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EstorilM3
01-14-2004, 06:45 PM
http://www.thestar.ca/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1074080603306&call_pageid=968332188492&col=968793972154

*thmbsdwn* :moon: :mad: *uzi* *uzi* *uzi*

Mikester
01-14-2004, 07:10 PM
WHAT THE ****. **** THEM.. stupid idiots!!!
if this happens ill install something so everytime i hit a button, my plate switches...like in the transporter

Bavaria
01-14-2004, 07:16 PM
****, now i cant do 230 on the high way

Miguel
01-14-2004, 07:23 PM
Originally posted by McGuinty
ďIíve long been a supporter of photo radar, Itís a revenue generator, absolutely.Ē

What a fcuker that McGuinty is. I guess if speeding wasnt the cash cow that it is, we'd have a smaller police force.

chanh
01-14-2004, 07:34 PM
SEE that's what ppl get voting for this fag*uzi* *uzi* *uzi*

M3ti Compact
01-14-2004, 07:43 PM
What? Wasn't it abolished a while ago because everyone said it was a shameless money maker?

Mystikal
01-14-2004, 08:16 PM
It won't pass.

chanh
01-14-2004, 08:19 PM
I hope so *sad*

Jase
01-14-2004, 08:28 PM
It will just jam up the courts anyway. That was the largest problem last time. Since you have the right to dispute any ticket. Sure they make tons of money but they waste tons on fighting pissed off motorists

Glenn 328is
01-14-2004, 08:50 PM
Guys, you want photo radar. Here in Alberta, we've had it for many years and it is easy to spot. There are hardly any radar or laser traps anymore. They sit a van on the side of the road and you slow down, then you speed back up. A no brainer. IMHO...:D

AMG_POWER
01-14-2004, 08:53 PM
Originally posted by Glenn 328is
Guys, you want photo radar. Here in Alberta, we've had it for many years and it is easy to spot. There are hardly any radar or laser traps anymore. They sit a van on the side of the road and you slow down, then you speed back up. A no brainer. IMHO...:D

So it's a van??? what if you have antiradar does it cach it?? or better jammer lol

Lil'Smoothie
01-14-2004, 08:54 PM
**** em
10 bucks n u can get film that refletcs the flash when they take ur pic, just check out ebay
photo radar can lick deze nuts :moon:

Glenn 328is
01-14-2004, 08:57 PM
The k band radar is aimed forward but if you have a detector it reflects off of the other cars in front. But it has very short range.

This is obviously a "cash-cow", and it catches the people who are not paying attention. Be aware and you will almost never get caught.

omid
01-14-2004, 08:59 PM
wtf.isn't it enough for them.they allways have to come up with something to piss us off.i hate the laws in canada man.:mad:

Glenn 328is
01-14-2004, 09:02 PM
Just wait until you guys get red-light cameras...*th-up*

Lil'Smoothie
01-14-2004, 09:04 PM
we already got em

red-light cameras

Lil'Smoothie
01-14-2004, 09:05 PM
if they wanna make money they should elgalize and control bud

omid
01-14-2004, 09:06 PM
here is a picture of one of them

King Luis
01-14-2004, 09:17 PM
i don't think that cops should have under cover cars unless it is for sting operations. otherwise every police car should be marked with lights on the roof

WhadUpp
01-14-2004, 09:24 PM
No I'm definitely not ready for it*uzi* *uzi* *uzi*

WhadUpp
01-14-2004, 09:25 PM
Originally posted by omid
here is a picture of one of them

Ewww, that is one ugly MOFO*shiner*

MorningCruiser
01-14-2004, 10:18 PM
I'm all for it to be out there. We have it here, if you don't drive like a retard, you're fine.

And no, they do not need to be in the vehicle, and here in Calgary they have a brilliant way of setting them up. On the backs of speed change signs etc.

The most commonly known speed trap is the near permanent van in the CBC parking lot on Memorial. It sits there, and catches so many people it's not even funny.

