• Aug 5, 2008
The script for selling one of these "automated revenue enhancement devices" to a municipality might go something like "and the best feature of the Robthepopulace 3000 is that it never makes a mistake - machines don't lie!" Tell that to Thomas, who received a citation in the mail after a South African traffic camera nabbed his VW Polo "clearly traveling in excess of the 60 km/h limit." Right. Technically, the camera is not lying, but machines are incapable of interpreting on their own, otherwise the fleece-bot would have noted that while the car was indeed traveling in excess of the limit, it was on a hook! Thomas got the ticket because his car obscured the plate of the tow truck dragging his little Polo somewhere. While the picture doesn't lie, the government agency drew a false conclusion and stuck to it. We wonder if the amount of the ticket could be deducted from Thomas's income tax to ensure fairness. Now that's just crazy talk. Thanks for the tip, Erwin!

[Source: Daily WTF]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      EPIC FAIL
      DENNIS
      • 6 Years Ago
      I GOT BUSTED ONCE BY A TRAFFIC CAMERA....I WNET BACK THERE ATFER I GOT THE NOTICE.......PUT A PIECE OF CARDBOARD OVER MY REAR PLATE....AND WROTE ON IT: MAYOR GUILIANI SUCKS......TAKE THAT PICTURE NOW
      Kevin Wexler
      • 6 Years Ago
      They should outlaw those damn revenue enchancing cameras. All they do is cost the public money over and over again. Screw em!!!
      Bob Tiller
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is the danger...a society, out of old fashioned laziness, has a machine do the work for them. Think about it. It's robotism born out of laziness and greed.
      No other definition fits. Vote out the ones who put it in.
      One city in America spent 5 million on traffic computers. It took 2 and a half hours to respond to a complaint. Before, 2-3 minutes. The minute you rip Bill Gates from inbetween us, we will again start to know each other. what a worthless piece of inhuman garbage.
      Sean
      • 6 Years Ago
      In NYC I stoped at a red light the car next to me passed the light and they sent me the ticket... It was hell to get it dismissed. Finally a three judge panel dismissed it as a mistake, but I first had to pay the ticket for them to hear my case.
      • 6 Years Ago
      FAIL
      Carlos
      • 6 Years Ago
      LOL those crazy africans
      • 6 Years Ago
      Erm... *example*
      • 6 Years Ago
      The bigger tragedy is that VW refuses to bring the Polo here.
      SaltNpepa
      • 6 Years Ago
      i like it when my teen sons friends go on a ride with us. they MOON the camera for me :o) and no i havent gotten a ticket for that one. hard to see the plates on their rearends?
      • 6 Years Ago
      My thanks to the writer for the comment "Robthepopulace 3000." The implication is perfectly valid. How much of valuable, important and legitimate police time and attention are sacrificed to economic and fascist concerns?
      Bill
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm wondering why he didnt get ticketed for tailgating as well , he's obviously way too close...
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