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Re: Road Pricing

Subject: Re: Road Pricing
From: Rocky Frisco <>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2005 18:30:21 -0500
Barrie Robinson wrote:

> As an old Marconi man I have to disagree with the speed trap being a 
> Dutch invention.  Marconi became leading edge in radar after the war 
> (Canadian Marconi were still selling doppler radar to the USA military 
> in the late sixties beating out US firms such as GE, Hughes, Raytheon 
> etc !)  I believe the traffic cop radar was developed at the Great 
> Baddow Research Labs in Chelmsford, Essex, and used by Brit police in 
> late 50's.  The inventor was caught speeding and had to go to court 
> where he categorically stated that the device was accurate and could not 
> be fooled.  People were saying reflections off walls and other cars 
> could make it inaccurate !!  He was fined !

The Gatso isn't a radar device, but rather the automated speed cameras 
used in the UK and Europe.

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