Home PageFacebookRSS News Feed
PocketGPS
Web
Read the current newsletter! Weekly
Newsletter
SatNav,GPS,Navigation
Pocket GPS World - SatNavs | GPS | Speed Cameras: Forums

Pocket GPS World :: View topic - A6 Speed Camera Torched
 Forum FAQForum FAQ   SearchSearch   UsergroupsUsergroups   ProfileProfile   Log in for private messagesLog in for private messages   Log inLog in 

A6 Speed Camera Torched

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Pocket GPS World Forum Index -> News And Latest Information
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
RobBrady
Pocket GPS Staff
Pocket GPS Staff


Joined: Jul 21, 2004
Posts: 2718
Location: Chelmsford, UK

PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:34 pm    Post subject: A6 Speed Camera Torched Reply with quote

pocketgpsworld.com
There has been an arson attack on a speed camera on the central reservation of the A6 Loughborough Road, Loughborough in Leicestershire.

A local fire crew extinguished the flames, but the camera has been put temporarily out of action by the attack.

The static speed camera was installed last year following the tragic deaths of two people along that stetch of road.

It has been reported that 2,462 speeding offences have been registered at the site so far this year.

The local Safety Camera Partnership, commented: "We don't have a major local problem with camera arson, however, when it does occur it presents a danger to not only other road users but also our employees who have to deal with the consequences, including inspecting and retrieving fire damaged equipment."

The camera will be out of action until January.

Source
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
Snudge
Lifetime Member


Joined: Aug 22, 2007
Posts: 211
Location: Peterborough

PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks to me like the usual 'knee-jerk' reaction after a fatal accident - we must have a speed camera. There is a crossing near the camera and it is highly likely that contributed to the accidents.
Where I live near Peterborough, many of the central reservation crossings on the dual carriageway A1 have been closed to very good effect with a dramatic reduction in accidents.
The fact that 2,462 tickets have been issued show how ineffective this camera is in reducing speed.
_________________
TomTom ONE XL App 7.162 Map UK 710.1571
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
sussamb
Pocket GPS Verifier
Pocket GPS Verifier


Joined: Mar 18, 2011
Posts: 4389
Location: West Sussex

PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh I dunno ... that's probably 2,462 drivers who might slow down in future Laughing
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
tc88
Occasional Visitor


Joined: Mar 22, 2008
Posts: 10
Location: East Sussex, UK

PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sussamb wrote:
Oh I dunno ... that's probably 2,462 drivers who might slow down in future Laughing


Well at least for the 50 yards it takes to get past it. Laughing
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Quinny1
Lifetime Member


Joined: Mar 29, 2005
Posts: 192
Location: Ossett.West Yorkshire.UK.

PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One down, thousands to go. Twisted Evil
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail







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 -> News And Latest Information 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
20.013 (19 Jan 22)



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