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New 'average-speed' cameras proposed for Lancashire roads

'Average speed' cameras, which monitor cars over a certain distance, may be introduced in Lancashire.

Accident blackspots on straight roads in the county could be covered by the cameras, according to highways bosses.

The proposals are part of an ongoing review of the way Lancashire County Council and Lancashire Police employ speed cameras in the region.

The Association of British Drivers (ABD) said a pair of cameras did cost £50,000, but County Coun Tim Ashton said prices have come down ‘considerably’.

Coun Ashton, highways chief at County Hall, says the cameras, which measure a car’s average speed on a particular stretch of road, may be erected on straight stretches where there are concerns over accident figures as a tool to cut serious and fatal incidents.

He is due to draw up a report on their implementation at the start of 2012.

He said: “On long stretches of road you have people speeding up and slowing down for the speed cameras which is not ideal because there are people who know the road and it is not very good for road safety.

“It works well on the motorway and there is no reason we can’t use it on long stretches of road.

“The whole philosophy is about reducing high accident figures – not making the most tickets and revenue.”

Coun Ashton has insisted that fixed and mobile sites used through new scheme Road-Watch will only be kept if they can be shown to improve road safety.

Roger Lawson from the Association of British Drivers said: “They are very expensive to install and operate and I think there are far simpler ways of improving accidents figures on most roads.

“Schemes have been abandoned in other areas because of cost.”

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6:53pm Tue 29 Nov 11

ste.g says...

The Association of British Drivers (ABD) said a pair of cameras did cost £50,000, but County Coun Tim Ashton said prices have come down ‘considerably’.
come on tim we all know its about making money.
The Association of British Drivers (ABD) said a pair of cameras did cost £50,000, but County Coun Tim Ashton said prices have come down ‘considerably’. come on tim we all know its about making money. ste.g
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6:57pm Tue 29 Nov 11

johndarwen says...

Here we go, Big brother will make more money from drivers, no lives will be saved like this.
Here we go, Big brother will make more money from drivers, no lives will be saved like this. johndarwen
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7:22pm Tue 29 Nov 11

Your ferret stinks says...

I'm affaid your wrong as it's your constant speed monitored between two points over a given distance, i.e between Edgeworth and Bullhill for instance as that may help to save lives as we all know everyone slows down for speed camaras then speeds up again! However i hate the fact that it's just another forward step for big brother watching our every move incase there is a fine to be had!
I'm affaid your wrong as it's your constant speed monitored between two points over a given distance, i.e between Edgeworth and Bullhill for instance as that may help to save lives as we all know everyone slows down for speed camaras then speeds up again! However i hate the fact that it's just another forward step for big brother watching our every move incase there is a fine to be had! Your ferret stinks
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7:35pm Tue 29 Nov 11

MrMungus says...

The same lies that were in the Evening post a couple of days ago spouted by a different mouthpiece.
As ferret says it's all about monitoring our every move not just making money. The computer has to read your number plate and time and date you.

When other counties have finally admitted they don't work and removed them Lancashire is going to war on the motorist.

A very sinister and cynical move. Keep repeating the lie and eventually people will start to believe it.

1984
The same lies that were in the Evening post a couple of days ago spouted by a different mouthpiece. As ferret says it's all about monitoring our every move not just making money. The computer has to read your number plate and time and date you. When other counties have finally admitted they don't work and removed them Lancashire is going to war on the motorist. A very sinister and cynical move. Keep repeating the lie and eventually people will start to believe it. 1984 MrMungus
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7:38pm Tue 29 Nov 11

bounce63 says...

for gods sake give drivers a break . speed camera's are legalised thieves. if you are famous , royalty etc you get an expensive lawyer find a loophole and get let off . hard working drivers doing 50 thousand plus miles a year get banned and lose their jobs . pathetic absolutely pathetic
for gods sake give drivers a break . speed camera's are legalised thieves. if you are famous , royalty etc you get an expensive lawyer find a loophole and get let off . hard working drivers doing 50 thousand plus miles a year get banned and lose their jobs . pathetic absolutely pathetic bounce63
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7:48pm Tue 29 Nov 11

Lifeinthemix says...

lets hope this new adventure called burning speed cameras takes off...


wheres the Englishmen?
lets hope this new adventure called burning speed cameras takes off... wheres the Englishmen? Lifeinthemix
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7:49pm Tue 29 Nov 11

frank says...

if 'hardworking drivers doing 50 thousand plus miles' had the ability to keep to a speed limit then they wouldn't get banned or lose their jobs.
why do motorists only think of themselves and mostly think themselves above the law?
if 'hardworking drivers doing 50 thousand plus miles' had the ability to keep to a speed limit then they wouldn't get banned or lose their jobs. why do motorists only think of themselves and mostly think themselves above the law? frank
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7:50pm Tue 29 Nov 11

soup123 says...

If anything average speed cameras are more dangerous.

