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M25 - Digital speed cameras go live!

Discussion in 'News and Announcements' started by Grippa, Jan 31, 2008.

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  1. Optimus Prime

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  2. BuzzLand

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    I think a lightweight Ferrari vs a 3 tonne defender would probably disintigrate but that's just me.

    For me the issue isn't about speeding, it's about a system that wants to make slaves out of drivers and citizens.

    Speed limits on the motorway were introduce back in the swinging 60s when cars would struggle to do about 70 mph.

    But too many people **** and moan yet when it comes to voting they shrug their shoulders and let labour ruin the country with these oppressive laws without voting them out.
    Petitions against this sort of thing get woefully small amounts of signatures for the population of this country. etc etc

    Our US friends often remark that we are peasants with privilages instead of citizens with rights and we deserve all we get.
    Sometimes I wonder if they have a point.

    The only places left for fast cars and drivers are the country lanes now...
     
  3. BuzzLand

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    Far more subtler to shoot the lens out with a decent air-rifle. Just make sure you do it away from the road...

    "My gosh officer that grey squirrel / pigeon was there a moment ago, need to get my scope zero'd again" :D

    Worse comes to the worse you get a criminal damage against gato's with your name. Consider it a badge of honour. :)
     
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    Drive by paintballing target practice anyone? :D
     
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    I believe that they have average speed cameras around the Dartford crossing as well
     
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    Drill a small hole then exapnding foam the bastard:D
     
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    We did that to someones locker at school........ didn't think it was ever going to stop growing. Door was bulged like a bastard :D
     
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    We are "SUBJECTS".

    We use the roads not by right, but by the gracious consent of the Queen.

    The Yanks are so keen to have the Saxe-Coburg Gotha family I say we should sell the lot to the USA, but they don't get taking the money they have grubbed from us.

    What's this about a wedding? Is some poor outsider girl being dragged in for breeding?
     
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    I disagree, the queen is a redundant figurehead.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitutional_monarchy
    This can be firmly proved:-treasonous acts of allowing unelected foreign powers to bring laws into this country (EU) remember the lbs kg and fruit shape issues of years gone by.

    Whoever is "elected" is firmly in the trough and ready to sell us all out to the highest bidder.

    for instance edf have subsidised French electricity and will be building new reactor(s) in uk


    Evening Granddad :D

    Before health and safety-we had common sense or darwins theory of evolution in action.
     
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    the yanks are just relocated brit's
     
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    Where's Capt Gatso when you need him.... ;)
     
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    Look for Gone in 60 Seconds 1974, it is out there and available, Vanishing Point, yes I enjoyed that I have it here, only available on Region 1 DVD.
    What someone need's to do is find a retired solicitor/barrister with time on his hand's to stop this, not having the right not to i/d the driver of their car. You can murder someone, yet not be prosecuted for not telling the piggies who your partner in crime was.
     
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    Taken from yesterdays newsshopper local paper dated 4th July 2012:

    Average speed cameras went live on the Dartford Crossing last Thursday. (that was 28.06.12)

    Cameras will now enforce the 50mph speed limit on both the clockwise and anti-clockwise stretch of the M25.

    Travelling from Kent into Essex, the cameras will begin at junction 2 for the Darenth Interchange and will continue up until the tunnels.

    In the clockwise direction, they will operate between junction 31 in Essex and the toll booths on the Kent side of the bridge.


    Thems is average speed cameras too, so no speedy uppy slowy downy either.
     
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    Can't remember the last time I managed 15mph on the bridge.
    What a waste of money.
     
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    Variable speed limits are bollox, they are the reason for congested motorways because the general public can't drive! There are complete tools out there that have no awareness of other drivers, don't know where they're going unless the satnav tells them and over react to changes in speed. If big brother didn't put up an variable speed of 40 on the M25 but left it to national speed limit, everyone would get home early, but we will never know. Shear volume of traffic is not hazardous if people knew how to drive. Here endeth the lesson.
     
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    Totally agree it's 70 for a reason so how does anything less help.
     
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    Because for a lot of idiots, 70mph is too much when it gets busy as they have nowhere near enough spatial awareness or brains on how to react to a liquid situation. Hence why bringing it down to say 50mph slows everything down and gives the numpties a bit more time. Better to have it 20mph less than be sitting in traffic for 3 hours whilst the police solve a major RTA cos someone cant drive properly.
     
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    Crap !...

    I drove M25 for 4 years 2 hours each way a day and it was the variable speed limit which keeps it moving... Everything you say about drivers is true but thats why variable works and you counter your own argument....it slows folk down and gives more time to react.
     
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    The only two good things about cars are that they can take you long distances, in comfort and at speed...Ok thats three things! So when you take two of those things away (speed and distance) its very irritating. A land rover, as we all know, is so much more than just a car...
    So enjoy the speed cameras, we know that the cameras have a function. Sit back at 1500RPM and enjoy the sudden brake light action as the euroboxes suddenly see the cameras. Enjoy the feeling of satisfaction as we slow creep up along side them as our speed has remained constant. Laugh at their frustration as they accelarate off to the next set of light only to have to slam on their brakes again thus arriving at there destination only to bore those who they are meeting with tales of 'those bloody speed late cameras on the M25'.
    Yes those cameras are not for the likes of us.......now where's my cheque book, I've got a speed ticket to pay for.
     
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