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Scientist Uses Physics to Get Out of Speeding Ticket

 
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Great !

What a great job he did. Here's his 4 page paper.

http://arxiv.org/pdf/1204.0162v1.pdf

Go UCSD!

Go UCSD!

Great!

A great read.

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I Don't Understand..!!

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..!!..?" confused

Nuvi1300WTGPS

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Got out of a fine !

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.

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Good Catch

Nuvi1300WTGPS wrote:

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..!!..?" confused

Nuvi1300WTGPS

That the guy got out of a speeding ticket when he really blew off a stop sign.

Confusing but

entertaining!

Thanks.
Fred

So that is what PhD gets you....

Thanks for the link

Physics Paper Wasn't Why Traffic Ticket was Tossed

mmullins98 wrote:

This probably wouldn't work against a camera.

http://www.myfoxdfw.com/dpps/news/unusual/scientist-uses-physics-to-get-out-of-speeding-ticket-dpgoha-20120416-fc_19196122

An update to the previous article:

http://www.myfoxdfw.com/dpps/news/unusual/physics-paper-wasn...

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props

props

Physics

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.

http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoramic/judge-says-she-didn-t...

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Already posted

Timantide wrote:

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.

http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoramic/judge-says-she-didn-t-understand-physicist-stop-203622385.html

Already posted above.

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Good and bad

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.

Really?

jonny5 wrote:

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?

Physics rocks.

All science is physics, the rest is just stamp collecting. Rutherford.

Good for him!

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

400 bucks for blowing a stop sign? Kind of harsh.

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