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  • For Opposing Red Light Cameras Man Fined $500 for Practicing Engineering W/O License

    When Mats Järlström's wife got snagged by one of Oregon's red light cameras in 2013, he challenged the ticket by questioning the timing of the yellow lights at intersections where cameras had been installed.

    Since then, his research into red light cameras has earned him attention in local and national media—in 2014, he presented his evidence on an episode of "60 Minutes"—and an invitation to present at last year's annual meeting of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

    It also got him a $500 fine from the Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying for performing unlicensed traffic engineering.
    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/0...ng_about_math/

    http://reason.com/blog/2017/04/26/af...t-cameras-oreg

    Hmmm lets see.

    Degree in Electrical Engineering - check
    Actual experience - check
    Capable of performing basic mathematics on states revenue grab - check

    Yep, that sounds like he should be fined. And banned from performing mathematics in the state of Oregon.



  • #2
    Well he didn't get murdered so thats encouraging... Interfering in the money flow can be detrimental to the health in some countries around the world.

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    • #3
      Järlström paid the fine but fears his ongoing interest in traffic light timing will lead to further penalties. Violating the Act could subject him to $1,000 in civil penalties, $6,250 in criminal fines, and as much as a year in jail.
      Wow! That is stunning to charge him with practising unlicensed traffic engineering!
      The state needs to cut HIM a check for his services.
      Oregon has lost it. Nutty.

      Yes red light cameras suck, they cause rear end collisions, and licensed LEO should issue traffic tickets, not machines.
      And when I am elected.......

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      • #4
        To the people of the United States in general and the people of Oregon in particular.
        Please accept my heartfelt excuses on the behalf of Sweden for exporting this vile criminal to the US.

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        • #5
          Interfering with a monopolistic guild.........he's lucky he doesn't get castrated or hung in the stocks to be pelted with rotten fruit for practicing wizardry without a royal writ.

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          • #6
            There was a spate of arson attacks against speed and traffic cameras in the UK a few years ago. Apparently a tyre hung around the camera and then filled with petrol does quite a job on them.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by gaz View Post
              There was a spate of arson attacks against speed and traffic cameras in the UK a few years ago. Apparently a tyre hung around the camera and then filled with petrol does quite a job on them.
              The problem with that is the target is the cameras rather than the people who approved and installed them.

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              • #8
                Council planning officers are notorious for refusing to let you hang a tyre around their neck though.

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                • #9
                  Without a permit anyway.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Sniffit View Post
                    To the people of the United States in general and the people of Oregon in particular.
                    Please accept my heartfelt excuses on the behalf of Sweden for exporting this vile criminal to the US.

                    Keep your siense magic in your lands.

                    We trust in jesus in this country you freaks.

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                    • #11
                      LAworkerbee you best edit your post and capitalize that J.

                      Do not insult Our Lord with a lower-case j.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by gaz View Post
                        There was a spate of arson attacks against speed and traffic cameras in the UK a few years ago. Apparently a tyre hung around the camera and then filled with petrol does quite a job on them.
                        The well armed Texicans are more civilized than the UK.....(Yuk yuk) as I remember a few years ago near xmas, some guy in a santa suit and long beard and carrying plywood box wrapped like a present went to red light cameras, climbed up on his present box and put xmas stockings over the cameras, no one seemed to care, or notice. just Santa decorating the town. Must be a city employee? LOL

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Devil Child View Post
                          LAworkerbee you best edit your post and capitalize that J.

                          Do not insult Our Lord with a lower-case j.
                          He was talking about his Hispanic yard man.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by commanding View Post

                            He was talking about his Hispanic yard man.
                            Only if his yard man is the main character in a 2000 year old jewish zombie story.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by commanding View Post

                              He was talking about his Hispanic yard man.

                              I've seen pictures of his yard and it looks like jesus used Agent Orange on it. He should fire jesus.

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