We used to love running hard down in the south part of the county on Willow Springs Road.
Be damn difficult to run that hard out there now for all the development. Seems like last summer I was on Harlem down by Palos and the traffic sucked. Gone are the good ole days.
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The ones here mostly just say SLOW if you're going more than 5 mph over the posted speed.
"But officer, the sign told me I was going too slow... so I sped up. You know, for safety."
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"We can't stop here... this is Bat Country."
When I was in high school we would angle them towards the side walk to see how fast we could run or throw a baseball.
|His Royal Hiney|
They're not that harmless. I think they use them to set the speed limit for that road by determining the average speed. People see that and they slow down "validating" the speed limit. I wish people would speed up more to what they normally drive.
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Police chief in my old town gave in interview where he said he used it to remind people what the speed limit was on certain roads.
Told the interviewer to let the readers know that if they saw the speed trailer out, they could expect to see a cruiser at the same spot a few days later. He told the townsfolk to consider the radar trailer a warning for coming enforcement action.
I took him at his word.
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In my part of the world that is exactly what happens. When the speed trailer is gone you can expect to see police using radar to catch the speeders that fail to get the warning!
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We bought a MPH speed trailer years back. We never wanted the thing but a councilman insisted we get it. Then we had to get a hitch and someone who could set it up. I can barely back up my lawn tractor with a dump cart on it.
We would set it up in some problem areas and made it well known that after a few days, a radar unit would be clocking cars and writing.
Around these parts, they leave em in the same place for a few days. Then they disappear and sometime in the next week to 10 days, you will be greeted by a real cop with a real radar gun!
They're putting similar sign-mounted permanent units at the edge of several towns around here now.
Let me tell you folks a little secret, ours have a data link that give an average speed during a specific time. The traffic Sgt. then looks at the data and assigns traffic units to the area.
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They are radar detector testers.
"It's worse, it's so much worse"
I was on my Kawasaki ZX-11 on my way to work. At a stop sign, I see a newly placed radar trailer about a quarter-mile down the road. I decide to see how fast I can get. Just as I rolled it on, I noticed the motorcycle officer move behind the trailer with his radar gun. I did two miles under the speed limit all the way by him.
U.S. Army, Retired
I think they are great for checking the accuracy of your speedometer. Every now and then I'll make 3 passes by them going 30,60,&90.
Same here. I've set some records and been caught a few times.
They like setting these up on I-376 in Pennsylvania going towards the airport. Think I've been stopped 3x.
I'd rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I'm not.
See them mostly with cameras in the backwoods podunk little towns generating revenue here in lower Alabama. Think the damn thing cost me about $80 last time I was clocked 10-15 over.
There's been some legislative and judicial concern if using them in that manner is even legal. So what did my camera ticket say, "... infraction won't appear on my driving record." They just NEED the money yo.
Back in my cycling days those things meant, it's time for a balls-out sprint to see how fast I could get it to read.
|The Unmanned Writer|
Used to have them in Phoenix, on the freeways. They we set up to take your photo and a photo of your rear plate.
The were angled to sharply to catch the plate if your truck's tailgate were down.
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I used to live in Palos Park at that time. That cop is full of it. Sounds like the Palos wanna be cops of the day. We once hit 90 on Kean Avenue and took out a guard rail in the process. Long time ago. Small world we live in.
He was IL State Police, not local. Harlem was a state highway back then, I think. Rt 43. Doesn't mean you're wrong about him being full of it, though.
Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.
-- H L Mencken
I suppose anything is possible. Tony Bettenhausen Jr. was from Tinley Park so who knows. I don't know if he did any street racing. We used to go out to Will County Road and run quarter miles.
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