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What do you think of speed cameras?

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Message 21 - posted by U4357578, Nov 26, 2006

I think it was on the M54 late at night. He basically caught himself as the camera was on. Did he get away with it? Can't remember what happened. Perhaps someone will be kind enough to enlighten me.
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Message 22 - posted by BasfordBill, Nov 26, 2006

Here you are Jonah.

www.thesun.co.uk/art...
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Message 23 - posted by Member 2511856, Nov 26, 2006

The police officer and the police were totally out of order. However they do need to practice their skills at high speed driving and so should be permitted to close a section of motorway at quiet times for this purpose. It would only involve a short closure time.
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Message 24 - posted by U4357578, Nov 26, 2006

What could they possibly learn on a closed section of motorway that they couldn't learn at say, Bruntingthorpe?

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Message 25 - posted by U5742439 , Nov 26, 2006

What do you think of the cameras?

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They should all be resighted to within one mile of the chief constable of North Wales's house.
The Pilliock!
<grr>
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Message 26 - posted by Member 2511856, Nov 27, 2006

What could they possibly learn on a closed section of motorway that they couldn't learn at say, Bruntingthorpe?

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Where?

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Message 27 - posted by U4357578, Nov 27, 2006

Bruntingthorpe. It's an old aerodrome in leicestershire. The landing strip is a couple of miles long. It's where high speed tests are carried out. The point being that this cop and his force should have had a proper policy for testing. He was irresponsible.
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Message 28 - posted by Wirral Red, Dec 1, 2006

To be perfectly honest, people who stick rigidly to speed limits can actually be MORE likely to cause accidents as they're too busy looking at the speedometer to check that they're not over the limit.

I heard that speed is only a factor in 5% of cases - a much more common cause is drivers forgetting to look or being too damn selfish to let other people pass. This doesn't mean that cameras should be removed, but it nevertheless suggests that adding more won't make any difference.
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Message 29 - posted by tractordoctor, Dec 3, 2006

Cameras are little or nothing to do with speed control. Cast your mind back to a PROMISE made by Blair in his early days. He said that these cameras were NOT going to be used willy nilly, but ONLY at accident blackspots!

We all KNOW that they are mainly for revenue collection, but want to believe the hype on speed control etc.

The other alternative, is that they are just another way of controlling the population.
What do you think of the cameras?

Are they an effective means of controlling traffic speed or are they just a means of taking more cash from the motorist?

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Message 30 - posted by Member 2511856, Dec 3, 2006

I heard that speed is only a factor in 5% of cases....

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Where did you hear this please? Could we have a reference?
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Message 31 - posted by Lizziedripping, Dec 3, 2006

Hate them but not as much as those thick non criminals that would sit at a red light for 24 hrs to wait for the repair men to arrive!<yikes>
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Message 32 - posted by Member 2511856, Dec 3, 2006

Cameras are little or nothing to do with speed control. Cast your mind back to a PROMISE made by Blair in his early days. He said that these cameras were NOT going to be used willy nilly, but ONLY at accident blackspots!

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Please have a look at the guidelines adopted by the speed camera partnerships and you'll find this still is the case.
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Message 33 - posted by Lizziedripping, Dec 3, 2006

Cameras are little or nothing to do with speed control. Cast your mind back to a PROMISE made by Blair in his early days. He said that these cameras were NOT going to be used willy nilly, but ONLY at accident blackspots!
Please have a look at the guidelines adopted by the speed camera partnerships and you'll find this still is the case.

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They cut my speed. I don't go above 20 mph in Telford. Those bumper hugging road ragers can go to hell. I'm not going to get caught again by Elvis, Tony and Captain Webb. (my affectionate names for the three cameras that have caught me so far)
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Message 34 - posted by tractordoctor, Dec 5, 2006

All this talk about speed cameras...... Someone decided yesterday that I didn't need my car, so they took it! Full of the usual car-junk contents it vanished. I came outside to take the wife to work and couldn't! Conspiricy theorists will have a field day with this!!! And it was my birthday. Has anyone else had a present like this recently?

'got a cheap motor John?' ( and you have to be a certain age to appreciate that......)
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Message 35 - posted by Ramslad, Dec 5, 2006

Sorry to hear about your car Tractordoctor, just hope the swines who nicked it get spotted by one of the many cameras
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Message 36 - posted by BasfordBill, Dec 5, 2006

Sorry to hear about your car Tractordoctor, just hope the swines who nicked it get spotted by one of the many cameras

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They almost certainly will be 'spotted' (speeding) by the cameras, and poor old Tractordoctor will receive the NIPs as an added insult to his mis-fortune!
They will 'not' be 'detected-apprehended' due to the scams!
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Message 37 - posted by Lizziedripping, Dec 5, 2006

All this talk about speed cameras...... Someone decided yesterday that I didn't need my car, so they took it! Full of the usual car-junk contents it vanished. I came outside to take the wife to work and couldn't! Conspiricy theorists will have a field day with this!!! And it was my birthday. Has anyone else had a present like this recently?

'got a cheap motor John?' ( and you have to be a certain age to appreciate that......)

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Sorry to hear about your plight tractordoc. Where are the cameras when we need them?
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Message 38 - posted by formerly-warning, Dec 5, 2006


They almost certainly will be 'spotted' (speeding) by the cameras, and poor old Tractordoctor will receive the NIPs as an added insult to his mis-fortune!

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Except, of course, he won't if he has reported it stolen, as I am sure you know.


They will 'not' be 'detected-apprehended' due to the scams!

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No, but perhaps the policeman who would have been busy writing out a fixed penalty speeding ticket and missed the passing stolen car will have been freed up by the speed camera to get on with more productive police work such as catching the car thief.

According to an article that Elfin Saffy dug up, the introduction of speed cameras has freed up significant amounts of police time for pursuing such crimes (and not, as the popular myth has it, led to a reduction of police patrols).
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Message 39 - posted by tractordoctor, Dec 5, 2006

Reported yes. Probably burnt out by some spotty yob who couldn't be bothered to phone a taxi home and preferred my car.

Best about it is, the car was going into the garage for a brake fluid leak after taking 'er indoors to work, there was only an egg cup full in the res. I do dream happy thoughts sometimes!!!!! Emergency stops and all that!

At least until I get other transport there's no need to worry about the speed cameras.
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Message 40 - posted by tractordoctor, Dec 5, 2006

Just realised I failed to say that I wish nobody harm other than the perps who nicked it! Wouldn't like to think anyone thought otherwise.
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