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Or the cops which sit on 90 in a passing lane and then none of the sheep behind are keen to pass.
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Was heading down the kaimais only to reach a cop, he was going pretty slow following a truck doing about 50-60kph. He also turned on his radar to get my speed as I was behind him. He did pull into the slow vehicle bay to let me past, not sure how many other vehicles overtook him :p
 

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Being of a certain age I'm often awake at 1.00 - 4.00AM. But driving is the last thing I want to do, more sleep would be nice.
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Was heading down the kaimais only to reach a cop, he was going pretty slow following a truck doing about 50-60kph. He also turned on his radar to get my speed as I was behind him. He did pull into the slow vehicle bay to let me past, not sure how many other vehicles overtook him :p
He never thought to stop the truck and ask why he didn't use the passing bays did he?
 

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@LouG what are the chances of you resubmitting that FYI Request we are all so very thankful for again?

Reason being, I got targeted by a Stalker RLR which wasn't on that sheet document they gave to you.

I have video footage of this.

Only asking because you seem to know the process quite well..
 

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@LouG what are the chances of you resubmitting that FYI Request we are all so very thankful for again?

Reason being, I got targeted by a Stalker RLR which wasn't on that sheet document they gave to you.

I have video footage of this.

Only asking because you seem to know the process quite well..
https://fyi.org.nz/
I'd like to, but I think it might start to look vexatious. The process is simple, go to

Make and browse Official Information requests

I'd quote the current models as on the attached sheet, and ask if there are any new systems in use, specifically Stalker RLR among others.

How did you identify it? Via your detector? It could possibly be wrong.
 

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Hello from the Great White North (Canada). I'm going to be renting a car and driving quite a bit on both the North and South islands. I'll be running Waze and TagACam so I'm not worried about fixed cameras, but are there any particular areas with live traps I need to watch out for?
I'd appreciate any advice you guys can offer. Thanks.
 

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Hello from the Great White North (Canada). I'm going to be renting a car and driving quite a bit on both the North and South islands. I'll be running Waze and TagACam so I'm not worried about fixed cameras, but are there any particular areas with live traps I need to watch out for?
I'd appreciate any advice you guys can offer. Thanks.
Waze isn’t really used a lot here, I actually found the iRadar app from cobra better for cameras. Unsure about TagACam never used it here.

Live traps not really- laser is becoming more common on the Auckland motorways so beware.

Otherwise usual stuff, watch our for I/O use a rabbit, bring your RD ;)

If you need help with anything else non-CM related feel free to PM me.


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Watch for grey VW and Hyundai vans parked on the side of the road. They really stand out on rural highways. Redflex pole mounts are white with two boxes on outriggers.
But mobile Stalkers are the biggest threat, you can find them even on backroads at times. But they're not as common as they used to be, except around Wellington. Our new Holden patrol cars are hard to spot with very low profile light bars. If in doubt, throw the anchor out.
You'll also see that our environment mostly isn't conducive to long detections, react to every Ka beep until you're sure.
 

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Down south they are running two patrol cars about 1km apart. I saw them give somebody a ticket within 200m of a speed sign, I thought they didn't do that. Also they put those Hyundai about 1km past a Redflex, well off the highway where they can get a clear shot so beware!
 

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Down south they are running two patrol cars about 1km apart. I saw them give somebody a ticket within 200m of a speed sign, I thought they didn't do that. Also they put those Hyundai about 1km past a Redflex, well off the highway where they can get a clear shot so beware!
Yep, see this often down here. If you see a marked car, keep your eyes open for a mufti down the road a bit!
 

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Yep, see this often down here. If you see a marked car, keep your eyes open for a mufti down the road a bit!
Mufti = Unmarked car
For our American buddies


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Down south they are running two patrol cars about 1km apart. I saw them give somebody a ticket within 200m of a speed sign, I thought they didn't do that. Also they put those Hyundai about 1km past a Redflex, well off the highway where they can get a clear shot so beware!
That's in breach of guidelines. They did it here on Lower Queen St, I complained to the Area Commander and haven't seen it done since.
 