You find you eyes glued to your speedo. And if you just drive slower to be on the safe side you almost guarantee'd to get someone up your backside tailgating the whole way.
If anything average speed cameras are more dangerous. You find you eyes glued to your speedo. And if you just drive slower to be on the safe side you almost guarantee'd to get someone up your backside tailgating the whole way. soup123
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8:00pm Tue 29 Nov 11

burner says...

johndarwen wrote:
Here we go, Big brother will make more money from drivers, no lives will be saved like this.
They DO keep speed down. I cite recent roadworks on the link between M4 and M40 near Henley- A404M , as an example during protracted roadworks. This is a VERY busy, and potentially fast dual-carriageway. During the lengthy road-works there were few accidents when law of averages might have predicted quite a few.
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Only speeders and crims who don't want their movements monitored object. Stick to the limit, john, and nowt will happen to you ( in fact you are safer ).
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If cost allowed I would love this to happen on the Grane Road ( they work at night, too). Accident figures would drop right away.
[quote][p][bold]johndarwen[/bold] wrote: Here we go, Big brother will make more money from drivers, no lives will be saved like this.[/p][/quote]They DO keep speed down. I cite recent roadworks on the link between M4 and M40 near Henley- A404M , as an example during protracted roadworks. This is a VERY busy, and potentially fast dual-carriageway. During the lengthy road-works there were few accidents when law of averages might have predicted quite a few. . Only speeders and crims who don't want their movements monitored object. Stick to the limit, john, and nowt will happen to you ( in fact you are safer ). . If cost allowed I would love this to happen on the Grane Road ( they work at night, too). Accident figures would drop right away. burner
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8:20pm Tue 29 Nov 11

BuckoTheMoose says...

I'm so sick of that idiot Ashton and his war on the motorist.

I'm also tired of these sheep who comment that these big brother tactics only harm criminals, the nothing to hide, nothing to fear brigade. It's folk like that who allow these illiberal laws and penalties to be brought in.

Who are the government to decide an arbitary speed limit? The driver can decide on the best speed for the conditions, not some bell end in county hall.

If you slip over the 'limit' for a while when the conditions are fine and you do no harm, whats the problem? There isn't one.
I'm so sick of that idiot Ashton and his war on the motorist. I'm also tired of these sheep who comment that these big brother tactics only harm criminals, the nothing to hide, nothing to fear brigade. It's folk like that who allow these illiberal laws and penalties to be brought in. Who are the government to decide an arbitary speed limit? The driver can decide on the best speed for the conditions, not some bell end in county hall. If you slip over the 'limit' for a while when the conditions are fine and you do no harm, whats the problem? There isn't one. BuckoTheMoose
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8:30pm Tue 29 Nov 11

'Kean on getting out..! says...

These cameras only work if you break the average speed limit.
These cameras only work if you break the average speed limit. 'Kean on getting out..!
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9:41pm Tue 29 Nov 11

bounce63 says...

frank wrote:
if 'hardworking drivers doing 50 thousand plus miles' had the ability to keep to a speed limit then they wouldn't get banned or lose their jobs.
why do motorists only think of themselves and mostly think themselves above the law?
Frank you just don't get it do you.Everything you need to live is delivered.three points x 4 in three years =ban . no job no money. In the factory they find you something else to do . In the workplace there are alternatives jobs , professional drivers get banned no money. yes it happened to me , tot up three months ban , cannot sign on , self employed use savings to pay bills. My crime was 33mph , 35 mph 37 mph on a redesignated dual carrigeway and 36mph.There are worse crimes Frank and those offenders go to work the next day. Ask the taxi lads who get banned for six months how hard it can be.Happy now Frank.
[quote][p][bold]frank[/bold] wrote: if 'hardworking drivers doing 50 thousand plus miles' had the ability to keep to a speed limit then they wouldn't get banned or lose their jobs. why do motorists only think of themselves and mostly think themselves above the law?[/p][/quote]Frank you just don't get it do you.Everything you need to live is delivered.three points x 4 in three years =ban . no job no money. In the factory they find you something else to do . In the workplace there are alternatives jobs , professional drivers get banned no money. yes it happened to me , tot up three months ban , cannot sign on , self employed use savings to pay bills. My crime was 33mph , 35 mph 37 mph on a redesignated dual carrigeway and 36mph.There are worse crimes Frank and those offenders go to work the next day. Ask the taxi lads who get banned for six months how hard it can be.Happy now Frank. bounce63
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9:51pm Tue 29 Nov 11

No C Parker says...

Brilliant.
Let's have these on every road, and get the law breakers off, then the roads will be quieter for me.
I have no sympathy for speeders.
"More dangerous concentrating on your speedo", Hmm, would you use that excuse on a driving test. Obviously you are an incompetant driver, if you can't do this. What next, mirrors and other motorists are a distraction too ....
Pratt !
Brilliant. Let's have these on every road, and get the law breakers off, then the roads will be quieter for me. I have no sympathy for speeders. "More dangerous concentrating on your speedo", Hmm, would you use that excuse on a driving test. Obviously you are an incompetant driver, if you can't do this. What next, mirrors and other motorists are a distraction too .... Pratt ! No C Parker
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9:56pm Tue 29 Nov 11

burner says...

