Monday, August 12, 2013

Basic Questions are Seldom Explored


You're in the Photo Enforcement Zone now. Within a school zone. Here in Ari-zone. Said like a true zonie.

Basic questions are seldom explored.
And even less often subjected to simple, rational analysis*.
For example: what's the evidence, what's your source for that information, can I take a closer look at those numbers, what makes you certain about that?

I think I may have to go and ask some of those basic questions. And, if I have the energy, subject them to simple, rational analysis.

I'm sure I'll get kicked out for doing that. But: why?


*and never answered with anything other than shallow diversions

6 comments:

  1. My first thought was: wha? I can't take pictures?

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    1. Uh oh, I did, hopefully they didn't take a photo of me taking the photo.

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  2. I too needed to look that one up to make sure what it was all about.

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    1. In a school zone, detected by radar which is processed by a computer synchronized to lights and a camera, programmed and left unattended, image stored digitally (I assume), transferred by unknown means to an unknown central system, then reviewed, printed, mailed, and if needed or wanted, reviewed by a judge again. Somehow, that's a "photo enforcement zone."

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  3. Seriously, any indication of what they were trying to enforce?

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    1. It's a great question, and even trickier, since this is in a school zone, about twenty minutes before they roll out the school zone signs and the speed limit plummets. With no one visibly tending the photo radar vehicle ahead, though, I have to wonder how or if they adjust the trigger speed down right at the moment the signs go up. Are they watching remotely? On a timer? or what. Speed limit, basically, to try to answer the question, not that you could tell from the sign.

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