Soon they will be in your bedroom.
Good find. I wonder if they will ever implement them in the united states. It sounds like a lot of work and money which we don't have.
Whoooaaa, this is insane.....
Most if not all cities that put these in likely pay nothing up front and share the profits with the company that installs them.
Pick a well traveled road and these cameras/system is like a slot machine for the city as the house always wins.
Back in the 60's the toll road gave you a paper ticket when you got on, and you handed it in and paid when you got off. How much you paid depended on how far you drove. They were also time-stamped. On one occasion, there was also an officer in the toll booth and he wrote me a ticket for averaging 78 MPH while I was on the toll road.
20 MPH is barely above idling. What effect on gas mileage and emissions?
Read it, and found out, to me, it is last century technology targeting low speed limit zone for .... easy money.
Glad we are smarter than they are.
..I think for our own well being we need to write letters demanding live web cams with audio be installed in all politicians offices. Local, State, and Fed.
I suspect that our employees are wasting the salary we pay them and we have a right to audit their time and actions.
The money grab continues
It is only time before they install "Speed cameras" in CA. Just have to get it passed through the legislature. I see it coming!
When pressed to justify their re-election, politicians start fast-tracking expensive new laws, whose price tags reduce their salaries to rounding errors. I'm a firm believer that we already have plenty of laws. I'd rather see them arguing all day, and rarely getting anything done.
Excellent point bwarden. What was I thinking.
I think these cameras and other technology will help reduce speeds and are a good idea.
The high speed ez-pass type toll readers easily have this capability. States are strapped for cash. this is a dangerous combination. We'll know the tipping point has arrived when car manufacturers are required to insert an identifying rfid chip in every car - (required by governments who want to employ congestion pricing for city zones for example)
The auto industry is slowly but surely moving towards vehicles that can drive themselves. There is little doubt that insurance to vehicles that are "human controlled" will skyrocket. (Yeah this may be sci-fi now, but its coming and probably sooner than anyone thinks.)
Once vehicles control themselves, there will be no speeding, no red-light running, no violations of any kind. Who knows, maybe parking tickets will become a thing of the past too.
It'll be interesting what government entities will do once this entire revenue stream disappears. $2000 annual registrations anyone?
You voted for Obama also?
When a family member is KILLED by a speeder then many of you would I hope welcome such. IT happen to my family and it could happen to yours!
My gosh, I can hardly wait!
Perhaps we need to think about how we would alter our Speed Camera POI files & notification thru our GPS's to help us in this matter when our politicians discover another source of revenue on this side of the Pond.
Seems to me that life would go a lot easier if we just obeyed the speed limits for a change. I can't see shortened yellow lights or ticketing people when turn right on red after a stop. But if you run a red light, or in this case, speed over some distance, then a ticket is justified. They should give a couple of mph grace though.
Yes. revenue purpose, just another way to make.
That would be a very nice advance for the human race, but they will find new ways to take your money!
be good or bad for us. Bleh
I don't think this will ever come to the United States because of privacy issues (the system keeps track of number plates).
Its a shame because I think some areas could really benefit from such a system.
I've just invented a box that mounts next to a residential roadway. It contains a radar gun, a spring-loaded scissor-arm (think boxing glove on the end of one from a Little Rascals episode) with a cardboard cutout of a tricycle mounted on the end, and a recycled 8-bit computer controller.
When the radar gun detects the pre-set threshold, it shoots the tricycle out and across the roadway. The inboard end of the arm is mounted on a self-centering hinge so when it gets hit the processor can still reel the tricycle back in.
What do you want to bet that I don't sell any?
Man this would make it interesting, so slow down at each one I guess.
Another easy way to generate revenue.
Plate reading cameras are already here, on toll roads.
Also, read about Tiburon, Ca, where they want to photograph the plate of every car entering and leaving their town, for "security".
thanks for the heads up.
1 more way for government to make money
I am sorry for your loss, however this is not the answer. Unfortunately lax enforcement of criminal violations, such as criminally negligent homicide, and judges that don't have the balls to sentence drunk drivers and drivers that maim or kill because of dangerous and reckless driving are to blame for the proliferation of drivers that ignore the law.
These cameras are nothing more than revenue generators.
In addition many speed limits are set in capricious and arbitrary way that have no relation to the real driving conditions that the road calls for.
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