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RAPID at work. Police video.

By johnboy 24 May 2011 17

The ACTPol_Traffic twitter feed has taken the unusual step of publishing video to TwitVid of their purple RAPID vehicles in action and what they’re actually doing.

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p1 10:48 am 26 May 11

dvaey said :

The last time I was pulled over, I asked the officer if there was any way I could have a note attached to their system to indicate that I was registered, and was told thats not possible I should simply always keep my paperwork handy when travelling outside the ACT.

So the police suggested that you keep everything possible for a car thief to on sell your car after selling it, in the car? Just like the the police specifically suggest people don’t do??

I love consistency of message.

dvaey 10:14 am 26 May 11

Spideydog said :

Don’t you get issued with a rego label?

RAPID doesnt use the rego label, it ‘reads’ the number plate then looks it up electronically.

In my case, the rego number was ACT and was only issued a few weeks earlier. The funny thing was, the officer knew when the car was last registered in NSW, so the system must have gone far enough to match my current rego to my VIN, but then it tried to look for current registration for that VIN and came up as unregistered. The problem was solved when the officer pulled out his mobile phone, spoke to someone for about 5min, came back and explained.

Spideydog 7:34 pm 25 May 11

dvaey said :

CoffinRX2 said :

Funny thing is that its not linked to any national database …. ACT only

I wonder if that explains why I keep getting pulled over in NSW/Vic for apparently being unregistered. Ive learnt the hard way to always keep my vehicles complete paperwork (including original receipt) as in 12 months Ive been flagged and pulled over 3 times by this system.

The last time I was pulled over, I asked the officer if there was any way I could have a note attached to their system to indicate that I was registered, and was told thats not possible I should simply always keep my paperwork handy when travelling outside the ACT.

Don’t you get issued with a rego label?

dvaey 7:21 pm 25 May 11

CoffinRX2 said :

Funny thing is that its not linked to any national database …. ACT only

I wonder if that explains why I keep getting pulled over in NSW/Vic for apparently being unregistered. Ive learnt the hard way to always keep my vehicles complete paperwork (including original receipt) as in 12 months Ive been flagged and pulled over 3 times by this system.

The last time I was pulled over, I asked the officer if there was any way I could have a note attached to their system to indicate that I was registered, and was told thats not possible I should simply always keep my paperwork handy when travelling outside the ACT.

magiccar9 9:09 am 25 May 11

This doesn’t show RAPID at work. It shows the police showing off their flashing lights and their groovy green traffic cones. Oh, don’t forget they give out a ticket every now and then too.

Seriously, how much would they have spent making a useless video like this one. I would get more information from watching them while sitting in the bottle-neck of traffic they create in peak hour times.

KeenGolfer 7:12 am 25 May 11

Special G said :

I think you missed the point there – targetting unlicensed/unregistered drivers – you give them the ticket and they don’t drive away. If they did it would constitute grounds for arrest.

I see, but that’s not all they do. RAPID don’t just target unreg/uninsured/unlicenced. The TIN could have been for anything traffic related.

BenMac 4:46 am 25 May 11

The footage isn’t that new. They’ve just edited the footage from the launch of the vehicle’s, which is available on the ACT Police website.

http://www.police.act.gov.au/media-centre/media-releases/act/2010/august/Rapid-expansion-to-make-act-roads-safer.aspx

Swaggie 12:07 am 25 May 11

I’d prefer to be taught something Beau not ‘learnt’ something and to be honest it did teach me a few things so no complaints here – would love to know more actually – how and when they are deployed over the course of an average week for instance.

Beau Locks 9:57 pm 24 May 11

What a waste of production time. It might be useful if it actually learnt the viewer something.

Special G 8:36 pm 24 May 11

KeenGolfer said :

Cheap said :

I like how they hand the ticket to the guy through the window… is he expected to just drive off?

How do you think it’s supposed to happen Cheap? Should it be served to him on a silver platter? Driver is given the ticket, ticket is explained to driver by officer, person drives off. What is hard to understand about that?

I think you missed the point there – targetting unlicensed/unregistered drivers – you give them the ticket and they don’t drive away. If they did it would constitute grounds for arrest.

KeenGolfer 8:03 pm 24 May 11

Cheap said :

I like how they hand the ticket to the guy through the window… is he expected to just drive off?

How do you think it’s supposed to happen Cheap? Should it be served to him on a silver platter? Driver is given the ticket, ticket is explained to driver by officer, person drives off. What is hard to understand about that?

Spideydog 7:40 pm 24 May 11

Cheap said :

I like how they hand the ticket to the guy through the window… is he expected to just drive off?

That probably wasn’t for unregistered ………

curlylocks 6:51 pm 24 May 11

Cheap said :

I like how they hand the ticket to the guy through the window… is he expected to just drive off?

I thought not only do they check rego but also speeding too.

vg 6:23 pm 24 May 11

Cheap said :

I like how they hand the ticket to the guy through the window… is he expected to just drive off?

If they are legally permitted to do so then yes, they just drive off. What would you suggest, teleporting or mind power?

CoffinRX2 5:48 pm 24 May 11

Funny thing is that its not linked to any national database …. ACT only

Cheap 5:38 pm 24 May 11

I like how they hand the ticket to the guy through the window… is he expected to just drive off?

p1 2:18 pm 24 May 11

I am curious about the technology. I would love to play around with it. 🙂

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