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this is out of control! we have so so many fixed speed cameras and mobile undercover cameras it beyond reason. its comming to the stage that nearly every intersection has some sort of camera!

now they are taking to the skys flying over freeways "estimating" your speed.

Cops take to the skies - Local News - News - General - Penrith Star


MOTORISTS who fly down the M4 motorway run a greater chance of getting caught, thanks to NSW Police taking speed checks to the skies.

Aerial speed enforcement signage has been erected recently and white lines have been painted on the road, spaced 500 metres apart (for those who have been trying to measure it themselves on their odometer).

These white lines, on all three lanes each way, appear on the M4 between The Northern Road at Orchard Hills and Mamre Road at St Marys.

Inspector Tim Calman was a pilot before joining the police force, flying since age16.

He is a pilot of the Cessna 206, which is based at Bankstown Airport.

Aerial speed enforcement on the M4 is ``part of an ongoing process'', he said, in rolling the new method out to different parts of the state in a bid to slow people down.

Mr Calman said the areas chosen were ones with issues in relation to motoring accidents, according to information provided by the RTA.

Aerial speed enforcement is also carried out in three areas on the Hume Highway between Liverpool and Goulburn and another section on the F3 Motorway.

Aerial speed enforcement came on line on the stretch of the M4 last Monday, just in time for the Easter long weekend.

Mr Calman said it was hard to say how often the aircraft would be used over the M4, adding it would depend on weather and other operational requirements.

So how does it work?

Mr Calman said a highway patrol officer was also in the aircraft, who starts a timer as a car crosses a white line. The timer is stopped once the driver passes the second white line, and the average speed is calculated.

If caught, a photograph is taken of the number plate and a ticket is sent out.

Mr Calman said they generally only monitored one car at a time, and it was generally by observation as to which driver was targeted.
 

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True. They did this some years back but abandoned the practice. It seems to be back but they need to have patrols on the ground to apprehend and book the offenders. I can't see them doing an effective ANPR from a plane or helicopter - platform too unstable and far away. I guess they're counting on the psychological deterrent of those white lines and signs.
 

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"They" have been doing this kind of thing in the States for years now, I honestly don't know of anyone who has received a ticket from one of these airborn "bears", but they claim they have a good record of convictions.

The markers they sometimes use on the roads are kind of a give away though, they paint little airplanes on the road at 1/4 mile increments... More often just wide lines across the road.
 

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All this will become obsolete as insurance companys and law informent will have access to your black box at annual inspections to fine you and/or raise your premiums according to how fast you've driven during the year. And for those occasional 100+ mph runs, your local p/d will send you a ticket in the mail showing you your gps status!
 

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Subby, I can see why you are concerned - TV piece last night on speed cameras in the various states - Victoria had 3 times the convictions of NSW despite a lower population

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