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Some reports already in that they are 'testing' and sending out 'warning' (non) 'fines'...?
Lots of suspicious 'van activity' on N4 round Liffey Valley ...2 white high roof vans parked city bound on grass just before Esso ...Is it true these 'boys' can catch you 'remotely' having set up gear on opposite side of road etc ?Also a strange looking LS reg (burgundy?) Fiat "Taxi" (it has a taxi plate ...)This yoke has blacked out windows and some kind of small TV SCREEN in the drivers sun visor have noticed it driving up and down the N4 in the general Liffey Valley area at exactly 80kmh ...tonight had male passenger who seemed to be writing in passenger seat !!!
Guess I may just be becoming paranoid...If these tax collectors put their minds to it Im sure 75% of us would be 'licence -less' in a month ...
This has gone very quiet. Was suppossed to launch in November. It has either been dropped or delayed further.
There is a White caddy van with a big silver camera though on it parked on the Charlestown bypass most days
It's not new and is hard to spot
Of course the old road which is an eighty has nothing even tho people blast down it and present far more of an issue
But it will alll be about the money wait and see
I take it all these private speed camera vans will be parked legally?
It would be terrible if someone parked right behind the camera van, thereby blocking any view out the rear window!
2 white transits on the cork road all day yesterday.
Road was very quiet when I passed so i crawled by for a good look, 2 men inside each van at the time.
Garda speed camera van was in Cherrywood a few weeks ago other than that iv seen nothing.
Hopefully it will be put on the very long finger.....
I see they're getting rid of them in the UK, will be interesting to see what impact that will have on road deaths.
So far, I haven't heard anything to suggest that road fatalities are increasing, although I have heard a few complaints that people are driving faster, not surprisingly.
Saw this one outside Portlaoise this morning on Abbeyleix Road. Presume it's private, because it's a 10 KK reg.
They are recruiting for the positions anyway
If they are parked illegally, and are private, doesn't this mean that evidence used against you, if it went to court, is inadmissible, as evidence gathered against you was done so in an illegal manner?
Ahem, might as get this line out of the way now as it never ceases the amount of Mother Teresa's on this thread who love to post "if you don't speed you won't have to worry about it"
The sad thing here is its quiet obvious that within a week of 'go live' we know there will be examples of these vans in situ in blatant revenue generating areas, road safety will not be primary. Of course I stand to be corrected but this is Ireland.
Interesting that this is the only statistic they can come up with. Where are the decreased accident and death rates on areas in which the only change was the mobile speed camera? Things must be pretty bad when the only excuse you can come up with outside of "revenue generation" is "minor speed decrease".
I think the real problem here is not the cameras but the sometimes inappropriate limits. Rather than giving out about enforcement, wouldn't it make more sense to focus on getting limits adjusted where a good argument can be made for it?
I also note they will be a study conducted to detect areas where 85% of users travel over the speed limit..
If you take this litterally, expect speed cameras to be all over the motorways as nearly everyone travels around 120-140km/hr on these routes.
What never ceases to amaze me is the sheer number of people who are STUPID enough to keep giving their money in speeding fines. I drive 30k miles per annum. I used to do a lot more as a field service engineer.
10 or more years back you'd drive like a bat out of hell to try making up time you'd spent on crap roads and stuck in traffic in every crappy little bottleneck on the way. That's all gone now. Taking it handy enough will still have you there in less time that it used to take going like the clappers. Ask anyone driving distances for a living.
So why bother? I'm not on a high horse here. I just don't see why people are stupid enough to keep paying it when the chances of getting caught speeding now are 150 times greater than they were 10 years back. Leaving aside private contractors, GTC will get you even if they won't.
Just don't see the point to be honest. Bitch all you want about the limits and all that, but getting done for speeding is just plain stupid.