Boards.ie uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more x
Post Reply  
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
08-05-2020, 21:40   #31
PCeeeee
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 889
Quote:
Originally Posted by shaveAbullock View Post
The annoying thing is that they probably won't pay the fines but may eventually jailed for this. However it's a small non violent crime so most will be processed and out of prison in 6 hours with a free bus ticket home.
They can buy another car for very little money and be driving again the day after being caught.

Even if some of their cars are confiscated, over the years they will save a significant amount of money over anyone who does it by the book.
Spot on. Fines do not apply either. They're only for people who mind doing a few days inside. Look at the number of serious criminals in the paper who have avoided serious convictions until they're caught for somthing right. Many of them have an extraordinary amount of 'traffic' convictions.
PCeeeee is offline  
Advertisement
08-05-2020, 22:31   #32
WestWicklow1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 731
Ok, to get this back on topic....

You come across that particular van. You realise 100 meters from it that it is a speed trap van and you know you were probably breaking the speed limit so you stop. The front of the van is facing you on the other side of the road. You're stopped on your side of the road on a motorcycle.

What would you do next to avoid points and a speeding fine? Is stopping for a couple of minutes enough before continuing on your way?
WestWicklow1 is offline  
08-05-2020, 22:37   #33
shaveAbullock
Registered User
 
shaveAbullock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Posts: 752
Quote:
Originally Posted by WestWicklow1 View Post
Ok, to get this back on topic....

You come across that particular van. You realise 100 meters from it that it is a speed trap van and you know you were probably breaking the speed limit so you stop. The front of the van is facing you on the other side of the road. You're stopped on your side of the road on a motorcycle.

What would you do next to avoid points and a speeding fine? Is stopping for a couple of minutes enough before continuing on your way?
No point stopping at all. The radar will be focused on a particular point on the road you are either above or below the speed limit when you cross that point. The front of the van has nothing to detect speed. I would think the camera on the front that can get the plate of the bike no matter how long you wait.

maybe if you wait for him to go home.....
shaveAbullock is offline  
08-05-2020, 22:39   #34
blade1
Registered User
 
blade1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 7,975
Quote:
Originally Posted by WestWicklow1 View Post
Ok, to get this back on topic....

You come across that particular van. You realise 100 meters from it that it is a speed trap van and you know you were probably breaking the speed limit so you stop. The front of the van is facing you on the other side of the road. You're stopped on your side of the road on a motorcycle.

What would you do next to avoid points and a speeding fine? Is stopping for a couple of minutes enough before continuing on your way?
You slow down before you get to it.
blade1 is online now  
08-05-2020, 22:41   #35
shaveAbullock
Registered User
 
shaveAbullock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Posts: 752
Quote:
Originally Posted by blade1 View Post
You slow down before you get to it.
Really? would that work?
shaveAbullock is offline  
Advertisement
08-05-2020, 22:48   #36
blade1
Registered User
 
blade1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 7,975
Quote:
Originally Posted by shaveAbullock View Post
Really? would that work?
It wouldn't work for you because you'd be after assuming it's a maintenance van.
blade1 is online now  
(3) thanks from:
08-05-2020, 22:49   #37
shaveAbullock
Registered User
 
shaveAbullock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Posts: 752
Quote:
Originally Posted by blade1 View Post
It wouldn't work for you because you'd be after assuming it's a maintenance van.
Not if it forgot to turn its amber lights on though.
shaveAbullock is offline  
08-05-2020, 22:51   #38
PCeeeee
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 889
Quote:
Originally Posted by blade1 View Post
You slow down before you get to it.
PCeeeee is offline  
08-05-2020, 22:52   #39
blade1
Registered User
 
blade1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 7,975
Quote:
Originally Posted by shaveAbullock View Post
Not if it forgot to turn its amber lights on though.
That would be stealth mode to you
blade1 is online now  
Advertisement
08-05-2020, 23:07   #40
WestWicklow1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 731
Quote:
Originally Posted by shaveAbullock View Post
The front of the van has nothing to detect speed.
Can anyone else verify this for sure?
WestWicklow1 is offline  
08-05-2020, 23:10   #41
Panjandrums
Registered User
 
Panjandrums's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 315
Quote:
Originally Posted by WestWicklow1 View Post
Can anyone else verify this for sure?
Sure even if it did, what's done is done.

I'm surprised someone hasnt come out and asked why were you out on the road on a motorcycle during a lockdown.
Panjandrums is offline  
08-05-2020, 23:13   #42
shaveAbullock
Registered User
 
shaveAbullock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Posts: 752
Quote:
Originally Posted by WestWicklow1 View Post
Can anyone else verify this for sure?
I can



It's fairly obvious that the equipment for detecting speed is fairly sizeable and you can see it out the back window. There is nothing like that on the front side of the van


This is a very long thread but there is loads of info here too on how it works.

https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin//sho...p?t=2056091811
shaveAbullock is offline  
09-05-2020, 00:27   #43
WestWicklow1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 731
Quote:
Originally Posted by WestWicklow1 View Post
Can anyone else verify this for sure?
Quote:
Originally Posted by shaveAbullock View Post
I can
You're not "anyone else".
WestWicklow1 is offline  
09-05-2020, 01:04   #44
shaveAbullock
Registered User
 
shaveAbullock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Posts: 752
I guess so but at least I can verify it beyond doubt. Especially with the info in the thread I linked to.
shaveAbullock is offline  
09-05-2020, 01:22   #45
WestWicklow1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 731
Quote:
Originally Posted by shaveAbullock View Post
I guess so but at least I can verify it beyond doubt. Especially with the info in the thread I linked to.
Very big thread. Any idea where in the thread it's mentioned?
WestWicklow1 is offline  
Post Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Remove Text Formatting
Bold
Italic
Underline

Insert Image
Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text
 
Decrease Size
Increase Size
Please sign up or log in to join the discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Share Tweet