GPS Darts stem high speed pursuits

 
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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

I like it. Can save a lot

I like it. Can save a lot of accidents and injuries to innocent bystanders and drivers on the road.

I like that.

I like that.

Great Idea

Nothing like only needing a slow speed chase.

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NUVI2555LMT, NUVI350

Great Idea, But

I like the idea, no more accidents because of high speed chases. I just hope it has better aim than some of the officers. If not, some poor bas**rd will be walking around with a dart sticking out of his/her bottom. LOL

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The Only Problem

The only problem is that the darts cost $500 each. Saw the same piece on TV last night. Still - a better approach.

Fred

Reusable?

Reusable?

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Frank DriveSmart55 37.322760, -79.511267

What's the price of a life? or property damage?

FZbar wrote:

The only problem is that the darts cost $500 each. Saw the same piece on TV last night. Still - a better approach.

Fred

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Nuvi 2460LMT.

nice

This is where cities should be spending their cash in the name of traffic safety, rather than red light cameras.

Hmmmm

How long before someone invents an ECM jammer to deflect the GPS dart or prevent the firing control lockon? How long before those Iowa fighter pilots (er, state troopers) get some decent heads-up displays.

I also have to wonder how long it will be before we see videos of the "kill shots". Could be a new Bad Boys TV program.

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Great Idea

I think this is a great idea, assuming the dart doesn't fall off.

Great idea

Next will be the ability to send an electric shock through the car using a dart, and that will disable it.

Good idea

What a good idea, and only 250 to 500 bucks each.

How much does it cost to write down the license plate number and then go to the guys house the next day?

Close

I think it is a good idea also, Sometimes they can't get close enough to get a number. but they could use something like a grill camara wiht telephoto lens, might help

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Stolen?

grtlake wrote:

How much does it cost to write down the license plate number and then go to the guys house the next day?

But if the car or plate is stolen, the police will be going to the victims house.

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ChefDon

Interesting

It may have some advantages.

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That's funny!

grtlake wrote:

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How much does it cost to write down the license plate number and then go to the guys house the next day?

That's pretty funny! Sometimes the obvious just makes toooo much sense. smile

But the joke assumes a traffic violation and not a dangerous fleeing criminal. In that case, I want a high-voltage pulse to fry the electronic ignition and stop him right now. smile

Sticky GPS

Brings to mind the the sticky bomb, a WW-II weapon used to bring down tanks as shown in "Saving Private Ryan."

How long before a perp who's gotten far enough ahead of the pursuing cops stops the car, tears the GPS grenade off, and sticks it on another nearby moving vehicle, gets back in his car, and drives off? Maybe it doesn't come off easily though. But the police employing this is a good idea, better overall than high speed chases.

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Sticky Bomb

...was a failure since the grenade stuck to the hands of the person throwing it. Rut Roh!!

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

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Whenever I've watched a car chase with the cops in pursuit and a police helicopter overhead, I've always thought too bad they don't have a junk yard strong magnet attached to a cable from the helicopter that they could drop onto the perps car to stop it in it's tracks. smile

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If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. - Yogi Berra