New Speed/Traffic cameras

(Graham Lees) #1

A video showing the new cameras being rolled out in France, according to the press 400 this year and over a thousand next.

It’s a three minute video but if they do all this it’s like a science fiction film.


(Paul Bradford) #2

It will be a money generating scheme and unfortunately will do little to modify driver behaviour.


(Jane Williamson) #3

If we have speed limiting cars, these cameras will spot people using their 'phones, not wearing seat belts and tailgating.
I remember back in the day when there was a 50 mike speed limit in UK and accidents occurred because of ‘bunching’.
No speeding fines, will they put up the price of parking to keep their income stream?


(Ben van Staveren) #4

Hah, when they enable that tailgating detection, I think they’ll run out of paper to print tickets on in the first day. Show me a Frenchman (or woman) who doesn’t tailgate…


(Peter Goble) #5

People used to say the same about seat-belts and breathalyzing. They were wrong.

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(Mat Davies) #6

It will be interesting to see how much the driver will be involved in moving a car in 10 years time. Teslas already effectively drive themselves under certain conditions. There have been problems with this which I am sure are continually being improved.


(Graham Lees) #7

Given the number of cars using the likes of Google Maps, Waze and hands free devices, how will the new generation cameras distinguish between lawful and unlawful use of mobile devices?


(Mat Davies) #8

It is obvious isn’t it? - by the over use of smileys! :joy::joy::joy::joy::joy::joy::joy::thinking::thinking::stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye::stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye::stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye::stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye::stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye::stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::joy::joy::joy::joy::joy:

The cameras will just count the number on screen and anymore than 1 is breaking the law!

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(Ann Coe) #9

Wonder if it can ‘note’ all those pratts who leave it to the last minute to get in lane before roadworks? So frustrating when there is plenty of advanced warning that a lane will be closed and cars push in at the very last second !

Edited to say that I have just seen I have a slice of cake…will be having it later this morning with a brew :wink:

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(Mat Davies) #10

Is it a special cake worthy day?


(Ann Coe) #11

Apparently it’s the anniversary of me joining this site :champagne::cocktail:

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(Peter Goble) #12

Hope you have lots of SFUN on your special cakeday, Ann! :kissing_smiling_eyes::kissing_smiling_eyes:bisous


(carl tunnicliffe) #13

Actually Ann, and without looking to cause controversy, it is advised in the Highway Code Rule 134:

Rule 134

You should follow the signs and road markings and get into the lane as directed. In congested road conditions do not change lanes unnecessarily. Merging in turn is recommended but only if safe and appropriate when vehicles are travelling at a very low speed, e.g. when approaching road works or a road traffic incident. It is not recommended at high speed.

So, merging in turn is not ‘pushing in’ and, when done properly and courteously, can benefit traffic flow.


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(Ben van Staveren) #14

I’ll re-iterate my tailgating comment but I’ve yet to see a Frenchman (or woman) courteously merge. Or allow others to merge.

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(Ann Coe) #15

You took the words out of my mouth Ben … merging = leaving it until the last second and then forcing your way in ! Courteous, mon cul ! :wink:


(carl tunnicliffe) #16

Ah well… The national traits of drivers cannot be regulated for…


(Don Duca) #17

Hands at 10h00 and 2h00 on the wheel, with eyes straight ahead on the road, like it says in the code de route. Anything else, in the strictest interpretation of the law, is in violation.
With the diesel fuel tax off the table, Macaroon is going to get his pound of flesh one way or another.


(Graham Lees) #18

Oh, those halcyon days of driving,…


(Robert Hodge) #19

Too much automation is not necessarily a good thing.
Boeing make planes that effectively fly themselves ------- into the ground !!!