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(ITV)   A speed camera has gone rogue and it can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop... ever, until you are flashed   (itv.com) divider line
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2022-07-18 8:26:20 AM  
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2022-07-18 8:55:51 AM  
Revenue is way up, so it's not really a problem, is it?
 
2022-07-18 10:17:15 AM  
I blame the makeup. Starti putting that on and they get all flashy and slutty.
 
2022-07-18 10:39:21 AM  
Maybe someone sabotaged it. If it goes off all the time then it works almost none of the time and all the data has to be thrown out.
 
2022-07-18 10:40:32 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Revenue is way up, so it's not really a problem, is it?


"Road safety chiefs have confirmed that any drivers caught by the faulty device would not be ticketed or fined."
 
2022-07-18 10:41:28 AM  
FLASH!   Ahhhhh Ahhhhhh ... it charged every one of us!
 
2022-07-18 10:41:53 AM  
Worse yet, it's a Welsh speed camera. It will take forever to locate.

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2022-07-18 10:42:02 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Revenue is way up, so it's not really a problem, is it?


Traffic light near me started going from green to red with no yellow. State police were on it right away, issuing tickets.

Most people just paid. One person finally challenged it in court so they fixed the light.
 
2022-07-18 10:45:03 AM  
This would never happen in Caerdydd.
 
2022-07-18 10:50:09 AM  
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2022-07-18 10:51:23 AM  
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2022-07-18 10:52:17 AM  
They should had know something was up when the vendor would not explain why the camera came equipped with a trench coat
 
2022-07-18 10:52:48 AM  
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2022-07-18 10:52:53 AM  

MBooda: Worse yet, it's a Welsh speed camera. It will take forever to locate.

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2022-07-18 10:54:40 AM  
It's been so long since I've seen a speed camera it took me a second to get what the "flash" was referring to... like is this a #MeToo thing or.

One of the funniest pictures ever taken of me was by a speed camera.  I was trying to race through a yellow light and look I goddamn knew what I was doing ok.  I was mailed a speeding ticket with a helpful picture of me trying to beat the light and I looked so damn determined.  I was GOING to make that light.  Update:  I did not.
 
2022-07-18 10:55:53 AM  
If they didn't know that a camera was broken so bad that it caught everyone regardless of speed how do they know the other cameras aren't a few mph off?
 
2022-07-18 11:13:25 AM  
Why do we still have these farking things?  Weren't they declared unconstitutional?  Or at the very least, an obvious money grab, rather than actually doing ANYTHING about public safety?
 
2022-07-18 11:17:47 AM  

cowsaregoodeating: If they didn't know that a camera was broken so bad that it caught everyone regardless of speed how do they know the other cameras aren't a few mph off?


Why should they care?  Traffic cameras are always a scam--a camera that didn't exploit some problem in the situation wouldn't make enough tickets to pay for itself.
 
2022-07-18 11:17:50 AM  
It is one of the most prolific at catching speeding cameras in Wales and once caught 12,107 speeding motorists in one year alone.

I knew it. They've turned on each other.
 
2022-07-18 11:20:34 AM  

durbnpoisn: Why do we still have these farking things?  Weren't they declared unconstitutional?


Issuing citations for speeding is a clear and obvious violation of your right to speed, enshrined in the 10-over amendment.
 
2022-07-18 11:24:15 AM  
Thing about UK speed cameras:

They're giant boxes, painted in high visibility high reflective paint, mounted prominently on the side of the road, free of visual obstructions, with very distinctive road markings painted in the photo zone, are clearly signposted before you even get to them and allow a grace overage of (IIRC) 10%+2 MPH over the posted limit before they snap you.

I buy the argument that it's possible to drive on many roads above the posted limits if you're paying attention, but if you manage to miss all of the above then it sure seems like at the very least you're not paying attention to what's going on.

I don't get the hate for them. You get snapped by these things you've blown through a half dozen warning signs.
 
2022-07-18 11:26:08 AM  

cowsaregoodeating: If they didn't know that a camera was broken so bad that it caught everyone regardless of speed how do they know the other cameras aren't a few mph off?


The UK paints calibration lines on the road in the capture zone and the camera takes two time stamped photos. Regardless of what the radar sensor thinks you can calculate the speed based on positions relative to the lines between the two photos.
 
2022-07-18 11:28:02 AM  

jjorsett: It is one of the most prolific at catching speeding cameras in Wales and once caught 12,107 speeding motorists in one year alone.

I knew it. They've turned on each other.


Ha.  Also calling the cameras "prolific" hit me kind of funny... I mean, I assume they're all automated or something.  They ain't actually done sh*t. Maybe more credit goes to the intersection for being so dang speed-worthy and sexy.
 
