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British women gets a ticket for driving 770 km/h

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Joanna James got a speeding voilation ticket. What makes this ticket so different is that it's for 770 km/h. Apparently she did this with her 1983 Austin Maestro, a little car that barely gets to 120km/h.

Joanna's husband, Kenneth, said he's waiting on a phonecall from the ESA. "If they're willing to buy the car, I'm selling".

Here are the specs of the Austin Meastro:

http://www.carfolio.com/specifications/models/id/?id=14146

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thepolarfoxqx
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are you kidding, i'd hang that on my wall if i got it, right next to my ticket for unreasonable acceleration.

djfux69
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umm .... how did this happen? was it a speed camera miscalculation? or did a cop write the wrong numbers?

SpEeDiSaDdIcTiVe
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A Maestro? It's more likely she'd get a parking ticket for leaving it when it breaks down (for the fifth time in as many days). I'm sure she must love the Dutch for inventing the gatso now. :lol: How fast is 770 k.p.h. in m.p.h.?

thepolarfoxqx
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about 477.5 miles per hour, faster than the reccord for an internal combustion engine powered car i believe.

GIR
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Uuum the Dutch invented the Gatso? I thought Maurice Gatsonides himself was greek... or in other words, wasn't us, blame the Greek!

No matter if Gatso is a Dutch company or not, we are good at one thing and that is destroying those damn Gatso things!

http://www.tuftufclub.com/english/index.htm

I think the fine was handed out by a automated process. The photos taken by radar cams are developed and automaticaly scanned by a computer. If it was a police officer who wrote it up... well I like to think the police isn't dumb enough todo such a thing.

thepolarfoxqx
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it's never the fault of the dutch.

they are crazy people, they live on land that belongs to the north sea, trust me, you don't want to jack from the north sea. Just be careful in threatening them, to one up you, they may just flood their country. What now?

no, traffic cams are truly flawed devices, i fail to see the purpose, more troble than it's worth.

SpEeDiSaDdIcTiVe
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Uuum the Dutch invented the Gatso? I thought Maurice Gatsonides himself was greek... or in other words, wasn't us, blame the Greek!

No matter if Gatso is a Dutch company or not, we are good at one thing and that is destroying those damn Gatso things!

http://www.tuftufclub.com/english/index.htm

I think the fine was handed out by a automated process. The photos taken by radar cams are developed and automaticaly scanned by a computer. If it was a police officer who wrote it up... well I like to think the police isn't dumb enough todo such a thing.

I've seen the Tuf Tuf club thing on T.V. before. They are legends, those people! I wish more people would do the same here, because those damn machines are all over the place! I very much doubt that a police officer would have written it up as 477-odd miles-per-hour - if that were true, I'd be all in favour of random drugs testing for police officers.

GIR
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The radar cam thing has gone way out of hand over here. Cities are placing those cameras on childish places, places where they don't do any good for safety, infact it has been proven that it even increases the chanses of a accident because of people slamming their breaks in panic.

Everyday on my way to the office I go past this very long strech, it's a 70km/h road, you can easily go faster because the road has been contructed like a highway but because the road is within city limits you have to go 70. Cityhall is ofcourse glad to take advantage of this situation and place 5 radarcams there. Can you say $$$!

The money they make in one week of those cams surpasses the money needed to buy the equipment, so everytime somebody burns one, it's back up the very next day.

Ofcourse when you ask cityhall why they're there and why they don't remove them, they'll answer with the same old bs. They improve safety and the income has already been budgeted. Over here it has some to a point that cities see the radarcams as a ATM rather then a tool to improve safety. And if they don't listen, they'll feel it.

Our goverment has finally put restrictions on where and how cities are allowed to place cams. Atleast somebody is listening.

Anywayz the tuf tuf club doesn't burn those cameras themselves. The only thing they do is document incidents. :)

SpEeDiSaDdIcTiVe
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I know what you mean. They are in daft places here too, and all the so-called accident blackspots have no speed cameras there! They use the same safety excuse as well.

I was referring to the people who shoot, blow up, pull down, smash etc. the damn things, not the bloke who documents it all. At least they do something about it. Police here see the cameras as revenue makers too, but it's not as if they'd ever admit it. :roll: It's funny how they never complain about their own officers speeding (around here, three have got off without charges because 'they were doing their job' - even though there was no emergency or reason to be speeding), and then they use their radios, and in-so-doing take their hand off the wheel. There's a mobile phone ban in cars on the move here, beginning next month - doesn't apply to policemen, though. Someone should ask them if they can spell 'hypocrisy'... :roll:

Well, long live the Maestro - the fastest thing on four wheels since the Lada.

GIR
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Well the Tuf Tuf club has enough examples of that.

How about this? THe driver paniced when he saw the cam and slammed his breaks so hard the car flipped over:

http://www.tuftufclub.com/fotos/archief/maarheeze.html

And ofcourse... forgot to turn on the flashlights:

http://www.tuftufclub.com/fotos/blauweblunders.html

Or this, staring at his screen pretending he's doing something usefull for society:

http://www.tuftufclub.com/fotos/en_fotorepo.php?welke=444

And ofcourse to creme de la creme, 10 officers for one speedtrap. Guess it was a national holiday for criminals and they had nothing better todo:

http://www.tuftufclub.com/fotos/en_fotorepo.php?welke=442

Not to forget that the laserguns they're using have been declared illegale by a judge so the only thing they can do is send you a ticket but you don't have to accept it, they forget to mention that on the ticket I guess.

Finally, we are paying with out tax money, so why not keep the motor running?

http://www.tuftufclub.com/fotos/fotorepo.php?welke=214

LateNightCable
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That flipped over car, it's pointed in the wrong direction to have flipped head over heels. Aside from that, I think breaks strong enough to flip the car forward would be a major safety flaw that would not go uncorrected.

It looks like the car just rolled on the embankment, and spun around on it's roof or something.

All Wheel Drive
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The cops aren't stupid... sometimes.

Most times they just wait u in a mobile unit where u expect it the least. The last time I've been caught by radar, I thought I was in the country side, but not quite. I entered a village and it was so long I even forgot I was still inside.

They've put the car right after a wide curve in the middle of a slope. On the sides of the road there were no houses and no nothing. When a guy steped out of a car and tried to pull me over from distance I thought they were in need of help, but when I got closer I saw the police uniform and the car that was a WV Passat, a police car, but with no police signs.

I had 50km/h over the speed limit so they could have suspended my licence for 2 or 3 months or even withdraw it for good, but I ended up with only a speed ticket and some points of my licence. In France that's even prison.

So, if u visit Romania, u'll get used to it during ur journey. Some friends of mine got it happening.

All Wheel Drive
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Agree with LateNight on that matter. I couldn't have turned head over heels.

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