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The french treat speed cameras exactly as they should be treat

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2 minutes ago, Brooker11 said:

Yes they also get killed by many other things like drink drivers

they do for that its called a breathalyser ;)

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9 minutes ago, Brooker11 said:

I'm not going to spend hours trying to convince you that these things are nothing more than revenue raisers, the French are wrecking them for that very reason, you sleep at night thinking they are there for the good of the human race and I'll continue with reality.  Sleep well.

it really doesn't matter if they are for the good of the human race or not, by not speeding  you avoid getting caught.

 

have you been caught by one?

 

 

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1 minute ago, melthebell said:

they do for that its called a breathalyser ;)

I think you need a police officer to work one of these, if you can find one let me know.

2 minutes ago, andyofborg said:

it really doesn't matter if they are for the good of the human race or not, by not speeding  you avoid getting caught.

 

have you been caught by one?

 

 

Totally, utterly and naively missing the point.

 

Why have the French chosen to wreck thousands of these things, answer that question.

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1 minute ago, Brooker11 said:

I think you need a police officer to work one of these, if you can find one let me know.

so your claim is that you can drink as long as your not caught.
but you cant speed because of the cameras?

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Just now, Easy livin said:

so your claim is that you can drink as long as your not caught.
but you cant speed because of the cameras?

No you've made that up yourself.

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Just now, Brooker11 said:

No you've made that up yourself.

seems pretty close to what your saying.

your complaint about speeding is that  the cameras can catch you.
your  comment on drink driving is that there are very few police around,  hense less likely to be caught

 

5 minutes ago, Brooker11 said:

I think you need a police officer to work one of these, if you can find one let me know.

Totally, utterly and naively missing the point.

 

Why have the French chosen to wreck thousands of these things, answer that question.

because the french are more likely to commit criminal damage (maybe,   for some french of course not all)

 

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Speed cameras are preferable to speed bumps, which can damage your car even if sticking to the limit or under.

 

 

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Just now, Easy livin said:

seems pretty close to what your saying.

your complaint about speeding is that  the cameras can catch you.
your  comment on drink driving is that there are very few police around,  hense less likely to be caught

 

Or I could be rightly saying that the emphasis is on mild speed infringments because its by far the easiest and cheapest way of bringing money in which takes me right back to my original point.

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Dont forget,  its not "the french"  its a tiny minority of anti gov   criminals.

 

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8 minutes ago, Brooker11 said:

I think you need a police officer to work one of these, if you can find one let me know.

Totally, utterly and naively missing the point.

 

Why have the French chosen to wreck thousands of these things, answer that question.

seems they moved on to other motoring "victims" after their initial protests?

 

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Speed limits in France were already controversial after the government lowered the limit on many main roads from 90km/h to 80 (50mph) early last year.

Protesters angry about the increase in fuel taxes complained of the rising costs of a commute for those priced out of living in urban centres - and turned their ire on other costs such as toll roads and speed cameras.

 

 

doesnt mean they are right though

 

 

 

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Some protesters feel speed cameras are solely a revenue-generating measure which takes money from the poor.

 

sadly seems some think exactly like you, doesnt mean they are right though

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46822472

 

seems they arent happy with lower speed limits, thats not the fault of the cameras but maybe thats why theyve taken it out on the cameras to show their unhappiness, nothing really to do with being a tax revenue, apart from the minority like yourself

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1 minute ago, Easy livin said:

Dont forget,  its not "the french"  its a tiny minority of anti gov   criminals.

 

Its not a tiny minority though, its a large cross section of people from all walks of life who are fed up of being ripped off and they're 100% correct in their actions, did you see the "minority" of ambulances that blocked motorways?

 

They got the fuel increase put on hold by their actions, so your saying the French government listened to a "tiny minority", I wish we half the nerve of these people.

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2 minutes ago, Brooker11 said:

Or I could be rightly saying that the emphasis is on mild speed infringments because its by far the easiest and cheapest way of bringing money in which takes me right back to my original point.

its not mild.
its exceeding a limit.
not a target,  an aim  or a destination,  but a limit

on a road with a 30 limit,   then the maximum  under perfect, empty, dry, summer evenings, is 30.     not 31.  
that same road at 4pm on a wet feb  could have a safe max of 10.
its not for you to decide how fast you  feel you could drive.  you have no idea of the timings of the traffic lights,  the speed of anyone coming in from a side road,  the sight lines from any given position,  the tram/bus timetables.   
and the multitude of other inputs that are used to  work out a speed limit


 

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