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eye in the sky

Discussion in 'The Pub' at netrider.net.au started by simon varley, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. and while I am sort of on the topic, how many speeding fines do VicPol need to collect to cover the cost of enforcement by helicopter?


     
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  2. Could be worse ... they could be taking Lucy with em, diamonds and all :LOL:
     
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  3. If everyone contested their fines, affordability would be a nightmare...
     
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  4. Considering the helicopter costs thousands of dollars per hour to run, I don't think cost vs tickets is a factor.

    If the airwing is in the air, they will support the cops on the ground.
     
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  5. the news report I saw was the other way round. cop in the air makes a time over distance measurement with a stopwatch and radios to the cops on the ground to pull over the speeder.
     
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  6. The Heli's pay for them selves. they're a vital part of policing.

    Cheers!
    Andy.
     
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  7. I remember reading something similar in an old late 60's copy of National Geographic. The yanks were using small planes as a means to time drivers between 2 points on a new highway. They would then radio to a car on the ground to bring them in. B*stards..
     
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  8. Easy way to fix there wagon,when you see a painted line accross the road check over head Or slow down until the next one then there time over the marked differance is under.As they have to have a specific marker that can be used in court :grin: .considering the 3 patrol cars and 1 camera operating on the greensbourough ring road today i just wouldnt speed at the moment :wink: Also if ya see tem dont forget to wave :p
     
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  9. Using small planes as a means to time drivers between 2 points on a highway is old school. It was common on the Hume Highway before radar and laser took over.
     
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