2022-07-18 11:30:40 AM  
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2022-07-18 11:36:07 AM  

Target Builder: I don't get the hate for them.


Besides being a cash grab rooted in corruption, they issue fines for a rather trivial violation.
 
2022-07-18 11:45:15 AM  
I mean sure, people are just maneuvering 2 tons of concussive force at 50+ kph, lets throw yet another distraction at them.  What could go wrong?
 
2022-07-18 11:51:35 AM  

Zeroth Law: Maybe someone sabotaged it. If it goes off all the time then it works almost none of the time and all the data has to be thrown out.


It's not hard to audit
 
2022-07-18 11:52:57 AM  

Cheron: Marcus Aurelius: Revenue is way up, so it's not really a problem, is it?

Traffic light near me started going from green to red with no yellow. State police were on it right away, issuing tickets.

Most people just paid. One person finally challenged it in court so they fixed the light.


Csb
 
2022-07-18 11:55:39 AM  

middleoftheday: It's been so long since I've seen a speed camera it took me a second to get what the "flash" was referring to... like is this a #MeToo thing or.

One of the funniest pictures ever taken of me was by a speed camera.  I was trying to race through a yellow light and look I goddamn knew what I was doing ok.  I was mailed a speeding ticket with a helpful picture of me trying to beat the light and I looked so damn determined.  I was GOING to make that light.  Update:  I did not.


You must be fun at parties
 
2022-07-18 11:57:26 AM  

durbnpoisn: Why do we still have these farking things?  Weren't they declared unconstitutional?  Or at the very least, an obvious money grab, rather than actually doing ANYTHING about public safety?


They were never about safety
 
2022-07-18 11:59:00 AM  
Tbey were just checking to see if they could get away with it
 
2022-07-18 11:59:04 AM  

Enigmamf: durbnpoisn: Why do we still have these farking things?  Weren't they declared unconstitutional?

Issuing citations for speeding is a clear and obvious violation of your right to speed, enshrined in the 10-over amendment.


Ha.  I was referring to the right to face your accuser.  Also, entrapment.
In any case, it's pretty well known that government entities are not allowed to use their "traffic safety" initiatives as income for the Township.  We all know that they do it anyway.  But they are usually more discreet about it.

The devices could be rigged up in any number of ways to catch as many people as possible.  And in fact, they ARE rigged up in that way.

Even if it's not something written, it is clearly wrong.
 
2022-07-18 12:07:31 PM  
They're like speed humps. If I have to slow to 15 in a 25 for the hump, I will make up for it by running 35 until the next one.
 
2022-07-18 12:07:37 PM  

chitownmike: You must be fun at parties


Uh.  Likewise, pal.  Jesus.
 
2022-07-18 12:09:03 PM  

Target Builder: cowsaregoodeating: If they didn't know that a camera was broken so bad that it caught everyone regardless of speed how do they know the other cameras aren't a few mph off?

The UK paints calibration lines on the road in the capture zone and the camera takes two time stamped photos. Regardless of what the radar sensor thinks you can calculate the speed based on positions relative to the lines between the two photos.


Ok, sounds like there are checks in place that were ignored.  I don't understand why you arguing in favor of this
 
2022-07-18 12:12:01 PM  

v2micca: I mean sure, people are just maneuvering 2 tons of concussive force at 50+ kph, lets throw yet another distraction at them.  What could go wrong?


A. Cars don't weigh 2 tons
B. Speed limits are distractions?
 
2022-07-18 12:14:28 PM  

chitownmike: v2micca: I mean sure, people are just maneuvering 2 tons of concussive force at 50+ kph, lets throw yet another distraction at them.  What could go wrong?

A. Cars don't weigh 2 tons
B. Speed limits are distractions?


No, the cameras are.
 
2022-07-18 12:15:35 PM  

durbnpoisn: I was referring to the right to face your accuser.  Also, entrapment.


I don't think you know what any of that means
 
2022-07-18 12:17:24 PM  

Jeebus Saves: chitownmike: v2micca: I mean sure, people are just maneuvering 2 tons of concussive force at 50+ kph, lets throw yet another distraction at them.  What could go wrong?

A. Cars don't weigh 2 tons
B. Speed limits are distractions?

No, the cameras are.


So speed limit signs are too
 
2022-07-18 12:20:55 PM  

chitownmike: Target Builder: cowsaregoodeating: If they didn't know that a camera was broken so bad that it caught everyone regardless of speed how do they know the other cameras aren't a few mph off?

The UK paints calibration lines on the road in the capture zone and the camera takes two time stamped photos. Regardless of what the radar sensor thinks you can calculate the speed based on positions relative to the lines between the two photos.

