AlisonW.uk

This site is currently being redeveloped. Although it will work fine it will continue to look terrible for a while yet. Sorry!

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!



Recent posts:


A Future in Europe
Mrs May
The cult of personality
Clinton v Trump looking more likely
Dangerous stuff!
Who do you trust with your life?

Latest tweets

Today at 00:55 »
RT @LibDems :
@LibDems : Liberal Democrats are ready to take our unapologetically pro-Remain position to the country in EU elections next mo… .https://t.co/1fCI5VMKRA
  • 345
Today at 00:55 »
@NCSox DOWN😢
Today at 00:54 »
Didn't this Detroit pitcher want the nickname "Nuke"?
Today at 00:44 »
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
@capsheroes : THE AVENGERS CAST SINGING THE MARVEL VERSION OF “WE DIDNT START THE FIRE” IS THE BEST THING
Today at 00:41 »
@guerinaustin Want to try pitching the next inning? Can't be worse. 🤔🙄
Today at 00:33 »
So many broken bats! Is this guy throwing rocks or baseballs? #RedSox
Today at 00:31 »
@MaggieJordanACN Proper books are printed on paper. Nothing else comes close. #WorldBookDay