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      06-18-2009, 03:02 PM   #67
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As above, in the correct place possibly, although above 170mph it will not register. Specs is more of a deterrent though.
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      06-18-2009, 04:40 PM   #68
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Would a speed camera have prevented this accident?
No, because speed cameras don't prevent accidents.
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      06-18-2009, 04:42 PM   #69
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Would a speed camera have prevented this accident?
I think a brain may have helped.
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      06-19-2009, 06:53 AM   #70
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I think a brain may have helped.
Funny, in my head I had said exactly the same thing, to myself, then thought about posting... so I guess the correct term is ..

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      06-19-2009, 04:40 PM   #71
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I remember your much talking about your speeding and street racing etc in cars, much more dangerous to the public and other road users that on a fast bike!

You should have some bike lessons, then you'd see how many dangerous idiots in cars there are!




how the hell did u remember all my posts!

anyway...don't get me wrong....loads of car drivers act like retards....

but some of these bikers do ride dangerously!....we r not talkin about lil chavs reving their engine like me and tryin to do some wheel spin at traffic lights...

here, i'm talkin about riders doing +100mph and going through traffic and causing other cars to move out of the way, pedestrians, cyclists, and even other bikes coming in different directions... etc...

there is a difference between having some fun and acting like your in a fast and furious movie!
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      06-20-2009, 11:59 AM   #72
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Doughboy - good comments re. riding a bike. You've got to do it to fully understand.
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Perhaps, only if it were sited AT the accident scene or just before.

Speed cameras aren't usually sited in places that common sense would depict - they are usually sited where they can generate the most MONEY!
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The road itself has been the scene of numerous fatal collisions over the years, decapitations, severe spinal injuries and multiple loss of lives. Apart from the correct overtaking areas, it really is a very bad piece of road frequented every minute of the day by dangerous local drivers and riders who should know better.
I know what will happen. The local authorities will put a camera up, where a widening scheme may be better.

With so many deaths and injuries, it defies belief that the authorities haven't changed it substantially. This is what makes me sick about so called traffic calming measures. Simple 'revenue generating' schemes where a simple widening may be the answer.

In any walk of life where there were so many health and safety issues, companies and people would be held to account. Why not here?
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I know what will happen. The local authorities will put a camera up, where a widening scheme may be better.

With so many deaths and injuries, it defies belief that the authorities haven't changed it substantially. This is what makes me sick about so called traffic calming measures. Simple 'revenue generating' schemes where a simple widening may be the answer.

In any walk of life where there were so many health and safety issues, companies and people would be held to account. Why not here?
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