I hate speed camera's so why do I like this idea?

I'm seeing more and more of this. Usually they set the cameras up on motorway bridges with a checkpoint further down the road. I'm all for it.
 
Good stuff, but why not take this a stage further and link the SPECS system to the insurance data base then you can chack far mor cars than a roadside check can.
 

Not_a_boffin

War Hero
They've been using them for a while. There was one almost permanently on Eastern Rd in the build-up for T200. What we really need are cameras at traffic lights. Here in Pompey it's getting beyond a joke - you'd think a red light was a "go".
 
If it was only to be used for that, but we all know that it will be used for other purposes.

And when they are - because it won't be if, will they also target, and punish, the police officers (including some senior ones) who, so willingly it seems, flout the speed restrictions ?

Somehow I doubt it, just another step to dictatorship in this country, and more opportunity to extract more cash for more cameras.
 

slim

War Hero
Not_a_boffin said:
They've been using them for a while. There was one almost permanently on Eastern Rd in the build-up for T200. What we really need are cameras at traffic lights. Here in Pompey it's getting beyond a joke - you'd think a red light was a "go".

They have loads of traffic light cameras in Wales, nice little earner :threaten:
 

Ships_Cat

War Hero
About time the loophole between MOT and tax disc was closed, tax discs could be updated to include insurance info. There's nothing stopping the creation of a database of embedded remotely readable (VIN plate etc) IDs that could allow a police force to detect passing vehicles with out of date (or never had) insurance. But the civil liberties issues will probably keep it at bay for a while yet.
 
Ships_Cat said:
About time the loophole between MOT and tax disc was closed, tax discs could be updated to include insurance info. There's nothing stopping the creation of a database of embedded remotely readable (VIN plate etc) IDs that could allow a police force to detect passing vehicles with out of date (or never had) insurance. But the civil liberties issues will probably keep it at bay for a while yet.

DVLC already have that, allowing you to renew your tax online. I suspect it will only be a short time before you get fixed penalty notices for not renewing your MOT or insurance on time.
 

slim

War Hero
Maxi_77 said:
Ships_Cat said:
About time the loophole between MOT and tax disc was closed, tax discs could be updated to include insurance info. There's nothing stopping the creation of a database of embedded remotely readable (VIN plate etc) IDs that could allow a police force to detect passing vehicles with out of date (or never had) insurance. But the civil liberties issues will probably keep it at bay for a while yet.

DVLC already have that, allowing you to renew your tax online. I suspect it will only be a short time before you get fixed penalty notices for not renewing your MOT or insurance on time.

For a year or so now MOT certificate information is automatically placed on a computer. The MOT certificate has been changed so that if certificates are stolen they are no longer usable. I expect that it will not be long (probably already in use) before this information is also displayed on the vehicles details available to the police.
 
slim said:
Maxi_77 said:
Ships_Cat said:
About time the loophole between MOT and tax disc was closed, tax discs could be updated to include insurance info. There's nothing stopping the creation of a database of embedded remotely readable (VIN plate etc) IDs that could allow a police force to detect passing vehicles with out of date (or never had) insurance. But the civil liberties issues will probably keep it at bay for a while yet.

DVLC already have that, allowing you to renew your tax online. I suspect it will only be a short time before you get fixed penalty notices for not renewing your MOT or insurance on time.

For a year or so now MOT certificate information is automatically placed on a computer. The MOT certificate has been changed so that if certificates are stolen they are no longer usable. I expect that it will not be long (probably already in use) before this information is also displayed on the vehicles details available to the police.

I think it already is, don't they have direct access to the DVLC data base.
 
Anyone noticed that the new forward facing cameras dont catch motor bikes as they dont have front number plates?
Wonder where we car drivers would stand as a loop hole for that one?
 
In the Republic of Ireland insurance must be displayed on the front windscreen of the vehicle.

Hence the reason if you see Gardai stopping vehicles then waving on that is the reason.

More and more it is on back country lanes to catch the smarts who know the short cuts.
 
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