I didn't think that was the case except for perhaps managed motorways
with an excuse to fit scameras:
Those are quite some numbers given not everyone drives.
Many years ago I got flashed whilst driving in Oxford. Yip, I was going too
fast. I knew where the job was, then I realised that I did not know where
the job was and sort of put my foot down. 7.30am.
The next day I was in Dole On Sea, Hastings. I saw a camera flash and
thought - "please not again"! It was not me that got flashed, it was some
No satnav in those days.
In winter, on New Brighton Promenade, I was tootling along the deserted
road to pick up some metalwork from a fabricator. We saw a police van,
and as we approached I said to my passenger that "At least we can't be
done for speeding". Right by the police van, a police car overtook us.
I got a ticket in the post.
That's one reason I bought a dashcam with GPS. Next time I will argue.
Somebody set fire to a Gatso near here; they replaced it with a modern
All the others remain as Gatsos and definitely don't work. People still
slow down for them so they still function in a way.
I've seen a Gatso camera covered up* to look very 'out of service' and
only a few metres down the road a new permanent installation, which ye
will definitely trigger at fine inducing speeds, if you try and be (not)
smart with the first ....
* A1(M) Northbound, under the iron footbridge at Beeston, Nr. Sandy, Beds.
On Sun, 24 Mar 2019 13:54:51 +0000, Jim K.. wrote:
I'm sure some are for traffic surveillance. What gets my goat is that if
these things worked, surely they are an easy way to flag up untaxed/
uninsured/unMOTed cars with a nice couple of officers a few hundred yards
down the road to do the paperwork ......
The police regularly state that drivers that they stop for having no
insurance or no tax or no MOT, frequently turn out to more general
criminals and are often arrested for burglary, shoplifting, carry or
supplying drugs, carrying weapons, skipping bail or other types of
crime. Quite a few are also wanted for questioning.
Failing to use the ANPR cameras to stop everyone without the required
documentation is losing a massive opportunity to catch people for other
types of criminal behaviour.
Well if they are not crimes then why do I have to go to court when I am
done for speeding?
And what's all that bollocks with a victim surcharge that they always
stick on top of the fine and the magistrates costs?
It depends on how many drivers like that drive down that road.
Its more for working out where terrorists and criminals have been
driving I would think.
The speed sensors on motorways are more likely to be used to catch
speeders as they can report when an idiot is doing excess speed and tell
officers down the motorway to look out for them.
Some motorways have speed sensors every mile or so.
Some do. The ones around the Trafford Centre shopping centre certainly
were doing 18 months ago. My cousin's car was flagged twice within a
week as having no insurance and police actually stopped him within the
car parks both times. As it happened it was a problem at the insurance
company end - they'd forgotten to put his details on the insurance
database the first time and still failed to have done so by the second.
On Sun, 24 Mar 2019 22:03:57 +0000, Steve Walker wrote:
It's now incumbent on a driver to ensure their vehicle is on the database
themselves via http://www.askmid.com/ If they don't and are stopped as a
result, they're liable for the costs.
No, I didn't get that memo either. But you can bet that I've checked my
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