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Only Half Fixed Speed Cameras Are Switched On

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:06 am
by Charlie
Only Half Fixed Speed Cameras Are Switched On

According to latest figures, only about half of the fixed speed cameras are actually turned on and catching out speeding motorists.
This is not including the mobile speed cameras.
Places like Northamptonshire have turned all cameras off but left the structures in place as a deterrent.
Staffordshire has 272 fixed cameras but only 10 are switched on.
Places like West Yorkshire and Kent has 25% of their cameras working.
Other places may have more working fixed cameras.
So, depending where you are, there may be none working.
However, don't chance it :mrgreen:

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Re: Only Half Fixed Speed Cameras Are Switched On

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:07 pm
by Taxi
But, at the end of the day you would have to be crazy ignoring the speed cameras.

Re: Only Half Fixed Speed Cameras Are Switched On

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:43 am
by Panda
Taxi wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:07 pm
But, at the end of the day you would have to be crazy ignoring the speed cameras.
We know the ones here in my area that are not in use and many of us drive accordingly.

Re: Only Half Fixed Speed Cameras Are Switched On

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:23 am
by Caravan Man
If there is a speed camera ahead it should have a warning notice beforehand, then its should be visible when close to it. Fixed cameras for example will have a bright yellow marking of some sort. Mobile cameras will be in high visibility vans.
Don't take it for granted that a speed camera isn't working because it just might get activated at any time.

Re: Only Half Fixed Speed Cameras Are Switched On

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:11 am
by Motor Mouth
I approached a local speed camera last night and had to slam the brakes on :D
I knew it existed but totally forgot last night as I approached it.

Re: Only Half Fixed Speed Cameras Are Switched On

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:29 am
by Ray
Then if some speed cameras don't work and are never going to, they just become hazards surely.
If they are leaving them as a way to make motorists slow down, then that is wrong too.
If they are not being used then they will be rotting away with no maintenance and that will cause pollution.