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Re: ENRADD - Electronic Non Radar Device

So that's what those sensors that are being put in the roads all over
the place here in Northern California are. They look like traffic signal
inductive loops. I asked a CHP about them about a year ago and he
claimed to know nothing about it. There are _a_lot_ of them out there
already. Once the road is repaved, you can't see 'em anymore either. The
ones I have seen are 3 loops in a row only a few feet apart and in all
traffic lanes if it is a multilane highway or freeway. The pattern
repeats as often as an 1/8th of a mile apart. Haven't heard of them
being used for ticketing yet here. They could be a caltrans thing for
monitoring traffic flow, but why not use it for revenue enhancement as

Don Muirhead wrote:
> Electronic Non RADar Device
> Calculates speed (mathematically) by using either road tape or sensors
> placed either on or beside the road and in some case up too 100 meters
> apart but usually only around 50.
> If you cross the first tape at say 120kph in a 100kph zone you'll have slow
> down too 80kph to beat it tough to do in 50 meters with traffic behind you.
> Almost as bad as photo-radar.
> I believe PA will be using this system extensively - don't know about the
> other states.
> They have been testing it here in Canada - although a similar system was
> used pre-radar days, but wasn't as effective.  Processing speed has
> generated new interest since an Officer can be around the next bend or the
> next coffee shop and still ding you.
> Don Muirhead
> -----Original Message-----
> From:   Igor Kessel [SMTP:four_rings@worldnet.att.net]
> Sent:   Friday, July 23, 1999 12:41 AM
> To:     Audi Q-list
> Cc:     AUDI S-list
> Subject:        Re: ENRADD
> Folks,
> my most sincere "thank you" goes to all of you who sent me advice. The
> consensus seems to be:
> "shove your pride, pay the road tax and don't tempt the fate for this
> ticket carries no points".
> And so I did.
> P.S. I am glad that we have a few attorneys on the list. :-)
> P.P.S.  What the hell is ENRADD anyway? No one seems to know the answer.
> A query to dogpile.com yielded no results either.
> --
> Igor Kessel
> Two turbo quattros.