Italian police have raided the factory where speed enforcement photo radar units are built.
The Financial and Anti-Fraud Police in Italy say the makers of the Velomatic 512 photo radar unit committed a fraud by issuing the same serial number to each unit. That was done in order to skip the process of calibrating and getting approval for each individual unit, which would have been expensive.
The company had sent one unit for approval, and then used that unit’s serial number on all the rest of their radar units.
Best of all, the fraud resulted in police cancelling nearly 82,000 tickets, worth about $17-million Cdn, which is presumably a little more than the amount the company saved by faking the calibrations.
Not even 15 minutes’ worth
A YouTube video showing stunters at work on Vancouver, B.C., streets has been pulled off the site, but Vancouver police are not looking for the rider, even though RCMP say the activity was illegal.
"What I saw of the video constitutes criminal driving behaviour," said RCMP spokesman Staff Sgt. Marc Alexander.
He said any charges would fall under the jurisdiction of the Vancouver Police Department.
The VPD said they won’t pursue the matter, because the video doesn’t show any identifiable culprits.
As everyone knows, riding a motorcycle in Vietnam is considered an acceptable risk, along with leaving a loaded handgun at the daycare and consuming vast amounts of pills stolen from your grandmother’s medicine cabinet.
The Brits in these videos find out what life is really all about where the average yearly income is less than the price of a doughnut, but surprises don’t stop them, or even slow them down.
The show is called Top Gear, and the Vietnam Special is its last episode.
View part one here, and find the rest at YouTube.
To learn something useless about the episode, visit Wikipedia.