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Radar stops car doing Mach 3 A police radar in… April 8, 2004 12:12 pm

Posted by djuggler in : Daily Life
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Radar stops car doing Mach 3

A police radar in Brussels recently stopped a car travelling at three times the speed of sound …

The supersonic motorist was apparently let off with a warning.
In related news: Training speeders to slow down, lab rat style
A camera about 350 feet from the intersection measures speed and tells the light whether to do its business. Traffic engineers plan to give drivers a few miles per hour of wiggle room. But once speeding is detected, the red light will turn on for at least 10 seconds — or 30 seconds-plus if cross traffic is waiting.
Thanks to BoingBoing for the link and exceptional headline!
Other related news: 1/3 of police pursuits nationwide end with the death of a bystander and 1/2 end up being shown live on cable news
One third of all high-speed police pursuits nationwide resulted in the death of an innocent bystander, according to a Harborview analysis of nine years of national statistics released Wednesday.
Thanks to Fark for the headline and link!

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