Tuesday, January 10, 2012

National Camera News: Iowa Town Blames "Bermuda Triangle" For Speed Camera Errors

Engineers from Speed camera vendor Redspeed have blamed erroneous speed measurements recorded on the town of Fort Dodge, IA on an electromagnetic anomaly dubbed by the police chief as the "Bermuda Triangle". 
"Police Chief Tim Carmody called the spot in the 1200 block of Sixth Avenue North the ''Bermuda Triangle." It's a spot where drivers of school buses, big panel trucks and similar vehicles have been clocked speeding by the city's mobile speed camera and radar unit even though they were obeying the 25 mph speed limit.

The problem was brought to the attention of the City Council on Dec. 19 by drivers who had wrongly received tickets in that area.

Carmody said Monday police officers did extensive testing after those complaints were received. He said they found that for a fraction of a second the speed of a large vehicle was doubled on the radar system in that block."
Now is this the part where they tell everyone "Don't speed and you won't get a ticket"?

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