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The Seasider
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just heard on the news .....................

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Just heard on radio one that Oxfordshire is to get rid of all its speed cameras due to government cutbacks!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/10775216

Seems this may become a feature for most counties.


Oh TYPICAL!!!!!.... the Southern Softies get to ZOOM around at WARP SPEED whilst us poor Northern Goons get (-expletive removed-) Spanked fer doin 33 in a 30 !!!!........


Now let me THINK ..... where does David Cameron live ?????????????????














































Oh Yeah............. I remember .......................OXFORDSHIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !
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Post by Dommo »

The problem with this is, I reckon it means there'll be more mobile speed cameras to make up for it. At least with speed cameras you generally know where they are!
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Post by Deanxm »

i would agree, i dont want to see the fixed camera's go because if they do you will have unmarked white vans parked on blind bends or layby's in the dark and other ramdom places which is going to be very bad, at least fixed cameras dont move about!!

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Post by The Seasider »

Fair Point Fellas .......................I hadn't considered the "FLIP" side arguement
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dont get me wrong i dont think they should have been erected in the first place i know they dont work, no matter what the government facts say, the one outside my parents house was not on an accident black spot and although there had been crashes no one had died, unfortunatly since the cameras were installed (right on a junction and 100yards from a pedestrian crossing) there have been two deaths, maybe coincidence, maybe not but there certainly has been no improvement has there............

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Post by Old-Guy »

The mobile speed camera vans (not the ANPR ones) are being axed too as they are operated by the "Safety Partnerships" that are being disbanded.

Personally, I don't have a problem with ANPR vans - they set out to catch the criminals that don't tax or insure their vehicles.

BTW - it's a good idea to periodically check that your car is correctly shown on the Motor Insurers Database at http://www.askmid.com/ownvehicle/ - especially just after insurance renewal.
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Post by wotwot »

did I read the report wrong or have the their finance department gone mad.
Cutting funding by £600,000,the cameras made a million POUNDS that makes a profit of £400,000.Am I reading it wrong :?
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Post by JohnD »

wotwot wrote: that makes a profit of £400,000.Am I reading it wrong :?
But it isn't their profit. All the proceeds now go to the government. Once the councils and HMG split it.
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Post by citroenxm »

Old-Guy wrote:The mobile speed camera vans (not the ANPR ones) are being axed too as they are operated by the "Safety Partnerships" that are being disbanded.

Personally, I don't have a problem with ANPR vans - they set out to catch the criminals that don't tax or insure their vehicles.

BTW - it's a good idea to periodically check that your car is correctly shown on the Motor Insurers Database at http://www.askmid.com/ownvehicle/ - especially just after insurance renewal.
Hey Old guy FANTASTIC web site! You get the details of the car aswell!!

I like it....

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Post by Xaccers »

Moved this over to FCC as it's not citroen specific
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Re: just heard on the news .....................

Post by Julz »

The Seasider wrote:Just heard on radio one that Oxfordshire is to get rid of all its speed cameras due to government cutbacks!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/10775216
Seems this may become a feature for most counties
Heard on the radio couple of days ago that Sussex WON'T be getting rid of theirs
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Post by Homer »

Ollie, 21, is banned from driving.

He said: "I lost my driving licence because I was driving too fast and I think speed cameras work.

"If there's a camera there you will stick to the speed limit, otherwise you know you'll get points on your licence.
*sigh*

Don't bother driving safely, just stick to the speed limit.

No wonder our road safety record has gone down the pan.
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Post by Paul-R »

citroenxm wrote:
Hey Old guy FANTASTIC web site! You get the details of the car aswell!!
Yes, a good site.

It's a pity the security pass is so complex though. I had to try 5 times for 3 replies.
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Post by ACTIVE8 »

Yes, they seem to have changed it from the time I first posted about this in the useful links section. This extra security measure makes it more difficult to use! I also tried it just now and had to do it several times.
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Post by uhn113x »

Why have they had to actually remove the speed cams? Why not leave them as they are and say nowt?