- May 8, 2018
- Reaction score
- The middle of nowhere
Ah... the friendly headlight flashers. Such a nice bit of street code been going on 20+ years strong.Its a good thing that the opposition managed to get them to remove the overly broad initial act, and specifically address radar detectors so, at the moment, they can't ban Waze or GPS warning devices.
A nice example below from yesterday. I had 800m confirmed warning from JBV1/Waze and the first and 500m confirmed warning from JBV1/Waze on the second, plus two friendly headlight flashers on the first ;
TraffiStar S350 in back of white ute/pickup in the day on left verge capturing both directions, and poliscan on a tripod hidden behind the red mail box on the left verge at night capturing both directions.
No one on the night run coming the other way would have seen it to flash me, as the ute was parked off road behind trees, and the poliscan tripod was setup behind an AusPost mailbox ;
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When I was a teenage apprentice, my boss bought a new work bus. He'd driven it through the country, noticed a camera, and done the old light flash to oncoming cars. He didn't know there was another cop down the road who saw him flick the high beams. Cop pulls him over and asks if there's anything wrong with his headlights. He's not given a straight answer, and cops said he'd defect the vehicle for a problem with the lights. My boss smiles, points down at the odometer with less than 500km on the clock (brand new ute) and says sure mate, it's still under warranty, only bought a fortnight ago. Haha!
That would have sucked, but certain the dealership would have written a nice report if push come to shove. Cop let him off, but let him know at the same time.