Shock to the system

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  1. Big bus man

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    At the weekend I travelled round the M25 to Dartford and back from Reigate, I could not believe how sensible everyone was, not one BMW tailgating me and not passed by any Audi's at 100mph, it was such a shock to the system that everyone was sticking to 70mph, it was such a stress free journey without any delays even at the service areas and the traffic was heavy, so why was it like this, is it the threat of speed cameras because I have officially heard nothing or was it because all the reps had their Christmas parties early :confused:
     
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    Probably all northerners on a day trip :whistle::LOL:
     
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    No because at that time of day they will all be down the pub eating pies!! ;)

    Or stuck on the M6!
     
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    I am not 100% sure but I heard that the police have now set the speed cameras to catch anybody doing over 70mph. They are saying it is zero tolerance to speeding but they just need more money to fill their coffers and are not even using the normal safety excuse.
     
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    M25 has more 'safety' cameras on it that any other road in Europe ( actually.. that may well be in the world ! )
     
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    Yes, yes, yes, I know, mamby pamby , rules is rules and all that, BUT! There is a speed limit, why should we expect to go over that speed limit? Just because we don't like it, agree with it? It's lack of respect for that law that's why so many people travel over the speed limit and lack of respect is the biggest problem on the roads today.
    Rant over. :)
     
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    You're incorrect. This was a suggestion only by one chief constable.
     
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    I've never been able to understand why so many people find it so difficult to stick to the limit of the day - it's not difficult really, just read the sign and drive within the limit - you have total control of your right foot.
    Whatever the limit there will always be drivers complaining it's too low - cos they know better.
    Just do it and stop whinging if you get caught speeding.
     
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    As another Tees-side resident you must know that if all they want is money they can just put cameras on the A19. White van men will fill the coffers in no time :D
     
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    Spot on SCD, and he was more than hauled over the coals and put right !!!!!!
     
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    I believe and have seen as I travel on the A19 very regularly that lately they are now employing a movable camera van to great effect.
     
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    Then why are the gantries on the M25 lighting up like the Blackpool illuminations all of a sudden?
     
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    Problem with speed cameras is they have no decision making capability. Empty 5 lane motorway on a summers night is no different from snow and ice on a congested motorway. Modern cars are not happy plodding along at 70mph on a clear dry road.
     
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    Great, should keep the council tax down :D I've only ever noticed the DVLA van that they park up between Acklam and the A66 junction :)
     
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    Ey up. First sign of madness that, asking your car what speed it is happy going at :LOL:
     
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    Don't get me wrong Graham, I'm not advocating speeding at all, but some of the methods being used and the timing of them does leave a sour taste in the mouth. When the "Boro" have an away match the van is invariably being parked on the south side of the A19 and when the supporters are coming home from the match they have it parked on the north side.
     
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    I'll be op your way this week I'll keep that A66 junction in mind....(y)
     
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    Hi.
    I think that the cameras "Notice ?" (Get triggered ) by a vehicle going over the limit and counts this,perhaps this is why they Flash, (not allways take a photo). This then gives notice to the operators/police etc. if there is a constant problem of speed through the area. They can monitor the cameras numbers and if the count gets to high..
    "Roll camera,Action" LOL.
    I may be wrong,but i am sure someone will be along to correct or agree'ish.
    Tea Bag
     
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    Be very wary from the A1 onwards ( A168, A19 ), I travel all over Europe with my job and see more people stopped for speeding on the A19 than anywhere I travel in Europe.
     
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