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Swedish Drivers Get Paid to Slow Down


Article by: robert
Date: 7 Dec 2010

pocketgpsworld.comThe guys over at Wired report that a Swedish speed camera has been introduced which rewards Drivers when they keep to the speed limit. The self funding project is an initiative that is paid for by speeders who are caught speeding by the self-same camera.

It's a simple, but clever idea. When passing the camera, if you're speeding, you get a ticket as normal, if you drive at or under the speed-limit you automatically get entered into a lottery. All funds from the speeders fund said lottery.

According to the Swedish National Society for Road Safety, the average speed of vehicles passing the camera dropped from 32 kilometres per hour before the experiment to 25k.
Comments
Posted by Andy_P on Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:03 pm Reply with quote

That's quite cool....

And seems to work too!


"Settling in nicely" ;-)

 
Posted by clod on Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:54 pm Reply with quote

Genius idea, although ill bet that more people are using that road now!


 
Posted by K13ehr on Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:59 pm Reply with quote

Any prizes for guessing how long it takes our bunch of ****** to implement it over here then.

That'll be never then as they'd lose money, and it would appear that the present mob as with their predecessors are only interested in extracting the maximum from the ones who put them there, just so they can spend it foolishly, (MOD and NHS excepted, except where they waste it there too).

Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes


Kev.
If things don't change, they'll stay the same...
Ive tried gardening, yoga, meditation and medication and yet I still want to slap someone sometimes..

 
Posted by spook51 on Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:16 am Reply with quote

clod Wrote:
Genius idea, although ill bet that more people are using that road now!


Why? If more drivers go past the camera within the speed limit the prize money goes down and the odds on winning worsen.


 
Posted by M8TJT on Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:46 am Reply with quote

Absolutely correct. But if YOU aint in it, you can't win it Rolling Eyes Which is the only reason for me not having won the lottery Sad (yet Very Happy )


 
Posted by spook51 on Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:48 am Reply with quote

M8TJT Wrote:
Absolutely correct. But if YOU aint in it, you can't win it Rolling Eyes Which is the only reason for me not having won the lottery Sad (yet Very Happy )


To be pedantic, it isn't - not being in it is one reason, your numbers not coming up is another, eh? Wink

Anyway, I wouldn't divert past a particular camera just because there's a faint chance of winning a few bob.


 
Posted by M8TJT on Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:14 pm Reply with quote

spook51 Wrote:
M8TJT Wrote:
Absolutely correct. But if YOU aint in it, you can't win it Rolling Eyes Which is the only reason for me not having won the lottery Sad (yet Very Happy )


To be pedantic, it isn't - not being in it is one reason, your numbers not coming up is another, eh? Wink
To also be pedantic, If I don't buy a ticket, the numbers that come up are pretty irrelevent, as I dont have any 'my' numbers Wink


 
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