yawn... don't speed, if you do and get pinched, fess up and take it!
Right.Harry Paget Flashman said:Utter balls! Are you a government spokesman? They must be the only ones who can pretend to believe this while keeping a straight face.thefootman said:there not spped cameras, they are safety cameras.
They are revenue collection devices, nothing more and nothing less. Yet another tax on the motorist.
Got to disagree - drive at 25 in a 30 and you will stop in time - do 35 in a 30 and you will kill the kid.Whiskybreath said:They're not 'speed cameras', they're cash cows. Speed doesn't kill, incompetent driving does.
Kill the camera.
Have a serious chat with yourself. A small percentage are there for safety reasons, however the majority are there to raise additional revenue for the local Police Force (now that they are able to keep the proceeds of speeding fines).thefootman said:there not spped cameras, they are safety cameras.
just admit it and get on with it. its no big deal. everyone gets caught sometime. even policemen get caught and have to get the penalty.
NO NO NO sorry but you are talking arse, lots of factors determine impact etc, etc. You been watching the telly too much. Modern cars can stop a LOT quicker than the highway code states for stopping distances. My instructor proved it when I was on my advanced driving course. Of course I'm not advocating speeding in a30 far from it, but and the official figures show it speeding accounts for fewer than 30% of all accidents on the road.Got to disagree - drive at 25 in a 30 and you will stop in time - do 35 in a 30 and you will kill the kid.
Now there is no incompetent driving - the kid merely runs out onto the road...
Now incompetent driving kills - i agree with that but you cannot say that the speed of a car is not a factor!
Not strickly true, i drive between 800-1300 miles a week for my job and all three times that i have been caught was from a mobile camera on a stretch of road that i deemed safe to go slightly over the limit on.the_matelot said:No, you're evidently an incompetent cnut who shouldn't be allowed to drive....
Every speed camera operated by Safety Camera Partnerships is signed with a camera sign a set distance in front of it. Up until recently these have simply consisted of the camera sign (the "box brownie" in black on a white background).SparkySteve said:Could have the road's speed labeled on the back tho, that would help. Especially on roads where the speed limit jumps up and down over a few miles.
Im well aware of that...RedRabbit said:Note that only cameras operated by the Partnerships need be so signed. It does not apply to speed detection carried out by the police, so don't expect them being set up in front of a traffic officer working from his patrol car!