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No escaping the Speedies! ?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by mast3r, 20 Apr 2010.

  1. mast3r

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    CAMERA TICKETS DROP, BUT NEW TECH ON TRIAL

    'Scamera'-issued tickets have fallen, but new average speed cameras are on the way

    Trials are currently underway of a new average-speed system called 'SpeedSpike', which combines GPS with numberplate recognition technology. It also records images of both vehicles and drivers.


    http://pistonheads.com/news/default.asp?storyId=21830
     
  2. TaKeN

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    Oh **** off :(
     
  3. DreXeL

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    * Awaits Stockhausen's obligatory 'good' comment *
     
  4. Clarkey

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    What's the GPS for then?

    Sounds like it would be pretty easy to fool though, no front plate and a deep sun strip for the win?
     
  5. probedb

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    I was wondering that, surely the cameras know where they are? Unless it's a mobile camera?
     
  6. mast3r

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    GPS on our cars...?
    new cars come "to" be shipped with them?

    But this made my teeth grind with anger, its a total pee take.


    I often find myself thinking about the motorized reg plate thingies,
    press of a button and REG gone. but, the amount of traffic cams about town now, they will soon pick you up with a reg. So i really don't think there is an escape, unless you take your full journey with no number plate.

    OR,

    Dont speed :S
     
  7. brassd

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    I guess GPS is on the camera units so they can be picked up and put anywhere, with the GPS units working out the distance between them (assuming a straight road)?
     
  8. mel d

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    yeh but they'll only be putting them on blackspots :rolleyes:
     
  9. mast3r

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    Ye' hope.
     
  10. Mr^B

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    Obligatory "why not just drive at or under the speed limit?" comment.
     
  11. Sin_Chase

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    Not approved, yet.

    It's just going to cause more issues. Once you realised you went through an average jobby you are going to be going less than the posted limit to average it out safely.

    What a joke.

    haha :D
     
    Last edited: 20 Apr 2010
  12. mast3r

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    LOL!!!

    I would take the risk for the giggles of Gordon Browns mask on the image!
     
  13. Dolph

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    Another pointless waste of time that will do nothing for road safety. I expect the government (and much of the idiot public) to love it.

    We really need constitutional protection against pointless political posturing...
     
  14. mast3r

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    OCUK for Parliament?
     
  15. Dolph

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/election_2010/england/8636654.stm

    Makes sense really, it's just a shame the other parties are retarded.

     
  16. Danm54

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    Because at the rate they're going will all be driving everywhere at 30mph!

    They've dropped every national speed limit around here the 50mph, on most of the roads they've done this its a stupidly slow speed to be doing and there have been very few crashes, if any.

    The government wont be happy untill we're all driving like grannies and no-one crashes, ever.
     
  17. Dj_Jestar

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    There's a set of these on test already along the A13 from Blackwall all the way to Dagenham (and maybe further.) They all have "Average Speed Check under Test" signs on them so everyone is booting it anyway.
     
  18. Overlag

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    yup... they trying to reduce the very poor accident rate of that road, but catching speeders. But really is it speeding doing 40mph on a 3 lane dual carriageway?

    the best way to reduce accident rates would be to stop middle (and 3rd) lane morons.
     
  19. Dj_Jestar

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    They'll be upping the limit to 50mph in the 40mph areas btw (so it'll be uniformly 50mph throughout). Haven't yet, but will be when/if the system goes live according to the announcement. :)

    Tbh.. that road is quite dangerous anyway, just because of the poorly designed slip roads etc. and the boobs that drive really carelessly on it.
     
    Last edited: 22 Apr 2010
  20. Captain_Slick

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    Surely that would be a good thing?

    And even then people would still crash, because unfortunately there will always be morons/unfit drivers/people with no road sense/car thieves/etc.