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  Reply # 2200731 18-Mar-2019 12:17
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tripper1000:

 

I think the roads would be a lot safer if the road code was actually enforced.

 

You can drive in any manner you please in AKL provided you don't speed (at camera locations) and provided you don't run red lights (at camera locations). Everywhere else is a free-for-all and the wild wild west. 

 

 

The same applies Country wide unfortunately!


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  Reply # 2200752 18-Mar-2019 12:52
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I notice that the police are using fixed hidden cameras on state highways again, because I got a ticket. the camera is close to the change in speed from 100 to 80kph and i simply hadn't slowed down quickly enough, smack on the hand for me.   But, I think they should move the 80kph sign a bit further away from the speed camera and far fewer people would be caught. 

 

Did some checking and found the camera has been there for nearly a year, and i've driven past it quite a few times without knowing. 

 

My view that they should sign post fixed speed cameras, because the objective is to slow traffic down at that point, not collect fines. 

 

Heres the sucker...

 

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=12139593

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2200774 18-Mar-2019 13:30
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My view that they should sign post fixed speed cameras, because the objective is to slow traffic down at that point, not collect fines. 

 

Heres the sucker...

 

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=12139593

 

 

Aye - and at the risk of kicking of the whole tedious speeding bun-fight again, this has always been my view.

 

If speed enforcement measures are implemented for public safety and controlling speed, they MUST be highly visible and publicised. If not, then they are at best purely punitive and at worst, cynical revenue collection.

 

Been a while since I drove in the UK, but the cameras there are very well signposted and often painted in bright stripes so as to be clearly visible. Here they are often not signed and are frequently well hidden from easy view.





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  Reply # 2200829 18-Mar-2019 14:47
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I believe that the theory might be more that if they are hidden, then you need to maintain your speed within the speed limit at all times, rather than only when passing cameras.

 

It's frustrating to watch drivers suddenly remember all the road rules while within sight of a marked police presence, but elsewhere, they seem to somehow forget.





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  Reply # 2200882 18-Mar-2019 15:54
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Years ago they used to signpost areas where mobile speed cameras were operating. I think the zone extended up to 15 or so km from the sign location. Heading north from Wellington, I reset my trip meter every time I saw a sign. I recall it never clocked over 15 km until I was past Foxton...


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  Reply # 2200900 18-Mar-2019 16:27
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Fixed\mobile speed camera's are just revenue collectors...you see one and slow down, and once past you revert back to your cruising speed.

 

These on the other hand, will require a change in driving habits

 

https://www.nzta.govt.nz/safety/our-vision-of-a-safe-road-system/average-speed-cameras/

 

 


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  Reply # 2201241 18-Mar-2019 22:33
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Yeah, no body speeds in the Waterview tunnels due to the averaging cameras. I set the cruise control to the limit as per the GPS before I loose signal and have never gotten a ticket - everyone else it doing about 70 kph. 

 

The upside of averaging camera's is you don't (necessarily) get pinged for overtaking someone who can't decide if they're Arthur or Martha or if they're going to post a pick pic or duck face on insta-gamy or face-butt first. 

 

Speed isn't the problem in Auckland though. For some reason they think it is, but the entire city has 3rd world driving standards. I have driven in countries all over the world and Akl is very Asia-esk, and I mean the poor parts of Asia where licenses don't matter and a bribe will get out out of trouble, not the wealthy parts. They drive better than us in the wealthier parts of the middle east. 


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  Reply # 2205736 27-Mar-2019 15:41
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https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national/watch-courier-van-almost-collides-with-a-car-driving-on-the-wrong-side-of-the-road/ar-BBVgyXE?li=BBqdg4K

 

 

 

Driver should be imprisoned! They nearly took at least 3 lives, just so they save a few seconds of their trip. 


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  Reply # 2205739 27-Mar-2019 15:53
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tripper1000:

 

Yeah, no body speeds in the Waterview tunnels due to the averaging cameras.

 

 

 

 

I didn't think they had been installed for the trial yet? Look like normal speed cameras to me and they are not signposted as Average Speed units..?





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