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Article by: rob brady
Date: 1 Nov 2019

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Following on from our recent story of a reduction of speed fines in Wales, comes a story about a significant increase in Devon and Cornwall.

There were 19,094 speeding tickets paid in 2018, a record, and 7% more than the previous year.

There was a total of 46,363 motorists caught resulting in 2,186 court actions and 24,593 drivers attending speed awareness courses and 489 fines were cancelled.

According to Home Office figures, cameras were instrumental in detecting 97% of the over 2 million offences across England and Wales last year,

It is also reported that 74% of cases where drivers were caught ignoring traffic directions, such as following right of way road signs, were attributed to the use of cameras.

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Posted by technik on Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:11 pm Reply with quote

Just proves it's all about the money and not road safety, otherwise drivers would not be speeding.

I saw at least two speed camera vans on the A38 coming back from Plymouth the other week.


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Posted by Kremmen on Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:29 pm Reply with quote

With these cameras being everywhere and anywhere I would have thought that road behaviour would have improved but it seems not.

Speeding is still a major problem, you speed, you pay.


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Posted by b33jay on Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:39 pm Reply with quote

technik Wrote:
Just proves it's all about the money and not road safety, otherwise drivers would not be speeding.

I saw at least two speed camera vans on the A38 coming back from Plymouth the other week.


You'll need to explain the first sentence. Rolling Eyes


 
Posted by M8TJT on Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:50 pm Reply with quote

Yeah, I had problems with that as well BJ. Rolling Eyes


 
Posted by technik on Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:01 pm Reply with quote

b33jay Wrote:
technik Wrote:
Just proves it's all about the money and not road safety, otherwise drivers would not be speeding.

I saw at least two speed camera vans on the A38 coming back from Plymouth the other week.


You'll need to explain the first sentence. Rolling Eyes


Quite simple I thought?

They are happy for us to break speed limits everywhere while they sit in their vans targeting drivers for cash, but not actually stopping anyone from speeding.


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Posted by Kremmen on Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:59 pm Reply with quote

I often see it posted about it just being about the money.

I've never contributed ...... guess why Smile


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Posted by M8TJT on Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:08 pm Reply with quote

technik Wrote:
b33jay Wrote:
technik Wrote:
Just proves it's all about the money and not road safety, otherwise drivers would not be speeding.
You'll need to explain the first sentence. Rolling Eyes
Quite simple I thought?
No it's not. Your explanation below is, but the above, makes no sense and neither BJ or I understood what you were on about.
Quote:
They are happy for us to break speed limits everywhere while they sit in their vans targeting drivers for cash, but not actually stopping anyone from speeding.
I think the idea is that after several fines, you might just get the message and not speed. Alternatively, you might learn by hearing that others have been fined for speeding and thus not speed. Either way, you are now no longer speeding and their work is done.
Other than that, a third party cannot stop someone from speeding unless that someone is speeding. Very Happy


 
Posted by technik on Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:25 pm Reply with quote

M8TJT Wrote:
I think the idea is that after several fines, you might just get the message and not speed. Alternatively, you might learn by hearing that others have been fined for speeding and thus not speed. Either way, you are now no longer speeding and their work is done.
Other than that, a third party cannot stop someone from speeding unless that someone is speeding. Very Happy


It still won't stop people speeding that don't have a licence or insurance and don't care.


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Posted by M8TJT on Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:55 pm Reply with quote

So what would you suggest as a viable, cost effective, 'non profit making' alternative.
Just have a free for all and hope everyone does as they are told by the speed limit signs?


 
Posted by Kremmen on Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:11 am Reply with quote

Fortunately the 'no licence, no insurance, don't care' mob are a small percentage. Those that do take to the road legally need to observe speed limits or face the self inflicted consequences.

Latest comical one yesterday was 2 side by side HGV's in the M4 smart motorway roadworks, in a reduced lane width stretch, taking all 3 lanes as they both seemed to be on identical 50mph cruise settings.
Matey-me-lad in his polish registered Octavia couldn't get past and was blasting his horn to no effect. Just made lorry No 2 straddle the outer lane a bit more Smile


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Posted by b33jay on Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:44 pm Reply with quote

Kremmen Wrote:
Fortunately the 'no licence, no insurance, don't care' mob are a small percentage. Those that do take to the road legally need to observe speed limits or face the self inflicted consequences.

Latest comical one yesterday was 2 side by side HGV's in the M4 smart motorway roadworks, in a reduced lane width stretch, taking all 3 lanes as they both seemed to be on identical 50mph cruise settings.
Matey-me-lad in his polish registered Octavia couldn't get past and was blasting his horn to no effect. Just made lorry No 2 straddle the outer lane a bit more Smile


Small numbers maybe but getting caught all the time around my area.

Recent catch- driver stopped for no insurance showing on PNC. Car seized. Following day the same driver stopped again , different car, still no insurance. Car seized.

And Mr Polish driver had better be careful. If UK resident his car will also be seized.

latest here - https://tinyurl.com/yy5zg2oj


 
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