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tyres vs camera
« on: 04.05. 2019 01:59 »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRnlRurTwFg
The comments don't show much sympathy for the camera.
While I'd never ever suggest this method for getting rid of your old tyres, it gives me a warm feeling about the younger generation.
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Re: tyres vs camera
« Reply #1 on: 08.05. 2019 09:55 »
How did that tyre get onto the camera arm?

At 69 years I'm happy to see speed cameras; when I was younger I was not.

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Re: tyres vs camera
« Reply #2 on: 08.05. 2019 10:42 »
In my neck of the woods fixed cameras have a warning sign 100 meters both sides so your a mug if caught there. Mobiles (cop cars/bikes) and hand held rayguns are a "take your chance". By the time you see them it's too late.
I'd say the tyre was cut then put over the arm.
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Re: tyres vs camera
« Reply #3 on: 08.05. 2019 11:57 »
In my neck of the woods fixed cameras have a warning sign 100 meters both sides
Only 100 metres? Don't they know about BSA brakes?

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Re: tyres vs camera
« Reply #4 on: 08.05. 2019 21:04 »
Our local newspaper had a story a while ago about a construction worker coming back from work who got flashed by one of those cameras. He had a big battery operated disc grinder in his van so he drove back, cut the pole in half and loaded the camera in his van. Sadly for him they caught him a couple of days later... *problem*
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Re: tyres vs camera
« Reply #5 on: 09.05. 2019 01:28 »
How did that tyre get onto the camera arm?

At 69 years I'm happy to see speed cameras; when I was younger I was not.

I'm with you there GB to many dangers out there now

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Re: tyres vs camera
« Reply #6 on: 09.05. 2019 07:09 »
I'm with the old and cautious brigade too these days. I have a minor road running through the farm and I've lost count of the number of cars that have ended up in one of my fields. Add in a son with a knackered leg from a high speed bike crash - if he had stuck to the speed limit it would never have happened. Anyway, just how fast do I want to ride my old crocks? No comments please from anyone who knows me...
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Re: tyres vs camera
« Reply #7 on: 09.05. 2019 09:00 »
to many dangers out there now
Too many feckin eejits!

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Re: tyres vs camera
« Reply #8 on: 09.05. 2019 09:21 »
G'day fellas.
OK I'm still young enough (mid 50's) to be in the ride for fun (read Adrenalin) get out of my way group (read temporary rider). I'm sort of good on the BSA's but I cut loose on the rHonda 1100. Got caught on Good Friday for 130 in an 80 zone and overtake 6 cars on a double centerline. Some you win, some you loose.  *bash* *pull hair out* Looks like I'll have to join the Ulysses club and get a HD. LOL not.
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Re: tyres vs camera
« Reply #9 on: 09.05. 2019 10:20 »
It just seems that in some cases cameras are placed for all the right reasons, and in others it is just a cynical money making exercise. I'd probably be less bothered if it was 'just' a fine, but the points are hurtful.

I know it's not supposed to be a sport but a little more give and take wouldn't go amiss.
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Re: tyres vs camera
« Reply #10 on: 09.05. 2019 11:47 »

 If I recall this was discussed in depth a while back when Stewart the Scottish (?) Cop joined up and seems he was scared off by the discussion- he seemed an ok guy though, so sorry 'bout that....mind you with any upsides of speed cameras, I still think they're nothing other than revenue raisers, and same with red light cams which also have their place but have heard some dodgy stories about those too *rant* *bash*
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Re: tyres vs camera
« Reply #11 on: 09.05. 2019 16:54 »
red light cams which also have their place but have heard some dodgy stories about those too *rant* *bash*

In the UK you are supposed to stop on Amber, (if it is safe to do so). There is absolutely no excuse for jumping a red light!

I was driving, (not riding) through Coventry yesterday. Our light turned green and a feckin nut-job sped across the junction!!! His light must have been Amber and then Red for quite a while. If a modern rocket rider had flown out, as they do, he might have been deaded.