M1 &M25 Speed Cameras going live today

Discussion in 'SMB' started by molthemackem, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. duff_man

    duff_man Striker

    Bit of a shit driver aren’t you? On my advanced driving course very little of it was spent below 100, if the lane was clear about 140 then just slowing down as and when. It was really hard work though, only do blocks of about 45 minutes as the concentration needed is so high. That’s without doing a commentary as well.
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  2. Dave Herbal

    Dave Herbal Striker

    I’m a shit driver but you’re agreeing with me? I’m sure the coppers who are trained for it are extremely good. I was thinking more of Johnny-just-bought-a-Porsche.

    I once read a road test where they were trying to max out a lambo on an autobahn, but every time they wound it up, they had to brake cos there was another car somewhere in the distance. They just couldn’t get a clear bit of road long enough, even at 4am.
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  3. The Lonious Monk

    The Lonious Monk Midfield

    Fastest I've ever gotten away with driving is 90 and I was shitting bricks the whole time, I can't imagine driving 130 - that's fucking mental. Can you even react that fast if something goes wrong?

    Wow. That's just fucking nuts to me. I don't think I have the concentration nor reaction time for that kind of speed.
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  4. Dave Herbal

    Dave Herbal Striker

    No, not really. But what are you going to react to? If the car fails then you’re probably screwed at anything over 70. I did that at night on an straight, empty motorway. Dufficer can probably give you more insight into doing it in traffic.

    And any excuse to post this again

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  5. Frijj

    Frijj Striker Contributor

    Watched the video. Don’t get it, what am I supposed be seeing? :lol:
  6. duff_man

    duff_man Striker

    A lot of it is forward planning rather than simply reacting. If you are gaining on a car ahead just ease up a bit rather than race up to them then brake etc.

    We all know you are a shit driver Dave, that but isn’t up for debate, again!
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  7. The Lonious Monk

    The Lonious Monk Midfield

    The concentration level needed though to drive at that speed. I just don't think I posses it. My hat's off to anyone who can drive at that speed.
  8. Dave Herbal

    Dave Herbal Striker

    Two jack the lads in a Porsche 911 being owned by an estate car.

    I have to go for a driving assessment at work due to my high annual mileage, so I guess I’ll find out shortly :lol:
  9. southstander

    southstander Midfield

    I drove in Germany at ~ 110 and it was hard work and required intense concentration. I also noticed how most of the accidents in Germany ended up way up the embankment at the side of the road.
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  10. molthemackem

    molthemackem Striker

    depends what reports evidence they submit to the CPS.
  11. PTR

    PTR Striker

    I'm not entirely sure why this isn't a thing to be honest.
  12. errant

    errant Striker

    one assumes it'll be a thing when all cars are autonomous...
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  13. SproutMackem

    SproutMackem Striker

    AFAIK leeway down to 5% due to increased accuracy of cameras.
  14. PTR

    PTR Striker


    And there'll be a new "remap" business spun up in adjusting the limiters ;)
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  15. errant

    errant Striker

    the nerds will rise up and take over...
  16. Dave Herbal

    Dave Herbal Striker

    Let’s see now...
    Costs - substantial (to car makers at least) Income - zero
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  17. ozz

    ozz Midfield



    The yellow road side fixed cameras do work at about 78 and the gantry camers sometimes do work, especially when variable speed restrictions are in operation.
    The average speed limit over the Dartford crossing is Normally operational.
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  18. I went on a speed awareness course about 3 years ago and I would say there was at least half a dozen people who had even done at Dartford crossing
  19. duff_man

    duff_man Striker

    I know loads who have been caught going across there.
  20. Geronimo

    Geronimo Striker

    I always change my number plates before heading down to the smoke.

    Go as fast as I like and avoid the congestion charge.

    Change them at Hemel Hempstead - there and back.

    Mine's not.

    They're fking idiots
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