Welcome To Paris… If You’re Quiet

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  1. Octoberon

    Octoberon Crème de la Crème

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  2. Fork Lock

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    Around these parts there's a little town north of Trenton, NJ called New Hope, just across the Delaware River on the PA side. Quaint little tourist trap town of trendy shops, outdoor dining, antique shops, etc. It's a big biker draw. I don't know why. We call it No Hope. The town fathers passed a noise ordinance and and armed the local constabulary with decibel meters.
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  3. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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  4. Smilinjack

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    ISTR reading that they're being trialled here too. When I was in Saudi I was told that their speed cameras were also tuned for mobile phone frequency, and would take a photo if an active phone went by. TBH, too many bikes make an almighty din and for me, those days should be numbered. Cue flame attacks.....:bomb::)
     
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  5. capt

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    Phone cameras are either in operation , but fines not being issued or they are in 'beta' testing phase in several places "cities" here in OZ .
    You can spot them ' they are rearwardly oriented ' so they can take more time to get directionally correct reading of possible offenders ...
     
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  6. Fork Lock

    Fork Lock Elite Member

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    Cherry Hill, NJ, a town about 12 miles west of me is employing red light cameras, as are many towns. They had one on Rt.70 that was found to be malfunctioning and they had to refund thousands of dollars in fines to unjustly tagged motorists.

    Funny story...

    After I retired from police work I landed a job with Liberty Mutual Insurance. They were hiring retired officers for their fraud investigation unit at the time. They have since ended that practice after realizing we were just a bunch of lazy old fucks who knew how to game their system and get away with doing as little work as possible. Anyhow, one guy, Marty, was a retired Philly detective, a real character. A new kid in the unit, from the claims dept., not a retired cop, had to go to Philly on a case. He asked Marty to go with him because Marty knew Philly intimately and it was a dangerous neighborhood. As they were nearing the destination the traffic light turned red in front of them. Marty tells the kid not to stop in this neighborhood, go through the red signal. If they got pulled over, Marty said he'd would "flash his badge." So, they go through the red signal. Two weeks later the kid gets a ticket in the mail for running the red light. Red light camera. He went to Marty for help.
    "Sorry kid. Nothing I can do about it once it's written."
     
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  7. beerkat

    beerkat Senior Member

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    'Rearwardly oriented' eh? That's a new one on me. Even google can't find it. Isn't the English language amazing?
     
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  8. Dave49

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    Hmm. Sounds more like a sexual preference than a type of camera.
     
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  9. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Just another good reason not to ride in Paris....:)
     
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  10. Dave49

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    Or in Oz.
     
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  11. capt

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    Primary lane (closest) is being monitored and recorded with the rear of vehicles being viewed ! Opposing lane (frontal view) isn't the primary focus !
    This is the sort of Language used by the system when motorcycles are in the "Aim Box" !
    Dual carriageways are usually only monitored from the front , exception being if it's "known" or believed that a vehicle is regularly speeding with no frontal form of identification (no plate fitted) so Bike Only is the targeted option.
     
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  12. Baza

    Baza Elite Member

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    What about hands free setups. My phone automatically bluetooths to the car’s on board system as soon as I climb aboard.
     
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  13. Tigcraft

    Tigcraft Unheard of Member

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    I wonder if @thebiglad knew about that coming from France. His bonneville made my ears bleed!!
     
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  14. capt

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    A photo is taken as 'Evidence' this evidence is then reviewed by an Officer in the Central Traffic Camera operations. They look at the images, if they can SEE obvious phone use activity , ie - head and eyes downward looking or the obvious phone in hand or up to your ear , they process
    Modern cars fitted standard with Bluetooth phone connectivity are on a list the assessor can check against the vehicles registration data. If there isn't any distraction visible as above , they Bin it !!
     
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