"I'm also tired of these sheep who comment that these big brother tactics only harm criminals, the nothing to hide, nothing to fear brigade. It's folk like that who allow these illiberal laws and penalties to be brought in."
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So, bucko, if I carry a knife or nick a tele from Comet, you think the sheep should carry on grazing? We don't live out Lord of the Flies, mate, this is real life where real people get hurt and real people do their best to protect the majority from the I-do-what-I-feel-lik
e brigade ( such as you? )
"I'm also tired of these sheep who comment that these big brother tactics only harm criminals, the nothing to hide, nothing to fear brigade. It's folk like that who allow these illiberal laws and penalties to be brought in." . So, bucko, if I carry a knife or nick a tele from Comet, you think the sheep should carry on grazing? We don't live out Lord of the Flies, mate, this is real life where real people get hurt and real people do their best to protect the majority from the I-do-what-I-feel-lik e brigade ( such as you? ) burner
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9:59pm Tue 29 Nov 11

Mako V12V says...

The problem people seem to have with speed cameras is that they are the main policing of motorists although speeders do not cause the majority of accidents/deaths on roads.
Average speed cameras do not fine drivers on mobile phones, drink drivers, drivers under the influence of drugs, uninsured drivers, drivers of stolen cars etc
It's time people realise it's not speed that kills but INAPPROPRIATE SPEED for the CURRENT DRIVING CONDITIONS!
Btw, I've been driving for 20 years and have a clean licence!
The problem people seem to have with speed cameras is that they are the main policing of motorists although speeders do not cause the majority of accidents/deaths on roads. Average speed cameras do not fine drivers on mobile phones, drink drivers, drivers under the influence of drugs, uninsured drivers, drivers of stolen cars etc It's time people realise it's not speed that kills but INAPPROPRIATE SPEED for the CURRENT DRIVING CONDITIONS! Btw, I've been driving for 20 years and have a clean licence! Mako V12V
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10:36pm Tue 29 Nov 11

s_smith says...

The sad fact is that many of the speed limits in Lancashire are not decided by government, but by faceless mannequins and of course the complicit "we must save the children" councillors.
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Even worse is that many of the limits are not in fact appropriate for the vast majority of traffic using the road. lets look at the A585 from Preston to Blackpool - 50mph all the way, with little frontage development and 4 lanes wide in many places. It doesnt give the average driver the "feeling" of needing to drive slower.
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The science of driver psychology seems to be missed on many of the people who work in traffic engineering, particularly at Lancs. The best way of influencing driver behaviour - and hence choice of speed - is about changing the "look" of the road to the driver. You could put in 10mph limits or 100mph limits and all things being equal (i.e. no threat of enforcement for instance) in the main, most drivers would choose the same speed which is appropriate for what the road is telling them.
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Its a sad state of affairs when those in charge dont actually understand this.
The sad fact is that many of the speed limits in Lancashire are not decided by government, but by faceless mannequins and of course the complicit "we must save the children" councillors. . Even worse is that many of the limits are not in fact appropriate for the vast majority of traffic using the road. lets look at the A585 from Preston to Blackpool - 50mph all the way, with little frontage development and 4 lanes wide in many places. It doesnt give the average driver the "feeling" of needing to drive slower. . The science of driver psychology seems to be missed on many of the people who work in traffic engineering, particularly at Lancs. The best way of influencing driver behaviour - and hence choice of speed - is about changing the "look" of the road to the driver. You could put in 10mph limits or 100mph limits and all things being equal (i.e. no threat of enforcement for instance) in the main, most drivers would choose the same speed which is appropriate for what the road is telling them. . Its a sad state of affairs when those in charge dont actually understand this. s_smith
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10:53pm Tue 29 Nov 11

Excluded again says...

As a motorist who drives around 20000 miles a year, i have developed a tried and tested means of ensuring that these speed cameras do not get a single penny out of me.

I stick roughly to the speed limit and look at roadsigns. If there is an 8 foot high yellow speed camera next to road, I would expect to notice it.

In nearly 30 years of driving, I have yet to pay a penny piece to speed cameras. So I would recommend this approach to other motorists.
As a motorist who drives around 20000 miles a year, i have developed a tried and tested means of ensuring that these speed cameras do not get a single penny out of me. I stick roughly to the speed limit and look at roadsigns. If there is an 8 foot high yellow speed camera next to road, I would expect to notice it. In nearly 30 years of driving, I have yet to pay a penny piece to speed cameras. So I would recommend this approach to other motorists. Excluded again
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11:20pm Tue 29 Nov 11

Mako V12V says...

