New Device Uses Shame to Fight Speeding.

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  1. Rodimus Prime

    Rodimus Prime Sola Gratia, Sola Fide TFW2005 Supporter

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    http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/view.php?StoryID=20060804-042945-4527r

    :rolleyes2 
     
  2. planetjacker

    planetjacker Critters burn real good. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Wouldn't work on me I don't know my plate number.
     
  3. Optimus Scourge

    Optimus Scourge Arcee's boy toy Veteran

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    huh. better look out for that "2FAST4U" guy :lol 
    I don't see how that would stop people. Reckless drivers won't change. maybe when they see it, but it won't do anything in the long term.
     
  4. Rodimus Prime

    Rodimus Prime Sola Gratia, Sola Fide TFW2005 Supporter

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    I predict an increase in swearword license plates.
     
  5. rattrap007

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    It won't work...
     
  6. Greyryder

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    The technology behind this would be better used to operate retractable tire spikes. If you can target specific cars, with an automated system like this, you might as well use with something that will really slow them down.

    (Yes, this is a joke. I know how potentially dangerous that would be for everyone in the area. Still, some part of me thinks that it would be pretty funny.)
     
  7. tikgnat

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    50 to 60% of Drivers have slowed down!

    On another note, rear end collsions are up 70%!!!

    Instead of stupid cameras why not spend more money and time in actual police officers? That can you know, stop speeding cars, prevent people talking on their phones while driving? And maybe stop crime?

    Or is that too simplistic?
     
  8. mrhillz

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    Interesting, but this is it? I was expecting to hear about someone falling to their death out of an airplane or something. I"m kind of disappointed :(  .
     
  9. Nerd Bomber

    Nerd Bomber Consulting your needs

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    I also don't know my plate number.
     
  10. CripNite

    CripNite That Whack Canuck Dude

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    How can you NOT know your own plate number? I mean... when you stop at the mall and go in and come back and find another car just like yours parked beside you, how do you figure out what car is yours? Or is your car just such a rusty POS that you can instantly recognize it? I honestly can't believe some people have no idea what their license plate number is.
     
  11. planetjacker

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    What are the chances someone else will have the exact same car and decals that mine does? Other than that I will remain comfortable in the knoledge that my key won't operate someone elses car.

    Oh and no I don't drive a POS (any more that is).;) 
     
  12. Omnibus Prime

    Omnibus Prime I'm too old for this shit TFW2005 Supporter

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    This has happened exactly one time in 13 years. By cosmic chance, some other poor bastard with a shitty blue 1987 Taurus parked next to mine when I was in a TRU. I came out and was like, "Der, why doesn't my key work." However, thanks to my heightened intellectual capacity, I figured out that mine was the one next to it and went on my way..still just as clueless as to my plate number.
     
  13. GigatronSama

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    Well I did once, while borrowing my mom's 92 jeep grand charokee find a nearly identical one parked next to it when I left the hardware store. The key opened the lock but didn't start it. Upon noticing the cigarette butts in the ash tray and knowing neither I nor my mother smokes, I noticed my own vehicle parked next to it.

    What's funnier is that as I pulled out, the owner of the other came out and looked quite angry to see me driving away, believing his own was bieng stolen. He began to run after me, before glancing to the side to see his own vehicle right next to him.
     
  14. Beastbot X

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    Bah, I prefer the good ol' finger of shame:

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    SHAME! SHAAAAAAAAAAAME!
     
  15. Cheetatron

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    Sadly I don't know my licence nor full license plate number for the latter its 56 something.
     
  16. Belgrath

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    Sounds like a ridiculous idea.
     
  17. Vector Sigma

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    I haven't a freaking clue what my number plate is, its a P reg green Rover, thats enough for me to track it down if i somehow forget where i parked it...
     
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    I've got a private plate on mine so tis obvious to find it, this device wouldn't make me slow down if I was speeding though, me not having any shame that I'm aware of :) 
     
  19. Spartan-117

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    I'm fairly certain this isn't a new invention, I think I recall my dad talking about seeing something similar before.
    Anyway, it won't work. There's a main road that runs past a high school near my house, it's got two of those sensor board things that flash "SLOW DOWN" in big bright letters at anyone that's speeding but everyone ignores it. I think I'm the only person that actually pays any attention to the thing. It's easy enough for a driver behind to tell what car is getting flashed at, adding the number plate will make little to no difference.
     
  20. Roller

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    I really don't think shame is the reason people are slowing down. Just like the "Your speed is..." message boards in the USA, people slow down when they see these signs because their initial reaction is "My speed is being monitored, I better slow down before I get a ticket". Posting the license plate numbers just further enforces the feeling of being monitored by being specific as to who is speeding.
     

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