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New Speed Camera, known as Specs3

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by abdus, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. abdus

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  3. AndyMac

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    "The new cameras, known as Specs3, will cost typically £300,000 per network and are likely to be deployed first on long rural A roads, where crashes occur frequently"

    Nope, just like all SPEC's camera's they'll be deployed on motorways where the biggest return on investment can be secured. When have you ever seen SPEC's camera's on an A road?
     
  4. MintyS3

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    Big brother is watching....
     
  5. fingermouse

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    ffs driving at a constant speed would put me to sleep........... drone 70mph drone rumble drone .... sleep
     
  6. abdus

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    you could still speed between 2 cameras though...speed up to 140mph...stop at the services (provided there is one in between) for a coffee, relax and then continue... LOL
     
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    just another post for an old tyre to burn on and 300,000 up in smoke
     
  8. danny_s3

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    somethink needs doing
     
  9. AndyMac

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    Still nothing to catch speeding bikes and unlicensed/untaxed/uninsured & drunk drivers then? Thought they were the biggest danger on our roads, but I guess they can't be as obviously they wouldn't target legal motorists doing 85 on the motorway for no reason!
     
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    It's time to fit fake foreign licence plates everyone.
     
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  12. abdus

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    Spot on, although there are SPECS on the A52 between Grantham and Nottingham not on roadworks.
    Just another tax, its the points that piss me off, the insurance companies see it as a revenue generator.
     
  14. AndyMac

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    That's what makes it such a joke, if the insurance companies aren't bothered by points on your licence, that demonstrates pretty catorgorically that points are in no way linked to accidents (and they have the best data). If they were then you would be in doubt the insurers would be the first to take them seriously.
     
  15. richs2891

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    So how are they going to reduce car accidents when everyone is spending more time watching the speedo, than looking at whats happening around them ?

    All you will see is more cars with false \ altered plates \ not registered in the owners name.

    richard
     
  16. AndyMac

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    Speed cameras have been around for over 10 years and the accident rate has not fallen as a result. It has fallen in certain camera sites (presumably the ones that justify such arbitary law enforcement). So after 10 years of failure they are still investing in this archaic method of law enforcement I can't honestly see them making the mental leap above. Will be interesting to see what happens in Swindon in the coming year.
     
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    i did work for a guy this year who had a ssangyong musso. which had a set of plates registered in fiji.
    he had been pulled twice, where the cops allowed him to drive on, no paperwork asked to be produced. he had no mot on the vehicle, no insurance and god knows how he taxed it ?
    he was just laughing about it all, couldnt give a hoot.................
     
  18. worthingmale

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    got a road angel, tomtom with speed camera updates and a laser jammer

    thank goodness for technology, well apart form the undercover cars
     
  19. fingermouse

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    best video ive seen in ages, :)
     
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    You mean "Garage Door Opener"
     
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    I think these cameras are good for roadworks on the motorways and A roads as they seem to be the same as standard average speed cameras just with a longer range.

    I for one think average cameras are the only ones which enforce the speed limit properly. I dont think they should be used except for roadworks and theres always plenty of warning.

    Expensive tho considering what the technology is
     
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    Exactly my point. I'd be interested if anyone knows about how the law is supposed to mitigate against this, if it does at all. Suppose for example I fit random French number plates to my A3. Assuming that, right now at least, the DVLA and police force computer systems have no way of accessing the French vehicle database, there's no way they could post me a ticket.

    I could also pretend my RHD car was first registered in Britain before I moved to France a couple of years ago as an ex-pat, so my chassis and engine number would tie up with a UK car, but no longer since it's now "registered" in France. Roadside checks might be a problem if I'm carrying ID, but with some careful preparation it could be okay.

    If this works, then I'm unlikely to receive any speeding tickets or be easily identified, although on a darker note, as described above, I could in theory drive around with no tax, MoT or insurance. Any thoughts on this? I must say now I've got no intention of doing something like this and would insist no-one else does either - but where does the law stand?
     
  23. g60jet

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    just take your front plate off, and say it got nicked or something! it was there this morning officer!
     
  24. auditek

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    the guy i know who owned this vehicle (one mentioned above with fiji plates )gave it to a landscaper guy in part payment for a job .
    who went to mot it, the tester laughed at him and told him he would have to register it with dvla, it was using oil heavily and was not going to pass an inspection which was needed to get it registered. when the landscaper guy realised this he sold it for 600 quid. usual mess , sell it on for some other mug to fix up, who probably thought he had got a good deal ?
     
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    I work for a motorfactors, and have a few regulor polish customers who drive around on their polish plates.
    I asked one of them if they planned to change them over to UK plates, and they laughed saying, "what? and have to pay for tax and MOT?"
    I did contemplate asking one of them to get me a set for when I visit my girlfriend in London, congestion charge you say? LOL
     
  26. ALPINE

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    great, yet more things to try and f**k my job up! yes you could say just stick to the speed limits, but for eg, a motorway at 12am?? goverment are a bunch of retards!

    Wicked video too, i love seeing those things burned out!
     
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    Just got my first ever 3 points after 9 years of driving. Mobile camera van on a safe stretch of dual-carriageway, with a 40mph limit (for some reason) on the way into Ipswich.

    It sure has put me off Ipswich. Even more.
     

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