God knows we should all be driving slower, but we're only human. Even the threat of a fine can't stop us. So to counteract this self-destructive streak of ours, Hyundai is working on car that automatically slows itself down in the face of speed cameras.
Speed cameras have been put in at various intersections across the globe. Depending on who you ask, they were put in to bring in money or to reduce accidents. But here's one reason why they don't reduce accidents as much as we think they do.
Nothing feels worse than getting a speeding ticket in the mail. What. The. Truck. As if they weren't bad enough as-is, a report from the Washington DC metropolitan area suggests that the cameras used to catch you might not be playing by the rules. In fact, the camera contractors might be fudging the evidence to make…
In Finland there are cameras. Automated cameras. They observe the roads, watching for speeders. Nothing new, right? Wrong. These silent watchers can ding drivers for pretty much everything else too.
Another idiot roams the world in his speeding car. The world being the squarish state of Arizona. This guy has avoided 37 tickets totaling $6700 using a monkey mask. Still, not a match to Animal in Germany. [Thanks, GitEmSteveDave]
This looks like a road in Sweden, Norway, or Germany. Wherever it is, they use their tanks to fire at speeding cars. Maybe. Whatever it is they do, I know I wouldn't be messing with these traffic cops. [Thanks David]
I think that speed cameras are the devil's technology that impugn our basic human rights, but Maryland high school students show how they can be used for fun and
People just don't like being spied upon. If you live in the UK, you're certainly familiar with those autonomous traffic cameras lurking around every corner that catch you speeding or running traffic signals, and then tattle to the police, resulting in a traffic ticket in your mailbox. A group called MAD (Motorists…
Anyone who thought that the Dutch were a liberal race might think again if they come up against the IDEE machine. Standing for Innovative Digital Enforcement Environment, this 13-feet-high speed camera has just about everything it needs to resist an attack from an angry motorist.