This probably wouldn't work against a camera.
What a great job he did. Here's his 4 page paper.
A great read.
The title to the story says.. "Scientist Uses Physics to Get Out of Speeding Ticket," yet the story was about running a stop sign.
So the question is.. "What am I missing here..!!..?"
Got ticketed in NH about 30 years ago while driving on a winding road and was in a large curve when radar got me.
Proved that radar was measuring angular velocity instead of linear velocity and beat the ticket in court.
That the guy got out of a speeding ticket when he really blew off a stop sign.
Thanks for the link
An update to the previous article:
Physics was not the reason he got out of the ticket,
there is a follow up story from the judge as to why she let him go.
Already posted above.
While I'm glad he could get out of the ticket with the argument, I find it disappointing that the judge could not understand the physics behind the argument.
It's one thing to have trouble with some of the math behind the argument, but the basic concept of the difference between angular velocity and linear velocity and the perception thereof is a simple one. It's a sad day when our education system outputs allegedly well-educated people that can't such basic concepts of physics.
Oh, come on. A judge is not a scientist, and she devoted her life to law. So in essence, you're saying a physicist should have the capabilities of a judge?
All science is physics, the rest is just stamp collecting. Rutherford.
Probably the only reason the judge went for it was because the cop agreed that he could have been mistaken, though.
400 bucks for blowing a stop sign? Kind of harsh.
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