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    Posted: 16 May 2018 at 6:43am
New speed cameras went live yesterday on the M20 in Kent.

Highways England say that the average speed cameras will be operational until autumn next year. 

They will monitor roadworks between junctions 9 to 11 with a speed limit of 50 MPH - a new junction (10a) costing £104 million is being built.

A spokesman for Highways England commented: "Speed cameras will be operational when we reduce the running lane to two lanes in both directions."

He added: "They will be operational 24/7."

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Or smart driving.....
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Or just sticking to the speed limit, Smile
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All of the M1 cameras are now live 24/7, both the sneaky yellow ones and the speed restriction ones (even when no restriction signs illuminated), and they are making a fortune in fines. Drove up yesterday, from J26 to J28, and loads of cars and vans well over 70. Could see loads of flashes from cameras on other side of the motorway, but did not seem to register with some drivers.
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Surely these are a good idea? It will catch those that habitually speed and also make the road safer. Yes they make a bit of money from them but that isn't the purpose.

No one likes to get caught speeding and the vast majority of us do it (yes, I got caught and have done a speed awareness course so I include me!) but speeding makes the roads more dangerous (especially at road works), it wastes fuel and money, increases emissions and it increases our stress levels. I support anything that helps reduce the number of speeding drivers.

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I have never seen the point of painting the camera boxes yellow. As we all know the maximum speed limits, disguise all the cameras and capture all the cynical morons who take every opportunity to speed, only slowing down for the duration of the road marking measurements.

The profits from such a project could mend quite a few potholes!

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Originally posted by Indalo Indalo wrote:

The profits from such a project could mend quite a few potholes!

 Every pothole I'd imagine... 
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Fully agree with both of you. Amazing how many drivers don’t understand the working of the average speed cameras, racing between them then slowing to go past them, not realising it’s the time taken to go from one to the next that calculates their average speed.
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Originally posted by Indalo Indalo wrote:

I have never seen the point of painting the camera boxes yellow. As we all know the maximum speed limits, disguise all the cameras and capture all the cynical morons who take every opportunity to speed, only slowing down for the duration of the road marking measurements.

The profits from such a project could mend quite a few potholes!

Me too... it is a sad state we find ourselves in here in the UK that we have to advertise that people are being watched because of "the right to privacy". Poppycock!

I take a rather hard-line view in these things... if you don't want to be caught then don't break the law. I believe that law-enforcement should be allowed to use every trick in the book to catch those that do and IMO that should include disguised cameras, police cars out of view (not stuck on a mound so everyone can have plenty of advanced notice to slow down), CCTV in all public places etc.

I would have lots more cameras and hidden! More police hiding behind bridges (they do that in the USA quite effectively), and a lot more CCTV. 

Better not vote me in to power!

It is all very frustrating.
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