Using maths to avoid traffic ticket

Stop Sign

I just had to share this story in Wired Science today. A physicist named Dmitri Krioukov was faced with a court hearing because he supposedly ignored a stop sign. In response to this he actually wrote a paper called The Proof of Innocence, in which he explains that the police officer believed he saw him running a stop sign, when in fact this was not the case.

Aside from not having to pay the ticket, he was also awarded 400 dollars for his paper. If that isn’t proof that science is awesome, I don’t know what is.

If you want to check out the paper, click here.

For the full Wired article, click here.


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