Home PageFacebookRSS News Feed
PocketGPS
Web
Read the current newsletter! Weekly
Newsletter
SatNav,GPS,Navigation
Luxury 4 Bedroom Villa For Rent In Disney Orlando Florida
Pocket GPS World - SatNavs | GPS | Speed Cameras: Forums

Pocket GPS World :: View topic - M6 Average Speed Cameras Catch 1600 Speeders In One Morning
 Forum FAQForum FAQ   SearchSearch   UsergroupsUsergroups   ProfileProfile   Log in for private messagesLog in for private messages   Log inLog in 

M6 Average Speed Cameras Catch 1600 Speeders In One Morning

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Pocket GPS World Forum Index -> Non-Technical Speed Camera Discussions
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
RobBrady
Pocket GPS Staff
Pocket GPS Staff


Joined: Jul 21, 2004
Posts: 2717
Location: Chelmsford, UK

PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:47 pm    Post subject: M6 Average Speed Cameras Catch 1600 Speeders In One Morning Reply with quote

pocketgpsworld.com
Following hot on the heels of Saturday's story about new speed cameras earning 40,000 an hour in Denmark, cameras on the M6 at junction 17, Cheshire have issued 160,000 worth of fines in just one morning.

Similar to the circumstances in Denmark, the M6's average speed cameras are in place to protect the work force during roadworks.

In total, 1,600 speeders were ticketed and all should expect a 100 fine and a minimum of 3 points on their licence.

NW (North West) Motorway Police tweeted: "The speed cameras on the M6 J17 in the road works are working, the limit is 50 mph. In one morning 1600 offences have been recorded".

Source
Get Speed Camera Warnings For SatNavs
Get Speed Camera Warnings For iOS
Get Speed Camera Warnings For Android
email icon

_________________
Robert Brady
Editor, Pocket GPS World
The Premier GPS / SatNav Resource for News, Reviews and Forums
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
sussamb
Pocket GPS Verifier
Pocket GPS Verifier


Joined: Mar 18, 2011
Posts: 4267
Location: West Sussex

PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably shouldn't be driving at all as average speed cameras aren't exactly difficult to spot Rolling Eyes
_________________
Where there's a will ... there's a way.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Kremmen
Pocket GPS Verifier
Pocket GPS Verifier


Joined: Mar 03, 2006
Posts: 5882
Location: West London & Reading

PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is it with speeding? There to protect the workers but some drivers don't give a hoot it seems.

Should double it to 200
_________________
Satnav:
Garmin DS61 LMT-D (In the car)
Garmin 2599 LMT-D (Indoor test rig)
DashCam:
Viofo A119 V3
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
bmuskett
Lifetime Member


Joined: May 12, 2006
Posts: 709
Location: Stockport, Cheshire

PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think a lot of drivers just don't get the concept of average speed cameras and only slow down when they see the cameras. Even the writer of the article doesn't get it - "A motorway speed camera", "Commuters triggered the device".
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
SHC
Regular Visitor


Joined: Mar 10, 2004
Posts: 128
Location: Hull

PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should do what the Americans do - speeding fines doubled when workers are present.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
AliOnHols
Pocket GPS Verifier
Pocket GPS Verifier


Joined: Oct 15, 2008
Posts: 1919

PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SHC wrote:
Should do what the Americans do - speeding fines doubled when workers are present.

Agreed, But playing Devils Advocate, when there or not any workers present and it's just a row of road cones closing off a lane or two, there shouldn't be any speed restrictions.
_________________
Garmin Nuvi 2599
Android with CamerAlert, OsmAnd+, Waze & TT Europe.
TomTom GO 730, GO 930, GO 940 & Rider2.
SatMap Active 10.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
technik
Lifetime Member


Joined: Mar 18, 2004
Posts: 784
Location: Midlands UK

PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In Cheshire, so that will be all the Premiership footballers whom have expensive lawyers to claim immunity or just buy another false plate.
_________________
GO 620, Tomtom Android EU,
Garmin 2548LMT-D; 2599LMT-D
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
DennisN
Tired Old Man
Tired Old Man


Joined: Feb 27, 2006
Posts: 14740
Location: Keynsham

PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As for speeding past road workers... Have you ever had to stop on the hard shoulder? Last autumn I had a flat tyre on the M4 just short of Reading services. I have never and will never call out the AA or anybody to change a wheel for me, so I pulled onto the hard shoulder and got out to do the job.

I got back into the van very quickly, shaking from the terror of vehicles hurtling past just a couple of feet away, complete with air blast. So I drove on the flat into the services and changed it there. Driving on the flat less than half a mile totally wrecked the tyre, but I was too scared to mess about on the hard shoulder.
_________________
Dennis

If it tastes good - it's fattening.

Two of them are obesiting!!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
technik
Lifetime Member


Joined: Mar 18, 2004
Posts: 784
Location: Midlands UK

PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always thought breakdown services will refuse to change tyres on the hard shoulder of a motorway anyway.
_________________
GO 620, Tomtom Android EU,
Garmin 2548LMT-D; 2599LMT-D
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dales
Frequent Visitor


Joined: May 04, 2008
Posts: 707
Location: Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Around here, on the A1 upgrades to A1M, there are very lengthy 50 mph specs zones which are enforced full-time. These limits are "supposedly" to protect workers, it seems.

But the workers only seem to work weekdays (except when new bridges are being put in out of hours), and the workforce is entirely safeguarded behind robust solid concrete barriers all down the full length of the works.

This has been going on for many years, and is an irritant.

Dales.
_________________
nuvi 2599LMT-D, oregon 700, basecamp, memory-map.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
IanS100
Frequent Visitor


Joined: May 05, 2008
Posts: 870
Location: Southport

PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple of months ago I had to go north up the M6 to Carlisle & encountered bridge works, I was fairly early & didn't 'see' anyone working but more annoying were the miles of cones before the bridge works. The cost in cones & cone laying alone must've been a fortune.
_________________
Galaxy Note 4 / TomTom GO : CamerAlert : CoPilot
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Kremmen
Pocket GPS Verifier
Pocket GPS Verifier


Joined: Mar 03, 2006
Posts: 5882
Location: West London & Reading

PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The specs zones I've been through have all been the one wide and 2 narrow lanes type so having a lower limit 24x7 due to narrow lanes seems fair enough to me.

Only lose a few minutes off the journey time so no big deal.
_________________
Satnav:
Garmin DS61 LMT-D (In the car)
Garmin 2599 LMT-D (Indoor test rig)
DashCam:
Viofo A119 V3
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message







Posted: Today    Post subject: Pocket GPS Advertising

Back to top
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Pocket GPS World Forum Index -> Non-Technical Speed Camera Discussions All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Powered by phpBB 2.0.11 © 2001 phpBB Group
phpBB port v2.1 based on Tom Nitzschner's phpbb2.0.6 upgraded to phpBB 2.0.4 standalone was developed and tested by:
ArtificialIntel, ChatServ, mikem,
sixonetonoffun and Paul Laudanski (aka Zhen-Xjell).

Version 2.1 by Nuke Cops 2003 http://www.nukecops.com

Make a Donation



CamerAlert Database

Click here for the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database

Download Speed Camera Database
18.072 (08 Jul 20)



WORLDWIDE SPEED CAMERA SPOTTERS WANTED!

Click here to submit camera positions to the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database


12mth Subscriber memberships awarded every week for verified new camera reports!

Submit Speed Camera Locations Now


CamerAlert Apps



iOS QR Code






Android QR Code







Terms & Privacy


GPS Shopping