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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 16:00 
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SPECS cameras are soon to go live on the A537 Cat & Fiddle road in the Peak District :x

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According to this report in MCN, they are new-type cameras that read numberplates from the rear, and so can catch bikes.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 16:41 
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Only if the bikes have plates on though....and since LOADS of bikes now feature small plates hidden under the rear seat and visible only from immediately behind...

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 16:47 
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Oh yes, I'm sure the biking fraternity will cock a very big snook at this initiative :twisted:

And the camera masts will be in some very remote and isolated locations :roll:

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 20:06 
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If you read the post on MCN by Lord Larry it is the most favorable thing to do. I have been doing this for the past 6 years and beleive me it gets into their systems and they don't like it. It ties up so many of their personnel which adds to their costs. I fire bullets into Police,Council, SCP, and Police Authority. I am very well known throughout the whole of the above entities and the mention of my name at the Council sends them bananas. I must have cost them a small fortune in return for £60.OLLIE


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According to an article in the Macclesfield Times, the whole thing has been a complete fiasco, as bikers are taking a diversion off the A537 and thus avoiding detection.

Apparently it's also possible that the bikers are not taking a diversion at all, but that given the location of the cameras, it's impossible to determine whether they did or not. So any prosecution would be unsafe.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 22:42 
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I wonder how many car drivers have been caught - probably vanishingly few.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 20:26 
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PeterE wrote:
I wonder how many car drivers have been caught - probably vanishingly few.


As you probably know, being fairly local, it would be quite difficult to average 50mph over the whole section in a car. Some of those bends to the west of the Cat are very nasty.

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dcbwhaley wrote:
PeterE wrote:
I wonder how many car drivers have been caught - probably vanishingly few.

As you probably know, being fairly local, it would be quite difficult to average 50mph over the whole section in a car. Some of those bends to the west of the Cat are very nasty.

You can easily do 60+ on the straight section to the east of the pub, though, which is covered by a pair of cameras.

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