Never heard or seen such a thing as a "mobile speed camera"??!!
It's these contraptions that hide over the brow or round a corner so in a moment of driving you are criminalised!
Never heard or seen such a thing as a "mobile speed camera"??!! It's these contraptions that hide over the brow or round a corner so in a moment of driving you are criminalised! Mako V12V
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12:05am Wed 30 Nov 11

embeee says...

bounce63 wrote:
frank wrote:
if 'hardworking drivers doing 50 thousand plus miles' had the ability to keep to a speed limit then they wouldn't get banned or lose their jobs.
why do motorists only think of themselves and mostly think themselves above the law?
Frank you just don't get it do you.Everything you need to live is delivered.three points x 4 in three years =ban . no job no money. In the factory they find you something else to do . In the workplace there are alternatives jobs , professional drivers get banned no money. yes it happened to me , tot up three months ban , cannot sign on , self employed use savings to pay bills. My crime was 33mph , 35 mph 37 mph on a redesignated dual carrigeway and 36mph.There are worse crimes Frank and those offenders go to work the next day. Ask the taxi lads who get banned for six months how hard it can be.Happy now Frank.
If your livelihood depends on your driving licence (even one with 9 points) then don't speed. And if you do, and you clearly did - repeatedly and regularly if you've had 4 tickets in less than 3 years - don't whinge when you're caught.
[quote][p][bold]bounce63[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]frank[/bold] wrote: if 'hardworking drivers doing 50 thousand plus miles' had the ability to keep to a speed limit then they wouldn't get banned or lose their jobs. why do motorists only think of themselves and mostly think themselves above the law?[/p][/quote]Frank you just don't get it do you.Everything you need to live is delivered.three points x 4 in three years =ban . no job no money. In the factory they find you something else to do . In the workplace there are alternatives jobs , professional drivers get banned no money. yes it happened to me , tot up three months ban , cannot sign on , self employed use savings to pay bills. My crime was 33mph , 35 mph 37 mph on a redesignated dual carrigeway and 36mph.There are worse crimes Frank and those offenders go to work the next day. Ask the taxi lads who get banned for six months how hard it can be.Happy now Frank.[/p][/quote]If your livelihood depends on your driving licence (even one with 9 points) then don't speed. And if you do, and you clearly did - repeatedly and regularly if you've had 4 tickets in less than 3 years - don't whinge when you're caught. embeee
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12:40am Wed 30 Nov 11

ffaust-fficken says...

No C Parker wrote:
Brilliant.
Let's have these on every road, and get the law breakers off, then the roads will be quieter for me.
I have no sympathy for speeders.
"More dangerous concentrating on your speedo", Hmm, would you use that excuse on a driving test. Obviously you are an incompetant driver, if you can't do this. What next, mirrors and other motorists are a distraction too ....
Pratt !
I've been stuck behind you many times No C Parker. You just nudge 30 on your speedo, which in reality is 25-27 mph. When its safe to overtake you flash your lights as if I've just done a hit and run.
No doubt you'll be at the front of a looong queue tomorrow.
Meanderthal.
[quote][p][bold]No C Parker[/bold] wrote: Brilliant. Let's have these on every road, and get the law breakers off, then the roads will be quieter for me. I have no sympathy for speeders. "More dangerous concentrating on your speedo", Hmm, would you use that excuse on a driving test. Obviously you are an incompetant driver, if you can't do this. What next, mirrors and other motorists are a distraction too .... Pratt ![/p][/quote]I've been stuck behind you many times No C Parker. You just nudge 30 on your speedo, which in reality is 25-27 mph. When its safe to overtake you flash your lights as if I've just done a hit and run. No doubt you'll be at the front of a looong queue tomorrow. Meanderthal. ffaust-fficken
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12:53am Wed 30 Nov 11

Graham Hartley says...

All devices which measure speed are 'averaging'. Otherwise, when next challenged over the matter of one's speed, say forty miles per hour when the limit is thirty, the response that one had been driving for only ten minutes would be a defence.
All devices which measure speed are 'averaging'. Otherwise, when next challenged over the matter of one's speed, say forty miles per hour when the limit is thirty, the response that one had been driving for only ten minutes would be a defence. Graham Hartley
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2:21am Wed 30 Nov 11

Dave_P says...

nothing in this world is about safety any more, it is all about generating revenues. corporations own the governments and if this wasn't the case, why do so many ex-mps end up with massively overpaid corporate jobs?
nothing in this world is about safety any more, it is all about generating revenues. corporations own the governments and if this wasn't the case, why do so many ex-mps end up with massively overpaid corporate jobs? Dave_P
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5:58am Wed 30 Nov 11

HarwoodBiker says...

"because there are people who know the road and it's not very good for road safety".

Erm... What?

Doesn't this just highlight the fact that if these people who know the road have been driving on it for years without incident at a much higher speed than the cameras are set for, then in actual fact they are not the dangerous ones?

