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Lob 16.04.2008 10:29

Swiss "Vandals", The Speed Camera and The Tram
 
http://www.20min.ch/news/kreuz_und_quer/story/30406697

Who did not snigger just a little bit when watching that video?

Stephanwolf 16.04.2008 10:32

Re: Swiss "Vandals", The Speed Camera and The Tram
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lob (Post 208145)
http://www.20min.ch/news/kreuz_und_quer/story/30406697

Who did not snigger just a little bit when watching that video?


Yeah thats a great vid, putting trams to good use ;) Though it is rather old. I guess 20 minutes must be out of things to report....

Darkphoenix 16.04.2008 10:33

Re: Swiss "Vandals", The Speed Camera and The Tram
 
I thought it was rather sporting of them to make sure the cars didn t get caught up in the whole thing.

:D

16.04.2008 11:09

Re: Swiss "Vandals", The Speed Camera and The Tram
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lob (Post 208145)
http://www.20min.ch/news/kreuz_und_quer/story/30406697

Who did not snigger just a little bit when watching that video?

I'm wetting myself laughing here, reminds me of a site with photos of torched speed cameras from the UK. :)

Lynn 16.04.2008 11:11

Re: Swiss "Vandals", The Speed Camera and The Tram
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lob (Post 208145)
http://www.20min.ch/news/kreuz_und_quer/story/30406697

Who did not snigger just a little bit when watching that video?

Heck even the camera man is sniggering...

radical_mit 16.04.2008 11:20

Re: Swiss "Vandals", The Speed Camera and The Tram
 
well that one for the car drivers....

more of these things should go that way....

T

Darkphoenix 16.04.2008 11:40

Re: Swiss "Vandals", The Speed Camera and The Tram
 
So I head a long while back that xome "vandals" blew up a speed camera. the issue was that as the explosion occured an old man and his dog were walking by and it totally scared them [blank]less. :D I think it probably did a number on their hearing as well.

has anybody else heard this one? I could not find evidence of it on the web.

Nathu 16.04.2008 12:38

Re: Swiss "Vandals", The Speed Camera and The Tram
 
Why to put the word vandals in quotes?

The video reminds me that Labour Day is just two weeks away.

Darkphoenix 16.04.2008 13:19

Re: Swiss "Vandals", The Speed Camera and The Tram
 
Just keeping with the title of the thread where "vandals" are also in quotations.

mha 27.04.2008 13:07

Re: Swiss "Vandals", The Speed Camera and The Tram
 
if you drive 1km/h too fast, you'll have to pay a 40.- fine... I that case I would not hug the "Belchpolizist"

Deep Purple 27.04.2008 14:25

Re: Swiss "Vandals", The Speed Camera and The Tram
 
There have been a lot of Parking Meters blown up in Lewes, near Brighton.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...wn-431872.html

It may be a complete coincidence that Lewes is the home to the largest fireworks celebrations in England :rolleyes:

Nathu 28.04.2008 00:47

Re: Swiss "Vandals", The Speed Camera and The Tram
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mha (Post 215518)
if you drive 1km/h too fast, you'll have to pay a 40.- fine... I that case I would not hug the "Belchpolizist"

But in that case you'd have about 5 km/h too much on your speedometer and you would be under the 3 km/h tolerance of the tin policeman, who in Switzerland is well-mannered and made of "Blech". ;)


Edit: Darkphoenix, I meant Lob.
And while people in the UK perhaps have less of a say in such matter, I doubt that parking meter vandalism is their last resort?

Velofellow 28.04.2008 12:35

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Just to pull you up on that one Nathu, all car speedos in Europe are set to display a speed of 5 kph more than the car is actually doing. Therefore you are not getting any leeway from the Blechpolizist when they allow you to go at 55 kph before flashing you. Your car is actually only doing 50 kph. If you have an in-car GPS, compare the speed that the device tells you you are going with the speed shown on your speedo. 5 kph difference every time.

Cheers

Jim

pinki 28.04.2008 12:48

Re: Swiss "Vandals", The Speed Camera and The Tram
 
I actually appreciate the fact that one of the vandals stopped traffic...so no one but the speed camera actually came to harm ;)

szhjcn 28.04.2008 12:53

Re: Swiss "Vandals", The Speed Camera and The Tram
 
Yes I've noticed the variation between the Speedo and the GPS.

It will vary from car to car and on the speed. At 120 my GPS reads 110.

Basically the manufacture has to ensure that it reads high rather than low. This has to take into account variations due to tyre wear etc..

AbFab 28.04.2008 12:57

Re: Swiss "Vandals", The Speed Camera and The Tram
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by szhjcn (Post 215830)
Yes I've noticed the variation between the Speedo and the GPS.

It will vary from car to car and on the speed. At 120 my GPS reads 110.

Basically the manufacture has to ensure that it reads high rather than low. This has to take into account variations due to tyre wear etc..

I noticed that too with my TomTom, but never wanted to risk seeing if īt was the speedo or the GPS that was right.

Either way it can be checked by timing a measured kilometer. At 60kph it should take 60 seconds...

28.04.2008 13:02

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A thing of beauty.. UK version put to music :D


28.04.2008 13:12

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Good on the dutch..



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