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NSW Bans Laser Pointers

By p1 21 April 2008 25

ABC News Story

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It appears that in response to people shining lasers at aircraft, the state is banning laser pointers.  Does anyone know if there is a minimum strength of pointer, of if this is a blanket ban?  If it is a blanket ban, then be very careful driving to Queanbeyan if you have one on your key ring.

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Diggety 4:01 pm 11 Mar 11

screaming banshee said :

Aurelius said :

I used to think this was all a furphy. I mean, surely the planes would be able to land with zero visibility weather, so even if the lasers blinded the pilots, it wouldn’t matter.

Your grasp over reality is truly astounding.

Assuming that have ever driven a car before let me put this into perspective for you, compare if you will
– Driving in wet weather / fog or other low visibility condition
– Driving at night with a 200W spotlight mounted on the dash shining back into your eyes.

Now tell me that under both these circumstances you have no issues reading the instruments on your dash.

Assuming you haven’t driven a car, subsitute driving for walking, and instruments for watch.

And no, I’ve got no idea where to mount the 200W spotlight, but you get the idea.

I know an old man who had a Hella Ralle 1000 spotlight mounted on the back parcel shelf of his Datsun.
He used to use it for tailgaters. Good man he was.

screaming banshee 1:27 pm 11 Mar 11

Aurelius said :

I used to think this was all a furphy. I mean, surely the planes would be able to land with zero visibility weather, so even if the lasers blinded the pilots, it wouldn’t matter.

Your grasp over reality is truly astounding.

Assuming that have ever driven a car before let me put this into perspective for you, compare if you will
– Driving in wet weather / fog or other low visibility condition
– Driving at night with a 200W spotlight mounted on the dash shining back into your eyes.

Now tell me that under both these circumstances you have no issues reading the instruments on your dash.

Assuming you haven’t driven a car, subsitute driving for walking, and instruments for watch.

And no, I’ve got no idea where to mount the 200W spotlight, but you get the idea.

PBO 12:06 pm 11 Mar 11

Woo Hoo, Just got my 1W light saber in the mail. Now to think up a legitimate use.

peterh 2:46 pm 11 Jun 08

serf’s up people!

Skidbladnir 2:04 pm 11 Jun 08

According to the ABC, the ACT is to follow:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/06/11/2270867.htm

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