I'd say it's people who don't know the roads who are dangerous.
"because there are people who know the road and it's not very good for road safety". Erm... What? Doesn't this just highlight the fact that if these people who know the road have been driving on it for years without incident at a much higher speed than the cameras are set for, then in actual fact they are not the dangerous ones? I'd say it's people who don't know the roads who are dangerous. HarwoodBiker
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6:37am Wed 30 Nov 11

shaggybpc says...

Just another way of keeping the ordinary working person in their place .
Just another way of keeping the ordinary working person in their place . shaggybpc
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7:21am Wed 30 Nov 11

MJA says...

I commute 10 miles to work. If I average 40mph it takes me 15 minutes. If I average 30mph it will take me 20 minutes. I'm not so precious that I begrudge myself and the rest of the people I share the roads with 5 minutes to significantly improve their safety.
I commute 10 miles to work. If I average 40mph it takes me 15 minutes. If I average 30mph it will take me 20 minutes. I'm not so precious that I begrudge myself and the rest of the people I share the roads with 5 minutes to significantly improve their safety. MJA
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7:43am Wed 30 Nov 11

BuckoTheMoose says...

burner wrote:
"I'm also tired of these sheep who comment that these big brother tactics only harm criminals, the nothing to hide, nothing to fear brigade. It's folk like that who allow these illiberal laws and penalties to be brought in."
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So, bucko, if I carry a knife or nick a tele from Comet, you think the sheep should carry on grazing? We don't live out Lord of the Flies, mate, this is real life where real people get hurt and real people do their best to protect the majority from the I-do-what-I-feel-lik

e brigade ( such as you? )
Well done. You've just compared driving a few miles above an arbitary speed limit and harming no one, to violence and robbery. Are you serious?
[quote][p][bold]burner[/bold] wrote: "I'm also tired of these sheep who comment that these big brother tactics only harm criminals, the nothing to hide, nothing to fear brigade. It's folk like that who allow these illiberal laws and penalties to be brought in." . So, bucko, if I carry a knife or nick a tele from Comet, you think the sheep should carry on grazing? We don't live out Lord of the Flies, mate, this is real life where real people get hurt and real people do their best to protect the majority from the I-do-what-I-feel-lik e brigade ( such as you? )[/p][/quote]Well done. You've just compared driving a few miles above an arbitary speed limit and harming no one, to violence and robbery. Are you serious? BuckoTheMoose
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8:26am Wed 30 Nov 11

happycyclist says...

BuckoTheMoose wrote:
I'm so sick of that idiot Ashton and his war on the motorist.

I'm also tired of these sheep who comment that these big brother tactics only harm criminals, the nothing to hide, nothing to fear brigade. It's folk like that who allow these illiberal laws and penalties to be brought in.

Who are the government to decide an arbitary speed limit? The driver can decide on the best speed for the conditions, not some bell end in county hall.

If you slip over the 'limit' for a while when the conditions are fine and you do no harm, whats the problem? There isn't one.
There are no "arbitary" speed limits. The people who decide are qualified to make those decisions based on a range of factors, including the safety of ALL road users and the road conditions.

Unfortunately, many drivers are incapable of deciding on the "best speed" for conditions and that's why there are so many accidents.

I doubt you'd be spouting this **** if you'd ever lost someone close to you due to some **** who thought he didn't need to take any notice of road signs.
[quote][p][bold]BuckoTheMoose[/bold] wrote: I'm so sick of that idiot Ashton and his war on the motorist. I'm also tired of these sheep who comment that these big brother tactics only harm criminals, the nothing to hide, nothing to fear brigade. It's folk like that who allow these illiberal laws and penalties to be brought in. Who are the government to decide an arbitary speed limit? The driver can decide on the best speed for the conditions, not some bell end in county hall. If you slip over the 'limit' for a while when the conditions are fine and you do no harm, whats the problem? There isn't one.[/p][/quote]There are no "arbitary" speed limits. The people who decide are qualified to make those decisions based on a range of factors, including the safety of ALL road users and the road conditions. Unfortunately, many drivers are incapable of deciding on the "best speed" for conditions and that's why there are so many accidents. I doubt you'd be spouting this **** if you'd ever lost someone close to you due to some **** who thought he didn't need to take any notice of road signs. happycyclist
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8:50am Wed 30 Nov 11

burner says...

bucko, "speeding harms no-one " ?????????? Are YOU serious?. . . . . . . .. . . . . . Go tell that to a few families who read this web-site, whose lives have been turned upside down because , well, you say, "speed harms no-one" !!!! Shame on your mentality.
bucko, "speeding harms no-one " ?????????? Are YOU serious?. . . . . . . .. . . . . . Go tell that to a few families who read this web-site, whose lives have been turned upside down because , well, you say, "speed harms no-one" !!!! Shame on your mentality. burner
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9:36am Wed 30 Nov 11

Bredrin says...

acknowledging the fact that the philosophy of static speed cameras do not work on the locals, who use the road more frequently than anybody.

so surely its time to get rid of these accident causing and ineffective cameras?

