Re: We're not robots! Highways Agency & Avon and Somerset Police beg to differ.
God where do I start (other than ripping up your Daily Mail)
M4 (also on M25) Hadecs 3 Cameras are now operating 24/7 with zero tolerance. Yep, that includes 3am in the morning, a perfect Sunday summer sunset evening with an empty road, with no enforcement signage lit. These latest cameras cover all 4 lanes (including hard shoulder), NO EXCEPTIONS.
Odd that the speed limit applies 24/7/365
While it can be seen by some as an effective automated enforcement (ed. harassment?) of the masses (applying disproportionally to the poor too) to apply what is 'technically' the law. Its takes no account of driving conditions, traffic speeds around you.
How does it disproportionately affect the poor when it is a fixed fine?
Upto now, its always been the general consensus (as evidenced by the Press) that if the Smart Motorway Gantry lane speed wasn't showing, there was no enforcement in place, we're now told that's not the case, the bar has been lowered.
I always believed the speed limit was the last sign posted one. Repeaters are only required in certain circumstances
That subtle but 'lazy decision' (ed. revenue decision?) to not paint the Safety Cameras bright yellow ...... and drive accordingly, set the bar low enough to hit as many heads as possible to raise revenue, £100 a pop.
There has NEVER been a requirement to paint them yellow or advertise the fact there are cameras
"It's the Powers that be, taking advantage of the current situation until Oct 2016.
No limit showing, no cameras seen, many would argue that it felt safer sticking to 80mph on an empty motorway, than sticking say, at 68mph (to give you some leeway of 2mph to a strict enforcement of the 70mph national speed limit),....."
"If your speedo is saying 70 mph, the chances are you are doing around 65mph. So in order to be doing over 70mph, your speedo will be reading close on 80mph."
Why do you feel obliged to only stick to the limit when you see a camera or see a road sign.
Take it you know unlit and lit roads have default limits, unless stated otherwise don't you?
Its like churning out cheap daytime TV, yep of course you can fill the airwaves with it, but does it help or enrich people's lives? Nope, and probably adds vasts costs to the NHS regards depression and stress.
Really you go to hospital with stress because you can't drive 70mph?
The current policy of strictly enforcing 80mph with NIPs with hidden stealth Hadecs 3 Safety Cameras is a lazy Cash Cow of Epic proportions for Avon and Somerset Police and you won't be traveling faster than 80mph to get a NIP (Notice of Intended prosecution) either.
Enforcing 80mph? It's a 70 limit FFS
"To the unaware - Use the stretch of Motorway of the M4, drive past 70mph - expect yours in the post soon, read this, slow down - especially around Bristol."
No drive up to the speed limit you prick, no need to slow down.