than the legal time, there's gonna be a speeding ticket in your email inbox...
 
2022-06-28 7:01:26 AM  

Oneiros: Lsherm: I've seen these signs for the past 30 years. Never have I believed them.

I'm glad they spent 2 hours last week working with the press trying to make us believe it.

We still don't.

They used to, back before 2001, and the airspace around DC was designated restricted.

I'm pretty sure they're required to have the signs due to state law, as without the warning, they're not allowed to monitor speed from aircraft at all.  And I've wondered for years why they don't start using drones for it, as you don't need a human in a helicopter any more.

But back in the old days, after the sign you'd usually see white stripes across the road, so they'd have something to gauge speed with.  I assumed the spacing of the lines was based on the speed limit of the road, so they could just time how quickly you went from one line to the other to see if you're braking the law


They use something called VASCAR, which is a stopwatch with a calculator. The lines are a measured distance, more or less, the cops press the buttons at the right time, more or less, and the calculator spits out a speed report.

If you couldn't tell from the way I wrote that, it was deeply sarcastic. Hit the start button a split second late and the stop button a split second early and, just like that, someone doing the speed limit is speeding juuuuust enough to warrant a ticket.

Always challenge a VASCAR ticket. The chances are very good you'll walk away with something lesser. Here in Pennsylvania the locals can't use radar or LIDAR to prevent fundraisers, so VASCAR is the weapon of choice.
 
2022-06-28 7:50:54 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Oneiros: Lsherm: I've seen these signs for the past 30 years. Never have I believed them.

I'm glad they spent 2 hours last week working with the press trying to make us believe it.

We still don't.

They used to, back before 2001, and the airspace around DC was designated restricted.

I'm pretty sure they're required to have the signs due to state law, as without the warning, they're not allowed to monitor speed from aircraft at all.  And I've wondered for years why they don't start using drones for it, as you don't need a human in a helicopter any more.

But back in the old days, after the sign you'd usually see white stripes across the road, so they'd have something to gauge speed with.  I assumed the spacing of the lines was based on the speed limit of the road, so they could just time how quickly you went from one line to the other to see if you're braking the law

They use something called VASCAR, which is a stopwatch with a calculator. The lines are a measured distance, more or less, the cops press the buttons at the right time, more or less, and the calculator spits out a speed report.

If you couldn't tell from the way I wrote that, it was deeply sarcastic. Hit the start button a split second late and the stop button a split second early and, just like that, someone doing the speed limit is speeding juuuuust enough to warrant a ticket.

Always challenge a VASCAR ticket. The chances are very good you'll walk away with something lesser. Here in Pennsylvania the locals can't use radar or LIDAR to prevent fundraisers, so VASCAR is the weapon of choice.


Inaccuracy increases with the speed you're traveling.
 
2022-06-28 8:01:49 AM  
"From the sky, the aviation unit managed to observe multiple speeders going over 100 mph, including a Ford Mustang going 169 mph, police said."

CLEARLY cop math, since mustards are only good at converting gas to noise.
 
2022-06-28 8:58:39 AM  

mehhhhhh: "From the sky, the aviation unit managed to observe multiple speeders going over 100 mph, including a Ford Mustang going 169 mph, police said."

CLEARLY cop math, since mustards are only good at converting gas to noise.


It might have been going downhill
 
2022-06-28 9:22:46 AM  
What have we learned? It's ok to go 29 mph over the limit on that stretch of road. I learned it's ok to go 79 in Missouri. I drive between Stl and KC frequently. I set my cruise and go. I go through speed traps all the time and have never been bothered.
 
2022-06-28 10:28:58 AM  
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The Iowa State Patrol has been doing that since the mid-1950's...
 
2022-06-28 4:16:34 PM  

Salmon: Lsherm: I've seen these signs for the past 30 years. Never have I believed them.

I'm glad they spent 2 hours last week working with the press trying to make us believe it.

We still don't.

we have perpendicular  lines painted on the highways up here for aircraft patrolled areas, they scan your cars speed by how quickly you get to the next line.

Seen it in action mega, there is usually a mess of cop cars after a hill or bend after these sections and they pull over the offenders.

I have a lead foot so I pay attention to these things more than others but still don't get how you wouldn't put two and two together when you see the signs and the lines on the road and a small airplane following the highway exactly and at pretty low altitude.


A lot of small private planes tend to navigate by freeway, (though it's less common now with GPS).  It used to be pretty common over midwest farm fields to see a decent number of general aviation planes on nice Friday evenings hanging out at about 3000 to 6000 feet up and within a mile or two of I-## It was also a big part of why a lot of those towns painted their name fairly huge on the water towers.
 
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