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Good save from the RD a while back here - red highway patrol sitting fully out of view. Few oncoming cars flashed their lights too.


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Finally had some motivation and time to install the hardwire for the radar, was already ripping the car apart for reversing camera and full audio rewire with amps/subs etc. Only thing is, will the blue tint affect the radar at all? If so i'll have to drop it down a bit I guess.
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Finally had some motivation and time to install the hardwire for the radar, was already ripping the car apart for reversing camera and full audio rewire with amps/subs etc. Only thing is, will the blue tint affect the radar at all? If so i'll have to drop it down a bit I guess.
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Nice install man.

The blue tint is fine. The only tiny that will affect performance is metallic tint.
 

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Good save from the RD a while back here - red highway patrol sitting fully out of view. Few oncoming cars flashed their lights too.


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Ahh yes, I recognize that spot.
You’re right, they do tuck themselves in there quite nicely ready to pounce.
Thankfully the Redline gave me plenty of warning.
 

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Managed to modify the cheap Chinese RD to give me 100m warning of Redflex and in doing this killed most the false alerts. Now playing with it to increase Stalker range without killing the Redflex detection. Also have to think now about the warning, don't need any of the voice or display circuitry now, any way now not compatible. Bluetooth for my Sena but what alert? I can electronically distinguish between Stalker and Redflex but in the car or MC I don't want it to be annoying but pleasant, any ideas?
 

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Managed to modify the cheap Chinese RD to give me 100m warning of Redflex and in doing this killed most the false alerts. Now playing with it to increase Stalker range without killing the Redflex detection. Also have to think now about the warning, don't need any of the voice or display circuitry now, any way now not compatible. Bluetooth for my Sena but what alert? I can electronically distinguish between Stalker and Redflex but in the car or MC I don't want it to be annoying but pleasant, any ideas?
I use the Porky clip for Ka on JBV1, but I wouldn't say the squealing is pleasant. What about a sexy womans voice saying "slow down baby, we've got all day"?
 

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I just saw an interview with Tiff Needel in Youtub. I guess you all know who he is, Le Mans regular, tester in F1, host of 5th Gear, etc. David Coulthard said he could even drift a wheelbarrow.
Anyway, he was asked if he ever got frightened when racing. He said that whenever he drives his concentration is 100% on driving, that's why he's never taken by surprise, never panics. He said that's the reason racers can crash, but they are never shocked by it, they are aware of what's happening every second.
This should be rammed down the throat of the NZTA until they understand that inadequate training is the main reason our road toll has plateaued.
Don't make stupid adverts that accept accidents are inevitable, put the money into proper training and make it mandatory.
 

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I just saw an interview with Tiff Needel in Youtub. I guess you all know who he is, Le Mans regular, tester in F1, host of 5th Gear, etc. David Coulthard said he could even drift a wheelbarrow.
Anyway, he was asked if he ever got frightened when racing. He said that whenever he drives his concentration is 100% on driving, that's why he's never taken by surprise, never panics. He said that's the reason racers can crash, but they are never shocked by it, they are aware of what's happening every second.
This should be rammed down the throat of the NZTA until they understand that inadequate training is the main reason our road toll has plateaued.
Don't make stupid adverts that accept accidents are inevitable, put the money into proper training and make it mandatory.
I'm a Canadian vacationing in your amazingly beautiful country. Wow, you've got some spectacular roads; winding beyond belief and really fun to drive.
Two observations though;
1 - most highways are limited to 100 kph even though many sections are so full of curves that even a determined corner carver like me can't maintain that speed. It's a joke. But 4 & 6 lane expressways are also limited to 100 kph where 130 would be safe. It makes no sense at all.
2 - almost no one speeds here. I'm constantly passing cars doing well under the limit on straight roads, and still there are radar traps to catch the few who take advantage of a passing lane. There's lots of road signs warning of the dangers of speed, but almost no one's breaking the limit.
Whatever is causing NZ car crashes it certainly isn't speeding.


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Whatever is causing NZ car crashes it certainly isn't speeding.
Most of NZ would agree with you, the others would blame the tourists.
I think it is a mixture of people being impatient and general idiots.
 

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