offer Free coffee and donuts. would be cheaper, no? lol .Well this month will be the 1st report sent to the city. I picked out 10-12 speeders one had 22 hits, basically twice a day. System had been up and down all month long. LPR works good some days, other days not so good.
We had a Dodge Changer hit 84mph in the dark with fog, road was wet.
I use the Freedom of Information Act to get a record of the people who were charge with speeding. The police chief claimed in our local paper they arrest 100 per month. The facts show this month it was two. So it's an up hill battle to get the police to do their job. And the news reporters are worthless., it was too hard for them to verify the facts
One interesting piece of data, when I send memo's to city hall the speeds drop. Every single time.
We have 4 cameras setup Loryta IPC-HFW5241E-Z12E IP 2MP Starlight Cameras and one IPC-HFW5231E-Z12E. 2 LPR 2 wide view. Now I need a side view camera to catch the vehicle side view.
LOL of course you are correct. And I just may do thatoffer Free coffee and donuts. would be cheaper, no? lol .
I know around here the small communities get together and they all stick signs on there front lawns that say something like "Respect the speed limit and drive as if your kids lived here".
The reason I asked for the tech part of it. 1. I wanted to know what it looked like, and what made it tick. 2. I was thinking if this works well for you and has worked, maybe this could be turned into a portable mobile radar trailer a city could buy. They can deploy the device for a week, and see when they need to have officers out there running radar giving real tickets or b. start sending letters like red light tickets but only warnings.This has being a 2 year experiment. I was in total shock of the actual speeds I first recorded with the sports radar. Now it's all hard data stored away.
As far as cost, some people buy booze, and hot cars. The future legal costs are going to be huge. If you know an attorney who wants make some coin, send them to me.
I know people are trying to figure an angle, or even whats my angle. Rumors abound in my little city growing fast.
It's hard to believe somebody would do all that work just to improve something like a small neighborhood.. Oh well.
ok I put pricing up for you. The boxes were half the cost of pelican boxes. The connectors are water resistant and have worked well.The reason I asked for the tech part of it. 1. I wanted to know what it looked like, and what made it tick. 2. I was thinking if this works well for you and has worked, maybe this could be turned into a portable mobile radar trailer a city could buy. They can deploy the device for a week, and see when they need to have officers out there running radar giving real tickets or b. start sending letters like red light tickets but only warnings.
On the tech post, would you mind sharing some of the pricing for some of the parts you bought?
Also, great idea for using the pelican boxes. There is a local vendor here selling a bunch for "cheap". it's cheaper than buying a new project box just never thought of it.
It called taxes, and I don't pay them to speed without their lights. It was a nice test though. 3 cars, the one speeding was in the middle and the system got it right.Nice work with the captures!!
You paying for cops to patrol your neighbourhood??
I would agree with you. However you need a job to travel to, and as you get older medical care. TN has the best medical care if you have great insurance, and leave close to a decent hospital.@Laserray - I'm one county over (Fentress) and head to Algood Walmart every now and again (but not until they repair Cub Mountain SR85 washout)... I read all four pages of this thread and completely sympathize with your situation. I relocated to middle-TN two years ago after living the last 30 in Florida (Tampa). I lived in a master-planned gated community with 25MPH speed limits - and still people did well over 40. It is terribly frustrating, disrespectful, and dangerous. I commend you on your efforts, and will follow this thread with great interest.
BTW, the lack of accountability which results from the blue wall of silence is universal, and plays a part in why I chose to move as far from urban areas as possible. My closest neighbor is now over a mile away. My road sees one car per day (USPS), sometimes two (UPS/FedEx). I love rural TN!
I could write a book on what I have learned but YOU hit the nail on the head. Right on the mark. Thank you.Please keep this thread going, Laserray, this is nothing less than inspirational.
I don't see any connection to a "Big Brother" state spying on the people, and one of the people posting pictures taken on a public roadway. In fact, it seems to me that preventing a private citizen from doing what you are doing would be more Police State. There is tremendous difference between the government watching us and us watching the government (or us watching one another).
Keep up the good work, and keep us in the loop!
I'm taking the very long view. This for people like you.Personal experience on a 2 lane road with a 30 mph speed limit. double solid yellow the entire length of the road (~6 miles), 2 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 3 churches, 5 day cares only one side of the road has a sidewalk and there are children walking to and from school and all kinds of people just walking or running throughout the day. I have been passed on the left side more times than I can remember and I have even been passed twice by someone deciding to drive on the sidewalk. I actually took the annual police statistics of tickets issued, accidents,etc on the road and went to the city council and asked them what they were going to do about protecting the public on a proposed cut through for the Walmart since their own research they paid for said we would have increased traffic flow. They decided to not allow the proposed road to be built. WE would always take water and Gatorade out to the deputies while they would sit out front of our house.
I understand the battle you have and hope that no one gets hurt. I do wish you had more law enforcement so that they could handle it better though. One time when I was getting passed on the left hand side and a school bus was coming the opposite way, a deputy happened to be behind the school bus and pulled the jerk over.