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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Motoring
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Motoring
We've been trying to get a speed camera (temporary) set up on our section of the A21.

This has been refused on health and safety grounds.
It seems, to me, very ironic that we can't have a speed camera on the road because its too dangerous, presumably due to speeders.:rotfl:
I'd rather be an Optimist and be proved wrong than a Pessimist and be proved right.
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  • paddyandstumpypaddyandstumpy Forumite
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    Out of interest which part of the A21 are you talking about? I drive a lot of it every day and would want to know if there are new cameras going up!
  • peter_the_piperpeter_the_piper Forumite
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    5 miles outside of Hastings. We asked for the 50mph to be reduced to 40 and it we were refused. According to Amber Rudd, they were going to put average speed cameras up, it'd cost a fortune as there are so many lanes joining the main road there would have to be hundreds (ok a slight exaggeration)
    I'd rather be an Optimist and be proved wrong than a Pessimist and be proved right.
  • TadleyBaggieTadleyBaggie Forumite
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    Probably the real reason is actually costs the police force money to maintain a fixed camera and they get no revenue from from fines. This is why a few years ago 100's of cameras were switched off in parts of the country.
  • DeastonsDeastons Forumite
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    Out of interest which part of the A21 are you talking about? I drive a lot of it every day and would want to know if there are new cameras going up!

    They were refused. No need to worry - you can continue to speed down the A21.
  • neilmclneilmcl Forumite
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    5 miles outside of Hastings. We asked for the 50mph to be reduced to 40 and it we were refused. According to Amber Rudd, they were going to put average speed cameras up, it'd cost a fortune as there are so many lanes joining the main road there would have to be hundreds (ok a slight exaggeration)
    Well that's different from asking for a speed camera.
  • peter_the_piperpeter_the_piper Forumite
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    2 different things. 1st asked for the limit to be lowered and a while later asked for a speed check.
    I'd rather be an Optimist and be proved wrong than a Pessimist and be proved right.
  • MEM62MEM62 Forumite
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    Deastons wrote: »
    They were refused. No need to worry - you can continue to speed down the A21.

    That's good to know. Thanks for the reassurance.
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    We've been trying to get a speed camera (temporary) set up on our section of the A21.

    This has been refused on health and safety grounds.
    It seems, to me, very ironic that we can't have a speed camera on the road because its too dangerous, presumably due to speeders.:rotfl:

    You should be careful about wanting to do that. A village in Lincolnshire got one installed and the majority of people it caught were the villagers including some of those who campaigned for the camera.

    And speed cameras can be dangerous as many drivers will glance at their speedo when they get near it meaning they may miss something coming out of a side road, a drive way or someone crossing the road.

    Also despite the protestations of the police and the level of enforcement with speeding, speeding was only a contributory factor in less than 6% of all accidents according to official statistics.
  • AndyMc.....AndyMc.....
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    We've been trying to get a speed camera (temporary) set up on our section of the A21.

    This has been refused on health and safety grounds.
    It seems, to me, very ironic that we can't have a speed camera on the road because its too dangerous, presumably due to speeders.:rotfl:

    Is it a hotspot for serious accidents?
  • AndyMc.....AndyMc.....
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    Probably the real reason is actually costs the police force money to maintain a fixed camera and they get no revenue from from fines. This is why a few years ago 100's of cameras were switched off in parts of the country.

    I think you'll find they're self funding, the reason for the switch off was probably the lack of sufficient funds for digital upgrades.
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