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Lock down Go Safe Vans

  • 28-10-2020 8:33am
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    Registered Users Posts: 7,366 ✭✭✭ Chinese whospers


    I noticed this the last lock down as well, and it seems to be the same this time around. Now that the network traffic has reduced considerably the Go Safe vans are much more prevalent on the still relatively busy motorways. Not only more prevalent, but also in places that would not be the usual haunt. Fish/Barrel/Quotas come to mind.

    Go Safe Vans are far less visible during the hours of dark, especially placed in dark areas just after a lit up section due to eyes getting used to darkness again and the light absorption quality of the Go Safe Van paint.

    This morning around 06:30 on the M7 just passed the Birdhill junction going to Dublin was a Go Safe Van. I passed at a 130 km ph cruise control setting, 124 km ph GPS and I was passed the van before seeing it.

    I'd say it's borderline whether I get a ticket, but the purpose of this is to highlight the significantly greater Go Safe vans on the motor ways.

    There was another Go-Safe Van nearer to Dublin and you could hardly miss it.

    So, what I'm saying is... don't be a fish :)

    I’m in love with him and I feel fine.

    ^^^ although, I’m okay with getting back to winning ways, Jurgen.



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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Music Moderators, Politics Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 22,313 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Dravokivich


    You're making up your own speed limits and want to warn people that gosafe are still operating. How altruistic.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,366 ✭✭✭ Chinese whospers


    You're making up your own speed limits and want to warn people that gosafe are still operating. How altruistic.

    The stated purpose of Go Safe vans is to encourage people to slow down. So, by my highlighting their increased presence is a public good within the spirit of their design.

    I’m in love with him and I feel fine.

    ^^^ although, I’m okay with getting back to winning ways, Jurgen.



  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 43,402 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder


    Go Safe Vans are far less visible during the hours of dark
    funny that.

    a riposte which would make your point moot - you had your car on cruise control at a speed higher than the speed limit.
    my advice: don't do that, and then complain about the infrastructure that's been put in place to discourage you from doing that.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 43,402 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder


    So, by my highlighting their increased presence is a public good within the spirit of their design.
    how very altruistic of you, to break the law and then complain that your law breaking is not being prosecuted in the manner you want.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,366 ✭✭✭ Chinese whospers


    funny that.

    a riposte which would make your point moot - you had your car on cruise control at a speed higher than the speed limit.
    my advice: don't do that, and then complain about the infrastructure that's been put in place to discourage you from doing that.
    how very altruistic of you, to break the law and then complain that your law breaking is not being prosecuted in the manner you want.

    Where did I complain? I'm highlighting so others dont fall foul.

    You may take it that I'm implying Go Safe are doing it keep numbers up - you'd be correct. But, I'm not complaining.

    I’m in love with him and I feel fine.

    ^^^ although, I’m okay with getting back to winning ways, Jurgen.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,912 ✭✭✭ dashcamdanny


    Go Safe Vans are far less visible during the hours of dark, especially placed in dark areas just after a lit up section due to eyes getting used to darkness again and the light absorption quality of the Go Safe Van paint.


    If you completely miss a brightly coloured go safe van, then you are not concentrating enough and probably should get rid of CC and slow down.

    I personally dont have a problem with going a little over the limit on a national road or motorway, however I do have an issue whenever the person driving is not dialed into the situation they have created.
    How do you expect to slow for a hazard? Wake up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,366 ✭✭✭ Chinese whospers


    If you completely miss a brightly coloured go safe van, then you are not concentrating enough and probably should get rid of CC and slow down.


    It was fully dark. You do realise the vans appear brightly coloured in day time and specifically have paint work that doesn't reflect light. I was fully awake.

    I’m in love with him and I feel fine.

    ^^^ although, I’m okay with getting back to winning ways, Jurgen.



  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 43,402 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder


    specifically have paint work that doesn't reflect light.
    they're black? or invisible?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,366 ✭✭✭ Chinese whospers


    how very altruistic of you, to break the law and then complain that your law breaking is not being prosecuted in the manner you want.
    they're black? or invisible?

