Spanish speed camera for seat belt and mobile phone.

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  1. Billy23

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    I like the " across Spain, there are currently 800 fixed cameras," compared to the 10,000 in the UK which is 14% of the size of Spain. :LOL:
     
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    I think most of them are over your way, here near Seville.....well we are such a law abiding lot, we just don't need many :LOL::whistle:
     
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    All taking information as to what the left seat person is doing????
     
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    GREAT!! - lets hope we get em over here too!!
     
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    Interesting that the article mentioned that the French are trialing cameras at stop signs. Although there aren't many stop signs these days could be easy to get caught out, how many of use at a stop sign if the road is clear we crawl across very slowly but don't actually stop.
     
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    My memory could be playing tricks, but I think when I was in the States you were supposed to stop for 4 seconds at a Stop sign - though the way my brain is going it could have been somewhere else.:Eeek:
     
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    In Morocco the police watch stop sign but you don't see them till too late they then pull you over around the next bend and you have to pay a fine.
     
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    Interesting thanks.
     
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    Bugger, I'm left hand drive!

    Still, I'm unlikely to be doing either of the offences anyway.
     
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    Same here. stop for 4 seconds at sign.
     
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    Nothing more than a high speed, high resolution speed camera taking 50 frames per second rather than one picture.......it still needs to take a picture of the offender which means EVERY passing vehicle has to be pictured and that aint going to happen, it will only trigger if the speed limit is broken.

    What it will do is nail anyone speeding AND using a mobile or not wearing a belt with a second, and presumably higher, fine after the photos are manually scrutinised.
     
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    How very true!!

    Had to smile when I read this post, brought back a memorable moment in Morocco 2013 >>>>>>>>>>>>

    On emerging from a side street a policeman stepped out and indicated I should pull over and after a very smart salute he ask for “licence and car documents” then immediately changed his mind and asked for licence only. Having browsed the licence and mumbling into his lapel microphone he then asked if I knew why I had been stopped. When I replied that I did not, and complimenting his amazing command of English and asking if it resulted from a University (what a crawler I can be at times) he replied “NO” and informed me that I had not halted at a STOP sign coming out of the side street, the fine for which was 700Dh (about £55)........ payable to him NOW!

    “I do not have 700Dh” I replied. Long pause “Mmmmm, well” he said, while tugging at my seat belt “In that case we will make the offence not wearing seat belt...... this is only 300Dh fine!”
    “But” I replied “we are only pensioners on a trip to your wonderful country (more crawling) and I do not have 300Dh and need to go to bank” Another long pause “OK, I LIKE you, so you can pay only 200Dh (about £15)” An amount I quickly whipped from my pocket and paid him.

    He smiled a brilliant smile, saluted smartly, gave a nod of his head and walked off....... no receipt, no notice of offence, nothing!

    Well, having made a contribution to what I believed to be his family income, and not having found the supermarket I decided to get something for this “donation” and followed him over to the very corner where the offence occurred and asked him for directions, which he charmingly provided. I then turned to return to the van and was confronted by the very sign and turning to him said “but it is in Arabic!”.......... “Of course he replied, this IS Morocco, Sir!!!!”

    Great trip

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    Best thing is to Ware seet belt and do not use your mobile
    Bill
     
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    i actually have the arabic written stop sign in my garden . you dont need to read it the stop sign is special as its aoctagonal sign the only one in transport sign language world wide . .i cant write the arabic but it looks like a childs drawing of a small boat with three diamonds above it .
    i got it as my neighbour got stopped and fined i was going to make a table out of it for him but he got annoyed . hee hee .i just leave it where he can see it every day, ha ha .
     
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    @Lenny HB

    In France, a few years ago, I approached a stop sign where there was a clear view of the road in both directions. With nothing coming in either direction I slowed down to almost, but not quite, stopped, and crossed the line. I was then flagged down by French Police.

    They read me the riot act telling me,"Monsieur, in my country Stop means stop".

    Expecting an on the spot fine I apologised and he said that he saw me slow down and almost stop. He then let me go with just a warning but, since then I always stop at the sign.

    The expression "stop means stop" has become part of our family folklore.
     
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