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    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 10th Jan 19, 5:14 PM
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    Fixed speed cameras on M1?
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    • 10th Jan 19, 5:14 PM
    Fixed speed cameras on M1? 10th Jan 19 at 5:14 PM
    Just had info from a friend that fixed speed cameras are now in operation on the M1?

    Anyone heard of any truth in it?
    "We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem."
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    • RikM
    • By RikM 12th Jan 19, 9:43 PM
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    I dont agree that cameras should be visible. People should have a good understanding of the law and seek to be compliant. Its really easy to do. Just ensure that your car doesnt exceed the speed limit.
    Originally posted by C_Mababejive
    Just out of interest... How often do you get your speedo calibrated? They're usually not all that accurate...
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 13th Jan 19, 4:31 PM
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    I dont agree that cameras should be visible. People should have a good understanding of the law and seek to be compliant. Its really easy to do. Just ensure that your car doesnt exceed the speed limit.
    Originally posted by C_Mababejive
    They should yes, but often a reminder such as a visible speed camera can keep people focused. They're also proven to act as a deterrent - for example people going the other way other motorway would see them also and are more likely to slow down.

    I think statistically its been proven to be more effective overall.
    "We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem."
    • junglejame911
    • By junglejame911 13th Jan 19, 4:36 PM
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    I dont agree that cameras should be visible. People should have a good understanding of the law and seek to be compliant. Its really easy to do. Just ensure that your car doesnt exceed the speed limit.
    Originally posted by C_Mababejive
    Except that 70mph limit on a motorway in a country that isn't blanketed by snow is just daft
    • D_M_E
    • By D_M_E 13th Jan 19, 5:15 PM
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    Just to add to this - the Chief Constable of Bedforshire Police went on a radio programme - Think it was - and stated that his force was so short of money that they were using the overhead gantry cameras on the stretch of the M1 wich runs through his force area to raise money for his forces.

    The speed limits used by the cameras were progressively lowered until they were dishing out tickets to anyone doing more than the 70 limit - friend got one for doing 70.5 mph or for only half mph over the limit.

    There was much discussion about it in the area at the time.
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 13th Jan 19, 5:45 PM
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    Just to add to this - the Chief Constable of Bedforshire Police went on a radio programme - Think it was - and stated that his force was so short of money that they were using the overhead gantry cameras on the stretch of the M1 wich runs through his force area to raise money for his forces.

    The speed limits used by the cameras were progressively lowered until they were dishing out tickets to anyone doing more than the 70 limit - friend got one for doing 70.5 mph or for only half mph over the limit.

    There was much discussion about it in the area at the time.
    Originally posted by D_M_E
    Yes, its good to see the police being honest about it finally - speed cameras are used to generate revenue, not to prevent accidents.

    I remember a lifetime ago being on Boucher Road and getting stopped for doing 42MPH. I "assumed" it was a 40MPH zone, wrongly obviously, based on it being a non residential zone and a big twin lane road. I remember the policewoman filling out the paperwork as all these cars zoomed past me clearly oblivious to the 30MPH speed limit and i said given people clearly dont know its a 30MPH zone, would it not be more effective to put up 30MPH speed limit signs along here and thus let people know and thus pretty much prevent the speeding?" - oh thats not our job, that would be the councils job to do that. It seemed handy money to pick off speeders and generate revenue rather than solve the problem.
    "We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem."
    • Bigcammy
    • By Bigcammy 15th Jan 19, 10:41 AM
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    Getting back to the original post, I suspect this has come from a Facebook post doing the rounds which was recently shared by a group in the Northwest which the PSNI then shared to explain to people that this was not applicable in Northern Ireland. It went on to clarify the local law surrounding speeding to try and stop the original post being shared. As usual though, it is shared far and wide across Facebook by people who do not stop and check things out before sharing.
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    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 17th Jan 19, 4:03 PM
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    Getting back to the original post, I suspect this has come from a Facebook post doing the rounds which was recently shared by a group in the Northwest which the PSNI then shared to explain to people that this was not applicable in Northern Ireland. It went on to clarify the local law surrounding speeding to try and stop the original post being shared. As usual though, it is shared far and wide across Facebook by people who do not stop and check things out before sharing.
    Originally posted by Bigcammy
    Yeah. One of the reasons i no longer use facebook. Far too many people sharing nonsense as fact.
    "We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem."
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