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5 minutes ago, Rough Hewn said:

 

Got a text this morning.

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Can't confirm it's true, but wouldn't surprise me.

Any one know?

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I wouldn’t have a problem with that- too many cars on the road so must as well ban the ones who can’t adhere to the basic Highway Code, should be the same for anyone caught using mobile phone whilst driving  IMO.

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It's nonsense, it's been going about in la,la land for months.

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Can't be accurate.  Even if all the cameras were 'live'. 

 

Courts/police generally allow 10% on top of speed "due to misreading speedometers".  So that's a minimum 77 mph not 72 mph on Motorways.

 

Then it's generally 3 points not 6 for straight speeding within 10 mph of set limit.

 

'Bans' kick-in at 100+ mph on motorways - and unless well in excess of that speed - no custodial sentencing.  [Have to be considered as dangerous driving].

 

There's no room inside anyway!

 

Completely agree about phone usage though.  Hard to enforce - but a real distraction danger.  On the road last night and witnessed a 'head-on' because [allegedly] the driver was texting, head down, and failed to negotiate a sharp bend in the road ahead.

 

Wreckage everywhere.  Airbags.  Nasty.  Luckily no-one seriously hurt.

 

 

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51 minutes ago, Matthew Storrs said:

I wouldn’t have a problem with that- too many cars on the road so must as well ban the ones who can’t adhere to the basic Highway Code, should be the same for anyone caught using mobile phone whilst driving  IMO.

 

Don't you live in Devon though?

 

I would be more surprised if you did have a problem with speed cameras on the roads that are the other end of the country.

 

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I'm up and down the M1 quite a bit.  The HADEX-3 cameras they have mounted on the posts that hold up road signs appear to work.
Few people go any faster than 75 on that stretch of road from the M18 down to Sheffield. My speedo reads 75 when my sat nav reckons I'm doing 70.
https://www.speedcamerasuk.com/hadecs-3.htm
 

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11 hours ago, Bunzena said:

Completely agree about phone usage though.  Hard to enforce - but a real distraction danger.  On the road last night and witnessed a 'head-on' because [allegedly] the driver was texting, head down, and failed to negotiate a sharp bend in the road ahead.

 

That's because phone use is illegal. They were texting on their lap so nobody saw the phone. If they just held the thing to their ear, they could keep looking at the road.

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