Can sneezing set off a speed camera?

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Can sneezing set off a speed camera?
« on: 03/08/2009 09:30:03 »
Joel Plowright  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Somebody told me that we sneeze at 100mph. So what would happen if I sneezed in front of a speed camera?

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Can sneezing set off a speed camera?
« Reply #1 on: 03/08/2009 09:38:43 »
If ewe sneezed out a car from your nose then ewe might get a ticket !...else...ewe could sneeze upon the lens and have the official tissue wipers from the authorities come and clean the camera ......

..however I don't think sneezing at 100mph would set the camera clicking to catch your sneeze. I can't imagine a sneeze providing enough density for the cameras beam thingy to be reflected back and trigger the lens/shutter.

I imagine they might pick up the odd fast swooping bird perhaps !
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Can sneezing set off a speed camera?
« Reply #2 on: 08/08/2009 02:12:51 »
I can't imagine a sneeze providing enough density for the cameras beam thingy to be reflected back and trigger the lens/shutter.



Hmmmmm, no, I won't go there.
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Can sneezing set off a speed camera?
« Reply #3 on: 30/08/2009 08:39:27 »
Unless you're sneezing chaff, most radar cameras wouldn't care.