- Average speed cameras work. Are they even on ?
Do these things ever catch any speeders ? Anyone know of people actually getting done ?
They work incredibly well IME – it’s hard to get within 5mph of the notional limit as everyone pansies along really slowly. I just have a sneaky feeling that they’re probably not even activePosted 5 years agobikebouyMember
Humdy ho hum..
You know those on the South of the M25, yup those that cover from almost the M23 to the exit of the bit of road that’s not the M25 therein goes into darkest Kentish.
Well they work.
However, during rush (4) hour(s) you’d struggle to go over 15mph.
Bit pointless really. Ave speeds in that poxy section of congestion hell even without the Ave Speed Cameras is no greater than 65mph.
Makes you wonder why the hell they bothered.
I tend to hang back under a Truck, truckers know stuff.Posted 5 years agoKlunkMember
they do work….
From July 15, 2004 to December 15, 2006 there were 40 people killed or seriously injured, and a total of 342 casualties, between Girton and the Spittals interchange But from July 15, 2007 to December 15, 2009 the number of people killed or seriously injured fell to 13, with 215 casualties.
the a14 between huntingdon & cambridge is so much nicer to drive on these days, the traffic flows better and a lot less hold ups.Posted 5 years agochrismacMember
I hate them. THey are doing some work on a road near me and the first thing they have done, before doing any work, is set up the bloody speed cameras. It will be nowt short of miraculous if you can ever go fast enough to trigger them on a normal day, let alone whilst the works are going to be on.Posted 5 years agostavromullerSubscriber
The average speed cameras have proved one thing to me, I use the same satnav in my Vito as I use in my Voyager. When the satnav says 50, the Vito shows 54 and the Voyager shows 50 and on the back of this I always drive to the satnav indicated speed and haven’t had a ticket yet but I do overtake loads of people who must think they are doing 50 and their speedos are wrong.Posted 5 years agoCountZeroMember
esselgruntfuttock – Member
Aye, with either satnav or an Etrex, when my speedo says 53/4 I’m actually doing 50.
Well, yeah! I thought it was common knowledge that car speedos read 10% fast, so at 55 indicated you’re doing 50, etc.Posted 5 years ago
My Puma had the facility to switch the Odo to diagnostic readings, including speedo and tacho, and the digital speedo was always exactly 10% slower than the analogue dial. I always drive assuming the 10% difference.rebel12Member
deadlydarcy – Member
Because we live in the UK (a free country), not the former USSR. Driving would turn into a dull, frustrating, monotonous and stressful chore with no one being able to develop the necessary driving skills to judge what is a safe speed for the conditions. Plus I’d never be able to have any fun on a deserted motorway or quiet country B road.Posted 5 years agoscaledSubscriber
Have i logged on to pistonheads by mistake? Those B roads are generally hiding a couple of roadies out for a Sunday jaunt just round the corner.
You’ve only got to look at the standard of driving on the UKs roads to realise that “develop the necessary driving skills to judge what is a safe speed for the conditions.” is just code for deciding when the speed limit/other laws of the road apply to you.Posted 5 years ago
rebel12 – Member
Because we live in the UK (a free country), not the former USSR. Driving would turn into a dull, frustrating, monotonous and stressful chore with no one being able to develop the necessary driving skills to judge what is a safe speed for the conditions. Plus I’d never be able to have any fun on a deserted motorway or quiet country B road.
So you want to be able to break the speed limit when you want.Posted 5 years agochiefgrooveguruMember
Well, yeah! I thought it was common knowledge that car speedos read 10% fast, so at 55 indicated you’re doing 50, etc.
Some do, some don’t. Car speedos used to over-read more, nowadays many are almost exact with a fresh set of tyres at the right pressure, only over-reading as the tyres get worn, and then by much less than 10%.Posted 5 years ago
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