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Article by: rob brady
Date: 5 Nov 2015

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A speed camera has been rendered unusable by a car that crashed into it. The fixed camera was already inactive, but it looks as if any intentions to reactivate it are now off the table.

Arrangements have been made for the camera's removal from its site A37 at Chilthorne Domer, Somerset.

A spokesperson for Somerset County Council said: "This wasn't an active camera so in line with our agreed policy on speed cameras we have no plans to replace it at the current time."

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Posted by M8TJT on Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:54 am Reply with quote

Link broken Confused


 
Posted by UsuallyLost on Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:32 am Reply with quote

M8TJT Wrote:
Link broken Confused


Here it is:
http://www.westerngazette.co.uk/Road-traffic-collision-destroys-A37-speed-camera/story-28115146-detail/story.html

Regards,

UL


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Posted by Wazza_G on Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:08 pm Reply with quote

Hope the motorist wasn't badly hurt in the removal of this cash cow.


Be alert.. This country needs more lerts.

 
Posted by Kremmen on Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:28 pm Reply with quote

Now that it's an accident spot they should replace it Smile


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Posted by RobBrady on Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:03 pm Reply with quote

UsuallyLost Wrote:
M8TJT Wrote:
Link broken Confused


Here it is:
http://www.westerngazette.co.uk/Road-traffic-collision-destroys-A37-speed-camera/story-28115146-detail/story.html

Regards,

UL

That's odd, it's working now OK. Maybe just a glitch.


Robert Brady
Editor, Pocket GPS World
The Premier GPS / SatNav Resource for News, Reviews and Forums

 
Posted by RobBrady on Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:05 pm Reply with quote

Wazza_G Wrote:
Hope the motorist wasn't badly hurt in the removal of this cash cow.

That's the irony, it was inactive and therefore not attracting cash... as the authorities cannot afford to run some of the cameras.


Robert Brady
Editor, Pocket GPS World
The Premier GPS / SatNav Resource for News, Reviews and Forums

 
Posted by M8TJT on Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:25 pm Reply with quote

@ Rob I think your original link was broken because the end part was black and not forming part of the link.


 
Posted by Wazza_G on Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:41 pm Reply with quote

But this just goes to prove what we've known all along :
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-34719997


Be alert.. This country needs more lerts.

 
Posted by RobBrady on Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:56 pm Reply with quote

M8TJT Wrote:
@ Rob I think your original link was broken because the end part was black and not forming part of the link.

Are you still seeing that problem, I cannot see it here? What browser are you using please?


Robert Brady
Editor, Pocket GPS World
The Premier GPS / SatNav Resource for News, Reviews and Forums

 
Posted by RobBrady on Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:04 pm Reply with quote

Wazza_G Wrote:
But this just goes to prove what we've known all along :
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-34719997

Not the most politically thought through comment from an elected commissioner that I've heard!

Pretty well summed up in the piece by...

<Hugh Bladon, from voluntary lobby group group the Alliance of British Drivers, criticised the idea of making money from speed cameras.
"These cameras are alleged to make roads safer, they are not to make money for the police or government or anyone and to suggest that it is... I'm lost for words," he said.
"It is completely contrary to anything to do with road safety and utterly obnoxious.">


Robert Brady
Editor, Pocket GPS World
The Premier GPS / SatNav Resource for News, Reviews and Forums

 
Posted by lenfish on Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:38 pm Reply with quote

Although I have doubts about the sanity of many of these highly paid Police Commissioners I believe he has floated this idea to highlight and publicise on a national basis the resource issue his force is facing. In that respect it has worked.


 
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