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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:50 pm    Post subject: Motorway Cameras To Be Repainted Yellow Reply with quote

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All grey motorway speed cameras are to be painted yellow in an attempt to placate motorists who believed they were painted grey to camouflage them.

It was previously argued that it was unnecessary to further use taxpayers money to highlight the camera boxes as there are very large, clear and repeated warning signs alerting drivers that the speed cameras were ahead.

Many of those that did see the signs and got ticketed, did not believe them because they didn't see a familiar yellow box and they saw a clear stretch of road in font of them.

By next October, 200 of these so called "stealth" cameras will be repainted.

Edmund King, president of the AA believes it is money well spent: "Motorists will be delighted because there has been a lot of uncertainty about whether they can see speed cameras on the motorways or not. It has led to a lot of erratic driving on the M1 and bits of the M25 because drivers are unsure what is and isn't a camera".

Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin said: "We are on the side of honest motorists. I've always been clear that cameras should be visible and get used for safety rather than revenue raising. This move is about applying common sense to our roads. Speed cameras should make journeys safer rather than lead to dangerous braking. I'm delighted Highways England have agreed to meet our timetable to achieve this."

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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We are on the side of honest motorists

This is "honest" motorists who need to be informed when they need to slow down to obey the law rather than the rest of the time when they don't need to worry?

So police cars have blue lights and sirens so people can know when the are around so they shouldn't chose this moment to burgle your house, rob a bank etc?

Really?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Edmund King, president of the AA believes it is money well spent: "Motorists will be delighted because there has been a lot of uncertainty about whether they can see speed cameras on the motorways or not. It has led to a lot of erratic driving on the M1 and bits of the M25 because drivers are unsure what is and isn't a camera".

Really? Maybe we should paint all speed limit signs yellow in case 'drivers are unsure what is and isn't a speed limit sign' Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd hate having to scour every motorway mile for a speed camera, or any other road, and then worry I'd missed one and dread the postman.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it will make the HADECS easier to verify and hopefully reduce the number of removal requests for them!!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How will painting the motorway cameras yellow (the ones hidden behind signs on the overhead gantries) make them more visible?

Anyway, I'm a good boy and never speed through speed cameras Razz
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well on the bright side as you look in your rear view mirror you will see the flash coming from a yellow box.!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would be a lot happier if they did more to highlight the 30 limits, forget this rot about lamp posts.

The 40 limit gets signs every few meters, 30 does not, just one going in, why is 40 more important to obey, I think not, if we need to slow to 30 why not paint it on the road, not on sign behind a tree or a buses, speed humps just do not work other than to keep the drug dealers in their Ferraris away, I'd not like to have a broken back/neck in a speed bump area, could you sue the council for permanent damage?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Easy. If there are street lights and no 40MPH or 20MPH repeaters, its 30MPH. How hard is that?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

M8TJT wrote:
Easy. If there are street lights and no 40MPH or 20MPH repeaters, its 30MPH. How hard is that?


Not hard at all, but we were down in Derbyshire last week and I was on a road which had none of those, I dropped to 30 just in case, and saw no street lights or anything else, yet the 40 sign we passed had a 30 on the back of it, it's not an infallible system, some places do paint the speed on the road anyway, I wonder why they do that if it's so easy.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Regardless of your recent experiences with speed limits which possibly do or possibly don't conform with RTR part VI sect 81 etc., what has this got to do with painting speed cameras yellow?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing at all, Just a rant.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We could do with a 'Like' button on this site.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+ 1 on that, a thanks button too, saves filling the page.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Travelling anti clockwise around the M25 earlier this week around Waltham Abbey, I noticed two of the Hadecs 3 cameras now have fluorescent yellow covers on them. Hopefully the rest that have popped up country wide will soon follow.

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