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    I just found this in a Newsgroup..about speed cameras.

    >Those speed cameras that are standing besides umarked cars... do they
    >monitor the traffic both ways or they only snap ya pics from behind... ?
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    >Any1 advise ?

    Most, if not all, can measure speed going either way. It is just the
    rate at which the beams of the radar are differing in return time...so
    moving away will give a longer return on the later beams, and moving
    toward will give shorter.

    If you want my advice, buy a decent radar detector from the
    states...one that *can't* be detected by the spectre radar detector
    detectors that police here use.
    I thought all radar detectors cans be detected and that next to nobody uses them in this country due to that fact...and also the heavy fines for having one..btw I don't know what the fine is for getting cought with one, anyone know?

    Last time I had a radar detector in the car was when I was just a kid back in the 80's and my dad had one...

    Are they still used on the streets here? or in NSW?

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    One of my friends had one ... when he had an R32 Skyline GTR whistle

    I thought it had an anti-detector-detector. I know it came from Western Australia by mail order.

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    Radar Detectors are NOT illegal in WA.
    They are NOT illegal in NSW - by that I mean you area llowed to posses one but you are not allowed to have one in a vechicle either connected or not.

    You can get VG2 stealth protected detectors (VG2 is the detector detector technology) where the oscillators and resonant surfaces (the cone dish inside) are shielded. Ofcourse its purely hypothetical as you shouldnt have one. wink
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    yes we shouldn't wink but thanks for the info.

    Also there is nothing illlegal about having a marine depth sounder "accidently" turned on in your car boot which will Jam and Fry any police radar for about a 50 meter radius
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    I dont know about sydney but I know in melboune the cops are going for inductive loop or piezo sensors in the road 1.5 metres apart and time you between the the three sensors. For fixed speed cameras!

    They are not effected by radar jammers. Cannot be detected by radar detectors they are completely passive.

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    Hmmm interesting... maybe i should borrow a depth locator...

    for some of the pot holes on the Pacific highway i may just be justified..

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    <a href="http://shop.store.yahoo.com/cammy/lrd937.html" target="_blank">http://shop.store.yahoo.com/cammy/lrd937.html</a>

    it cant be that simple can it...

    simply a credit card away from detction.. and being detected.. eek!

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    bowie:
    <a href="http://shop.store.yahoo.com/cammy/lrd937.html" target="_blank">http://shop.store.yahoo.com/cammy/lrd937.html</a>

    it cant be that simple can it...

    simply a credit card away from detction.. and being detected.. eek!
    Something I heard that Uniden "may be" visible in some instances. Bel was very highly rated. And in case you were iffy about having a unit on your dash (hardly stealthy if it sits on your dash ) here is this split system.

    <img src="http://www.buyradardetectors.com/Products/images/bel/V975R_l.jpg" alt=" - " />
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    tekkie:
    bowie:
    <a href="http://shop.store.yahoo.com/cammy/lrd937.html" target="_blank">http://shop.store.yahoo.com/cammy/lrd937.html</a>

    it cant be that simple can it...

    simply a credit card away from detction.. and being detected.. eek!
    Something I heard that Uniden "may be" visible in some instances. Bel was very highly rated. And in case you were iffy about having a unit on your dash (hardly stealthy if it sits on your dash ) here is this split system.

    <img src="http://www.buyradardetectors.com/Products/images/bel/V975R_l.jpg" alt=" - " />
    pity they are so expensive
    if they were better priced they may be well worth getting but the thought of shelling out $600+ for one it's just so much cheaper to keep closer to the limit
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    600 ..

    this one dah mounted one was only $50 U.S !!!

    as if you wouldnt get it.. take it out ofteh box.. custom mound it up under teh dash of something.. with all teh contorls moutned near some descrete heater switches that you never realy use anyway...

    you could make it stealth easy...

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    the laser detection would be useless if it was hidden. And you would have to find a spot where you can mount it so it does not have a metal barrier in front of it.

    humm $600, thats just about a 15kms over the limit on a double demerit weekend. But I just find it easier to stick to the speed limit... maybe one day...
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    ahhh mmm ok... workable problems... Hmmmm

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    I've heard that with the laser the detector doesn't beep or know about the laser until the laser already has you.
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    The laser acts pretty much like, instant "ON" and your done (takes about 1 sec to take a reading). Definately not enough time to react to it. What the detectors are designed for is to catch a reflection/refraction off structures, cars etc that the laser hits ahead of you. It obviously wont work when you are the only car on the road or happen to be the 1st in a group.
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    Errrr.....
    For you boys and girls in NSW thinking of buying any of these, you might like to see this.

    <a href="http://www.australianradar.com.au/news.htm" target="_blank">http://www.australianradar.com.au/news.htm</a>

    Here's the important bit though,

    "On 15 April 1999 the Traffic Act Amendment (Speeding Anti-Evasion Measures) Act 1998 commenced.

    This new Act makes it an offence to sell, offer for sale, purchase or allow a vehicle to have any device or substance that is fitted or applied to, or carried in, a vehicle where the, device or substance is designed to detect, jam or interfere with non-radar, speed measuring devices used by the police.

    Police and the RTA will have the power to require a person to surrender any ‘prohibited speed measuring evasion article'.

    The penalties for selling, purchasing, using or having on one's motor vehicle, any prohibited speed measuring evasion article is $1036.00 or there can be a maximum of $2200.00 fine imposed by the court."

    SA and ACT have similar legislation. WA police were testing RDD's in February, so they won't be far behind.
    In Queensland and Tasmania, you can purchase a RD but you cannot carry the device in a vehicle whether connected or not.
    I can't think of what else you might do with one !
    I guess they wanted to avoid the paperwork concerned with the buying and selling bit.

    WA and NT currently have no restrictions on the possesion,sale or use of radar detection equipment.

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    So what if the Shu Roo does something to interfere with the radar? Surely they can't stop you turning on your Shu Roo?

    Gets dangerous out the back of Burpengary...

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    exactly right....

    and it is mounted in a very hard to get at place... and is contorbale by a standard switch within the car.. you could simply turn it of.. and let them try and find it.. there not going to dig up your car looking for one.. could have been in the car going the other way wink

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    bowie:
    Hmmm interesting... maybe i should borrow a depth locator...

    for some of the pot holes on the Pacific highway i may just be justified..
    Concrete cutter works quite well!! 7 Penalty points though if your busted interfering with speed measuring equipment.

    The easiest and cheapest way to detect the inductive type, is to mark the loops with line marking paint. That does not damage them and warns you were they are. If your a surveyor painting on the road is not vandalism. So the cops cant kick your ass for doing it.
    wink

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