I don't know why people are getting so mad because they can't speed like morons anymore. If you want to speed at absurd speeds, go out on the highway where your radar detector won't help you even if there is a cop shooting radar. Honestly I'm tired of hearing my friends and family bitch and whine about getting tickets for speeding. Every single photo radar camera here in Calgary is setup to take a photo at over 8km/h over the limit. It takes 3 pictures of you, one of the driver, one of the plate and one of the "vehicular scene" so that they know if you're passing and whatnot. They won't really ticket you unless you're going 13+ over the limit, so keep your pants on. If you're reasonable about it you're fine, you don't even get demerits, so be thankful it's not a real cop.

*flamesuit and end rant*

Edit - Oh, and we have completely unmarked personal vehicles permitted for running radar/laser etc. Including a 2003 Z06. I wasn't ready for that thing to pull me over, I tell you...

Soldo
01-14-2004, 10:51 PM
Originally posted by MorningCruiser
I'm all for it to be out there. We have it here, if you don't drive like a retard, you're fine.

And no, they do not need to be in the vehicle, and here in Calgary they have a brilliant way of setting them up. On the backs of speed change signs etc.

The most commonly known speed trap is the near permanent van in the CBC parking lot on Memorial. It sits there, and catches so many people it's not even funny.

I don't know why people are getting so mad because they can't speed like morons anymore. If you want to speed at absurd speeds, go out on the highway where your radar detector won't help you even if there is a cop shooting radar. Honestly I'm tired of hearing my friends and family bitch and whine about getting tickets for speeding. Every single photo radar camera here in Calgary is setup to take a photo at over 8km/h over the limit. It takes 3 pictures of you, one of the driver, one of the plate and one of the "vehicular scene" so that they know if you're passing and whatnot. They won't really ticket you unless you're going 13+ over the limit, so keep your pants on. If you're reasonable about it you're fine, you don't even get demerits, so be thankful it's not a real cop.

*flamesuit and end rant*

Edit - Oh, and we have completely unmarked personal vehicles permitted for running radar/laser etc. Including a 2003 Z06. I wasn't ready for that thing to pull me over, I tell you...
:huh?:
I'm assuming you drive some crappy K car, with less then 60hp thats not capable of speeding!
Look the point is, speed limits are GAY (for the most part), if they wanted to catch speeders as a means of ACTUAL SAFETY, then fine, but the fact that they're doing it as a source of income is bullshit!
People don't buy cars like M5's and stuff like that to accelerate to the speed limit:rolleyes: , they buy cars to have fun with them. Now i'm not saying that people should do 150km/h through a school zone, but i mean c'mon, half the tickets we recieve are bullish anyways, JUST ASK MIGUEL!

I think the photo radar wont hold up to well, i'm not sure how it works exactly, but how would it manage to catch the actual person driving the car? At which point the ticket is pretty much useless, NO?!

McGuinty is a PIG FAKER DELUXE!
I hope he jumps infront of a fakin bus!
:mad:

Gianpaolo_E46
01-14-2004, 11:11 PM
Originally posted by omid
here is a picture of one of them

Thats not photo radar...that just regular radar...photo radar is when the put machines that record ur speed and licence plate and they mail u a ticket...its easy to get out of those...just go to court and tell the court to prove who was driving...thats the same way to get out of red light cameras, just ask the court to prove who was driving..i know this because a opp officer told me

MorningCruiser
01-14-2004, 11:17 PM
Actually, my primary vehicle is entirely capable of exceeding it's 220km/h speedo and has done it before.

I've had my share of stupid fast driving, and will never do it again in Canada. In the US on the highway where I can get away with murder, may be a different story.

And by the way, the newer cameras take a picture of the driver aswell, if it looks like you, take a hike, cause you're screwed.

Ask me, I know. I got 3 pictures not long ago in the mail. One of me driving, one of my vehicle, and one of my plate.

By the way, Soldomatic, my primary car has more than double the displacement of your car. So I wouldn't be so ready to jump the gun and say that I drive a K-car mister "I'm hot ****" Oh, and mine has 3.92 gearing, from the factory. And no, it's not a muscle car ;)

ROCKETMAN
01-14-2004, 11:17 PM
I heard one positive side about it today on the news.

