Hmm, speed camera detectors....
A recent survey showed that people who have them are over 300% more likely to be convicted of speeding. Why? Cos people who have them are seriel speeders.
Generally, people who have camera (or 'accident black-spot'
) detectors drive way too fast, and rely on being told to slow down when a camera is near. New cameras go up all the time, and police do have mobile units.
Why not just drive at the speed limit? It saves you money as you don't need to buy a detector, and saves you money and points from being caught. And
, you will be less likely to be invloved in an accident. It seems like a no-brainer to me.
With regards to speed limit signs not being obvious enough, a good, observant driver will see them. If there is a school, lamp posts at regular intervals, and no repeaters saying that the limit is >30, then it is most likely a 30 limit.
Yes I do drive at 30 in a 30, 20 in a 20 and so on. I try to keep at or below 70 on motorways. I occasionally get flashed, tail-gated and overtaken badly because I am doing the speed limit by some drivers. 95% of the time, they shoot off and you catch them up at the next traffic light. Makes you think 'what was the point?'
Now I will duck and cover...
Sorry if this turned into a bit of a rant, but I do feel strongly about dangerous driving and feel there is no excuse for it. And what makes it worse are the people who say they only speed 'safely'.
Yes, they may be able to control the car quite safeky doing 50 in a 30, but it's other people and situation they cannot control.