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Posted by: wicklaloon
« on: 19:05 - 29 March, 2005 »

well has anyone read the Driving supplement that was with the mail on sunday re. the new "Specs" cameras??? shocking to say the least.  they can be positioned on a motorway at lets say "Junction 1" and another one at "Junction 2" they calculate your speed between the two points and if you were "over", say 73mph,  then you can be DONE. these are positioned high up on poles and unlike ordinary Gatsos you probably won't notice them. basically no escaping now boys and girls.
Posted by: ET
« on: 16:34 - 29 March, 2005 »

Quote from: Crystal Tipps
Quote from: Gary
Good point CT, but I think we all know roads where the speed limit is restrictive for no reason at all.

There's a stretch of the A102(M) that's now had the speed reduced to 40 MPH. I may be too cynical but the stretch is covered by GATSO's and two from the four are not mounted inside ACPO guidelines.

The road is a three lane (each way) road. Money generators. If you didn't know they were there and you had a free run, I bet you'd either be hounded to gop faster or would anyway.


Agree with all you say, Gary.

 I'm not arguing the case for speed cameras - too many of them are most definitely sited in places designed to raise cash, not keep us safe - but there's no way I'd part with £249  :shock: for a machine to warn me about something I should be aware of anyway  :wink:


yeah CT  I agree with you.
Posted by: BashplateAlAssad
« on: 16:29 - 29 March, 2005 »

Yeah, I do take your point CT honestly. I just hate the way some GATSO's are positioned, they are there purely to make money, IMHO.
Posted by: Crystal Tipps
« on: 16:27 - 29 March, 2005 »

Quote from: Gary
Good point CT, but I think we all know roads where the speed limit is restrictive for no reason at all.

There's a stretch of the A102(M) that's now had the speed reduced to 40 MPH. I may be too cynical but the stretch is covered by GATSO's and two from the four are not mounted inside ACPO guidelines.

The road is a three lane (each way) road. Money generators. If you didn't know they were there and you had a free run, I bet you'd either be hounded to gop faster or would anyway.


Agree with all you say, Gary.

 I'm not arguing the case for speed cameras - too many of them are most definitely sited in places designed to raise cash, not keep us safe - but there's no way I'd part with £249  :shock: for a machine to warn me about something I should be aware of anyway  :wink:
Posted by: BashplateAlAssad
« on: 16:16 - 29 March, 2005 »

Good point CT, but I think we all know roads where the speed limit is restrictive for no reason at all.

There's a stretch of the A102(M) that's now had the speed reduced to 40 MPH. I may be too cynical but the stretch is covered by GATSO's and two from the four are not mounted inside ACPO guidelines.

The road is a three lane (each way) road. Money generators. If you didn't know they were there and you had a free run, I bet you'd either be hounded to gop faster or would anyway.
Posted by: Crystal Tipps
« on: 16:07 - 29 March, 2005 »

Quote from: Gary


Costing £249, including VAT, the TALEX unit is said to be compact and easy to use. It warns drivers of both fixed and mobile safety camera sites, accident black spots, nearby schools and congestion charging zones. This not only helps drivers to anticipate dangerous sections of road but also provides valuable protection against unnecessary fines and – more significantly – licence penalty points.


For more information, visit www.talex.co.uk



Why not just stick to the speed limits and keep your eyes open.......saving yourself £249 in the process  :wink:
Posted by: BashplateAlAssad
« on: 16:00 - 29 March, 2005 »

New low-cost GATSO-spotter (24.03.2005)

TALEX is about to launch what it describes as 'The UK's most affordable voice-based safety camera warning system'.


Costing £249, including VAT, the TALEX unit is said to be compact and easy to use. It warns drivers of both fixed and mobile safety camera sites, accident black spots, nearby schools and congestion charging zones. This not only helps drivers to anticipate dangerous sections of road but also provides valuable protection against unnecessary fines and – more significantly – licence penalty points.

The unit uses a voice announcement to warn the driver when they are within 500 yards of a safety camera, and also confirms what the speed limit is on that section of road. If the vehicle is exceeding the speed limit 200 yards prior to the camera, the system will advise the driver to slow down. TALEX also sounds an alert to confirm when the vehicle has safely passed the camera.

For more information, visit www.talex.co.uk