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    Speeding is up as cameras are turned off in Oxfordshire says (soon to be axed!!) camera partnership

    bbc.co.uk/new…488

    ...in other news 'Bears s**t in the woods'.

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    Any more accidents though? Surely that's all that matters

    So is this just a test trial, or will this become permanent and not only in oxfordshire?

    Original Poster

    No more accidents, just the panicking safety partnership trying to scaremonger realising their free dinner ticket is coming to an end!!
    What other jobs will they be able to do when their skills are;
    Sitting in the back of a van on their a*se all day with a camera being paid £25k.

    lol good luck job-hunting!!!

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    cant believe they actually watched to see if this would happen

    Oww dear
    it also is apparently gonna happen in my area, due to lack of funding.
    Was in my local paper today.
    speed camera switch off fears
    Edited by: "K4lvin" 10th Aug 2010

    " road safety partnership claim." Meh would like a better source!

    Original Poster

    "110 drivers were over the 30mph limit"

    Pretty shocking statistics eh? oO

    I don't understand the point "lack of funding". Surely the money they get in fines outweighs the cost of running the damn things.

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    splatsplatsplat

    I don't understand the point "lack of funding". Surely the money they get … I don't understand the point "lack of funding". Surely the money they get in fines outweighs the cost of running the damn things.



    I thought the same thing myself. Everyone is of the opinion these cameras are cash cows...

    Banned

    they should hand speed cameras over to local authorities, they get to keep the revenue , its crazy turning them off when they are already in situ , theres a risk of them just becoming scrap if not maintained

    I still wouldn't speed through a GATSO though - just in case

    splatsplatsplat

    I don't understand the point "lack of funding". Surely the money they get … I don't understand the point "lack of funding". Surely the money they get in fines outweighs the cost of running the damn things.



    The fines go straight to the government apparently, given many areas are now considering cutting down or scrapping speed enforcement clearly the money isn't going direct to them from the fines.

    After scrapping speed cameras in Swindon, the accident rate has gone down slightly.

    John

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    what gets me is how they lie about things
    They keep saying they are situated in accident blackspots. One in Sunderland is on a road that looks like it is a 40 limit but its 30. I've never known an accident on that road in over 20 years I've lived there. I've seen plenty of near misses since the camera went up about 10 years ago though as idiots slam their brakes on and crawl past at about 15mph.
    Why do people think they have to go past camera's at half the speed limit?

    Apparently in Margate the number of minor collisions has increased by 95% since the introduction of speed cameras due to people slamming on their brakes and accelerating up afterwards which isn't hard to believe. The choice of sites for speed cameras up here aren't the accident blackspots either, they're the stretches where people are likely to be going a bit faster which is frequently long, downhill straights.

    John

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    How come the story makes a big deal of the 88% stat, but doesn't go on about on another road it only increased by 18%

    The other thing not mentioned if they were using the same formula as the speed cameras. All these people speeding in the trial period could have been doing 31mph, whereas a camera wouldn't have flashed for that speed. I know not all areas are the same but Northumbria worked on 10+3, so you wouldn't be flashed if you were doing 10% + 3mh over the limit.
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