Physicist writes four page math paper to avoid paying traffic violation fine
Physicist Dmitry Krioukov was slapped with a traffic ticket for running a stop sign. Not to be perturbed, the physicist came up with a rather…
Trying to waylay traffic regulators is usually an option out of a bad situation but Krioukov did just that. The paper was published online and it proved the driver’s innocence in the court of law. The judge presiding over the case has agreed to the explanation and has decided to let him off the case. Another good thing that came out of the whole sordid affair was that the math paper was also awarded a special prize of $400 while the physicist did not have to pay the fine.
The paper suggested that the officer could not have judged the situation accurately as he was standing 100 feet away from the stop sign and was taking into account the angular velocity rather than the linear velocity. The physicist wrote down these observations while a larger vehicle was obstructing his view and proved himself right, the traffic officer wrong and at the same time earned him a good $400.