Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Re: speed cameras burnt out
Well I dont speed very oftern and when I do its because I am not looking at the speedo because some prat is swerving all over the road or about to ram the side of me.
But hey I am fighting a speeding fine at the moment. Not my car but me driving, Newish car, Slow car, and guess what there saying i was doing 37 in a 30 zone, now we have tested the car and if the car is travaling at 37 MPH the speedo reads 42MPH, Where i was allegedly doing 37 was and still is one of the worst layed out areas.
basicly you have a straght road with the chippy and takeaways to the left and ind park on the right, then a dip under a bridge then shops on the right and what used to be a zebra crossing just after you get up the other side, loads of kids were hit there due to people driving under the dip past the cars parked up for the takeaways watching for there doors opening haveing to also look out for people running across for the food and having no clear view of the zebra crossing due to it being higher then the roof of the car.
you come up at 30 MPH from a Big dip to find some poor kid staning not 30 yards in front of you in the middle of the road.
anyway I know I wasnt speeding but still have to prove it. I saw the van I checked my speed and know the road so never drive at speed there ever. and the accidents have not stopped due to the van being there twice a year, It because they changed the Zebra crossing for a Traffic light System so now you can see that youre going to have to stop. in fact the accidents didnt stop until they changed that.
Anyway RANT over