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    We could do with some Yellow Vests visiting our cameras.
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    I visited between Xmas and new year and noticed a few speed cameras sprayed with luminous yellow paint squiggles

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillybarbour View Post
    We could do with some Yellow Vests visiting our cameras.
    A speed camera in Gateshead was given a 'Soweto necklace'* a few years ago and has not been repaired since.

    * A Soweto necklace is a tyre filled with petrol and then ignited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maingate View Post
    A speed camera in Gateshead was given a 'Soweto necklace'* a few years ago and has not been repaired since.

    * A Soweto necklace is a tyre filled with petrol and then ignited.
    one in Temple Cloud in somerset on the main A37 (and it is a really dangerous road at this point ) has been torched more times than i can remember in the last 20 years. It has been replaced every time. It saves lives. The camera itself is now mounted on such a high podium that no one can reach it. There have been several deaths here and one motorbike was clocked at 105mph a few years back.


    sometimes speed cameras have a vital function.
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    Quote Originally Posted by delicagirl View Post
    one in Temple Cloud in somerset on the main A37 (and it is a really dangerous road at this point ) has been torched more times than i can remember in the last 20 years. It has been replaced every time. It saves lives. The camera itself is now mounted on such a high podium that no one can reach it. There have been several deaths here and one motorbike was clocked at 105mph a few years back.


    sometimes speed cameras have a vital function.
    The first speed camera I saw which was torched, was on a stretch of road where a friends son died due to a speeding car, the ignorance of some people is beyond belief.
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    How are speed cameras a safety measure and not just a cash machine?

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    Also reported that the speed cameras that are still working are raking in the loot because stupid people figure 60% out of action means ALL out of action
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    Don't have a problem with cameras BUT.......

    Cameras that are fixed are generally in places where folk go to fast and there has been some serious crashes. You get to know where these are and slow down, they have then done the job as safety camera..
    But the VANS they use just turn up anywhere they can make a few quid!! A64 going towards York from Tadcaster 2 vans within 5 miles of each other on the same side as each other, now if that isn't collecting I don't know what is...

    They should be near populated areas and villages not out on the nice open areas. or get rid of them, save the wages of those inside and the cost of the vans which is 1000's each and pop a static camera up outside all schools and in every village etc. Then I think they would be accepted as safety cameras...
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    hope your both ok

    Quote Originally Posted by oppy View Post
    I try and keep to 50 / 60 mph so no real problem and use the sat nag set at KPH just in case, as a speedo (I can't see the one on the dash!!) I do have a dear friend here who will annually update the 'Oppy get lost machine, so hopefully we will be safe on our next forray, health permitting
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    Quote Originally Posted by antiquesam View Post
    How are speed cameras a safety measure and not just a cash machine?
    they sould keep you off your toes, ok pj

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