kojack with a kodak

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by fins2feathers, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. fins2feathers

    fins2feathers Bobtail Member

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    Are they just taking pictures or are they checking the speed ? Ever wonder if its just a high powered scope to peer inside of the car to see what the driver is doing or maybe to see if it's a female or male driver.
    I mean jokingly but technical at the same time, You could do what ever you want while sitting there in a high powered blue demon special waiting for your next date to arrive, ie. Tickets to give or other.
    Let the conspiracy theories begin on this one.

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  3. DrtyDiesel

    DrtyDiesel Road Train Member

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    When i worked at the sheriffs office FHP showed me a device that looked like binoculars.

    It would zoom in about 1/2 a mile down the road. They said it showed your speed, and they could see if you were wearing a seat belt or not and if you were fooling around with a handheld cellphone. But that was about it.

    Said it worked off laser for speed indication.
     
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  4. windsmith

    windsmith Road Train Member

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    The cops that I've asked just run regular radar for speed, and the binocs are for seat belts.
     
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    gravdigr Road Train Member

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    Our company is starting to issue orange seatbelt covers after a rash of bogus seatbelt fines (or so the drivers say anyway). I always wear a black shirt so I know my seatbelt would be hard to see even through I always have it on when I'm driving.
     
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  6. Johnny99

    Johnny99 Johnny be Good

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    A "Kojack with a kodak" is a cop running radar. "A bear taking pictures" is the same thing. Back in the early days of cb's in trucks, Kojack was a cop on the tv in the 70's. A radar gun was referred to as a camera. "Cop with a camera" was heard a lot back then also. Kojack/cop, kodak/camera.
     
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  7. fins2feathers

    fins2feathers Bobtail Member

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    No kiddin and I thought I was the only person that ever watched the Maud Squad, Kojack, Berretta, or Starsky and Hutch, My dad was a trucker many moons ago. Most truckers are clueless to a "donut and a twinkie with blue icing at the split" We still powder coat it, just now its different times with different lingoes.

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