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Steve Farrell  says:

Bike-catching new speed cameras still don’t work

Speed camera bosses are no closer to fixing a cock-up which has rendered an £800,000 high-tech new camera network unusable.  Rear-facing average-speed cameras on Cheshire’s A537 Cat and Fiddle road from Macclesfield to Buxton were supposed to be switched on by Easter to catch motorcyclists.  But the Cheshire Safer Roads Partnership is still at a loss over what to do...

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Moke1275

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Moke1275 says:

Just plot the average speed  for the shortest route option and assume all riders caught took it. Lots of morons doing silly antisocial speeds will still be caught and hopefully taken off the public roads which are there to be shared by all users not just selfish arrogant Sunday racers.

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jonesblade09

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jonesblade09 says:

o no

bet a get up to speed on corrie after all .  

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Boult

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Boult says:

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What a shame......

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anyonebutmurray

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Scameras

Someone asked how it could have been Cameron's fault. The cameras were erected 2 months ago under the auspices of the Conservative Cheshire East Council and despite most local people saying that it was car crashes, not bikes, that were the main problem. Planning procedures for what is a national park have also been circumvented. The buffoon in charge of the safety camera partnership may well want to reconsider his position when we locals vote his masters out of office in 2011.

The CSP had a Transit at the bottom of the Kelsall bypass dual carriageway last night, Friday. Personally, I think Transits would be better employed ramming murderers off the road than acting as an extension of the Inland Revenue - but there again that might be a bit harder would'nt it?

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HOSBUSA

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HOSBUSA says:

Easy job ?

Speaking as a freelancer in private practice for many years if you make a cock up like that in the private sector, you would be sacked instantly, no messing!


This is a classic example of why our local authorities are such an inefficient and incompetent mess, no matter how many times they screw up and waste huge sums of money, no one is held to account. Shiny arsed blighters we have always called them, because all they do is shuffle their arse in their seats all day doing nothing and wasting resources!


These people should come and work in the private sector and learn something, but they never do because working for local authority is an easy life!
 

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DeucharsMc

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DeucharsMc says:

Waste

Both the last and new goverments want to cut down on spending in the public sector. How on earth does this mess even start to cut down. Here is idea.............sack all the muppets involved in this mess from the top down. Sadly this will never happen as these muppets are protected in the public sector!

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cetdac

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cetdac says:

Private Sector?

Most of these numptys come from the private sector bragging about how good it is in the private sector and how they get things done! Then the genuine guys who can do the job (ie public sector employees) are overlooked for the brighteyed t*ssers from the private sector!

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sallison30

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sallison30 says:

DeucharsMC, you have missed the point. The sole purpose of speed cameras is revenue generation. They have no interest whatsoever in road safety. Why cut back on a cash cow?

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HOSBUSA

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HOSBUSA says:

I hate working in the public sector because I have to work at 1/2 my normal work rate as local authority guys are so slow and inefficient. Public sector guys can`t cut it in private practice which is why they hide in local government.

A cock up of  £800,000 size in the private sector would see you sacked !

Commercial practice v tweed jacketeted job presevationists.

Worn that T-shirt out many times.... I`ve got a draw full.

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HOSBUSA

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HOSBUSA says:

The problem in this case is a total no brainer of what should have been simple logistics.

Two different lengths of road between two average speed camera`s.

Therefore they cannot prove which road was used between camera`s meaning the average speed reading cannot be used.

A very simple failure of simple logistics. Not difficult, not complex and 2 year old could have worked it out.

Solutions might be:  To scrap the current camera intsallation completely. To close one of the roads permanently. Put a new pair of speed cemera`s up on the shorter lenght of road. All a tad costly for minimal returns. Stuffed ?

 

Simples.

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