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Do People Do This In Your Country ?

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posted on Nov, 15 2020 @ 05:16 PM
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Now, Australians in general are relatively anti-authority to varying degrees (except those of oh so noble lineage descended from the red coats, bureaucrats, merchants, squatters and others superior to convicts).

We have mobile speed cameras here for catching people exceeding the speed limit out on the highways. Contracted by a third party to the government/police force to then send on fines to the offending motorist.

As you are making your way down the highway in broad daylight at times a fellow motorist will be flashing their headlights at you. This is to alert you to the presence of a speed camera up ahead and help you to avoid a few hundred dollar fine and demerit points being taken from your motor vehicle license.

Whilst driving the other day I wondered if this is just an Aussie thing or if other countries citizens also provide this service to eachother?



posted on Nov, 15 2020 @ 05:19 PM
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a reply to: IAMALLYETALLIAM

Nope. Happens here, but here we have cops with lasar guns waiting to speed trap you and chase you down.



posted on Nov, 15 2020 @ 05:24 PM
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Na we do it in the UK too.

Unless its an Audi driver....they deserve the fine.
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posted on Nov, 15 2020 @ 05:25 PM
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a reply to: IAMALLYETALLIAM

Yep, hppens throughout the British Islands, down here in the Channel Islands the police have warned people not to do this as it's considered obstruction, or something.




posted on Nov, 15 2020 @ 05:28 PM
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originally posted by: IAMALLYETALLIAM
Now, Australians in general are relatively anti-authority to varying degrees (except those of oh so noble lineage descended from the red coats, bureaucrats, merchants, squatters and others superior to convicts).

We have mobile speed cameras here for catching people exceeding the speed limit out on the highways. Contracted by a third party to the government/police force to then send on fines to the offending motorist.

As you are making your way down the highway in broad daylight at times a fellow motorist will be flashing their headlights at you. This is to alert you to the presence of a speed camera up ahead and help you to avoid a few hundred dollar fine and demerit points being taken from your motor vehicle license.

Whilst driving the other day I wondered if this is just an Aussie thing or if other countries citizens also provide this service to eachother?

Sometimes you'll get a notice from other drivers but not always. Some people enjoy seeing others suffer, I guess.
We have stop-light-camera-tickets, of which my wife has collected several. Not a "moving violation" so not an arrest able offence, but if you don't pay the extortionist, you can't renew your car, or any car registration, until you settle up with the revenuers.



posted on Nov, 15 2020 @ 05:29 PM
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posted on Nov, 15 2020 @ 05:39 PM
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Used to happen a lot more in the pre-smartphone days (to me anyway - 70s, 80s). Now waze will tell you that there is a cop up ahead cause someone else will have reported it that way already. Out of curiosity I got an old CB radio recently to put in my car... are they still used by truckers or have them become obsolete? That was the other old alt way to keep up on surrounding street/highway activity. I'll know soon! Gotta build a mount and stick it in.



posted on Nov, 15 2020 @ 05:44 PM
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a reply to: IAMALLYETALLIAM

We do it in Canada as well.

The cops will nail us if we get caught though.




posted on Nov, 15 2020 @ 05:45 PM
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Belgium here.
We used to call the mobile camera's 'falling stars' and some radio stations would give away their locations.
Then people started warning about them on social media channels
and now....

Each police district tells their followers on Twitter where the cameras will be set up 24h in advance.

Never saw people warn each other with flashing lights though



posted on Nov, 15 2020 @ 05:54 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: IAMALLYETALLIAM

Nope. Happens here, but here we have cops with lasar guns waiting to speed trap you and chase you down.



We have them too with the additional resource of the private contractors hiding on the roads salivating over the fact they might get to send you a fine.



posted on Nov, 15 2020 @ 05:55 PM
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originally posted by: MerkabaTribeEntity
a reply to: IAMALLYETALLIAM

Yep, hppens throughout the British Islands, down here in the Channel Islands the police have warned people not to do this as it's considered obstruction, or something.



That's communicated here as well but near impossible to police.



posted on Nov, 15 2020 @ 05:56 PM
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a reply to: ToddB

"Suffer"???

How about not speeding? It's not hard, just don't go faster than the speed limit.

