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  Topic: Smart Motorways Snare 1000 A Week
pillboxman

Replies: 36
Views: 11471

PostForum: Non-Technical Speed Camera Discussions   Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:22 am   Subject: Smart Motorways Snare 1000 A Week
Smart Motorway cameras remain on all of the time. When there is no speed restriction the national speed limit applies.

On the M5/M4 smart motorway around Bristol in the first few months after they ...
  Topic: Smart Motorways Snare 1000 A Week
pillboxman

Replies: 36
Views: 11471

PostForum: Non-Technical Speed Camera Discussions   Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:34 pm   Subject: Smart Motorways Snare 1000 A Week
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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 saf ...
  Topic: Driver Wins Speed Camera Appeal
pillboxman

Replies: 22
Views: 10035

PostForum: Non-Technical Speed Camera Discussions   Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 4:57 pm   Subject: Driver Wins Speed Camera Appeal
October !! It's not long Very Happy

I can't wait for that 'nugget'.

As for retirement, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. No more refusing to go out because you are working tomorrow; the big pro ...
  Topic: Driver Wins Speed Camera Appeal
pillboxman

Replies: 22
Views: 10035

PostForum: Non-Technical Speed Camera Discussions   Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:40 am   Subject: Driver Wins Speed Camera Appeal
I totally beleive the police statement.

NOT


John
  Topic: Map reading skills suffer due to over reliance on satnavs
pillboxman

Replies: 8
Views: 5371

PostForum: News And Latest Information   Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:54 pm   Subject: Map reading skills suffer due to over reliance on satnavs
An interesting article.

Personally I see my TomTom more as a moving map.

I always plan my journeys using real maps (usually digital ones these days), then TomTom (other PND's are available) repl ...
  Topic: Should HGV drivers be fined when they get stuck?
pillboxman

Replies: 11
Views: 6414

PostForum: News And Latest Information   Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:43 pm   Subject: Should HGV drivers be fined when they get stuck?
Definitely Rob Brydon; he should do a satnav voice, I would actually pay money for that :-)

John
  Topic: Should HGV drivers be fined when they get stuck?
pillboxman

Replies: 11
Views: 6414

PostForum: News And Latest Information   Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:11 pm   Subject: Should HGV drivers be fined when they get stuck?
On many occasions, OK, slight exaggeration, make that occasionally I ignore PND instructions because of road signs or simply because I do not like the look of the road.

What surprises me is that no ...
  Topic: Should HGV drivers be fined when they get stuck?
pillboxman

Replies: 11
Views: 6414

PostForum: News And Latest Information   Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:36 pm   Subject: Should HGV drivers be fined when they get stuck?
After I retired from full time employment I had a part time job in Comet. I would love a for every time an HGV driver purchased an ordinary PND rather than fork out for the HGV version (and thats ju ...
  Topic: Why does GPS show the Prime Meridian in the wrong place?
pillboxman

Replies: 14
Views: 7082

PostForum: News And Latest Information   Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:28 pm   Subject: Why does GPS show the Prime Meridian in the wrong place?
Thanks pdfbt40

If I am reading that web page correctly it seems to suggest that it makes no actual difference as all the references are to a false zero anyway.

John
  Topic: Why does GPS show the Prime Meridian in the wrong place?
pillboxman

Replies: 14
Views: 7082

PostForum: News And Latest Information   Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:31 am   Subject: Why does GPS show the Prime Meridian in the wrong place?
OS False Origin is based near the Isles of Scilly, at 49 45" 58' N: 7 33" 23' W.

If the meridian is wrong how does this effect OS maps (if it does)?

John
  Topic: Waze navigator
pillboxman

Replies: 2
Views: 3339

PostForum: PocketGPSWorld Speed Camera Database   Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:40 am   Subject: Waze navigator
Thanks for that.

Waze is out then Razz

John
  Topic: Waze navigator
pillboxman

Replies: 2
Views: 3339

PostForum: PocketGPSWorld Speed Camera Database   Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:03 pm   Subject: Waze navigator
Hi

is it possible to add the PGPSW Speedcamera database to Waze without compromising the data.

John
  Topic: Sat Navs Removed From Cost Of Living Index
pillboxman

Replies: 3
Views: 3021

PostForum: News And Latest Information   Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:48 am   Subject: Sat Navs Removed From Cost Of Living Index
No its not I am afraid.

See http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/about-ons/who-ons-are/index.html

I quote "We are also the only government department with the production of statistics as its main role."
...
  Topic: Sat Navs Removed From Cost Of Living Index
pillboxman

Replies: 3
Views: 3021

PostForum: News And Latest Information   Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:35 pm   Subject: Sat Navs Removed From Cost Of Living Index
I agree with Mike Barrett (this weeks newsletter) that putting things like PNDs in the so called basket to calculate RPI is farcical.

One year there was a plasma TV, something we all buy every day! ...
  Topic: Satnav error sends coach on 400-mile detour
pillboxman

Replies: 7
Views: 4943

PostForum: News And Latest Information   Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:57 am   Subject: Satnav error sends coach on 400-mile detour
Bit harsh guys.

Whilst I totally agree that this is not the Sat Navs fault coach trips are rarely pleasant for those of us who are, shall I say, of the more generously proportioned build. :-)

I ...
 
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