New Motorway Speed Cameras?

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  1. rosalan

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    On Facebook there is a suggestion that there are new speed cameras set into the crash barriers. Is this true?
    Alan
     
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    No idea about the crash barriers but I had it on good authority that the million pound overhead traffic information display signs on motorways have the technology built into them to be used as average speed monitors and can be linked to dvla database to issue notices. As far as I know this technology is not used at present. But in the future................
     
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    having thought about it, crash barriers, seems unlikely.
     
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    I think I'm correct in saying they are used in France, so quite likely will come here in due course.
     
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    They're actually set in the cat's-eyes :sneaky:
     
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    no need for them to be in the crash barriers as the overhead system is only working to a small proportion of their capabilities. when fully utilised, the installed system can not only identify speeders but also stolen vehicles and those without MOT or insurance

    big brother is alive and well
     
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    Can I ask why you are worried about speed camera locations? Are you a regular speeder?
     
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    Do not answer this as you will get set upon by the holier than you , brigade.
     
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    The technology certainly exists but it is more practical and cheaper in UK to use other means. Drive through Zurich, on the other hand and you see cameras looking like lamp posts.........

    Don't worry about speed cameras any more as I try to stick to the limits (including the 50/60/70 as applies to a lot of heavier vans) and if I get caught then that is my look out
     
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    Or the buggers who have been caught more times than they care to admit :p
     
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    I break the speed limits as do most people its easy revenue instead of catching criminals
     
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    Sorry fella, if you are breaking the speed limit you are a criminal just not a convicted one.... yet. :p
     
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    Oh yes they are ---- no they are a sensor for speed cameras the camera will be above it ???
     
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    I heard that they could measure tyre pressures too...and check on Moho axle weights!!:giggler:
     
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    Bring them on.. (y)

    the more caught breaking the speed limit and prosecuted, the safer the roads will be..
    I have no time for those who flagrantly break the law then blame the Police when caught and prosecuted ..

    If you get done.. put your hands up.. it's a 'fair cop' and don't forget>>>>

    The minimum penalty for speeding is a £100 fine and 3 penalty points added to your licence.

    You could be disqualified from driving if you build up 12 or more penalty points within a period of 3 years.
     
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    There are speed cameras bolted onto structures on the M1, i think its near Leicester, I'll try and find the link
     
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    If you want to speed you can't really complain if they come up with new ways to catch you. If you do speed and you get caught, don't complain about it, shut up and take the fine and points.

    If you don't want to get caught don't speed. Seemples (y)



    And this isn't me being "holier than thou" it's basic common sense. :D
     
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    There do seem to be a lot of cameras on the new overhead gantries that are appearing everywhere, especially when they have variable speed limits. I have heard a few times that the cameras are only active when there's a reduced speed limit in place but I don't know how true this is.
     
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    Now, I reckon this IS sneaky ...........
    ........ [​IMG]
     
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