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pillboxman
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 10:57 am    Post subject: Cars automatic Speed Regulators Reply with quote

Darrens suggestion (PGPS News, May 30), while an excellent idea, will never catch on.

Speeding fines are so lucrative for local authorities and the police that they would never agree to such a great idea.

Despite the very refreshing views expressed in the Bristol Post recently (http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/North-Somerset-won-t-switch-speed-cameras/story-21156809-detail/story.html) The majority of councils still like the opportunity to raise funds.

Great idea Darren, but sadly not in my life time.

John
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never say never. I've since been told that The Transport Research Laboratory has been trialling this kind of solution.

But as you say, the loss of revenue would be the killer here. Much like cigarettes, they can't ban them as they need the tax revenue. And smokers don't live as long so they save in pension payments too.
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darren, you are an old cynic.

Can I suggest that you and I start the "PGPSW Cynics Society" Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oi, less of the old Wink
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Older then me = old :p

Even if we suddenly had the technology to do this tomorrow, how long would the adoption process take?! It would possibly be included in brand new cars but then it could take decades until everyone has one of these cars. Unless they allowed retrospective fitting of the hardware - but then that would probably be more expensive than fitting it at the time of manufacture.

Look how long it took to get the digital switchover done? And some people still have TV's that need a separate box due to their lack of freeview tuner...

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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaFt wrote:
Even if we suddenly had the technology to do this tomorrow, how long would the adoption process take?!

Interesting thought - have the two (old and new) running on the road together, a real blast! The oldies like me wouldn't be able to shout and do rage at the new - can you see me, screaming at it like Basil Fawlty? - apoplexy.
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaFt wrote:
And some people still have TV's that need a separate box due to their lack of freeview tuner...
Yeah, but it means I have five remotes to play with (just occasionally a teeny bit difficult working out which one to shine at the telly).
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I, too, thought this was unlikely but here is the Hyundai Genesis. I have previously posted that I think it would be a good idea, faced with the reality I find myself having doubts.

Edit: Now where could they get a good reliable database of speed camera locations?
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