Surely its not about revenue and actually about safety? Or is it?
tu ru ru ru tu ru ru ru ...
acknowledging the fact that the philosophy of static speed cameras do not work on the locals, who use the road more frequently than anybody. so surely its time to get rid of these accident causing and ineffective cameras? Surely its not about revenue and actually about safety? Or is it? tu ru ru ru tu ru ru ru ... Bredrin
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9:42am Wed 30 Nov 11

everywhere is sh1t says...

bounce63 wrote:
frank wrote:
if 'hardworking drivers doing 50 thousand plus miles' had the ability to keep to a speed limit then they wouldn't get banned or lose their jobs.
why do motorists only think of themselves and mostly think themselves above the law?
Frank you just don't get it do you.Everything you need to live is delivered.three points x 4 in three years =ban . no job no money. In the factory they find you something else to do . In the workplace there are alternatives jobs , professional drivers get banned no money. yes it happened to me , tot up three months ban , cannot sign on , self employed use savings to pay bills. My crime was 33mph , 35 mph 37 mph on a redesignated dual carrigeway and 36mph.There are worse crimes Frank and those offenders go to work the next day. Ask the taxi lads who get banned for six months how hard it can be.Happy now Frank.
tough if you speed and get caught don't cry about it at the end of the day you will only be done if you speed i just set the cruise control and away i go,no need to even look at the speedo,all the people **** about money making gets on my nerves you speed you pay simples
[quote][p][bold]bounce63[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]frank[/bold] wrote: if 'hardworking drivers doing 50 thousand plus miles' had the ability to keep to a speed limit then they wouldn't get banned or lose their jobs. why do motorists only think of themselves and mostly think themselves above the law?[/p][/quote]Frank you just don't get it do you.Everything you need to live is delivered.three points x 4 in three years =ban . no job no money. In the factory they find you something else to do . In the workplace there are alternatives jobs , professional drivers get banned no money. yes it happened to me , tot up three months ban , cannot sign on , self employed use savings to pay bills. My crime was 33mph , 35 mph 37 mph on a redesignated dual carrigeway and 36mph.There are worse crimes Frank and those offenders go to work the next day. Ask the taxi lads who get banned for six months how hard it can be.Happy now Frank.[/p][/quote]tough if you speed and get caught don't cry about it at the end of the day you will only be done if you speed i just set the cruise control and away i go,no need to even look at the speedo,all the people **** about money making gets on my nerves you speed you pay simples everywhere is sh1t
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10:28am Wed 30 Nov 11

Cha'mone MF says...

Just a tip to all those who moan about speed cameras, don't speed and you won't get a ticket!! It couldn't be any more straight forward
Just a tip to all those who moan about speed cameras, don't speed and you won't get a ticket!! It couldn't be any more straight forward Cha'mone MF
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10:31am Wed 30 Nov 11

Cha'mone MF says...

Lifeinthemix wrote:
lets hope this new adventure called burning speed cameras takes off...


wheres the Englishmen?
Well done, incite people to commit acts of criminal damage that's really responsible. People like you were arrested for doing this back in August.........moron
[quote][p][bold]Lifeinthemix[/bold] wrote: lets hope this new adventure called burning speed cameras takes off... wheres the Englishmen?[/p][/quote]Well done, incite people to commit acts of criminal damage that's really responsible. People like you were arrested for doing this back in August.........moron Cha'mone MF
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10:40am Wed 30 Nov 11

BuckoTheMoose says...

Burner and Happycyclist - You're missing my point.

I would definately still be spouting all this, even if a speeding driver killed someone I love. I always think about that situation before I form an opinion so saying what if, isn't going to change my mind.

Burner - Look again at my comment. "You've just compared driving a few miles above an arbitary speed limit and harming no one, to violence and robbery" I didn't say speeding harms no one. I said you have compared the speeders who do harm no one to violent criminals.

999 times in a thousand, driving over the arbitary limit results in no harm what so ever. If nobody is harmed there is no need for punishment.

If someone drives at an inappropriate speed for the conditions and causes an accident then yes they should be punished.

Punishing people for driving in a manner which they deem safe for the conditions is just revenue generating.

