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Re:Radar / Laser detectors / Jammers 2 Months, 1 Week ago  
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I remember a few years ago On my way to Laconia NH bike week I first ran up on sign set on the road side that said "watch your speed state police patrolling". Sure enough about a mile up the road there sat a NH state trooper with radar. Luckily I heeded to the warning sign. About 10 miles further up the road there was another sign and once again another trooper car parked along side the road. I noticed though this time the car was empty. All along that ride that day it was the same thing some had troopers in the car some didn't. I thought it was a great way for the state to keep us at the speed limit without breaking the budget on over time for troopers. Some times you pass two or three that were empty but you never knew when you were going to find one occupied. Smart.


Maybe if they sold off a few of those empty extra patrol cars they would have a little more room left in their budget!!?
 
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Re:Radar / Laser detectors / Jammers 2 Months, 1 Week ago  
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Dick M. wrote:
I remember a few years ago On my way to Laconia NH bike week I first ran up on sign set on the road side that said "watch your speed state police patrolling". Sure enough about a mile up the road there sat a NH state trooper with radar. Luckily I heeded to the warning sign. About 10 miles further up the road there was another sign and once again another trooper car parked along side the road. I noticed though this time the car was empty. All along that ride that day it was the same thing some had troopers in the car some didn't. I thought it was a great way for the state to keep us at the speed limit without breaking the budget on over time for troopers. Some times you pass two or three that were empty but you never knew when you were going to find one occupied. Smart.


Maybe if they sold off a few of those empty extra patrol cars they would have a little more room left in their budget!!?



They were old cars that they decided to keep a number of for that reason. I've got to say it was quite effective.
 
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Re:Radar / Laser detectors / Jammers 2 Months, 1 Week ago  
I remember when I was about 18 in St. Louis, the State Police started putting "empty cars" on the highways as a deterrent. The problem was that after a few months people started shooting up the empty cars. The police pulled them for fear of some idiot shooting at an occupied one by mistake
 
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Re:Radar / Laser detectors / Jammers 2 Months, 1 Week ago  
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I remember when I was about 18 in St. Louis, the State Police started putting "empty cars" on the highways as a deterrent. The problem was that after a few months people started shooting up the empty cars. The police pulled them for fear of some idiot shooting at an occupied one by mistake

There is a little town next to me that wanted to keep people at the speed limit
while going thru the downtown and they parked a cruiser along the main street. Some days it had a live officer in it and some days it had a cardboard figure
all painted up like a real cop. It was very hard to tell which it was until you were right up on the car. Around here he was known as captain cardboard.

around 3/4 of the way down the page is the story
https://www.marlboroughnh.org/police-department/pages/department-history
 
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Re:Radar / Laser detectors / Jammers 2 Months ago  
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Anyone ever been fingered by an airplane pacer and then ticketed on the ground? I hear they don't really do them much any more. The CHP used to rely heavily on this system of helicopters and small airplanes to monitor traffic, but these days aircraft enforcement has gone out of style. Budget cuts have reduced the number of CHP aircraft and total flying time etc. Also both the air and ground officers have to appear in court if you take the issue to court and it's harder for them to prove they have the right vehicle.
I got clipped by a helicopter. Cop pulled me over because I stood out weaving in and out of traffic at high speed. Didnt even see the police helicopter
 
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