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Steve Farrell  says:

Cat and Fiddle camera delay “due to snow” not cock-up

Camera bosses have blamed a 12-week delay in switching on a network of new bike-catching speed traps on bad weather – in January. They say it has nothing to do with a cock-up exposed by MCN which render the devices useless.  The rear-facing average-speed cameras, on the A537 Cat and Fiddle road from Macclesfield in Cheshire to Buxton, Derbyshire, time bikes...

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taz_of_tazmania

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Ha! Ha!

Once you've worked in the public sector you get to realise that nobody is held accountable for anything. Some local authorities seem to forget that they are public servants not lords of the manor who answer to no one. Blaming faceless computer systems is also an old favourite...

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bbstrikesagain

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Hilarious!

But sad...

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AFKAN

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AFKAN says:

At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer, you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.

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rlf3

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rlf3 says:

@MikeRotherham, leaves on the line is a very real problem, not an excuse at all.

Apart from drivers using it as an excuse when they simply forget to call at a station.....

 

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rlf3

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rlf3 says:

@MikeRotherham, leaves on the line is a very real problem, not an excuse at all.

Apart from drivers using it as an excuse when they simply forget to call at a station.....

 

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firebirdharris

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HAHAHAHAHA

That's all i have to say. xD

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X2Glider

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X2Glider says:

RLF3

Not an excuse in this day and age.  Been a lot of years since trains adopted the dumping of sand on the rails just in front of the wheels for traction, not just on leaves but on ice.

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Bigdog365

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Bigdog365 says:

What a load of .....

There hasn't been any snow on the road for months, but lets not complain.  The longer it takes to sort this out, the better!!

The picture above set me wondering, what happens if you pass the camera on the otherside of the road (assuming you can, of course), would it still "see" you?  Also what happens if, having gone throught the first camera, you stop to take in the view for 10 minutes then blat up the road at above the limit? Are there intermediate cameras that can still catch you out?  Would the case still stand up in court if you did that?

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pahearn

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pahearn says:

Jeez!

I think they have had enough of being questioned on this one! so instead of hassling them directly perhaps MCN (and all of us) should raise this with those above them, for starters the (local to begin with) MP's would be a good starting point especially given the timing with the budget and all this money saving going on. Perhaps a few heads rolling will save some money immediately and also on any more stupid idea's in the future.

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rlf3

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rlf3 says:

@X2Glider, trains still have sandboxes but it simply doesn't fully work for braking.

To put it into context, imagine riding at 100mph on your bike then braking on a teflon road coated in greasy diesel, you'll start to get the picture.

There is no 100% working solution to the problem of leaves on the line, if you can come up with one and have it put into poduction it could make you very rich indeed.

Anyway the rail wheel interface is a bit off topic.....

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