I live in North Cambridgeshire, and have noticed several of the Electronic "Slow Down" type signs appearing in the area (Alconbury, St Neots, Kelpie Boat Yard, A1 North plus severl others).
I read the Safespeed reports on the effectiveness of these signs, and I have to agree. Camera's do slow us down (especially after getting a ticket) but these signs are highly visible, and slow you down in good time, without panic, and bad feeling toward the police, or so called Partnerships. Most of us middle aged types dont want to drive dangerousely, we usually have kids, (which does focus the mind) but keep getting nicked on dual carriagways at 10mph over the limit on a sunday night (3 times for me in the last 2 yrs, although no accidents in over 700K miles on the Road)
Is there a move towards these signs? Are they measuring the before and after speeds? I havnt seen many / any new camera's lately on my normal routes. Have they seen the light?
These signs are all well placed, either in build up area's with poor visability or in the case on the A1, the most vicious S bend I know on a dual carriageway. This is good policing, and encourages safe driving, rather than resentment.
I hope to see more of these, rather than my fear of losing my job each day I get into the car.