Heroes Banned From Driving For Posting Speed Traps On Facebook

A French court has imposed a one-month driving suspension on 15 drivers after they were convicted of posting the locations of speed traps and cameras to a Facebook group.
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You Can Now Get A $17,000 Speeding Ticket In Britain

It's been demonstrated that most speed limits are arbitrary and kind of pointless beyond fueling a money-making scheme, so it's nice to see that Britain is doubling down on them. Actually, they're quadrupling down, by raising the maximum speeding fine to £10,000. That's almost $17,000, in American. » 6/10/14 11:25am 6/10/14 11:25am

Why speed cameras don't work as well as we think they do

Speed cameras have been put in at various intersections across the globe. Depending on who you ask, they were put in to bring in money or to reduce accidents. But here's one reason why they don't reduce accidents as much as we think they do. » 2/17/14 9:46am 2/17/14 9:46am

How To Remove A Speed Camera Using A Streetcar

Today's lesson on how to remove a local speedcamera comes from the very pleasant city of Zurich back in 2008. The trick is simple: tie the camera to a streetcar and let the tram do all the work. » 10/28/13 1:45pm 10/28/13 1:45pm

Insane And Confusing Speed Trap Tickets 987 Drivers In One Hour

A speed trap at the end of June in Australia netted 987 tickets in about one hour. That's a 32,930 percent increase over normal. There has been a huge mistake. And now good guy Australia wants to refund everyone. » 8/08/13 9:49am 8/08/13 9:49am

Watch An Old Man In A Nightgown Shoot Up A Speed Camera Truck

An unidentified senior in Sante Fe, New Mexico, apparently fed up with the city's unmanned speed camera truck, decided to take action and fired half-a-dozen rounds from a handgun into the vehicle's windshield. As it was 1:20 in the morning, the man was wearing a flowing white nightgown. » 4/23/12 12:00pm 4/23/12 12:00pm

TomTom to stop ratting out speeders

The folks at TomTom had good intentions when they shared anonymous traffic data with the Dutch government. They'll use it for improving roads and light timing! Oh, they used it for installing speed cameras? NO MORE DATA FOR YOU! » 4/28/11 10:45am 4/28/11 10:45am

Arizona Shutting Down Speed Cameras Thursday

Privacy issues and lower-than-expected revenue encouraged Arizona to end their freeway speed camera program. This Thursday, 76 of the cameras go silent. It's a great for, among others, rapper DMX, who was busted by one for speeding. [AZFamily via @DrudgeReport] » 7/12/10 4:00pm 7/12/10 4:00pm

Rental Car Companies Are Giving Away Your Personal Info

Rental car companies like Avis and Hertz are giving personal customer data to a company called American Traffic Solutions, which uses this information to charge your credit card if your rental is busted by one of their traffic cameras. » 7/07/10 12:00pm 7/07/10 12:00pm

Arizona Ends Highway Speed Camera Program

Arizona's controversial speed camera program ends after public concerns over the surveillance implications and lower-than-expected revenue from the program. It's a victory for drivers and people in monkey masks. (Hat tip to Tiberiuswise!) [AP/Yahoo] » 5/07/10 9:00am 5/07/10 9:00am

Never Mind The Sputniks! England Testing Satellite Speed Cameras

Eat your heart out George Orwell, England has begun testing satellite-based speed cameras capable of recording average speeds and reading license plates from space. Don't get any big ideas about English weather either, it works in cloudy conditions. » 4/20/10 11:00am 4/20/10 11:00am

"TricPlate": Definitely Not For Defeating Speed Cameras

TricPlate is a $550 electrochromic license frame designed to obfuscate license plates for "car show use" and "off-road applications." Definitely not designed for on-road applications like avoiding ticketing by speed camera. No way. Available for show motorcycles and show cars. » 11/05/09 2:00pm 11/05/09 2:00pm

Man Avoids 37 Speed Camera Tickets By Wearing Monkey Mask

Authorities have sent 37 speeding tickets to Dave Vontesmar, claiming he'd been captured each time by speed camera. Dave denies he's at fault, saying he doesn't resemble the monkey driver portrayed in camera images. » 9/09/09 1:30pm 9/09/09 1:30pm

Victory! Arizona County Ditches Speed Camera Program

Success was had on Wednesday in the fight against robotic roadway policing, the harbinger of Skynet, when a small Arizona county struck down their failing speed camera van program. » 1/23/09 9:30am 1/23/09 9:30am

Illinois Governor Wants Speed Cameras On Freeways, Taxation Without…

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is proposing a system of speed cameras lining the state's freeways, targeting speeders in order to generate revenue supporting additional Chicago-based tactical police units. This is easily the most anti-motorists' rights idea we've heard from a politician in about thirty-seven… » 8/07/08 12:15pm 8/07/08 12:15pm

Top Gear Unveils "Throne Of Gratitude," Honors UK Anti-Speed Camera…

In this past week's episode of Top Gear, the boys awarded Peter Greenlagh, a city councilman in the little UK town of Swindon, the "Top Gear Trophy of Excellence" for taking a stand against speed cameras. Not only that, but Jezza announced the creation of the "Top Gear Throne of Gratitude," inviting Greenlagh to drop… » 7/22/08 10:00am 7/22/08 10:00am

Passport Radar Detector Includes GPS With Speed Camera Database

Despite the fact that slowing down is still one of the best ways to save gas, people, us included, continue to enjoy a little extra speed courtesy of the radar detector. The latest model from Passport, the 9500ix, includes some unique features to compensate for the latest speed-busting technology: integrated GPS and a… » 7/02/08 4:40pm 7/02/08 4:40pm

Mooning Speed Cameras Are Quickest Way To Get Your Ass In Trouble

Those fancy tea-drinkers from across the pond are all up in arms over a man who was photographed mooning a speed camera. The man drops his trousers and bares his ass for a speed camera on the A1171 Dudley Lane in Cramlington. The police aren't too happy about the matter (honestly, who would be? ass lovers?) because… » 5/05/08 2:20pm 5/05/08 2:20pm

Brits Give Crossing Guards Cams To Catch Speedsters

First off, are crossing guards in the U.K really called lollipop ladies and men? If it is true, is it because their signs look like lollipops. Or even more creepily, do they hand out lollipops to kids? Regardless, these men and women are now being equipped with helmet-mounted cameras to catch aggressive motorists.… » 5/01/08 4:20pm 5/01/08 4:20pm