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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?
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Old 16.04.2008, 10:32
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Re: Swiss "Vandals", The Speed Camera and The Tram

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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....
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Old 16.04.2008, 10:33
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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.

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Old 16.04.2008, 11:09
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I'm wetting myself laughing here, reminds me of a site with photos of torched speed cameras from the UK.
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Old 16.04.2008, 11:11
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Heck even the camera man is sniggering...
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Old 16.04.2008, 11:20
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Re: Swiss "Vandals", The Speed Camera and The Tram

well that one for the car drivers....

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

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Old 16.04.2008, 11:40
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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. 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.
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Old 16.04.2008, 12:38
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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.
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Old 16.04.2008, 13:19
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Re: Swiss "Vandals", The Speed Camera and The Tram

Just keeping with the title of the thread where "vandals" are also in quotations.
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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"
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Old 27.04.2008, 14:25
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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
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Old 28.04.2008, 00:47
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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?

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Old 28.04.2008, 12:35
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Re: Swiss "Vandals", The Speed Camera and The Tram

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.

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Old 28.04.2008, 12:48
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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
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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..
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Re: Swiss "Vandals", The Speed Camera and The Tram

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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 ît 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...
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Old 28.04.2008, 13:02
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Re: Swiss "Vandals", The Speed Camera and The Tram

A thing of beauty.. UK version put to music

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Good on the dutch..

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