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Helpless Speed Cameras Witness Huge Increase in Speeding
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Blinkenlights
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I doubt very much that people have sped up. A camera is still a camera and you never know if it's been switched off or not until it's been removed, despite what the council may say.

I have seen people slam on their brakes for cameras with "not in use" plastic covers over them!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Speeding Pedestrians... Reply with quote

OrangeJuiceMan wrote:
On several occasions, local cyclists have easily managed to trigger it (much to the annoyance of the car they've just overtaken that was travelling at less than the 30 limit)


There is a camera on the way into Brighton, it's on a long downhill stretch. Apparently, when they close the road for the London to Brighton bike ride, they cover up the camera, much to the disappointment of some of my cycling friends who fancied their chances at setting it off. Laughing Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The debate in Oxfordshire is still on as the Partnership were not quite telling the facts as they were.
With this database you know where all the cameras are so have no prblem, if people are going to speed where there are no cameras what difference it now, they used to speed upto the cameras, then slow down quickly to 10mph under the legal speed then increase again.
Another interesting point made by the Partnership was that if Oxfordshire came back into the partnership they would increase the use of Mobile Units rather than static cameras.
It will be interesting to see what difference there is in the accident rate, most of the accidents were outside camera areas.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought speed (sorry safety) cameras actually made a tidy nett profit for local authorities and were not subsidised by local taxpayers.

To do the maths properly the figures would have to be taken over a longer period which corresponded to the same period last year (say 8 weeks) and the weather should be much the same.

It is easy to manipulate statistics to show your point of view, the term 'lies, damn lies and statistics' is truer today than ever.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

culzean wrote:
I thought speed (sorry safety) cameras actually made a tidy nett profit for local authorities and were not subsidised by local taxpayers.
No. They make a tidy profit for Central Government, who have decided to reduce the subsidy to Local Government, and not fund new cams.
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