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Steve Farrell  says:

No end to Cat & Fiddle speed camera scandal

Britain’s first bike-catching average speed cameras are finally close to being switched on – weeks before they face the axe in spending cuts.Speed cameras bosses have at last fixed a cock-up that has delayed the scheme for a year, two months before they face redundancy.The cameras were installed last spring at a cost of £800,000 but have been dormant for...

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Feb 11

Posts: 47

GrazzerFazer says:


There some on the Stockbridge bypass near Sheffield that are the standard forward facing average speed one and a couple of my mate have identical blue Scoobies.  The both put the same plate on and drove through the first and second at the same time and he got a ticket for doing over 900mph.

The case was dismissed

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Mar 03

Posts: 4

arthurdent says:

[quote]"have been dormant for a year after MCN revealed they could not catch speeders"[/quote]

I gotta say Well done MCN!  Are you part of the speed camera partnership?

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Mar 03

Posts: 4

arthurdent says:

@GrazzerFazer - LOL Brilliant!

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Jan 11

Posts: 1

tenko53 says:

nothing new here then

Typical idiot council/camera partnershits stupidity and greed just a bunch of twats.

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Nov 03

Posts: 470

kl595 says:


I was reading yesterday about 23 RAF pilots losing their jobs due to cutbacks. Then there's the Harriers being scrapped, Nimrods dismantled, aircraft carriers not being built because there's no planes to go on them and nuclear defence programmes being cut. No doubt the Govt will start training the unemployed to defend our country with pitchforks and broom handles or face losing JSA soon.

Still, it's reassuring that despite all these cutbacks in our national defences, we can all rest safely at night knowing speed cameras will stop us killing ourselves on the road.


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Feb 08

Posts: 87

TT600JCC says:


This seems pretty simple to me, avoid the road, No speeding, no money made from them, no point in them.

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Jun 06

Posts: 15

gnasher328 says:

Point to ponder

Reading the posts by cos69 & magman a thought struck regarding the unreadable plate issue. I think that average speed cams cannot register if they do not recognise a number, hence you are 'invisible'. Unlike fixed point cams which automatically take a piccy regardless of number if the speed is exceded.

LCD plates connected to a random number generator?



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May 06

Posts: 119

magmann says:

Licence Gamble

SPECS cameras are basically a video monitoring system linked to a computer. The cameras record a video image of every passing vehicle and also have number plate recognition software. So what happens to these images? Obviously if there is no licence plate recognition, it cannot be pursued, even if you were breaking the speed limit. However, this is just software, so it would be easy have a programmed routine to flag up anomalies and store video details of 'rogue' vehicles. Can you be sure that this is NOT carried out? I don't think this information would be officailly obtainable, maybe someone could try a Freedom Of Information request,  to assist them in breaking the law? I think only a fool would test the system minus number plate. The more times that you 'get away with it,'  the deeper the hole you could be digging. I couls see someone trying it once just to put 2 finger up, but the temptation would be to do it again, wouldn't it?

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yellow vtr


Aug 02

Posts: 14

yellow vtr says:

i agree with  ACEEDSTORM

as you can see here MCN are also telling them what they need to do.

have any one been to see what they have done now as this is still the same as last year.



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Richard T


Aug 07

Posts: 33

Richard T says:

If you can't enjoy youself within the limit, just avoid the area?

I'd read about the Cat & Fiddle run for years, then when I eventually rode it I was very disappointed. There are plenty of better riding roads in the Peaks, Dales, Moors & Cumbria.Then if you add in Wales and Scotland to - - !

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