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News: Call For City Wide 25 Mph Limit

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A bicycle coalition has called for city-wide speed limits in Atlanta, Georgia to be reduced to 25mph.

Rebecca Serna, the executive director of Atlanta Bicycle Coalition has joined an ever growing worldwide movement calling for lower limits.

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Posted by rob brady on Tuesday, January 14 @ 12:07:45 UTC

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News: 32 Speed Cameras To Cover A 12 Mile Stretch

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Philadelphia is installing 32 speed cameras to cover just a 12 mile stretch of road.

Roosevelt Boulevard, dubbed the most dangerous highway in Philadelphia, will see the new cameras installed over the next few days.

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Posted by rob brady on Tuesday, January 14 @ 11:41:28 UTC

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News: Abu Dhabi On The Tail Of Tailgaters

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Abu Dhabi is introducing tailgating detection via speed cameras in an attempt to reduce collisions on its roads.

From this week, those who fail to leave a safe distance between them and the car in front will receive a warning text message.

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Posted by rob brady on Monday, January 13 @ 15:01:42 UTC

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News: Speeding Convictions Rising

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Home Office data indicates that 2,386,780 drivers were caught speeding in England and Wales in 2018-19.

It was 4% higher than in the same period before, but a massive 37 percent rise on the 1,740,217 reported in 2011-12.

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Posted by rob brady on Sunday, January 12 @ 15:10:23 UTC

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News: Isle Of Wight To Remove Its Fixed Speed Cameras

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While some UK areas, and indeed whole countries, are happy to leave inoperative speed cameras in place to successfully fool motorists into reducing their speed, the Isle of Wight, thinks differently.

The three fixed devices are being removed several years after they were taken out of active service.

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Posted by rob brady on Sunday, January 12 @ 14:50:26 UTC

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News: Vehicle Activated Speed Sign Has Limited Impact

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A Shropshire village has installed a vehicle-activated 40mph speed indicator sign in the hope of slowing heavy-footed motorists down.

Whilst a fixed speed camera would have an immediate affect in most circumstances, it appears that this device has been limited in its success.

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Posted by rob brady on Sunday, January 12 @ 14:31:59 UTC

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News: New Speed Cameras For Coventry

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More speed cameras are coming to Coventry next month.

Average speed cameras will be deployed on two of the city's main thoroughfares - Binley Road and Henley Road. Ansty Road and London Road already have devices in place.

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Posted by rob brady on Saturday, December 28 @ 15:37:51 UTC

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News: Huge Speed Camera Revenue Pays For More Cameras

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New South Wales in Australia has collected AUS $157million (£84million) in fines from its 155 speed cameras - 110 fixed devices and 45 mobile.

It has been reported that 25 percent of this revenue will be invested in further speed cameras.

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Posted by rob brady on Tuesday, December 24 @ 12:16:56 UTC

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News: 3000 Speed Through A9 Roadworks

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In the six months from May 20, over 3000 motorists have been caught speeding through roadworks on the A9 - reportedly Scotlandís most dangerous road.

The section, at Bankfoot, in Perth and Kinross, is monitored by average speed cameras, is part of the Scottish Governmentís dualling project and has had its speed limit reduced from 60mph to 40mph.

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Posted by rob brady on Monday, December 23 @ 11:43:02 UTC

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News: M4 Speed Camera Update

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South East Wales Transport Commission has recommended to the Welsh Government that average speed cameras are introduced on the M4 around Newport.

The point-to-point devices would monitor a 50MPH limit eight mile area between junction 24 (Coldra) and junction 28 (Tredegar Park) at a cost of between one and two million pounds.

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Posted by rob brady on Friday, December 20 @ 12:14:49 UTC

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News: New Zealand To Signpost Speed Cameras

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New Zealand are to introduce clear signage for their speed cameras.

Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter has said that the government's long-term road safety strategy included giving drivers a warning about upcoming cameras.

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Posted by rob brady on Friday, December 20 @ 11:55:52 UTC

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News: China completes deployment of BeiDou Navigation System

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The successful launch of the 52nd and 53rd BeiDou navigation satellites on Dec 17th signalled the completion of the core of the BeiDou system with it now at operational capacity and capable of delivering global navigation services.

24 of the latest generation BDS-3 satellites have been launched since 2017 setting a new world record for deploying a global satellite navigation system with 35 planned to be available at full completion.

In total, China has launched 53 BeiDou satellites today. That includes older technology demonstration models and initial prototypes that are no longer operational. This latest phase include six geosynchronous satellites in high orbits and twenty-four medium earth orbit satellites.

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Friday, December 20 @ 09:03:20 UTC

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News: Avon And Somerset Top Speed Ticket Table

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Car dealer Dick Lovett, has submitted Freedom of Information requests to all of the 43 British police forces.

Out of theses, 33 responded with the number of speed camera and officer issued speeding tickets last year - along with the highest recorded speeding offence in 2018 of 162mph in a 70mph zone.

Avon And Somerset easily topped the table with a huge 163,784 tickets handed out, much more than the West Mercia's second place with 90,203.

The figures for 1 January to 31 December 2018...

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Posted by rob brady on Thursday, December 12 @ 12:57:55 UTC

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News: Speed Camera Road Rage Attack

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An Australian driver has been caught on camera by another motorist in an apparant road-rage incident directed at a speed camera.

The motorist is seen continually revving his vehicle and ramming the device.

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Posted by rob brady on Thursday, December 12 @ 12:22:10 UTC

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News: China Will Complete Their BeiDou GPS System in 2020

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China has announced that their BeiDou-3 GPS system will be completed by the end of 2020. A total of 35 satellites will provide global coverage and aims to reduce reliance on the American GPS system should any further disputes arise. The Chinese BeiDou system, named after the Chinese name for the "Big Dipper" constellation, has been serving China since 2011 and Asia-Pacific since 2012.

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Posted by maft on Wednesday, December 11 @ 12:01:05 UTC

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