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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 19:22 
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This ones for those amoebal intelligetsia in the CSCP scam orifice who actually think that what theyre measuring, ie, speed is actually as important a parameter as the importance theyve attached to it.
Hopefully the Three Stooges will link their last active ganglia and come up with the correct answer this time, however,based on previous performances by these three, confidence it has to be said, is NOT high.

The question: Do you NEED a speedometer to drive safely?

There! Simple, straightforward and easy to answer.....or is it? :roll:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 22:24 
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I seem to remember we had a thread on this very subject on the old CSCP board. I shan't predjudice any answers just yet by giving my (hazy) recollections of it, but I think that opinions were divided.


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Oh yes, I remember it well. It became particularly amusing when the subject of racing motorcycles came up... :roll:

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Didn't that particular gem inspire the World According To Steve tribute thread? :hehe:

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It's time to 'fess up.

"The World According to Steve Callaghan" was started by me (under a nome de plume as r11co was serving a CSCPf ban at the time).

Maybe it is time for 'itschampionman' to reveal himself....


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r11co wrote:
It's time to 'fess up.

"The World According to Steve Callaghan" was started by me (under a nome de plume as r11co was serving a ban at the time).

Maybe it is time for 'itschampionman' to reveal himself....


Maybe it's time for him to try and get a proper job.
But, who would employ an ex-scammer?


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Maybe it's time for him to try and get a proper job.
But, who would employ an ex-scammer?

Ah, but we know that he does his job for altruistic reasons, not for the cash. :roll:

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Ah, but we know that he does his job for altruistic reasons, not for the cash. :roll:


:rotfl:

(That smiley is going to get a lot of mileage from every time Stevie boy is mentioned!!)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 21:11 
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i thought my spelling was bad


It might well be but that was not the question,are able to drive a vehicle safely without the use of a speedometer?


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I suppose it depends on how good a driver you are.
In the days when rally cars had navigation equipment driven from the speedo cable (Halda Twinmasters, etc) it was common practice to disconnect the speedo cable from the speedo and drive just on the rev counter to reduce the risk of cable failure.
This was never any problem. Even if the rev counter packed up, as did happen sometimes with the early electrical units, it was still not dangerous to drive without a speedo, even flat out through forests.

I was once co-driving on the RAC Rally and at the end of one special stage my driver asked if I had noticed what the revs were on the long straight in Langdale Forest. I said that we pulled 6400 rpm in top which worked out to 128 mph. This was on damp gravel with several long crests. Exciting - oh yes. Dangerous - not especially so. Did we do a good time - 7th fastest. Did we have a working speedo - NO.


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camera operator wrote:
yes i drive my personal car without constantly checking my speedo within the limit.


How do you know you are within the limit?


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quite easy you do 30 in a 30, if you have a heavy right foot you go faster therefore the lamposts, cars stationary vehicles go quicker past you


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camera operator wrote:
quite easy you do 30 in a 30, if you have a heavy right foot you go faster therefore the lamposts, cars stationary vehicles go quicker past you


so you know within 5mph how fast you are going at any time, without reference to the speedo?

How do you know you are doing 30 in a 30 without a speedo?

if i have a heavy right foot how much faster than the speed limit will the lamp posts go by?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 23:40 
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DeltaF wrote:
The question: Do you NEED a speedometer to drive safely?

There! Simple, straightforward and easy to answer.....or is it? :roll:


The answer from the Lancashire scammers is clearly YES!!!

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see the top tips on there website

http://www.safe2travel.co.uk/cameras/avoidaticket.html

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One of the problems with the SCP is they cannot get there stories right, here is a quote oe the Lancashire Camera Site:

A staggering fact is that if a car travelling at 30mph hits a child pedestrian or cyclist, he or she has a 45% chance of survival. At 40mph the chance of survival is just 5%.

This is in complete contradiction of the TV advert, which states 80% are killed at 40mph, and 80% survive at 30mph.

Straight question to the CSCP, which is right???

New CSCP enforcement vehicle seen on bridge near Tebay :tank:

CSCP Camera operator in high visibility mode :bunker:


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I know, it used to be 50% at 30mph (or sometimes 35mph), and 90% dead at 40mph.


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camera operator wrote:
quite easy you do 30 in a 30, if you have a heavy right foot you go faster therefore the lamposts, cars stationary vehicles go quicker past you


I wouldn't drive on a camera'd road with a speedo failure. Also the difference in feel with unfamiliar vehicles can cause concern until I've adjusted to their characteristics.

I don't believe people who think they can gauge their speed without checking their speedo - the human mind is easily tricked. :o

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EFC wrote:
This is in complete contradiction of the TV advert, which states 80% are killed at 40mph, and 80% survive at 30mph.


The answers are in the following threads:

http://www.safespeed.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1575

http://www.safespeed.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1669

And see especially the Minesota re-interpretation of the A&M data:
http://www.lrrb.org/pdf/200223.pdf

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