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2008-10-10 - 00:11:00 - by AlisonW - Topic: Meta: Law |

"Orwell himself never imagined anything quite as observant as the Specs 3 camera. It represents the probable future of British speed cameras, and by communicating thousands of times a second with identical machines arranged in networks across the national road system it will be able to measure motorists' average speeds, detours included, and fine them if they ever break the limit." (source )


I'm getting quite used to keeping to a 50mph for ten miles or more as I drive through the roadworks for the M1 widening quite regularly (when I don't see a stoppage ahead and detour around them, anyway!) and whilst I accept that
"In Nottingham, average speed cameras appear to have delivered a 53 per cent long-term reduction in deaths and serious injuries on one stretch of dual carriageway, and a 75 per cent casualty reduction on another. Data from similar projects in Northampton and South Yorkshire are even more impressive."
is a good thing™ I can't help but concur that because we lack the cruise control found on US cars drivers here can spend too much time concentrating on their speedo to the detriment of their road safety.

Too many times I have seen minor bumps on such stretches were the driver in front suddenly decided they were over the limit and hit the brakes hard to be hit from behind by another driver looking at their speedo, not at the road.

Drive carefully!



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