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Post by maxman » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:15 pm

These have been installed on the A5104 Llandegla to the A5 at Corwen.These are the first in N Wales as far as I am aware,a sign of things to come. :thumbsdown:
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Post by buzyg » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:28 pm

Over what distance? What is the speed limit?
We have several in Cornwall. But hey are all located in villages at 30mph limit. I have no problem with that at all. :)
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Post by Scooba_Steve » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:50 pm

Pass and get your plate snapped, pull over for 30 mins, then spank it :lol:
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Post by bluespit » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:50 pm

when did that happen? I was up there on Friday. didn't see any cameras? ooooppppsssss

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Post by bz4kev » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:24 am

Scooba_Steve wrote: ↑
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Pass and get your plate snapped, pull over for 30 mins, then spank it :lol:
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Post by maxman » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:32 am

bluespit wrote: ↑
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:50 pm
when did that happen? I was up there on Friday. didn't see any cameras? ooooppppsssss

:driving: :headbang:
We used that stretch of road yesterday and they were up.Funny you missed them as the poles are bright yellow.
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Post by maxman » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:38 am

buzyg wrote: ↑
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:28 pm
Over what distance? What is the speed limit?
We have several in Cornwall. But hey are all located in villages at 30mph limit. I have no problem with that at all. :)
It's a mixture of 40 and 50 mph.The distance is about 9 Miles .
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Post by pvr » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:20 am

I have never seen an average speed camera in 30 limits though, always at 40 - 50 only. Drives me mad.
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Post by adam04 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:53 am

I'd be intrigued what the tolerances are on the average ones compared to normal. I've never quite understood how being so focused on your speedo rather than the road makes things safer?
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Post by jimmybell » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:01 pm

tolerances now CAN be down to... zero. as in, no tolerance.

it's up to the local authority who they fine and what tolerance they allow. avg cameras are fine, they just need to be clearly signed, and sensical. they don't typically deploy them without reason (ie, past incidents)

i know a guy who got speed awareness course for 61 in a 60, and my mrs managed 3 points + Β£100 in a 70 doing 92, if they swapped counties she'd be in jail and he'd not of received anything in the post.
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Post by pvr » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:11 pm

Jailbird springs to mind? Ok, will get my coat .. :cry:

Speed limits and the punishments are a strange thing, I drive more in Europe nowadays than in the UK, but it is strange that nothing changes on the road and suddenly the speed limit goes up because you entered a different country. Even weirder when you cross into Germany that you suddenly go from the risk of a huge fine to nothing, just because you crossed an invisible line somewhere.
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Post by mmm-five » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:15 pm

adam04 wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:53 am
I'd be intrigued what the tolerances are on the average ones compared to normal. I've never quite understood how being so focused on your speedo rather than the road makes things safer?
Why is this 'excuse' trotted out so many times? Why do you have to be focussed on your speedo. It's hardly difficult to glance at the speedo every 10 seconds in an average speed zone, and they're usually not on roads that you have to keep your eye open for lots of hazards. It's like saying you can't look in your mirrors as you're too busy looking out the windscreen.

I can't believe people who get caught claiming they didn't know the speed limit either. If you want to take the chance (like I do, often) of driving above what you consider an artificially low limit, then take your punishment when you get caught. In all but one case when I've been caught, I can say that I have known what the limit was that I was breaking, and that one case was where a 70mph limit had recently been changed to 60mph, but only in one direction - the other direction was 40mph, and at 2am in the morning I wasn't really looking at the speed on the new repeaters (but that was over 20 years ago).
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Post by bluespit » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:35 pm

maxman wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:32 am
bluespit wrote: ↑
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:50 pm
when did that happen? I was up there on Friday. didn't see any cameras? ooooppppsssss

:driving: :headbang:
We used that stretch of road yesterday and they were up.Funny you missed them as the poles are bright yellow.
What poles? Might nip up there this afternoon to check it out!
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Post by maxman » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:10 pm

bluespit wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:35 pm
maxman wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:32 am
bluespit wrote: ↑
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:50 pm
when did that happen? I was up there on Friday. didn't see any cameras? ooooppppsssss

:driving: :
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We used that stretch of road yesterday and they were up.Funny you missed them as the poles are bright yellow.
What poles? Might nip up there this afternoon to check it out!
The first one is just past the roundabout we're you turn for the horseshoe pass.
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Post by mmm-five » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:24 pm

bluespit wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:35 pm
What poles? Might nip up there this afternoon to check it out!
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