With the traditional radar, the cop would pull u over, give u a ticket and u would get demerit points.

But with the photoradar, it just takes a picture of ure car, and sends the ticket to ure house.
So here, they would be giving the ticket to the car, instead of the driver, and so they wouldnt know who to give the demerit points to!!!!:D

ROCKETMAN
01-14-2004, 11:19 PM
my bad. didnt read above posts.

MorningCruiser
01-14-2004, 11:20 PM
Originally posted by ROCKETMAN
So here, they would be giving the ticket to the car, instead of the driver, and so they wouldnt know who to give the demerit points to!!!!:D

They're looking to change that here with the new cameras, so I wouldn't expect it to take long for it to hit Ontario if you guys get them again. So yes, it will affect you, instead of just being a cash cow. That's the whole point behind the attempt to change it here, make it a legit reason to give tickets.

Jase
01-14-2004, 11:39 PM
The new cameras will not get those with any window tint. They would have to make a law saying not tint. No camara would be able to say for sure it was me in the car. My tint is legal but I am sure that would change if camera tickets became the norm( radar or redlight). Did you notice that the goverment openly says that it is a source of income?If not this it would be some other tax that people will bitch about. A certain level of taxes is going to happen (or programs like this) or the nice level of living you all enjoy in Canada would not exsist. So many poeple take for granted what they get for free. The taxes and things like this pay for those so called free things. Some of you may be too young to remember but the goverment cut income taxes huge!...the next year we had the GST ..it is all the same level of taxes increasing marginally every year desquised as different things. So why bitch and whine

*FLAME SUIT ON*

dtthiaga
01-14-2004, 11:39 PM
If photo radar means less of those speed traps on the 407 and 400 highways, then I guess itís okay. Look on the bright side, you donít loose demerit points like speed traps. Itís still a money making eventÖ

On a similar note, I have to get a Nissan Path Finder like in the photo with the rear spear tire.

Iíve marked in blue the angle at which you can read the license plate (bottom of the plate even). If the camera is mounted on top of a van for example, the angle is too great and youíll just sap a picture of the rear tire. It does matter how far back the picture is snapped as well.

Even better is, the 407 cameras. They are mounted so high, that they cannot snap the license plate on a pathfinder. I know someone whoís been traveling the 407 for 3+ years and has never received a bill. Itís perfectly legal because thatís original equipment on the Pathfinder. :)

Jase
01-14-2004, 11:42 PM
Photo radar cameras are usually inside vans not on top. I remember they were usually astro vans with the large side window. At night you would see a flash as you went by.
Jase

Soldo
01-15-2004, 12:52 AM
Originally posted by MorningCruiser
Actually, my primary vehicle is entirely capable of exceeding it's 220km/h speedo and has done it before.

I've had my share of stupid fast driving, and will never do it again in Canada. In the US on the highway where I can get away with murder, may be a different story.

And by the way, the newer cameras take a picture of the driver aswell, if it looks like you, take a hike, cause you're screwed.

Ask me, I know. I got 3 pictures not long ago in the mail. One of me driving, one of my vehicle, and one of my plate.

By the way, Soldomatic, my primary car has more than double the displacement of your car. So I wouldn't be so ready to jump the gun and say that I drive a K-car mister "I'm hot ****" Oh, and mine has 3.92 gearing, from the factory. And no, it's not a muscle car ;)
WOW, your car is really SPEACIAL!
What i'm saying its stupid, cause its such a waste of peoples money, i mean theres so many loopholes its not funny, if it can take a pic of the driver, then UP WITH SKI MASKS i SAY!
And what are they gonna do outlaw ski masks, sunglasses, hats, its stupid and pointless!

crusher
01-15-2004, 01:10 AM
more reason to get radar

M3Turboca
01-15-2004, 01:58 AM
By the way the picture posted was a Marksman laser gun and not photo radar.

