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Smart Motorways Snare 1000 A Day


Article by: rob brady
Date: 8 Nov 2016

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The UK's smart motorways are catching more than 1,000 speeding motorists per week.

According to police figures, over 52,000 tickets were issued on 11 smart motorway sections in 2015.

This is a huge increase compared the same pre-smart stretches in 2010-11 which only clocked 2,000 speeding drivers.

A spokesman for the Department for Transport commented: "Smart motorways smooth traffic flow and cut congestion for millions of motorists, with evidence from trials showing they are just as safe as regular motorways."

He added: "Enforcement is a matter for the police and it is clear that speeding costs lives. However, we have been clear for a number of years that speed cameras should not be used to generate revenue."

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Posted by Daggers on Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:31 pm Reply with quote

Quote:
The UK's smart motorways are catching more than 1,000 speeding motorists per week.

According to police figures, over 52,000 tickets were issued on 11 smart motorway sections in 2015.


So why does the headline say "1000 a Day"?


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Posted by Kremmen on Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:52 pm Reply with quote

This just shows how many speeders we have now.

The only motorway I use, bi-monthly, is the M40 and if I do 70 I'm being constantly overtaken.


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Posted by RobBrady on Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:02 pm Reply with quote

Daggers Wrote:
Quote:
The UK's smart motorways are catching more than 1,000 speeding motorists per week.

According to police figures, over 52,000 tickets were issued on 11 smart motorway sections in 2015.


So why does the headline say "1000 a Day"?

Apologies, error corrected.


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Posted by M8TJT on Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:20 pm Reply with quote

But what about the post subject line then Rob? Very Happy


 
Posted by RobBrady on Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:32 pm Reply with quote

M8TJT Wrote:
But what about the post subject line then Rob? Very Happy

That's odd, I altered the main file, I just assumed it would copy over from the home page. Thanks for pointing it out, done now.


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Posted by Dabri on Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:43 pm Reply with quote

Rob, It is still in error at 7:38 pm, 8th Nov. 2016 on second page.[/img]


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Posted by RobBrady on Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:21 pm Reply with quote

Thanks Dabri, technology eh? Once one thing goes wrong, the domino effect kicks in!


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Posted by houghw on Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:49 am Reply with quote

Quote:
"Smart motorways smooth traffic flow and cut congestion for millions of motorists, with evidence from trials showing they are just as safe as regular motorways."


They also inforce random 40 mph speed limits at 2:30 in the morning when there is not another car in sight in either direction!


 
Posted by M8TJT on Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:10 am Reply with quote

I bet that makes them seriously safe then.


 
Posted by TonyinSom on Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:54 am Reply with quote

There have been rumours that 'Smart Motorway' cameras are in some places still in action even when a traffic controlling speed is not set. That seems to me to be real sneaky. Does anyone know the truth of this?


 
Posted by M8TJT on Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:48 am Reply with quote

Does it not sound reasonable that they would have them set to 70 odd MPH when NSL is in force?


 
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