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Old 29 March 2006, 18:19   #91
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Been flashed couple of times in UK but not been charged through the car rental companies yet. Over here different approach, we have fitted radars to the police vehicles which can take both ahead and away traffic and recorded to "digi eyewitness" equipment so recorded live and sent ticket with possible view of you in good resolutions...............

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Old 30 March 2006, 02:20   #92
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Well Guys, Ive just read the whole thread cos I'm pissed off. Im 39 and been driving for 22 years, towing trailers, fast cars, HGV's you name it, and I just got done in my works 4x4. Mobile unit 200 yds inside a 30 zone clocked me @ 42 as the postal ticket says. I'm no muppet, and I dont drive silly, 22 years proves that,... but the van just looked like a builders van on the right hand side of the road as I approached,only as I got closer , the back doors were open with a camera peeking out. F*ck me I know I was doing 33 just then, so it caught me forward facing, no flash, and they say they can identify the driver, I didn't think they were allowed to do that. Now I'll take my points like a man, but, truth is, I don't know how far up the road the radar picked me up. For all I know it could have 'beamed' me well before I hit the 30 zone. B*sta*ds.
go to http://www.pepipoo.com/ for some advice if you want. Its been known, according to this site, for exactly this to be happening. And illegal speed limits. And improperly signed roads (Folly Bottom, Somerset). And also people getting Nips for going through fixed speed cameras under the speed limit!!!! because they were not checked correctly (at the police HQ before they were sent out). If people dont check the details carefully first this could be happening.

Ill think you will find some interesting points of view at a http://www.safespeed.org.uk/ about speed and safety.
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Old 30 March 2006, 03:00   #93
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Well, it's interesting to those of us involved in vehicle safety!!
....The law of physics dictate that the higher the speed at impact, the more energy must be rapidly absorbed by hard metal, soft flesh and brittle bone. If you hit a pedestrian while driving at 20 mph, the pedestrian has a 95% chance of survival. If you hit a pedestrian while driving at 30mph, the survival chance is 80%. But if you hit a pedestrian while driving at 40mph, the pedestrian's chances of survival is just 10% (20% for a child)......
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These speed figure are not as cut and dried as the government would have you believe Look at this Des
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Old 30 March 2006, 03:21   #94
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[color=black]Someone (let's just call him "Bob") was driving................................color]

I'll tell you what, why dont you get Bob to tell the authorities that that you were driving?
That way it will get Bob and his parents off the hook?
Common. You can afford it.
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Mate of mine got a speeding ticket together with a letter of appology.

It seems he was driving his lorry at 60 on a road that was NSL. Trouble is he's only allowed to do 50 in a lorry (so I was told),so how was he caught?

Mind you I am taking my license in peril soon, going to Cornwall... Isnt that where they breed cameras?
Over 7.5 ton 40 not 50.
Gatso's can measure the size of lorrys (area) as they pass.
Yes watch the cameras on the A30
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I got caught on the Tolpuddle bypass dual carriageway no traffic dry conditions doing 81mph. I was driving my WRX impretza at the time.

Thought i saw a flash but was not sure. I did and paid the fine and took the points. Temporary camera on the kerb of a layby!!

After all this months later someone asked if there was any warnings of cameras in operation and did i check the camera had been callibrated.??

Whilst talking with apoliceman he said trouble is a beaten up ford fiesta (no offence meant) that has only just scraped through it's mot could be less safe doing a speed within the speed limit, than modern cars with all the safety gear.

But the limits are there for A reason i suppose
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South Wales are one of the worst areas for mobile cameras in the back of vans. They only come out when the weather is good and people are likely to be going fast.

They say they are "safety" cameras and yet you can go as fast as you like in fog/rain and at night cos they are never out!!! I have noticed that people now drive faster on the M4 in bad conditions - on a nice sunny day you KNOW the vans will be there!!!

Surely if they really WERE for safety they would clamp down on speed in the wrong conditions???

As to speed humps and all the other so called traffic "calming" the money could be far better spent elsewhere. A typical housing estate will cost about £500,000 for such measures - or you can have 4 heart surgeons - wonder which would save more lives???
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A typical housing estate will cost about £500,000 for such measures - or you can have 4 heart surgeons - wonder which would save more lives???
Not really a very good comparison, unless these heart surgeons work on there own out the back of a van also!
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You're not wrong Des, ....

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These speed figure are not as cut and dried as the government would have you believe Look at this Des
... but the article you refer to relates to causality of speed and accident frequency, not injury levels.

We do pedestrian impact tests - trust me, it's scary!


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ps - perhaps all cars should have a big inflated tube around them as well as our RIBs - Might solve quite a few problems!!
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Just seen on the news the number of offences caught on camers whether it be red light offences, speed offences or bus lane offences is up 6% and as much as i hate to admit it, its us men that are the worst...9 out of 10 offences committed by us!
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