Ok, sounds like there are checks in place that were ignored.  I don't understand why you arguing in favor of this


Who said they were ignored? I don't see any reports of anyone who was erroneously issued a citation.
 
2022-07-18 12:22:27 PM  

Target Builder: Thing about UK speed cameras:

They're giant boxes, painted in high visibility high reflective paint, mounted prominently on the side of the road, free of visual obstructions, with very distinctive road markings painted in the photo zone, are clearly signposted before you even get to them and allow a grace overage of (IIRC) 10%+2 MPH over the posted limit before they snap you.

I buy the argument that it's possible to drive on many roads above the posted limits if you're paying attention, but if you manage to miss all of the above then it sure seems like at the very least you're not paying attention to what's going on.

I don't get the hate for them. You get snapped by these things you've blown through a half dozen warning signs.


Do you understand the sheer amount of signs on roads nowadays? If you tried to read and understand all of them, you're not being attentive to the traffic and are a danger to those around you.

/ Ya can't read them all, no matter how brightly its painted
// buried in a forest of brightly-painted signs
/// Signs, signs, everywhere thiere's signs
//// Blockin' off the scenery, breaking my mind
 
2022-07-18 12:23:16 PM  

Jeebus Saves: chitownmike: v2micca: I mean sure, people are just maneuvering 2 tons of concussive force at 50+ kph, lets throw yet another distraction at them.  What could go wrong?

A. Cars don't weigh 2 tons
B. Speed limits are distractions?

No, the cameras are.


average weight of car = 4,156 pounds
 
2022-07-18 12:26:48 PM  

durbnpoisn: Enigmamf: durbnpoisn: Why do we still have these farking things?  Weren't they declared unconstitutional?

Issuing citations for speeding is a clear and obvious violation of your right to speed, enshrined in the 10-over amendment.

Ha.  I was referring to the right to face your accuser.  Also, entrapment.
In any case, it's pretty well known that government entities are not allowed to use their "traffic safety" initiatives as income for the Township.  We all know that they do it anyway.  But they are usually more discreet about it.

The devices could be rigged up in any number of ways to catch as many people as possible.  And in fact, they ARE rigged up in that way.

Even if it's not something written, it is clearly wrong.


I don't think you understand what entrapment is.

Entrapment might be if the police drove a fleet of cars 24/7 through the speed checkpoint at 10-over to lure you into speeding.

Hint: They don't do that.

And as for facing your accuser.... if you murder someone, at your trial do you get to argue "Sure, I killed him... but the detectives who pieced together the DNA evidence was not physically present when I committed the crime, therefore my right to face my accuser has been violated"?
 
2022-07-18 12:28:30 PM  

chitownmike: v2micca: I mean sure, people are just maneuvering 2 tons of concussive force at 50+ kph, lets throw yet another distraction at them.  What could go wrong?

A. Cars don't weigh 2 tons
B. Speed limits are distractions?


SUVs and minivans do, a Subaru Ascent weighs over 4400 pounds. A Ford Fusion is 4085. Add in a couple heavy people plus luggage and easily breaks 2 tons.
 
2022-07-18 12:38:46 PM  

Zeroth Law: chitownmike: v2micca: I mean sure, people are just maneuvering 2 tons of concussive force at 50+ kph, lets throw yet another distraction at them.  What could go wrong?

A. Cars don't weigh 2 tons
B. Speed limits are distractions?

SUVs and minivans do, a Subaru Ascent weighs over 4400 pounds. A Ford Fusion is 4085. Add in a couple heavy people plus luggage and easily breaks 2 tons.


Add a tank of $6/gal gas and it weighs heavily on everyone.
 
2022-07-18 12:43:59 PM  

thy crotch: Jeebus Saves: chitownmike: v2micca: I mean sure, people are just maneuvering 2 tons of concussive force at 50+ kph, lets throw yet another distraction at them.  What could go wrong?

A. Cars don't weigh 2 tons
B. Speed limits are distractions?

No, the cameras are.

average weight of car = 4,156 pounds


Pay chitown no mind. He loves to piss people off. He's just trying to get your goat. Because he's a goat farker. Goatfarker mike.
 
2022-07-18 3:07:01 PM  

chitownmike: v2micca: I mean sure, people are just maneuvering 2 tons of concussive force at 50+ kph, lets throw yet another distraction at them.  What could go wrong?

A. Cars don't weigh 2 tons
B. Speed limits are distractions?


My car (a Saturn Ion) is a shave under 2500 pounds unladen. My wife's Civic is right around 3000. BMW 540? 3900. An F150? 4000 to 5700.

You're right. Cars don't weigh two tons. Many things on the road weigh more.

As for distractions, I say the flashing certainly is. It draws the eye.
 
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