Personally I think photo radar is shit and wicked. The 400 series highway easily supports 120km and the govt knows it.

How can they expect to slow down traffic and the damm gta 400 highway are already packed with traffic. :(

They should release and do a survey when last have you heard that speeding no matter how fast on the gta 400 highway has caused an accident.

They should raise the damm gta 400 series highway to 120km and set up photo radar at maybe 130km.

Better believe if the prick brings in photo radar on the next election voters will remember and the pc will say I will remove photo radar then he has my vote. :)

325iSBimmer
01-15-2004, 02:51 AM
Originally posted by chanh
SEE that's what ppl get voting for this fag*uzi* *uzi* *uzi*

EXACTLY....I swear...Im gonna be the first to *uzi* the Premier of Ontario.....

I ABSOLUTELY hate that MotherF***er....

How did he get anywhere in politics.....All he does is LIE...
oh wait....thats how.....*no-no*
I HATE canadian Politics

app
01-15-2004, 04:15 AM
I assume a radar detector will pick up this unit, and since this is a photo radar it would be a continuous radar not in burst?

WASABI
01-15-2004, 04:30 AM
Booooooooooooo ! As a source of revenue ??? Fak that ! Has speeding been a real threat in T.O. ? Any stats available out there showing how dangerous it has become ? :rolleyes:

sonny
01-15-2004, 06:20 AM
:mad:

djcontra
01-15-2004, 06:59 AM
I'm not too worried. Just in case though, I got a set of those anti-photo radar plate covers at some shop around scarborough. It makes the letters not show up in the photo.

http://i6.ebayimg.com/02/i/01/1b/84/ab_1.JPG

app
01-15-2004, 12:14 PM
is that a cover that just go's over the license plate, and then when the photo is taken, it's distorted?

bart320i
01-15-2004, 01:27 PM
Originally posted by MorningCruiser
I'm all for it to be out there. We have it here, if you don't drive like a retard, you're fine.

And no, they do not need to be in the vehicle, and here in Calgary they have a brilliant way of setting them up. On the backs of speed change signs etc.

The most commonly known speed trap is the near permanent van in the CBC parking lot on Memorial. It sits there, and catches so many people it's not even funny.

I don't know why people are getting so mad because they can't speed like morons anymore. If you want to speed at absurd speeds, go out on the highway where your radar detector won't help you even if there is a cop shooting radar. Honestly I'm tired of hearing my friends and family bitch and whine about getting tickets for speeding. Every single photo radar camera here in Calgary is setup to take a photo at over 8km/h over the limit. It takes 3 pictures of you, one of the driver, one of the plate and one of the "vehicular scene" so that they know if you're passing and whatnot. They won't really ticket you unless you're going 13+ over the limit, so keep your pants on. If you're reasonable about it you're fine, you don't even get demerits, so be thankful it's not a real cop.

*flamesuit and end rant*

Edit - Oh, and we have completely unmarked personal vehicles permitted for running radar/laser etc. Including a 2003 Z06. I wasn't ready for that thing to pull me over, I tell you...

Seriously man all your posts seem to be outsmarting other people or trying to make them inferior to you.
First it was your stupid S-class to 7 series comment now this. Do us a favour and please post some pics of your super car cause from all I know is your just some 13 year old hill billy

SebSter
01-15-2004, 04:21 PM
where do you get that cover that reflects the flash from the pictures and makes it unreadable? ive been looking for that for a while seems like a good investment, anyone?

blackshark
01-16-2004, 01:54 AM
well then i will get valentine 1 antyradar/jammer and this cameras will
suck off

NickP
01-16-2004, 05:43 AM
Originally posted by dtthiaga
If photo radar means less of those speed traps on the 407 and 400 highways, then I guess itís okay. Look on the bright side, you donít loose demerit points like speed traps. Itís still a money making eventÖ



Photo radar also doesn't (at least it didn't) affect your insurance since they couldn't prove who was driving the car. So if more photo radar means less of the other kind of radar I'm all for it.