What's this machine on the road side?


#1

It made beeping sound every few seconds.


#2

Looks like a portable speeding camera…wearing a raincoat.


#3

You’re kidding, right?

That’s what it’s used by Taiwanese police for getting my money.


#4

That’s why you need to slow down when you see them.


#5


#6

Speedin’ camera!


#7

It’s actually stationary, but…


#8

That’s why when in the past I saw a sign saying speed camera ahead , I ignored it because I had done a sweep ahead of time and determined there was no fixed camera so I figured it was a fake sign to get people to slow down.

What I didn’t know is that sign can also mean the cops can pull out that portable camera at any time and put it in that signed zone. One night at 3am I blew by one of those portable cameras, got a $1800 bill in the mail.

Before that portable camera you’d probably see a triangle red sign with a camera picture warning of that. It must be signed legally or you can appeal and get the ticket tossed.

That puppy is going to catch a lot of people for many weeks because like me they figure there is no fixed camera there so people will fly by, they will make a killing.
Once people realize it’s there they will move it


#9

Or they can use an anonymous car with speeding camera, parked on the road side.


#10

I have a sneaking suspicion the government would go bankrupt without the cash flows from the speeding camera racket.


#11

In the city too?
I’ve only seen that on the highway


#12

If it was about safety they would actually stop the drivers and apply some type of points system to them.
$$$$$$ City Hall $$$$$ :slight_smile:


#13

I think they actually decrease safety. Every time I pass one, I’m looking at my speedometer instead of the road.


#14

It’s your friend if you’re a pedestrian.

If you drive past in a car above the speed limit, it’s not your friend. Equip yourself with a baseball bat and say hi.


#15

I sometimes think the same way, but it’s ultimately the driver’s fault. Sometimes we are just selfish cows.


#16

Taiwan driving etiquette 101. :grin:


#17

TBH I have also thought plenty of times of hitting the shit out of some radars. It would be great if cops spend some effort on going after some other dangerous behaviours…


#18

True, there’s a lot of dangerous driving that occurs within the speed limit.


#19

Women’s driving, for example. Although that’s under the lower speed limit most of times.


#20

Waiting for the moderator now… :smiley: