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Old 31-01-2008, 23:50
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Applies to you too.

as and from the 15th February 08 all the Speed Cameras in the Variable Speed Limit section of the M25 near Heathrow Airport (JCT 10-15) are going Digital and the activation limit is being lowered.

They are currently the older film type cameras and Set at 90mph when the Variable Limit Signs are not in operation.

The new digital cameras are going to be set at the normal 10% 0f the speed limit + 2mph (80mph + and your taking a risk basically) when the signs are not in use i.e. national speed limit. I canít confirm the activation limit when the signs are set (variable limits showing) but belief it would be the same 10% + 2mph of the speed shown by the sign at that time.

Please pass this on to anyone you know.

I hope this saves a few of you getting points on your licence!!!
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Old 01-02-2008, 18:50
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Re: Applies to you too.

Steve,

I have also heard this from another source. I beleive the 10% + 2 is standard practice for speeding. The reason is that it takes into account the miscalibration of the speedo on your car although if it anything like mine it reads faster than actual anyway.
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Old 04-02-2008, 08:47
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Re: Applies to you too.

from what i have heard car speedo's over read slightly anyway. if you compare sat nav speed with speedo speed there is always a difference.

But just face it the buggers will find someway fine you what ever you do
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Re: Applies to you too.

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from what i have heard car speedo's over read slightly anyway. if you compare sat nav speed with speedo speed there is always a difference.

But just face it the buggers will find someway fine you what ever you do
I was stunned last night, I was driving down an approx 1 mile stretch of dual carriageway following a police van and I kid you not a car came up our side of the carriageway going in the opposite direction. The police did nothing, did not flash their lights nothing. I got to the end pulled up next door to the Police chap and said excuse me do you not think it a bit odd a car driving the wrong way up the dual carriage way!! to be told yeah we did see that then pulled off!!
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:43
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Re: Applies to you too.

This is getting out of hand..... in UK for sure..... as foreigner will not get points to my licence but will get GBP 35 administration fee from the car rental for passing on my name to the fine administrator.... or something a like anyway.

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Old 07-02-2008, 00:55
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Re: Applies to you too.

article from Wednesday 5th Feb Daily Mail

New motorway speed camera blitz means thousands more will face fines
Last updated at 22:39pm on 5th February 2008

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Next generation: The latest speed cameras will take more pictures, and more accurately

Thousands more motorway drivers will be hit with speeding fines in a new speed camera blitz.



They will be caught if they creep over variable speed limits, which are set according to the level of traffic.

Experts believe that by reducing the speed limit when motorways are busy they can prevent the tailbacks that are created when drivers brake sharply as they approach slower moving vehicles.

Variable speeds are already used on the M25 west of London and the M42 on the edge of Birmingham. Cameras enforce the limits.

From February 15, all speed cameras will become digital in the variable speed limit section of the M25 from junctions 10 to 16 - the A3 junction to the M40 junction, the Daily Mail can reveal.

Until now, variable speed limit cameras on the M25 have used film, which limits the number of pictures that can be taken before the film has to be changed.

However, digital cameras can capture an almost indefinite number of images.

The "speed threshold" - the amount drivers can stray above the limit without getting a ticket - is also being lowered. Police sources say it will be set at 79mph.

Variable speed limits are also expected to come into force on the M6 between Birmingham and Manchester and on parts of the M1.
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Re: Applies to you too.

Aldous Huxley's Brave New World? - We will all be happier with enforced accountability

Big Brother is watching you.

We may be paranoic but that doesn't mean they're not after us does it!!!!!!!
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