    You're far too old for the passive aggressive behaviour. Go back to your P45rant persona. It's not too late.

    I’m in love with him and I feel fine.

    ^^^ although, I’m okay with getting back to winning ways, Jurgen.



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,323 ✭✭✭✭ Thargor


    It was fully dark. You do realise the vans appear brightly coloured in day time and specifically have paint work that doesn't reflect light. I was fully awake.

    Lol, you missed a van on the side of the road while letting cruise control drive at illegal speeds at night but it's the paint on the vans fault.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,366 ✭✭✭ Chinese whospers


    Thargor wrote: »
    Lol, you missed a van on the side of the road while letting cruise control drive at illegal speeds at night but it's the paint on the vans fault.

    What's too hard to understand? The vans are not made to stand out. They are more active on the relatively busy motorway during the lock down.

    Lol? If that is laugh out loud (and you're not in a genuinely funny group that think that's Lots of Love :p ) funny you really are feeling the effects of lock down.

    I’m in love with him and I feel fine.

    ^^^ although, I’m okay with getting back to winning ways, Jurgen.



  • Registered Users Posts: 16,227 ✭✭✭✭ Sleeper12


    I noticed this the last lock down as well, and it seems to be the same this time around. Now that the network traffic has reduced considerably the Go Safe vans are much more prevalent on the still relatively busy motorways. Not only more prevalent, but also in places that would not be the usual haunt. Fish/Barrel/Quotas come to mind.


    It's worth remembering that we had a high fatality rate on the roads during the last lock down. I think I heard on the radio during the week that we have already exceeded the number for the whole of last year with two months still to go.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 43,402 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder


    You're far too old for the passive aggressive behaviour. Go back to your P45rant persona. It's not too late.
    you're making claims that make no sense, it's not 'passive aggressive' to call you out on them.

    go safe vans are white with stripes on the side. the notion that they're painted with paint that does not reflect light is bizarre.

    e.g.
    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/gosafe-drivers-paid-12-per-hour-to-risk-abuse-and-assault-1.4020010


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,366 ✭✭✭ Chinese whospers


    Sleeper12 wrote: »
    It's worth remembering that we had a high fatality rate on the roads during the last lock down. I think I heard on the radio during the week that we have already exceeded the number for the whole of last year with two months still to go.

    I do appreciate speeding can be a sensitive topic and I didn't mean to be insensitive. I do think Go-Safe vans are better suited to genuine accident black spots. Motorways are relatively safe compared to other roads.

    I’m in love with him and I feel fine.

    ^^^ although, I’m okay with getting back to winning ways, Jurgen.



  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 426 ✭✭ Eleven Benevolent Elephants


    Why are you driving at an indicated 130 km/h (real speed 124 km/h)?

    The whole point of speedometers that over read is so you won't be mistakenly driving over the speed limit.

    Why don't you set the cruise control to126 km/h which will be a real 120 km/h?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,366 ✭✭✭ Chinese whospers


    you're making claims that make no sense, it's not 'passive aggressive' to call you out on them.

    Asking a question that you know the answer to - are they painted black... okay, we can agree to disagree on that.
    go safe vans are white with stripes on the side. the notion that they're painted with paint that does not reflect light is bizarre.

    e.g.
    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/gosafe-drivers-paid-12-per-hour-to-risk-abuse-and-assault-1.4020010

    The van was not reflective. That's just anecdotal on my part I appreciate, but I can only report on what I saw (or didn't as the case may be).

    Re your link. I've no issue with the drivers. I don't condone any mistreatment of these drivers. I understand they are merely going where management tell them to go. Anybody taking it out on the van drivers are despicable.

    I’m in love with him and I feel fine.

    ^^^ although, I’m okay with getting back to winning ways, Jurgen.



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,366 ✭✭✭ Chinese whospers


    Why are you driving at an indicated 130 km/h (real speed 124 km/h)?

