Top this for a speeding ticket...
Two British traffic patrol officers from North Berwick, east
of Edinburgh. were involved in an unusual incident, while
checking for speeding motorists on the Al Great North
One of the officers (who are not named) used a ill"
radar device to check the speed of a vehicle approaching
over the crest of a hill, and was surprised when the speed
was recorded at over . The machine then stopped
working and the officers were not able to reset it.
jet over the North Sea, which was engaged in a lowballing
exercise over the Borders district.
Back at police headquarters the chief constable fired oft a stiff complaint to the
RAF Liaison office.
Back came the reply in we laconic RAF style. "Thank you for your message. which
allows us to complete the file on this incident. You may be interested to know that
the tactical computer in the Tornado had automatically locked on to your ‘hostile
radar equipment' and sent a jamming signal back to it. Furthermore, the
Sidewinder missiles aboard the aircraft had also locked
on to the target. Fortunately the Dutch pilot flying the Tornado responded to the
missile status alert intelligently and was able to override the automatic protection
system before the missile was launched."