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#31 b1g_dav3

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:26 AM

Looks like lazy contractors didn't bother to do the work properly -.-



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 05:23 PM

some importants figures there, i do have a question regarding mobile speed cameras

 

as yet ive been fairly lucky in that ive been doing the correct speed and then suddenly spotting the van,

 

i was on a 50mph dual carriageway (a500) which i drive up and down every day, i saw the van away in the distance, in a site ive not seen a van there before, looked down had to brake to 50mph (which the bmw sitting on my bumper didnt like much) however the bend that the van was sitting on was a 40mph limit, (the road goes 50, 40 bend, 50 then 70) i slowed down to 50 but would he clock me before the 40 bend or on the 50 straight when i first saw him or clock me doing 50 on a 40 bend?



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 05:46 PM

some importants figures there, i do have a question regarding mobile speed cameras as yet ive been fairly lucky in that ive been doing the correct speed and then suddenly spotting the van, i was on a 50mph dual carriageway (a500) which i drive up and down every day, i saw the van away in the distance, in a site ive not seen a van there before, looked down had to brake to 50mph (which the bmw sitting on my bumper didnt like much) however the bend that the van was sitting on was a 40mph limit, (the road goes 50, 40 bend, 50 then 70) i slowed down to 50 but would he clock me before the 40 bend or on the 50 straight when i first saw him or clock me doing 50 on a 40 bend?


The bit of the A500 I think you're on about its only advisory to do 40mph have a look and see if the 40mph speed limit sign is triangular shaped. If it is this means its advisory if its circular it means its compulsary. I used to stay in stoke so think I know which bit of the A500 you mean

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 05:52 PM

The van would be aiming quite a distance up the road so would be looking at cars in the 50mph zone.

The camera needs a nice straight lengh of road in order to be able to focus on the car and get an accurate reading.

As long as your speedo wasn't showing over 55mph (allowing for the usual 10% speedo calibration error built into cars) you should be ok.



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 05:57 PM

the only 40 sign on there is a rectangle below a triangle warning of a bend, it say max speed, i wish i could remember what i saw on my speedo but all i can remember was braking down to 50 and watching the bmw behind

 

the lane i was in was empty the car infront had just passed the van, which makes me think he had enough time to sight his laser on my plate (being the first car in the lane)

 

is it true that they can do "data spots" they sit in a ideal location and measure the ammount of speeders yet dont actually prosecute or give notice? see it more as a warning



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 05:59 PM

Yeah that means its only a recommendation that you do 40mph going round the bend :) dont worry about it. Thats where I did my driving lessons and it was my instructor that told me that

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:03 PM

i dont know why its still 40, given technology and tyres and cars these days taking that corner at 40 is a tad unecessary imo



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:05 PM

i dont know why its still 40, given technology and tyres and cars these days taking that corner at 40 is a tad unecessary imo


As I said because of the triangle its only a recommendation that you do 40mph at the bend but you wont get done for doing 50mph

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 02:25 PM

Mobile speed cameras are never positioned so that if a motorist were to brake suddenly upon seeing the camera it would cause a collision, therefore they are usually located on a striate piece of road with a constant speed limit.  No excuses for exceeding the speed limit.   :)     



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:08 PM

Mobile speed cameras are never positioned so that if a motorist were to brake suddenly upon seeing the camera it would cause a collision, therefore they are usually located on a striate piece of road with a constant speed limit.  No excuses for exceeding the speed limit.   :)     

Indeed, the cameras are there to stop accidents not cause them.



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:42 PM

The van would be aiming quite a distance up the road so would be looking at cars in the 50mph zone.

The camera needs a nice straight lengh of road in order to be able to focus on the car and get an accurate reading.

As long as your speedo wasn't showing over 55mph (allowing for the usual 10% speedo calibration error built into cars) you should be ok.

 

They say the cameras used to be set to go off at 10% + 2mph (57mph in a 50mph limit) was this true?

 

Then there was talk of "zero tolerance" - are there national guidelines for this or does it depend which county etc you are in?  



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:36 PM

10% but no + 2 mph any more.



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 10:30 PM

Yes, 10% only now.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:26 AM

ok cheers guys i say come what may now



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