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Old 12th Jan 2019, 16:31
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We waste so much in this country, on the motorways near me they have been erecting those overhead signs to tell you to take a break at the cost of billions, the thing that struck me was their position as in the upright posts instantly prevents in the future widening the network and adding a fourth lane unless you take the dangerous option of removing the service lane... The other thing is WHY???? modern cars come with Sat Navs, make them compulsory and send the message directly to the driver on the screen, its greener and you are not causing major disruption erecting them and pouring tons of concrete to have them there. I would also make it a requirement for any new bridges put over motorways to have sufficient room to take further lanes.
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 17:01
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Andytug, on the A1 we have three well constructed junctions over a very few miles but then we have a series of 3 or 4 minor cross roads with short space across the central divide. There are virtually no deceleration lanes and traffic has to cross the 70 and 60 !anes. Many take the risk rather than drive 6 miles further.
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 17:04
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For me the biggest cause of accidents is driver inattention (e.g. Mobile phones) and driving too close for the speed and conditions. Problem is cameras can't catch those.
Cameras can catch mobile phone users.

A trial is underway in Australia at the moment using cameras that have artificial intelligence to detect mobile phone usage in cars.

https://www.theguardian.com/australi...th-new-cameras

https://www.acusensus.com/
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 17:36
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Originally Posted by TWT View Post
Cameras can catch mobile phone users.

A trial is underway in Australia at the moment using cameras that have artificial intelligence to detect mobile phone usage in cars.

https://www.theguardian.com/australi...th-new-cameras

https://www.acusensus.com/
Perhaps, but they can only do so at their fixed location, where a traffic car on patrol can cover a wide area....
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 17:49
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https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/...ed-police-hgv/
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 23:27
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Originally Posted by Gertrude the Wombat View Post
So speed limits are 97.6% effective at preventing accidents - that sounds like a win to me. Just imagine how much worse the accident rate would be if the speed limit weren't there.
I'll reply to the above lunacy with "even in a blizzard"?
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