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#1 Paramanic

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 08:19 AM

As it says above Police in Unmarked Car with Speed Camera.....Caught! 

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 08:37 AM

Shortly followed by some !Removed! who speeds through the area and kills someone at the other end...

 

I don't understand the need for high visibility.. I mean don't get me wrong, I want as much warning as possible to avoid a speeding ticket, which is why for the most part people tend to stay AT the limit, but at the end of the day, IF I was to ever speed  :innocent:  then I am breaking the law... Why do the police need to be in a marked car just to have a speed gun to prove it?

 

Such rules don't apply for violence/using phones in cars/no seatbelts etc etc, so why do they need to be highly visible for this?



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Posted 23 August 2014 - 09:28 AM

think its to do with the law that cameras in general must warn people who its filming not sure tho 



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Posted 23 August 2014 - 09:45 AM

Yeh I get it, I know the law also states there must be signs out to let motorists know speed cameras etc are being used - which is why you've probably driven on roads in the past that have speed camera signs but no conventional speed cameras (sometimes makes you worry in case you missed one :lol: )

 

I just think the law is just a bit ridiculous in this situation...and in others too, but I'll stay on topic...



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Posted 23 August 2014 - 09:51 AM

talking about ridiculous laws lol in California you cant eat a orange in a bathtub because this action is illegal! 
http://sacramentorea...-in-california/ lol but back to topic!!!............



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Posted 23 August 2014 - 10:50 PM

I think its bad if they are in an unmarked car ... BUT (as has been pointed out), I think if you are speeding, then you are breaking the law, you are speeding and you deserve to be fined for it. Whether you were warned in advance about the camera or not, you are still breaking the law.

Its a tough one though, because I sort of agree that there should be signed if they are going to sit and get you with a portable camera. Entrapment is the wrong word though, they aren't encouraging you to speed and then getting you haha

 

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 01:42 AM

I don't think the main point of the video was about people getting caught speeding a think the main point is the police aren't following the law/guidlines that they should be

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 08:20 AM

I don't think the main point of the video was about people getting caught speeding a think the main point is the police aren't following the law/guidlines that they should be

 

But the two go hand in hand... Violence/robbers etc getting let off in the states because they weren't read their rights properly, or at all because the police were busy bundling them into a car to deal with victim injuries etc....

 

At the end of the day a crime has been committed, whether it's police sitting in the brightest coloured car with a flashing sign say 'Police are here' or whether it's Joe Public catching someone on dashcam.. it's still a crime and should be dealt with as one... 

 

It's all very well banding together and showing 'dem po po' who is boss, but these guys wouldn't feel so hot if; as I said above, a speeding motorist went on to kill a child crossing the road (or a full grown adult for that matter).. What have they achieved by doing what they did? They made the police think about the law which is good, but they also aided motorists who speed in an obviously well used speeding area...



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Posted 24 August 2014 - 10:26 AM

Why should police have to go by rules and guidelines about having to advertise where they will be parked and having to stand out like a sore thumb so everyone can see, when the criminals they are trying to catch don't advertise where they will be speeding or stealing cars.



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Posted 24 August 2014 - 11:56 AM

I'm in the, if your breaking the law your breaking the law camp, if you filmed doing it in a marked or unmarked vehicle immaterial.  Only proviso is it is not entrapment. I mean Plod are only human like the rest of us, so they also can be manipulative.

 

Lets say unmarked car pushing you in the fast lane, you speed off you get done. Not saying it is common pratice by no stretch of the imagination, just saying it could happen, then that would be entrapement,

 

Incidently the Daughter in Law is Russian, I asked what is it like driving in Russia, I've heard the police are well corrupt. She said they are, you can see them pulling cars over on roads were their jurisdiction comes into force. Accuse you of some traffic violation and give you the choice of getting prosecuted, or "paying an on the spot cash"  none receipted fine :ph34r:

 

It gets worse doing a long journey, you could travel through many police jurisdictions......... Thats the main reason the dash cam is so popular in Russia. It gives you a measure of protection from bent coppers, that and also because there are idiots who throw themselves at vehicles trying to make false injury compensation claims.

 

I saw one guy wait for an oil tanker to set off at traffic lights, then he throws himself between two wheel axles with only say a foot to spare each side. But the driver was obviously watching him in his mirror and stayed still. All this was captured on the dash cam of the car behind the tanker. The guy eventually got up and walked away, even the car beside the tanker did not budge untill this guy move off. Mostly its a throw yourself on the bonnet job.



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Posted 24 August 2014 - 06:19 PM

I've had an unmarked car right up my back bumper before >_>



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Posted 24 August 2014 - 07:56 PM

I've had an unmarked car right up my back bumper before >_>

cant say i have on various occassions :rolleyes: :rolleyes:



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Posted 25 August 2014 - 09:02 AM

I've had an unmarked car right up my back bumper before >_>

That situation would be good to have a rear view camera, so you could accuse them of tailgating :lol:



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Posted 25 August 2014 - 10:37 AM

Yesterday I saw a police van with fixed cameras inside of it. Unmarked! Sitting under a fixed speed camera

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 01:30 PM

Yesterday I saw a police van with fixed cameras inside of it. Unmarked! Sitting under a fixed speed camera

It may have been an anpr van to catch uninsured drivers rather than to catch speeders



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