Originally Posted by MeMe
let us all perform a little experiment the next time we get in the car. Wheather you be a Judge, Police Commissioner or the pal of a road accident victim, I believe it is impossible to maintain the speed limit at all times. I've tried it and it just is impossible (for me). One either has a lapse in concentration, gets caught up in the flow of traffic or as is often the case feels badgered by a tailgating driver. It's life, there's no escaping it.
You want to try this by first reaching the correct speed for the stretch of road, then getting your passenger to cover the speedo for 15mins. I think you would be very surprised how much your speed has changed in only a small time, especially if you come across a down hill stretch (and we all know they put cameras at the bottom of hills just for this reason).
I’m sure most people wouldn’t object if these menaces were used for what they were intended for, its just that most authorities blatantly place them in positions to raise revenue & I don’t care how much they say they are not THEY ARE!
Here are just a few examples,
Speed camera goes up in Tonbridge wells, & a week later the largest cycle path sign goes up only a foot in front of the camera so its impossible to see it until you are next to it.
A20 near Sidcup speed camera is placed behind another road sign with its supporting post hidden behind one of the other posts.
At the bottom of nearly every hill just in case your speed should creep up, I have rolled past one of these on a push-bike at 45mph in a 30mph zone without even trying (my brakes were smoking).
A2 heading towards London, Rochester way relief road, there is one tucked up behind a wall on a left hand bend again this one can only be seen a few yards away from it.
They have just put 2 new ones go up on a road near me, followed by notices stating “13 incidents in the last 3 years”, people who have lived near these cameras for over 20 years have never seen an accident so where has this information been dreamt up from?
And the list could go on & on, I’m afraid all the time this sort of thing goes on more & more people get more & more resentful against them.
I have nothing against the police, & I for one would like to see more police out there stopping the dangerous drivers, rather than pop a camera up to catch someone who may stray a few MPH over the limit because they are concentrating on what’s going on around them.