Happycyclist - All limits are arbitary. Council bods don't have any better judgement than drivers. A road may have a thirty limit, but in heavy rain you may do twenty and in clear conditions with no traffic you may do thirty five. Speed depends on the traffic volume, the weather conditions and the type of road. Speed limits can't take any of this into account and neither can some bloke behind a desk at county hall.
Burner and Happycyclist - You're missing my point. I would definately still be spouting all this, even if a speeding driver killed someone I love. I always think about that situation before I form an opinion so saying what if, isn't going to change my mind. Burner - Look again at my comment. "You've just compared driving a few miles above an arbitary speed limit and harming no one, to violence and robbery" I didn't say speeding harms no one. I said you have compared the speeders who do harm no one to violent criminals. 999 times in a thousand, driving over the arbitary limit results in no harm what so ever. If nobody is harmed there is no need for punishment. If someone drives at an inappropriate speed for the conditions and causes an accident then yes they should be punished. Punishing people for driving in a manner which they deem safe for the conditions is just revenue generating. Happycyclist - All limits are arbitary. Council bods don't have any better judgement than drivers. A road may have a thirty limit, but in heavy rain you may do twenty and in clear conditions with no traffic you may do thirty five. Speed depends on the traffic volume, the weather conditions and the type of road. Speed limits can't take any of this into account and neither can some bloke behind a desk at county hall. BuckoTheMoose
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11:24am Wed 30 Nov 11

happycyclist says...

Bucko, I think you're over-estimating the intelligence of many drivers who are poor judges of their own and other's driving abilities. In a perfect world, I'd agree with you completely, but there are too many idiots out there for it to be a free-for-all.

There's also the danger that those who can drive fast safely will put pressure on those who cannot to up their speed and become a danger. The herd mentality will kick in with everyone going faster.

Higher speed limits also make it more difficult for pedestrians to cross roads and more difficult for traffic to enter a traffic flow from side roads/driveways, or cross a lane of traffic to turn right -all a cause of accidents.
Bucko, I think you're over-estimating the intelligence of many drivers who are poor judges of their own and other's driving abilities. In a perfect world, I'd agree with you completely, but there are too many idiots out there for it to be a free-for-all. There's also the danger that those who can drive fast safely will put pressure on those who cannot to up their speed and become a danger. The herd mentality will kick in with everyone going faster. Higher speed limits also make it more difficult for pedestrians to cross roads and more difficult for traffic to enter a traffic flow from side roads/driveways, or cross a lane of traffic to turn right -all a cause of accidents. happycyclist
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12:18pm Wed 30 Nov 11

No C Parker says...

ffaust-fficken wrote:
No C Parker wrote: Brilliant. Let's have these on every road, and get the law breakers off, then the roads will be quieter for me. I have no sympathy for speeders. "More dangerous concentrating on your speedo", Hmm, would you use that excuse on a driving test. Obviously you are an incompetant driver, if you can't do this. What next, mirrors and other motorists are a distraction too .... Pratt !
I've been stuck behind you many times No C Parker. You just nudge 30 on your speedo, which in reality is 25-27 mph. When its safe to overtake you flash your lights as if I've just done a hit and run. No doubt you'll be at the front of a looong queue tomorrow. Meanderthal.
Oh dear.
Firstly as you say 30 on the speedo is actually 25-27, so those who get done for speeding at 35, their spedo must have said about 40, thank-you for just confirming that people speeding excessively.
Secondly it's a speed limit, that means maximum, look it up in the dictionary it't not rocket science.
Lastly yes it may be me nudging 30mph, laughing at you getting so wound up behind me because you think rules don't apply to you (aren't you the great rebel !), and if you look in my window you'll see me laughing, and next time I pass you in a ditch because you know how to drive the roads far better than anyone who makes decisions about speed limits, I'll be sure to wave, still laughing, if you hit a person, I'll be sure to stop and report to the police that you were infact driving irratically and that it was your fault (I will out of respect for the injured supress my laughing at this point).

And it's "Neanderthal"
[quote][p][bold]ffaust-fficken[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]No C Parker[/bold] wrote: Brilliant. Let's have these on every road, and get the law breakers off, then the roads will be quieter for me. I have no sympathy for speeders. "More dangerous concentrating on your speedo", Hmm, would you use that excuse on a driving test. Obviously you are an incompetant driver, if you can't do this. What next, mirrors and other motorists are a distraction too .... Pratt ![/p][/quote]I've been stuck behind you many times No C Parker. You just nudge 30 on your speedo, which in reality is 25-27 mph. When its safe to overtake you flash your lights as if I've just done a hit and run. No doubt you'll be at the front of a looong queue tomorrow. Meanderthal.[/p][/quote]Oh dear. Firstly as you say 30 on the speedo is actually 25-27, so those who get done for speeding at 35, their spedo must have said about 40, thank-you for just confirming that people speeding excessively. Secondly it's a speed limit, that means maximum, look it up in the dictionary it't not rocket science. Lastly yes it may be me nudging 30mph, laughing at you getting so wound up behind me because you think rules don't apply to you (aren't you the great rebel !), and if you look in my window you'll see me laughing, and next time I pass you in a ditch because you know how to drive the roads far better than anyone who makes decisions about speed limits, I'll be sure to wave, still laughing, if you hit a person, I'll be sure to stop and report to the police that you were infact driving irratically and that it was your fault (I will out of respect for the injured supress my laughing at this point). And it's "Neanderthal" No C Parker
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12:45pm Wed 30 Nov 11

BuckoTheMoose says...

Happycyclist - "Bucko, I think you're over-estimating the intelligence of many drivers who are poor judges of their own and other's driving abilities."

