Video: 7 Penalties For & Nbsp; Crazy (in Every Sense) Speeding
Nothing in the world is perfect. In particular - speed cameras and radars, which also often misfire. But if the traffic police from these misfires are neither hot nor cold, then drivers can experience a real shock from them … and lose an impressive amount of money. We recall vivid examples of misfires, and not only from the side of cameras, but also from the side of drivers.
The biggest speeding penalty
In the ranking of the largest speeding fines, the leader has not changed for 10 years. The first line was staked out for a long time by a 47-year-old resident of Switzerland, who decided to test all the possibilities of his Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG on public roads. The tests passed "successfully": the car accelerated up to 290 kilometers per hourexceeding the limit by 170 km / h.
Since in Switzerland the size of fines depends on income, the speed lover was issued a receipt for a record amount, which was equivalent to 1 million US dollars.
Very fast Belarusian
In 2016, the driver of a Mercedes-Benz SUV accelerated on the Minsk-Grodno highway up to 299 kilometers per hour… The speed was recorded at the 198th kilometer of the M-6 highway. According to a press release from the State Traffic Inspectorate, this was a record for Belarusian roads.
The driver of the car turned out to be a 23-year-old young man, who had been prosecuted 27 times for violations of traffic rules. In 14 cases - for malicious violation of the speed limit. In Belarus, they pay for speeding either with money or with a license, and given that this was far from the first offense of the "racer", it is possible that now he still only drives in a passenger seat.
Speed cameras glitches
And now about those misfires. Here are some examples of how electronics crashed and wrote out fines, the probability of which is close to zero.
The heroes of one of the recent stories are the Hyundai Solaris sedan and the Descartes system, which calculates the average speed of movement on the road section between two cameras. With her electronic brains, she figured that the budget sedan managed to cover four kilometers in just 45 seconds. Thus, the average speed of Solaris was 313 kilometers per hour! You will not find such Hyundai Solaris not only in the Belgorod region, where the incident occurred, but also throughout Russia: the officially declared maximum speed of Solaris is 193 kilometers per hour!
It is curious that these are not the first quirks of the Descartes system in the Belgorod region. Shortly before that, she counted 304 kilometers per hour station wagon Opel AstrCaravan, and its owner was fined 5 thousand rubles. Neither Astra nor Solaris can move at such a speed, but the traffic police continue to insist that it is the owners of the cars that need to prove that they did not do this, since the principle of the presumption of innocence does not apply in this case. And they promised to check the cameras.
Only the lazy did not joke about the drivers of minibuses who can simultaneously clean up the salon, talk on the phone, smoke and make tea. So they also drive very fast! According to the picture taken by the high-speed camera of Ulyanovsk, the route GAZelle is capable of accelerate to 233 kilometers at one o'clock. At least that's what traffic cameras in the city think.
January 18, 2014, Izhevsk. 2am. The city is asleep. And while no one sees, the mad Daewoo Nexi literally rushes through the streets with speed 269 kilometers per hour! Can't believe it? So we can't believe it. And the driver of the Nexia. And, fortunately for him, the traffic police did not believe it either. As it turned out, the camera glitch was due to the fact that it was being serviced at that moment. Therefore, the system dumped Nexia 200 extra kilometers per hour. Nevertheless, since the camera worked and the “letter of happiness” came to the owner, it means that there was a violation. But obviously not so large-scale, because the maximum speed of the Nexi- is 175 km / h.
Sometimes cameras manage to photograph not a tow truck that is moving at an overspeed, but a car on its platform. The Internet remembers at least two such stories. The first occurred in Penza, when the Subaru WRX STI was being taken to the salon by an auto transporter. Then the system considered that the "hot" sedan was driving with an excess of the speed limit by 15 kilometers per hour, although in the photo it did not even spin the wheels. The second incident happened with the owner of the Hyundai Solaris hatchback from Tatarstan. The car, which was peacefully standing on the tow truck, was counted 82 kilometers per hour where the limit was 60. Only after a month of litigation and litigation, the traffic police admitted that the system had made a mistake. And the "letter of happiness" was redirected to the tow truck driver.
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