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Old 31 March 2006, 21:27   #111
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They use laser which can measure your speed pretty well - having said that they aren't really supposed to measure at strange angles etc because of laser scatter.

There are good laser jammers about - supposed to be illegal but I can't see why it is illegal to emit light at a certain wavelength. In fact some cars have lasers to measure distance for adaptive cruise control which can jam the laser cameras!!!

Another solution would be to cover your car in soot or IR absorbent paint like a Land Rover!!!
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Old 31 March 2006, 22:39   #112
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But I was photographed going towards a mobile unit
The mobile unit is run by a man who points a camera at you.. Doesn't really matter where he is, or where you are, as long as that camera can see you.. Seem to remember a documentary on South Yorkshire Police who were running a mobile speed trap from a different road, aiming it across a field at a dual carriageway.. As long as there are the signs to warn you that speed cameras are operating in the area, they can sit where they want.. It's only the static cameras that have to be painted yellow at the moment..
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There were no signs no markings nothing, Dont get me wrong I'll take the points, but after 22 years with none you might see I'm a bit annoyed, since also the camera could have beamed me from further up the road, outside the 30 limit
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the mobile speed cameras have never been tested on Motorcycles and have now been found to be totaly inacurate .

MCN got one to test and got many wrong readings including one of a bike standing still which the camera said was breking the speed limit .

They are just revenue cameras nothing more .
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It really is utter shite. Were being turned into lemmings
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No - sheep!!!

The nanny state is winning - taking away people's ability to think for themselves!!!

It is scary the number of people I see now waiting to cross a road who won't cross until they get the green man - even when there is nothing coming. Fair enough with old people but I am talking about fit young people. A few years ago they would have stuck their fingers up at the green man and crossed anyway!!!

I always used to be horrified the way the Swiss and Germans behaved like this - can't believe people in Britain behave like this as well.
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...It is scary the number of people I see now waiting to cross a road who won't cross until they get the green man..
Yeh, I do that. If I have to wait for a traffic light change in my car while pedestrians cross, when I'm a pedestrian, why shouldn't I wait for a traffic light change while the cars cross?

When cyclists sneek through the lights as though they are not bound by the rules, does that irritate you?
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Not at all i can ride a bike and do the same if i want and take the risk of the car drivers knocking me off because they don't see me .
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Yeh, I do that. If I have to wait for a traffic light change in my car while pedestrians cross, when I'm a pedestrian, why shouldn't I wait for a traffic light change while the cars cross?

When cyclists sneek through the lights as though they are not bound by the rules, does that irritate you?
Why should it? Do it all the time when I ride a bike - wrong way down one way streets - you name it - great fun - no number plates!!! As long as it doesn't hurt anyone else what's the prob?

And I will jumpr red lights if they have deliberately taking away the filter arrows to bugger up traffic flow. I am quite capable of looking to the right to see when it's clear!!!
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I haven't read all of this thread, too busy and been away in the lake District for a week.
It was only a few weeks ago when I was discussing this via PM with Tim M, although it appears 'Bob' has been caught out.
Now its all very well saying he's a t*** etc and yes he was speeding, has admitted his mistake, the road in question is not steriotypical of a 30mph so he wasn't driving dangerously. 45mph in a built up area, is not very clever but on a two lane road with armco etc, I would assume its safe.

Its all very well saying 'he should stop being a child and take the points but none of you seem to realise the magnitude of the situation, I will assume that none of you have taken your driving license recently or taken a theory test or hazard perception test. I would like to see you try. If 'Bob' takes the points he will have to drive like a nun for the remainder of the 2yr period, which will probably cause him to crash as he will be fixated on the speedo.
After taking the points if Bob goes through a 30mph camera at 33mph he will get BANNED. If Bob relies on his car for a job (such as some of my mates) he is feked. Back down the theory test centre and more driving lessons. For those still in the dark ages driving lessons are 17-25 /hour, learning to drive is very expensive -probably cost me just 800.
No point laying into younger drivers, there reactions are far quicker than a pensioner, and at least they drive by the book .....
The solution for younger drivers is to hairspray up your number plates, stick to the speed limits, and if doing long distance get a rader detector. The key is to stick with a slower car until you get your 12n points!

rant over,

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