You may be right. I just wish there were some compromise available on the speeding issue. I don't like to see people penalised when they have done no harm.
Happycyclist - "Bucko, I think you're over-estimating the intelligence of many drivers who are poor judges of their own and other's driving abilities." You may be right. I just wish there were some compromise available on the speeding issue. I don't like to see people penalised when they have done no harm. BuckoTheMoose
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12:54pm Wed 30 Nov 11

bikerjohn_uk says...

No C Parker wrote:
Brilliant.
Let's have these on every road, and get the law breakers off, then the roads will be quieter for me.
I have no sympathy for speeders.
"More dangerous concentrating on your speedo", Hmm, would you use that excuse on a driving test. Obviously you are an incompetant driver, if you can't do this. What next, mirrors and other motorists are a distraction too ....
Pratt !
Couldn't agree more. A competent driver should be able to monitor speed AND pay attention to the road AND keep full control of the vehicle at the same time. If you can't, you shouldn't be driving. And in any case if you're driving properly and obeying the rules of the road (including speed limits) then the presence of speed cameras should cause you no concern whatsoever.
[quote][p][bold]No C Parker[/bold] wrote: Brilliant. Let's have these on every road, and get the law breakers off, then the roads will be quieter for me. I have no sympathy for speeders. "More dangerous concentrating on your speedo", Hmm, would you use that excuse on a driving test. Obviously you are an incompetant driver, if you can't do this. What next, mirrors and other motorists are a distraction too .... Pratt ![/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more. A competent driver should be able to monitor speed AND pay attention to the road AND keep full control of the vehicle at the same time. If you can't, you shouldn't be driving. And in any case if you're driving properly and obeying the rules of the road (including speed limits) then the presence of speed cameras should cause you no concern whatsoever. bikerjohn_uk
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2:02pm Wed 30 Nov 11

mysay.com says...

Well it has to be pointed out, just as an example, that of the 37 comments on this issue so far, there have only been 3 which mentioned accidents, what does that tell you?
1 it IS about revenue not safety
2 the first concern for most people IS to instruct others on hwo they should behave
3 the issue of speed verses safety isnt actually as simple as it has been claimed.
I just wonder when the TRUE statistics are going to be revealed, how many of these accidents are caused by people not looking before they pull out into oncoming traffic with no warning, how many are caused by people crossing the road without looking or any warning and how many are ACTUALLY CAUSED by someone driving above the speed limit AND losing control of their vehicle.
in other words for those who cant work it out, how many accidents are actually caused by excessive speed?
I would guess as a taxi driver of 20 years travelling in excess of 1000 miles per week, WITH a clean license that the results would show a very small percentage which would be affected in any way (other than paying the fines) by reducing or monitoring speed.
whatever happenned to the green cross code, lets introduce a fine for parents who allow there kids to cross and cause dangerously and cause accidents, that WOULD actually improve road safety
Well it has to be pointed out, just as an example, that of the 37 comments on this issue so far, there have only been 3 which mentioned accidents, what does that tell you? 1 it IS about revenue not safety 2 the first concern for most people IS to instruct others on hwo they should behave 3 the issue of speed verses safety isnt actually as simple as it has been claimed. I just wonder when the TRUE statistics are going to be revealed, how many of these accidents are caused by people not looking before they pull out into oncoming traffic with no warning, how many are caused by people crossing the road without looking or any warning and how many are ACTUALLY CAUSED by someone driving above the speed limit AND losing control of their vehicle. in other words for those who cant work it out, how many accidents are actually caused by excessive speed? I would guess as a taxi driver of 20 years travelling in excess of 1000 miles per week, WITH a clean license that the results would show a very small percentage which would be affected in any way (other than paying the fines) by reducing or monitoring speed. whatever happenned to the green cross code, lets introduce a fine for parents who allow there kids to cross and cause dangerously and cause accidents, that WOULD actually improve road safety mysay.com
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2:38pm Wed 30 Nov 11

Lifeinthemix says...

here is todays task.

take out your birth certificate and look for the copyright.

let me know what you find and the lesson will continue....
here is todays task. take out your birth certificate and look for the copyright. let me know what you find and the lesson will continue.... Lifeinthemix
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3:13pm Wed 30 Nov 11

brossen99 says...

TOLL ROADS BY STEALTH !
TOLL ROADS BY STEALTH ! brossen99
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5:09pm Wed 30 Nov 11

maxcollie says...

The answer is very simple
DON'T SPEED AND DON'T PAY A FINE
It's not rocket science
The answer is very simple DON'T SPEED AND DON'T PAY A FINE It's not rocket science maxcollie
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1:25pm Fri 2 Dec 11

bankhall says...

not making the most tickets and revenue.LOL YOU CANT MAKE IT UP CAN YOU LOL
not making the most tickets and revenue.LOL YOU CANT MAKE IT UP CAN YOU LOL bankhall
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