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View Poll Results: Do you slow down to below the speed limit when passing a speed camera?
Yes 27 52.94%
No 16 31.37%
Sometimes 8 15.69%
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Old 07-29-2004, 03:27   #1 (permalink)
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Do you trust your speedo?

I had a thought today about how many people will slow down below the speed limit when passing a known fixed speed camera. I see a huge caterpillar effect every morning on the way to the city along pronces hwy where the fixed camera is at orrong rd.

With the tolerances the way they are in VIC in my eyes has only caused the traffic to flow much more unevenly and even dangerously, when people realise at the ast minute that they are going past a camera and jam the brakes on.

Anyway, I thought I might pose the question and see how many people here trust what their speedo says when passing a speed camera.
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Re: Do you trust your speedo?

my speedo doesnt work so, i dont know what to think!!!

it could be evil!!
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Old 07-29-2004, 03:52   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Do you trust your speedo?

i gfot to always do 10-15 kays over to keep up with other cars all the time, mine might be wrong, i dunno
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Re: Do you trust your speedo?

I know my Speedo is out, but i have a fair idea how fast im going compared to teh Speedo, and i have hooked up a Push bike speedo as a back up.
It works well.
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Old 07-29-2004, 04:58   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Do you trust your speedo?

i trust it when cruising around, but slow down 10k under for speed cameras just incase

but yeh your right, the speed cameras do desturb the flow of traffic and make it more dangerous when stupid pricks brake hard to avoid a ticket

but i guess this really doesn't bother the athorities, they get a nice big bonus every year from all the revenue they get
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Old 07-29-2004, 05:50   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Do you trust your speedo?

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I know my Speedo is out, but i have a fair idea how fast im going compared to teh Speedo, and i have hooked up a Push bike speedo as a back up.
It works well.
You better be shitting me, cos otherwise DAMN, that's dodgy
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Re: Do you trust your speedo?

i trust mine in the ZL. tested yesterday in melbourne going along a freeway. there was one of those speed check things on the overpass that tells you how fast you are going. it said i was doing the same speed as what my speedo said so i know its right.
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Re: Do you trust your speedo?

i trust mine, but generally slow down a bit when passing a camera or the cops camping along the road
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Re: Do you trust your speedo?

Mine is accurate too but I still find myself just creeping under the speed limit just to make sure.
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Re: Do you trust your speedo?

maybe the question should also be asked.
do you trust the accuracy of a speed camera?
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