    The whole point of speedometers that over read is so you won't be mistakenly driving over the speed limit.

    Why don't you set the cruise control to126 km/h which will be a real 120 km/h?

    Thanks for your query. I'll consider it and get back to you. :rolleyes:

    I’m in love with him and I feel fine.

    ^^^ although, I’m okay with getting back to winning ways, Jurgen.



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,323 ✭✭✭✭ Thargor


    What are you so hung up on this non-reflective paint for if it even exists? Should they be lit up so you can reduce your speed in time to avoid a fine and then go back to breaking the law when you've passed them?


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 426 ✭✭ Eleven Benevolent Elephants


    Thanks for your query. I'll consider it and get back to you. :rolleyes:

    So you're openly admitting to speeding?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,366 ✭✭✭ Chinese whospers


    So you're openly admitting to speeding?

    Yes. And I was the second shooter on the grassy knoll. Book me Danno!

    I’m in love with him and I feel fine.

    ^^^ although, I’m okay with getting back to winning ways, Jurgen.



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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 426 ✭✭ Eleven Benevolent Elephants


    Yes. And I was the second shooter on the grassy knoll. Book me Danno!

    If a person openly admitted to breaking any other law or advocated such, they'd be banned fairly sharpish, why is it different for speeding?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,366 ✭✭✭ Chinese whospers


    If a person openly admitted to breaking any other law or advocated such, they'd be banned fairly sharpish, why is it different for speeding?

    Have you ever broken the speed limit? Ever?

    I’m in love with him and I feel fine.

    ^^^ although, I’m okay with getting back to winning ways, Jurgen.



  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 426 ✭✭ Eleven Benevolent Elephants


    Have you ever broken the speed limit? Ever?

    I don't deliberately set my Speedo above the limit.

    You will lose control at such a dangerous speed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,366 ✭✭✭ Chinese whospers


    I don't deliberately set my Speedo above the limit.

    Are you saying speeding without using cruise control is acceptable?

    You will lose control at such a dangerous speed.

    Is that a prediction or a wish? I've never lost control of my vehicle. And you should contact the German law makers to let them know that all German motorists that travel over 120 kmph will lose control of their vehicles.

    I’m in love with him and I feel fine.

    ^^^ although, I’m okay with getting back to winning ways, Jurgen.



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,880 ✭✭✭ frozenfrozen


    you'll waste all the time you save going over the speed limit by posting about it here


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,586 ✭✭✭ sasta le


    I'd your driving legally nothing to worry about??


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,048 ✭✭✭ blackbox


    When did Go Safe vans start patrolling motorways?


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    what a completely ridiculous thread.

    They advertise their locations in advance.
    They have unmarked 'test' vans in place in advance of the enforcement vans
    They are only on straight roads which means they can be seen from far away
    They are white with yellow stripes and their identity painted on them
    THey are on the road that has the highest speed limit in the country

    FFS OP, grow the **** up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,366 ✭✭✭ Chinese whospers


    what a completely ridiculous thread.

    They advertise their locations in advance.
    They have unmarked 'test' vans in place in advance of the enforcement vans
    They are only on straight roads which means they can be seen from far away
    They are white with yellow stripes and their identity painted on them
    THey are on the road that has the highest speed limit in the country

    FFS OP, grow the **** up.

    I'm all grown up, thanks. What do you mean by advertising in advance. They no longer need to have signs up in advance - that rule was changed at the last time they updated the locations. If you look up the roads they cover it's practically the entire network. Again, I've no problem with Go Safe vans, I do think they could be better distributed to more dangerous roads. If that's immature I'm guilty as charged.

    I’m in love with him and I feel fine.

    ^^^ although, I’m okay with getting back to winning ways, Jurgen.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,366 ✭✭✭ Chinese whospers


    blackbox wrote: »
    When did Go Safe vans start patrolling motorways?

    They always have, afaik.

    I’m in love with him and I feel fine.

    ^^^ although, I’m okay with getting back to winning ways, Jurgen.



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