Unfortunately, the main problem is that the signing of speed limits is using old tech (e.g sign in ground) but the policing of it is using new tech (cameras) (And its used assertively ).
So, mainly for economic/ergonomic reasons, whole stretches of road are at an average limit that don't make a lot of sense.
Once all cars have computer controlled GPS speed limiters (a la co-op scheme mentioned) reporting transgressions direct back to DVLA then it'll become a non-issue.
I myself, have written an Android app that takes speed limits from the Openspeedmap database and tells me the current speed limit (and warns if more than 10% over). Its automatically launched when I plug power into it in the car and saves me from the same fate as my daughter.
Trouble is - she's a Iphone girl
I feel a lot of pain coming your way!
PS for late-comers - Jose's tales of their own driving experiences/advice on avoiding correct driver prosecution (which has been deleted ) were not - lets say - views likely to be held by most UK citizens
Last edited by SimpleSi; 8th September 2011 at 10:53 PM.
As for your App Si, why not get a TomTom and keep it in the car? Mine has speed limit warning on it and makes a noise if i go over the limit by more than 5mph (user adjustable) and you don't need to be mapping the route to use it just have it turned on.
Darn it ... a traffic thread and I missed all the fun.
As for those with SatNavs / Apps I have always wondered why people set the alarm / notification for when they are x% *over* the speed limit ... surely you should all be setting it to either the speed limit or 2% below to speed limit? The idea is not to try and reach the target of the speed limit and then stop yourself from going over by too much, but to make sure that you don't go over at all.
Cause I've got a 'droid and i can make it do anything I want it towhy not get a TomTom and keep it in the car?
Why buy something when you can make it for nowt
And also I'm a true hunter-gatherer and I'd rather drink Gateshead Brown Ale than use a Sat-Nav
Sometimes the man speaks sensesurely you should all be setting it to either the speed limit or 2% below to speed limit? The idea is not to try and reach the target of the speed limit and then stop yourself from going over by too much, but to make sure that you don't go over at all.
I have been thinking about changing the behaviour at the lower limits (esp 30) because it's still easy to get caught doing 34/35 before managing to correct your speed but 10% over is fine for motoway/NSL as its a lot easier to keep below the "hard ceiling" of 10%+2mph.
It is quite amazing how you back up traffic behind you when obeying the law
SimpleSi (8th September 2011)
my post has gone, rather than edit one line out she has removed lots of usefull information on road sfety that could have saved lifes.
Its funny how GrumbleDook did not feel the need to edit or remove it, can you please put the rest of it backup regarding motorway safety as it could help save lifes.
Sorry for using the W word but I take road safety very seriously and like to share my experience and advise with others to improve theirs.
How can anyone who admits to regularly driving at seriously OTT speeds be considered as taking road safety seriously?but I take road safety very seriously
The only people who deserve respect for driving at such speeds are advanced police drivers.
Can I use the word plonker?
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