Started by Bad Raven, July 16, 2018, 06:57:16 am
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Quote from: Bad Raven on July 16, 2018, 06:57:16 amhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44837339And they wonder why drivers get stressed at "roadworks" with nothing happening, as if you are law abiding you get thoroughly abused and put into dangerous situations by the mob.
Quote from: THE BLACKBIRD on July 16, 2018, 10:29:21 amI travelled down the M6 on Saturday and hit a traffic jam, in it for nearly an hour What had caused it, an accident on the opposit carriageway, People slowing right down to goggle at itDisgusting morons
Quote from: FlyinBrian on July 16, 2018, 11:16:48 amI think all speed limits need a rethink as does the layout of roads.I live in a fairly wide residential road (30mph) in Skegness with double yellow lines on one side, even with cars parked on the side they are allowed there is room for two normal (Up to SUV size) cars to pass without issue.However the road is nice and straight for about half a mile, there are many driveways that are off this road and it has has junctions and footpaths which are well used by locals and tourists.This leads to two issues 1/ the road is seen as a short cut by locals who in the hope of re-joining the main traffic ahead of where they left it drive at stupid speeds 50 is common and sometimes more.2/ As the road is wide people overtake, I am just waiting for the day when some ti* is overtaking and another whizzes out of a junction or driveway.The road should have some sort of traffic calming either chicanes or sleeping Bobbies and the road could be made a 20mph zone without any inconvenience - except to the prestige German car drivers and souped up Vauxhall Corsas/Ford FiestasOTOH why at night on a virtually empty dual carriageway or motorway are there 70mph limits?I am not a speed merchant ( had my moments when younger) but 70 is boring and seems so slow after a few miles, I normally trot along at about 80 - 85 on roads I know but with the dreaded revenue safety cameras everywhere It's very risky if you don't know the area.
Quote from: itsme on July 17, 2018, 13:25:16 pmI was overtaking two vans on the A1M yesterday and noticed the speed camera on a bridge. Looked down and was doing around 78 according to my speedo, which is 5mph fast. Waiting for the letter....Sent from my SM-A300FU using Tapatalk
Quote from: SteveBB on July 17, 2018, 15:22:57 pmI was driving down the M1 on a rarely empty carriageway several years ago at about 80 and overtaken by a police car with no lights going, and it just carried on, he was probably upper 90's 100 ish.. You'd be very unlucky to get tagged for 78mph.
Quote from: Michael_Rolls on July 17, 2018, 18:21:23 pmHang about - with no lights on it might have been because the driver didn't see the need for them due to traffic conditions, How do you know his speed to scene might not have saved somebody's life?Mike
Quote from: pooh on July 17, 2018, 14:49:33 pmyou should be ok, whilst the 10% plus one digit tolerance isn't a definite, you'd be very unlucky to get hit for 73mph.I hope so cos I was just slowing down from overtaking (behind another car doing the same) to see a roadside camera, glanced at the satnav and that was just dropping from 79 to 75. I think I am right in assuming a satnav is accurate to within a digit or so.A magistrate friend of mine told me that there are some guidelines on speed penalties. IIRC 38 in a 30mph gets you points, no speed awareness course option, same at 59 in a 50 area, and the 70 area is 80mph. No promises that is correct.
Quote from: FlyinBrian on July 17, 2018, 22:54:54 pmIn the early 90's I had a BMW 325i and was on my way to my home in Maidstone from work in London, , I was on the M20 travelling downhill near Swanley, It was about 10pm and the road was empty and I was doing circa 85 when I was passed by a Rover 820 (yes really) doing a good 15 mph more than me. Just after this I noticed a white car in my mirror about 200 yards back so I gradually slowed to close to 70 where upon the blue lights came on and I was stopped.After the usual preamble I mentioned the Rover that had passed me, Mr plod told me they had already locked onto me so had to let him go!
Quote from: paulinfrance on July 18, 2018, 06:06:19 am No he got his priorities right, a Rover verses a bmw drive, 'No Contest',,, Ps It's not personnel,,
Quote from: FlyinBrian on July 18, 2018, 16:50:04 pm But I think that cartoon is more appropriate to Audi drivers these days
Quote from: paulinfrance on July 18, 2018, 17:14:20 pm Not over here, Audi and Golf drivers are the same, cap the wrong way around and the driver sitting in the back set.
Quote from: Gaspin on July 22, 2018, 06:41:20 am. The dead areas, don't forget concrete needs a day or two to harden enough for traffic hence no people around.
Quote from: itsme on July 25, 2018, 15:46:51 pmAs long as the car in front is not you...incidentally, i seem to have escaped the speeding ticket last Monday!
Quote from: Michael_Rolls on July 26, 2018, 06:59:29 amDoesn't she notice?Mike
Quote from: paulinfrance on July 26, 2018, 10:37:44 am I have looked it up, and it must be somewhere behind a 50 klm/h speed sign, on a 4 line road (dual carriageway ) coming up to a round about, it's 110 then 90 then 70 and the last 50,,, Here's a few hiding on straight roars, nothing easier,,,
Quote from: Bad Raven on July 27, 2018, 07:52:34 amBack to excessive road works restrictions.At present (and apparently till 2020!!) the M23 has been reduced to narrowed lanes and a 50 average speed camera monitored limit, Northbound AND Southbound. Critically, this spreads all the way from Gatwick Airport to/from the M25 (or, more technically, a "bloody long way").The Gatwick M23 spur is reduced to 30mph.I understand this is all to do away with the hard shoulder and make it into a fourth lane.Absolutely no sign of any works or access taking place over 99.99% of it as of yesterday 16:45 - 17:15 or on last Thurs @ 06:30 - 07:00.So..........jokes aside................. Why was work still not taking place several weeks into the restriction (so well beyond and reasonable "readying" period)? Why is it necc to take both directions down at once? And, for TWO YEARS??!
Quote from: PDR on July 28, 2018, 20:34:53 pmDon't know about the M23, but the roadworks on the eastbound M2, M20 and M26 are part of the preparations to reduce the net cost of Brexit.They're installing pay & display parking ticket machines...PDR
Quote from: Bad Raven on July 28, 2018, 20:17:44 pmHad no practical other option today, so return trip over the M23 "Works" length. Wife spotted for work actually taking place.At one place ONLY there were two men looking at the grass edge off the closed hard shoulder/ part nearside lane. For this, ten miles each way is disrupted.They must have had calls, as new illuminated signs both ends were stating " Verge Survey Taking Place in Day Time".20 miles of "verge", two men.Great.......................................I have super quality dashcam footage of a Minibus with Taxi plates undertaking the car in front approaching the Gatwick turn off, violently swerving across two lanes to the outside through a gap not much longer than it, overtaking, and swerving back to the nearside now clearly exit only marked lane. And NO, after that it didn't exit, after undertaking two more cars it swerved out and continued towards Brighton. Hopefully others may be interested, inc the council that licensed him (and so gave him credibility).
Quote from: itsme on July 29, 2018, 06:06:47 amBehind the times. It's ANPR cameras and you have to log on to the Motorway Parking Services website in order to pay (within 24 hours) or pay a fixed penalty of one arm and a leg.
Quote from: EssJay on July 29, 2018, 06:44:01 amThe dashcam company Nextbase have put together this website where you can send incriminating dashcam footage directly to the Police authority concerned.Whether they will act on the evidence of course is another matter entirely!https://www.nextbase.com/en-gb/national-dash-cam-safety-portal/
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