I used to until I got a speeding ticket for ten over. Not anymore. A couple of summers ago I left a traffic light and got a little above the limit (30 in a 25) when I noticed there was a cop behind me. I slowed to the limit and stayed there as they followed me for FIFTEEN MILES! Through that town, several country miles and into my town, never exceeding the limit or forgetting turn signals. When I turned on my street they continued through town.

What is a non-moving violation with a stoplight camera???



posted on Nov, 15 2020 @ 05:56 PM
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originally posted by: ToddB

originally posted by: IAMALLYETALLIAM
Now, Australians in general are relatively anti-authority to varying degrees (except those of oh so noble lineage descended from the red coats, bureaucrats, merchants, squatters and others superior to convicts).

We have mobile speed cameras here for catching people exceeding the speed limit out on the highways. Contracted by a third party to the government/police force to then send on fines to the offending motorist.

As you are making your way down the highway in broad daylight at times a fellow motorist will be flashing their headlights at you. This is to alert you to the presence of a speed camera up ahead and help you to avoid a few hundred dollar fine and demerit points being taken from your motor vehicle license.

Whilst driving the other day I wondered if this is just an Aussie thing or if other countries citizens also provide this service to eachother?

Sometimes you'll get a notice from other drivers but not always. Some people enjoy seeing others suffer, I guess.
We have stop-light-camera-tickets, of which my wife has collected several. Not a "moving violation" so not an arrest able offence, but if you don't pay the extortionist, you can't renew your car, or any car registration, until you settle up with the revenuers.


That also exists here - Australia and my once great state of Victoria is one of the most over policed, over taxed and over fined places to live in the world...



posted on Nov, 15 2020 @ 05:57 PM
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originally posted by: KindraLaBelle


Each police district tells their followers on Twitter where the cameras will be set up 24h in advance.





Really? That is crazy! I can not conceive of anything like that happening here!

The police here definitely operate on an adversarial mentality as opposed to community servants.



posted on Nov, 15 2020 @ 07:28 PM
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a reply to: IAMALLYETALLIAM
Yep. Detroit here. Flashing lights means "radar" or just cops ahead.

Rapid flashing means "warning"...something wrong ahead, watch our.

And no lights? Flash, flash yours to let em know.

Stay well down there!

And speed and traffic cameras, ticket in the mail

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posted on Nov, 15 2020 @ 07:42 PM
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originally posted by: okrian
Used to happen a lot more in the pre-smartphone days (to me anyway - 70s, 80s). Now waze will tell you that there is a cop up ahead cause someone else will have reported it that way already. Out of curiosity I got an old CB radio recently to put in my car... are they still used by truckers or have them become obsolete? That was the other old alt way to keep up on surrounding street/highway activity. I'll know soon! Gotta build a mount and stick it in.


CB radios here are still used by truck drivers and recreational 4x4 drivers



posted on Nov, 15 2020 @ 07:43 PM
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originally posted by: mysterioustranger
a reply to: IAMALLYETALLIAM
Yep. Detroit here. Flashing lights means "radar" or just cops ahead.

Rapid flashing means "warning"...something wrong ahead, watch our.

And no lights? Flash, flash yours to let em know.

Stay well down there!

And speed and traffic cameras, ticket in the mail


Yes - same use of the headlights here.

Thanks, doing my best to stay well though the temperature is starting to rise as we come in to summer....hot and windy days are making me nervous after living in an inferno last summer (bush fires).



posted on Nov, 15 2020 @ 09:45 PM
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MN here, flashing your lights has always been a warning a cop is up ahead. Also a good way to get a cops attention if you need help of any kind.

Also, turning your lights off and on again is good for letting truckers know they are safe to move over after passing you. They almost always turn theirs off and on again as a thanks.



posted on Nov, 15 2020 @ 10:30 PM
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a reply to: IAMALLYETALLIAM
If you got a floor... n I was a real good swimmer...I'd camp out down your way.

It's getting crazy up here....stay well!



posted on Nov, 15 2020 @ 10:39 PM
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a reply to: mysterioustranger

I got a floor, mattress and detached from the house bungalow

Been the same amount of crazy in my state of Victoria minus the election. Just expressed in another thread that our state leaders share a lot in common in regards to their covid responses and are globalist shills.

Let me know if you start swimming - I live in God's country

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