Watch A Police Car Make Love To A Camry, Now With Video!

Back in May, we ran a post about how one Illinois officer received his comeuppance for doing his job by having his cruiser get ran over by a Camry » 10/31/08 11:00am 10/31/08 11:00am. We now bring you the in-car video from the cop's perspective. The jury's still out on whether the 70-year old driver intended to dole out the harshness or if he simply…

The Top Traffic Ticket Myths Challenged!

I once had a friend who claims to have belched her way out of a speeding ticket. Whether true or not, a local TV station in Fresno, California decided to challenge some myths about traffic tickets by interviewing a local police officer. Though specifically for the Fresno area, most of these are fairly applicable to… » 11/14/07 12:30pm 11/14/07 12:30pm

Let's Motor! BMW Exec Jailed For Pinning 101 MPH Ticket on Son

The finance director of the Mini factory in Oxford is going to be spending six weeks in the clink after perjuring himself over a 101 MPH ticket. Thomas Moser claimed it was his 19-year old son that was propelling the Mini S more than twice the speed limit, probably trying to avoid the points on the license that could… » 11/05/07 2:00pm 11/05/07 2:00pm

Los Angeles County Public Service Announcement


Here's a handy tip for those in Los Angeles County who get fixit tickets for no front license plate. Only after rolling the Starlet through the Vehicle Inspection Station and paying the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department 15 bucks to look at the front plate, did we find out the California Highway Patrol will… » 6/06/07 2:00pm 6/06/07 2:00pm

Allen Funt Would Be Proud, Eh? Canada Secrets Away Speed Cams

Authorities in Edmonton, AB have obviously been hitting the back issues of ReadyMade and Surveillance Weekly pretty hard lately, as they've begun disguising speed cameras as ubiquitous power transformers and roadside utility boxes. (Side note, when entering the 10 off of Fairfax in LA last week, we saw a… » 11/09/05 12:33pm 11/09/05 12:33pm

Camera-Mounted Road Studs Photograph License Plates, Nab Speeders

Speed cameras, designed to be embedded in road pavement, have been tested in several countries, including the US, and will soon began nabbing speeders in Malaysia. The Hidden Botts (named after those reflective roadway implants) system, which is effectively invisible to drivers, includes one stud that calculates speed… » 8/24/05 9:53am 8/24/05 9:53am

Pennsylvania State Police Busted for "Ticket Quota" Practice

"No, ma'am, there's no such thing as ticket quotas at the department," said officer Bob of the Pennsylvania State Police, right before a thunderbolt blasted his mustache into a puff of cinders. Act of a vengeful god or not, the PA State PD must explain the existence of documents that indicate officers receive pay… » 8/10/05 4:22pm 8/10/05 4:22pm