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matt_jonesuk
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Registered: 27th Feb 03
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24th Nov 03 at 17:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Speed cameras good or bad?
M4tt
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24th Nov 03 at 18:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

lol the results are a bit obvious...

however, i do believe they are useful in accident blackspots, unfortuantley the government disagrees....
Fraser Young
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24th Nov 03 at 19:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Money making... Better strategies for slowing folk down...
sebj
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24th Nov 03 at 20:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Stupid idea of having them in non accident black spots. Even more stupid trying to hide them!!!!!!!!
Far better ways of slowing people down in my opinion

SebJ

[Edited on 24-11-2003 by sebj]
ado
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24th Nov 03 at 21:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Speed Cameras!!!!!

Those f***ing yellow boxes at side of road that if the truth was known are used to generate large amounts of money for the goverment.
Take for instance the write up in sun few days ago,X traffic cop looked at few cameras and found one to be positioned in such a way that it could only be used to collect money off the motorist(LIKE WE DON`T PAY ENOUGH TO DRIVE ON ROADS AS IT IS).

To top it all off sastistics have shown that in actual fact the signs that flashes up your speed as you approch it actually slows down more motorists and cost a FIFTH of the cost of the speed camera!!!!!!!!

ANSWER ME THIS,Y the points on your licience,y not just the fine?
NO lience,NO job,NO money,NO freedom,NO car!!!!!

Police only tell you what they want you to know about the satistics,what about the real TRUTH??
A SAW TO BOTTOM OF ALL OF THEM!!!!!!!!!!!
psycho sport
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Registered: 27th Mar 03
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24th Nov 03 at 22:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ANSWER ME THIS,Y the points on your licience,y not just the fine?
NO lience,NO job,NO money,NO freedom,NO car!!!!!

none of this means no road tax no tax via petrol and the government paying benefits!

Stupid government and stupid country with stupid police!
MikeH
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24th Nov 03 at 22:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Instead of cameras everywhere there should be actual copers out looking for people. This way they can catch dangerous and/or drunk drivers, which are the real problem!
psycho sport
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24th Nov 03 at 22:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

and the people who havent got insurance or road tax.
they can only catch the honest drivers who pay all the taxs!
Red_SXi
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24th Nov 03 at 22:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

There are quite a few near lower schools in my area which is dodgy cos it makes you focus on your speedo rather than a little kid who might run out infront of you
M4tt
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24th Nov 03 at 23:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

speed cameras are stupid because:

- the driver spends most of there time watching the speedo and not the road.
-the driver spends the remanding time looking behind bushes, bridges, lamp posts etc for speed cameras and not whats going on on the road.
- ppl just slam on their brakes on seeing a speed camera - thus not traveling at a constant speed, cause more pollution trhough excessive accleration ( same as speed bumps here)
- speed cameras are rarely placed at accident blackspots through proved independent studies.
- it and recently come to light that only 7% of motoring accidents are caused by speeding - hmmmm why have a camera on every road then?
- speed cameras can only catch the law abiding motorist.
- they look bloody ugly, and ruin the landscape
- they are an unfair deterent.
- hardly any of the money generated by them goes toward making our roads better.

that's my 2pence
psycho sport
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24th Nov 03 at 23:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

sumed it all up there m4tt.
hope we get a new prime minister(spelling) with a bit of brains to run this country!
M4tt
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24th Nov 03 at 23:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i can't see why they don't just give the fine and not the points, at the end of the day we all know thats the only reason they are there....

that's if we have to have them

AND speed cameras are fucking useless to the locals - they know they are there - they bomb up to them at 100MPH, brake down the 20 MPH to go though, slap it down a couple of cogs and resume speed again....

well that's what i do and all the cars i follow do....

[Edited on 24-11-2003 by M4tt]

[Edited on 24-11-2003 by M4tt]
psycho sport
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24th Nov 03 at 23:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

totaly agree but theres bugger all we can do!

i say one nite people should go out 1 nite and burn all the pointless ones down. that may get people to listen! haha
The Guru
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25th Nov 03 at 00:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

What 2 Numb nuts voted YES!
MikeH
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25th Nov 03 at 01:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

obviously we have 2 members here who are coppers
Fraser Young
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25th Nov 03 at 01:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by MikeH
obviously we have 2 members here who are coppers


RA and... ?
CorsaLad16v
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25th Nov 03 at 07:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

MikeH
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25th Nov 03 at 09:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

well thats one down, keep up the good work!
corsa-sxi
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25th Nov 03 at 10:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

im lucky that i have no fixed cams in hull but yes, i agree with all the arguments..get rid of them.....i hear they are supposed to stop road deaths..howabout stopping pedestrians crossing when they aint supposed to....
matt_jonesuk
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25th Nov 03 at 16:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

But i think some traffic calming methods used to try and slow traffic is just as annoying for a example around in many areas by me they have cut widths of roads along by passes where u could easily over take without dangering motorists coming the other way. Dual carriage ways being reduced to one lane, speed bumps Everywhere!!!!....
Miner
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   25th Nov 03 at 17:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I got done for doing 81 in a 70 on a dry straight motorway on a nice summers day in light traffic. Apart from speeding where is the excessive danger? It was all about making money, hiding the van & setting up an operator on the flyover with a hi-vis vest on. Also if you send away your details without signing them and blank it the police will come looking for u! They popped in to c me last wk! Wanks!
dannycorsa c
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Registered: 8th Mar 03
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25th Nov 03 at 17:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

there was sumat on tell about speed cameras the other night! they say they put the on accident black spots to reduce crashs and fatal injurys! well they did a survey ov 120 black spots across they uk and how many ov them had cameras on?




4

what does that tell ya!!!!!!!
matt_jonesuk
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25th Nov 03 at 17:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yup i could understand if they were on estates and stuff but their not they are on country roads and fast roads which have silly speed limits such as motorways
Makarus
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25th Nov 03 at 18:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Watched the documentary on them the other day, had some good points in it.

I agree with them in accident black spots, and around schools and shit like that. What i dont agree with is when they put them up obviously just to make money. Terrible really, they have them on the way into Nottingham city centre, really smart ones that look at your plates as you go through the first then 1/2 mile down the road find you again and see if you got between the 2 points too quickly. Stupid really as most of the time traffic is slow due to congestion and to be honest I think it would be better to let the speed be broken to get rid of the congestion quicker when the roads do clear.

Just a scam to make money off motorist on the way to and from work when they may be too tired to pay attention, stupid I tells ya!!!
matt_jonesuk
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25th Nov 03 at 18:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yea the ones that get ur average speed between 2 points are called Specs they dont work on bikes though cause they dont have a front plate + they have trouble reading square number plates or dirty ones.

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