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#69316 - 22nd Apr 2004 8:23pm Watch Out Cats Eye Cameras
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Hi-Tech speed cameras are being hidden in cats eyes in a sneaky move to trap speeding drivers.


Drivers have already been filmed by the cameras which can be used to check Speed, Read Number Plates and monitor tyre pressure.

But last nite the government insisted the new technology will not become another way of catchin drivers. Bosses behind the Intelligent Road Study (IRS) proudly claim the cameras can be used to warn of dangers on the the road ahead.

But the admit if they catch speeders, the cars NUMBER PLATE can be automatically shown on a massive electronic sign over the road.
AN AA Spokesman said: The (IRS) is beneficial if it is just used to alert drivers to any dangers further down the road.
"It must not be allowed to replace existing speed cameras"

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#69317 - 22nd Apr 2004 10:36pm Re: Watch Out Cats Eye Cameras
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i think its good that it'll warn people, but it will only be a matter of time before theyre used to make money for the government. shame really, they seem like a pretty good idea
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#69318 - 23rd Apr 2004 12:26am Re: Watch Out Cats Eye Cameras
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I'm with Ben, that's exactly what I think.

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#69319 - 23rd Apr 2004 2:14pm Re: Watch Out Cats Eye Cameras
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<img border="0" alt="[cwhi ya]" title="" src="graemlins/cwemotions040.gif" />

I actually think that they are a good idea,i dont agree with making more money for the goverment they have more than enough already.
I think something needs to be done to prevent the speeding motorist,if you want to speed then find a track or an organized event.
The money taken for speeding should be given to a charity that deals with victims of high speed drivers,there alot of people out there that need specialised equiptment after being left paralised or worse the money made could go to those people that greatly need it.

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#69320 - 26th Apr 2004 4:33pm Re: Watch Out Cats Eye Cameras
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I think Aceritz & Tony better watch out.
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#69321 - 26th Apr 2004 4:48pm Re: Watch Out Cats Eye Cameras
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Originally posted by sally:
<img border="0" alt="[cwhi ya]" title="" src="graemlins/cwemotions040.gif" />

I actually think that they are a good idea,i dont agree with making more money for the goverment they have more than enough already.
I think something needs to be done to prevent the speeding motorist,if you want to speed then find a track or an organized event.
The money taken for speeding should be given to a charity that deals with victims of high speed drivers,there alot of people out there that need specialised equiptment after being left paralised or worse the money made could go to those people that greatly need it.

<img border="0" alt="[cwhelp]" title="" src="graemlins/cwemotions041.gif" />

Take care.Sal.

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They can't detect if the driving is dangerous or not. Accidents are very rarely to do with speeding, they're to do with people who are not in control of their car. The police can see how you're driving, if you're being reckless on the road, cameras cannot, you're fined or not. The law on speeding is absolute, if you are 1 mile an hour over 30 or 70 you are breaking the law, but ultimatly it's the police-man's choice if you get done, not a machine. This is the way things should be done. I don't think the police should have any calibrated speed reading equipment in their car, just their judgement on how well you're driving.
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#69322 - 26th Apr 2004 5:10pm Re: Watch Out Cats Eye Cameras
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Ando, that would be an ideal world - shame it'll never happen frown

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#69323 - 26th Apr 2004 5:22pm Re: Watch Out Cats Eye Cameras
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#69324 - 27th Apr 2004 11:39am Re: Watch Out Cats Eye Cameras
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Quote:
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and monitor tyre pressure.
whats next, something to check what colour underwear we have on?

checking tyre pressure seems a bit odd, how could they check that by us driving over a cats eye? <img border="0" alt="[cwnuts]" title="" src="graemlins/cwemotions051.gif" />

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#69325 - 27th Apr 2004 2:20pm Re: Watch Out Cats Eye Cameras
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It does seem strange when you would only drive over a cats eye when crossing lanes! and unless evey cats eye had this invention then chances are you wouldn't even go over one.

This all seems a bit extravagant to me!
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#69326 - 6th May 2004 11:59am Re: Watch Out Cats Eye Cameras
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i think they r goin ott bout speed cameras now!
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#69327 - 13th May 2004 5:13pm Re: Watch Out Cats Eye Cameras
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i agree god nos wot there gona invent nxt!!!!
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#69328 - 17th May 2004 2:47pm Re: Watch Out Cats Eye Cameras
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its all gettin a bit stupid if u ask me!
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#69329 - 30th Jun 2004 2:36pm Re: Watch Out Cats Eye Cameras
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correct, if anythin slow drivers that dont make progress cause accidents, fine the ones that underspeed!!

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