FoxTrot Classics by Bill Amend

FoxTrot Classics

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  1. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, 7 months ago

    We once had a news report that the Canadian government was going to install speed monitoring devices in cars.
    If the car went over the speed limit, the device would send a signal to police headquarters and an automatic ticket would be sent to the driver.
    I should have looked at the date of the paper:April 1st.

  2. Al S.

    Al S. said, 7 months ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    Legislation is already underway, in the US, for talking cars in the next few years. This would mandate installed GPS into every new car created, so cars could communicate position and speed to each other, for the purpose of crash avoidance. It’s technology that puts us closer to autonomous vehicles.
     
    However, what this means is that the tech will be in place for cops not needing to use radar. They may not even need an officer in the vicinity of the infraction, if signals are unique.
     
    It’s coming one way or another. And we are a couple weeks before April 1.

  3. jackofblades13

    jackofblades13 said, 7 months ago

    I don’t get why Roger asks if it’s just water

  4. $$i9

    $$i9 said, 7 months ago

    I got a ticket for speeding in Scotland in June, ‘05. There was a sign warning drivers of a “speed trap” ahead but I saw it too late, hence the ticket, which arrived in the mail about 8 weeks later. It seems like that system could work in the U.S. I doubt I’m the only dumb bunny on the roads.

  5. Katla858

    Katla858 said, 7 months ago

    Dont US have speed cameras?
    In Sweden they have a lot of cameras that take a picture of you and the driver plate. And if they identify you speeding you got a ticket in the mail. Ive been lucky so far…

  6. $$i9

    $$i9 said, 7 months ago

    There are red light cameras in some municipalities in the U.S. Some munis are considering adding them and some munis are considering doing away with them.

  7. Gee Man

    Gee Man GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @jackofblades13

    I think Roger questions whether he’s drinking water because he can’t believe cable news isn’t hyping impending doom… and just the ridiculousness of changing the threat status to match St. Patrick’s day.

  8. TOMOTH

    TOMOTH said, 7 months ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    Back in the ’70’s I was in Massachusettes on the turnpike. When I got off I got a ticket: They timed when I got on vs when I got off and calculated the MPH.

  9. oakwood13

    oakwood13 said, 7 months ago

    If you have an EZ pass for the turnpikes in the Northeast. Read the book that came with it. They reserve the right to send you a ticket if they think you went to fast between entering and exiting.

  10. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, 7 months ago

    It better be green beer, bub!

  11. mikeod

    mikeod GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    This seems a tasteless comic bearing in mind the Irish history of terrorism.

  12. $$i9

    $$i9 said, 7 months ago

    I imagine most countries have had terrorism as part of their histories including the U.S.

  13. dflak

    dflak said, 7 months ago

    The duct tape reference is to the “panic du jour” at the time this comic was posted. People were to cover their windows with plastic and seal it all with duct tape to protect themselves from chemical attack. It seemed like a good idea, but even at that, it was a partial measure. How many of these people also sealed their doors the same way?


    Given the nature of chemical weapons, they have much greater effect in a confined space like a subway, or a terminal or a building. So if I wanted to take out a building, I would release the gas inside the building not outside. In this case, the plastic / duct tape would do a get job keeping the bad stuff in. All the better if I could release it in the heating / air conditioning vents. Did people cover them too?


    People are probably more likely to be harmed by what they seal in the house with them than by a chemical attack.

  14. squirrelchaser

    squirrelchaser said, 7 months ago

    They took the speed cameras out of my little town pending a court decision. To be honest, those cameras are not about safety, they are only about revenue, really nothing more than a tax on motorist driving through town.

  15. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, 7 months ago

    We do have red light cameras at intersections and multi-nova cameras in unmarked cars that take photos of speeders.
    They claim it’s for safety, then boast about the amount of money it brings in.
    Just to clarify, the news story I referenced was written on April Fool’s Day as a joke.
    (We hope.)

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