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I predict more number plate cloning and more "outside the system" cars and drivers - which just has to be bad :mad:
 
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If only they (Gov't) had put in half the effort monitoring the Banking Situation as they are in introducing these Big Brother systems then perhaps we wouldn't be the (second) worst affected (Banking wise) Country in Europe(World) :eek:

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is there not an addition to the system that would collate the info from all the cameras nationwide, so if two plates turned up in two incompatible places ie kent at 2pm and glasgow at 230 they'd contact the legal owner of the plate and cancel/exchange it and register the number as stolen. pretty soon you'd weed out the replicas with serious penalties for (knowingly) someone using the duplicate.
 
is there not an addition to the system that would collate the info from all the cameras nationwide, so if two plates turned up in two incompatible places ie kent at 2pm and glasgow at 230 they'd contact the legal owner of the plate and cancel/exchange it and register the number as stolen. pretty soon you'd weed out the replicas with serious penalties for (knowingly) someone using the duplicate.
I can see the new stories now where a fiat 500 owner gets a ticket in the post after being clocked at two (closer) but incompatible places and gets a fine/ban for doing 180mph between them. :eek:
 
WHATCAR? said:
Road Safety Minister Jim Fitzpatrick said the new cameras would bring significant safety benefits as well as reduce congestion by making traffic flow more smoothly.
what a pile of steamy brown smelly stuff! Not to mention the vast increase revenue?
 
I can't see the problem. Everyone is moaning that they are being prevented from breaking the law by new technology?

Maybe instead of speeding you can get your kicks by committing other less detectable crimes.
 
I can't see the problem. Everyone is moaning that they are being prevented from breaking the law by new technology?

Maybe instead of speeding you can get your kicks by committing other less detectable crimes.
Ahhhh! He who is without sin cast the first stone!
 
We had a thread about this ages ago, and as speed isn't the most serious cause of accidents I sense there is a surveillence thing going on here, to prep us for what our government really want to do, GPS based road pricing.

Soon we'll have a social*** utopia, lots of eco Euroboxes being spied on with their drivers intimidated to an inch of their lives by big brother and his every watchful eye.

Name one other activity which has this level of electronic tagging, we treat paedophiles better than this.

However it will enforce the speed limit effectively, enable the government to do away with many traffic officers, and best of all in classic post 97 britain cost a fortune to set up. So its a waste of money especially given the economic times.
 
Some governments are worse than others and seem to need to control every aspect of our lives. If our great grandparents could see what we have to live under, they wouldn't believe it.
Even me. I have been driving since 1967 - and even in that short time drivers have lost so much freedom as to make comparisons between 1967 and 2008 frightening. Some things have been good - like drink-driving legislation, but many are now nothing more than cash cows designed solely to top-up the governments ever-emptying coffers.
 
Some governments are worse than others and seem to need to control every aspect of our lives. If our great grandparents could see what we have to live under, they wouldn't believe it.
Even me. I have been driving since 1967 - and even in that short time drivers have lost so much freedom as to make comparisons between 1967 and 2008 frightening. Some things have been good - like drink-driving legislation, but many are now nothing more than cash cows designed solely to top-up the governments ever-emptying coffers.

This will be a loss maker, people won't speed at all. Instead people will be glued to their speedo's terrified that big brother will catch them out for the slightest infraction. Very 1984 and thought crime don't you think.

The government is bullying drivers into compliance and taking away peoples responsibilities for their own actions by means of the nanny state stick. People die in cars, big deal, they always have they always will, why change the inevitible by wasting heaps of money on something that can't be fixed.

But its not about safety, its about control, and survillience and intimidation.
 
I'm just jealous because I find it hard to keep up to the limit let alone going over it :)
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me too Paul... my old C180 is a bit tired;)
 
I forecast a big fallout from the level of surveillance that has been projected - one can only imagine the effect on the mental health of the nation in general - people do not like to be watched!

Of course the effects will not be noticed for many years, but I can already see the roads of this country inhabited by haunted looking drivers, making progress at 68mph for mile after mile, slowly having the life suffocated out of them.

What on earth are we doing?
 
Not enough, Ill write to my MP. Actually I need a reply from a previous querie.


Anyone old enough to remember when we had motoring organisations who looked after the motorist and his rights? Like the RAC & AA used to. Why are they now all silent on these issues or indeed even supporting them. Time for a new militant motorists group I think.

Russ
 
Anyone old enough to remember when we had motoring organisations who looked after the motorist and his rights? Like the RAC & AA used to. Why are they now all silent on these issues or indeed even supporting them. Time for a new militant motorists group I think.

Russ

The AA and RAC are spineless and scared to stand up for motorists as the green militant nut jobs will brandish them "socially irresponsible". Well f*** the greens is what I say, and f*** the totalitarian big brother state
 

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