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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1989 | JESSE KATZ, Times Staff Writer
So, you say you didn't realize how fast you were going? From now on, there may be 12-inch-high digital numbers flashing at the roadside to remind you. In an effort to coax motorists into slowing down, a growing number of Los Angeles-area communities are turning to radar guns that display the speed of passing cars on glowing, trailer-mounted screens parked along city streets.
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SPORTS
October 12, 2008 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
Everyone knows Reggie Bush has speed, but did you know he now has a speedometer? During its broadcast of last Monday's game between New Orleans and Minnesota, ESPN used some nifty optical-tracking technology to show the Saints star reached a top speed of 22 mph on one of his two punt returns for touchdowns.
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NEWS
September 12, 1985 | BOB POOL, Times Staff Writer
Gilbert Kluckhohn said he was certain his speedometer was registering 50 m.p.h. as he rounded a curve Monday and headed down a steep straightaway on Kanan Road. But a radar gun aimed up the Agoura mountain roadway clocked the Calabasas man at 58 m.p.h.--eight miles over the speed limit. California Highway Patrol Officer Tom Anzelmo pulled the glum-faced Kluckhohn over. "Truthfully, I was braking the whole way.
BOOKS
May 12, 1996 | RICHARD EDER
If a writer is never on leave, neither is a writer's companion. Milan Kundera and his wife, Vera, set off from Paris for a getaway night in one of those chateaux that the French have converted into inns. A little peace, a whiff of classic order, a touch of greenery (never mind that a highway runs just outside). But another car is crowding them from behind, its driver apoplectic in his rush to exceed the Kunderas' no-doubt-already-considerable pace.
BUSINESS
July 21, 1994 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Less than six months after beginning sales in the United States, Kia Motors America has announced a voluntary recall of nearly 7,000 cars to replace sensors that control speedometers and cruise controls. Only about half the 6,945 cars subject to the recall have actually been sold to private buyers, the company indicated. The others are still on dealers' lots or waiting to be shipped to dealers.
SPORTS
October 12, 2008 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
Everyone knows Reggie Bush has speed, but did you know he now has a speedometer? During its broadcast of last Monday's game between New Orleans and Minnesota, ESPN used some nifty optical-tracking technology to show the Saints star reached a top speed of 22 mph on one of his two punt returns for touchdowns.
BOOKS
May 12, 1996 | RICHARD EDER
If a writer is never on leave, neither is a writer's companion. Milan Kundera and his wife, Vera, set off from Paris for a getaway night in one of those chateaux that the French have converted into inns. A little peace, a whiff of classic order, a touch of greenery (never mind that a highway runs just outside). But another car is crowding them from behind, its driver apoplectic in his rush to exceed the Kunderas' no-doubt-already-considerable pace.
OPINION
July 28, 1996
Speedometers and turn signals are not optional equipment on cars traversing our freeways. Their proper use would be most welcome. KENNETH JOHNSON Pinon Hills
NEWS
August 5, 1986
A spokesman for the Southern California Rapid Transit District said it will test the speedometer on the bus that flipped on the Hollywood Freeway Thursday, injuring 27. The bus driver, Shirley Jean Riojas, has said she was confused about her speed because the speedometer was was not working. The California Highway Patrol said its investigation would not include a test of the speedometer, and that speedometers are not required on such buses by law.
TRAVEL
May 17, 1987
Bob O'Sullivan's article makes interesting reading but is not very accurate. It has been my experience and the experience of our clients that the opposite is true concerning the direction of the drift of the car. Most Americans will find themselves moving too far to the left, resulting in running over curbs and blowing out tires. The perception is different from the right side, and most Americans simply are afraid to take their share of the road, especially if it is narrow. Second, the British roads are marked in miles per hour and not in kilometers, as they are on the Continent.
BUSINESS
July 21, 1994 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Less than six months after beginning sales in the United States, Kia Motors America has announced a voluntary recall of nearly 7,000 cars to replace sensors that control speedometers and cruise controls. Only about half the 6,945 cars subject to the recall have actually been sold to private buyers, the company indicated. The others are still on dealers' lots or waiting to be shipped to dealers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1989 | JESSE KATZ, Times Staff Writer
So, you say you didn't realize how fast you were going? From now on, there may be 12-inch-high digital numbers flashing at the roadside to remind you. In an effort to coax motorists into slowing down, a growing number of Los Angeles-area communities are turning to radar guns that display the speed of passing cars on glowing, trailer-mounted screens parked along city streets.
NEWS
September 12, 1985 | BOB POOL, Times Staff Writer
Gilbert Kluckhohn said he was certain his speedometer was registering 50 m.p.h. as he rounded a curve Monday and headed down a steep straightaway on Kanan Road. But a radar gun aimed up the Agoura mountain roadway clocked the Calabasas man at 58 m.p.h.--eight miles over the speed limit. California Highway Patrol Officer Tom Anzelmo pulled the glum-faced Kluckhohn over. "Truthfully, I was braking the whole way.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 1994 | IRA E. STOLL
Motorists speeding along the winding streets of Thousand Oaks will soon be confronted with their crimes in foot-high numbers on a roadside display, according to Thousand Oaks police. The department recently acquired two $8,000 radar trailers. Parked at roadside, they will display the speed of approaching cars along with the posted speed limit for the roadway.
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