Slow Speed Cameras?

  Colin 15:52 22 Jul 2011
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http://www.fleetnews.co.uk/news/2011/7/21/uk-motorists-call-for-the-introduction-of-a-slow-speed-camera/40176/

I don't see it ever happening, but I can see the point some people are making. The speed limit is not a target, but there are cases of drivers travelling too slowly that cause frustration leading to accidents.

  interzone55 17:15 22 Jul 2011

This will be picked up by the next generation of traffic cameras, that will be able to pick up tail-gating and under-taking.

There isn't a minimum speed on motorways, but your vehicle must be capable of maintaining a speed in excess of 40mph in order to enter a motorway.

I have heard of police pulling over cars that are driving too slow on the grounds that they're a hazard to other traffic, there's nothing worse than popping into the nearside lane to let a speeding car past only to find that you have to slam on the anchors because you've rapidly caught up with a Nissan Micra being driven at 40mph...

  natdoor 18:00 22 Jul 2011

I was surprised to learn that it is an offence in Australia to drive at below the speed limit. This arose because an elderly friend there failed her annual driving testfo driving at 50kph in a 60kph zone. It was a two-lane road and she was on the inside lane. Apparently there was uite a lot of traffic and she was deemed to be causing undue delay to other drivers. I am told that there has probably never been a prosecution, however. The Germans call a slow-moving traffic stream a Verkehrssclange (a traffic snake). They say that the diference between that and a snake is that the a**e of a snake is at the back.

  octal 18:28 22 Jul 2011

One of the biggest frustrations are members of CLOC on the motorways, if the inside lane is clear, move over will yer?

  WhiteTruckMan 18:43 22 Jul 2011

Minimum speed signs are white numbers on a blue background circular sign. They are few and far between, but if memory serves correct they are at the approach to the dartford tunnel. 10-15mph, sometrhing like that. I cant be bothered to look on streetview though. I have seen them elsewhere on the public highway, but cannot remember where. No doubt it will come to me in bed tonight.

WTM

  woodchip 18:44 22 Jul 2011

I Do not drive slow though 75 I used to be boy racer.. As I can concentrate better at higher speeds. But that is not an Excuse to penalise slow drivers, the Ones that get irritated are the ones who drive recklessly and kill others these are the ones that are the problem and need to get to grips with there patience, and if they do not they should be taken of the road, as should all drink drivers. They should lose there licence for good.

PS I get annoyed at slow drivers, but I have to wait. There is a difference in a Slow Driver and a Slow Bad driver

  morddwyd 21:13 22 Jul 2011

I take it this only applies to London and the like.

The rest of the country is rapidly coming up to the festival known as the Combine Harvester Procession.

Also can't wait to see it applied to the many miles of "Single Track Road, with Passing Places" Which I regularly get to travel over!

  birdface 22:54 23 Jul 2011

Slow Driving Speed Camera's

I was driving when I saw the flash of a traffic camera. I figured that my picture had been taken for exceeding the limit even though I knew that I was not speeding. Just to be sure, I went around the block and passed the same spot, driving even more slowly, but again the camera flashed.

Now I began to think that this was quite funny, so I drove even slower as I passed the area once more, but the traffic camera again flashed.

I tried a fourth and fifth time with the same results and was now laughing as the camera flashed while I rolled past at a snail's pace.

Two weeks later, I got five tickets in the mail for driving without a seat belt.

You know, you just can't fix stupid.

  BT 09:02 24 Jul 2011

WhiteTruckMan

I have seen them elsewhere on the public highway, but cannot remember where

Seem to remember that the Blackwall Tunnel has/used to have 10mph minimum speed limit signs. A bit academic considering the traffic holdups through there on most days.

  n47. 10:57 24 Jul 2011

If slow drivers irritate you, why not set off earlier and get there relaxed.

They should concentrate on the drivers who drive 30cm from your rear bumper trying to force you out of your way no matter what speed you do. Prize candidates for heart attacks.

  Quickbeam 11:16 24 Jul 2011

"I was surprised to learn that it is an offence in Australia to drive at below the speed limit... deemed to be causing undue delay to other drivers"

You can fail a driving test in this country if you fail to keep up to the relevant speed limit on a clear road. When I took my HGV years ago, I was told by the instructor that if the examiner took me on a particular test route that had a quarter mile of dual carriageway in it, to make sure that I got up to 50mph unless there was traffic slowing me down, otherwise they fail you for failing to make sufficient progress!

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