• Sep 1st 2006 at 7:57PM
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Apparently, when some motorists see their speed displayed on a radar-assisted light sign, they don't pay much attention (hell, we've seen people speed up to see how high it goes).

The solution, it seems, may be in the form of Atkins' new speed sign that not only shows the speed of the vehicle and tells the driver to slow down, but also the displays the vehicle's license plate number.

The new technology is currently undergoing testing in the U.K. and, during a test run on the M42, elicited the desired response: brake lights.

[Source: AutoExpress]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      Linda T
      • 9 Years Ago
      I agree with 7 of 7. Speed limits are posted to let you know the safe speed to drive. People that disregard this and take the law into their own hands by driving as fast as they want to are a public hazard.
      It used to be people obeyed the law, that was when we were a great society.
      • 9 Years Ago
      "22. With the wireless technology and the computer controlling the car why don't have the speed limit signs send a signal to the cars computer to keep people from speeding."

      there is a little thing called the constitution, other than that - nothing.
      • 9 Years Ago
      From a financial standpoint, these digital autocam robotoy speed traps are a huge $$$ windfall. Here is how it works. Pay whatever ticket is assessed against you and you DONT get any points torwards your drivers license. DONT pay it and fine, you dont have to pay but you WILL get points torwards your drivers license. Either way, you loose, either way, the Govt Entity gains.

      These robotoy speed traps would make sense and actualy serve a good purpose if placed in sensible areas, near schools, hospitals, churches, playgrounds, parks, and tourist locals. You know, places where you realy do need over the top traffic control.

      They dont belong on highways, expressways, turnpikes, and speedways. But when do elected officials ever make sense?

      Hell, try passing a law preventing politicians from owning a company being paid on contract to install the robotoy speed traps. Ha, good luck!
      • 9 Years Ago
      People who speed should be subjected to much harsher penalties. Not only are they annoying, they are arrogantly ignoring the law. This sign will only be a high score board for the doucheclowns who speed. It should EMP their car if they're caught going 10 or more over. The worst thing about speeders is they feel entitled to speed and actually feel insulted by the law. It's like a thief who complains about anti-theft systems.
      • 9 Years Ago
      This is 100% as!n!ne. If they can tell the plate then simply impound the vehicle and arrest the driver. Done. This chicken crap approach will get nowhere fast, because some people like fame and will just speed up to get 'noticed'.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Lets face it! If it is'nt against the law it will be!
      We have more laws on the books now than ever before.
      You and I know that if the government wants to break the law they can do it. But if I go 5 miles over the speed limit I am public enemy number #1. yet you can go to yahoo, search type in Judges trained to resist the constitution. and no government agent wants to talk about that. WHY?
      1. Absolute power corupts absolutly.
      2. Bias
      3. constitutional treason.
      4. you have no rights unless you are the government!
      6. If you dont believe me just look for yourself.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I'd like to see the real desired response: a 30.06 to the guts of the computer!
      • 9 Years Ago
      Hey 7of7,

      Why don't you just stay right and not whine like a bitch. If the DOT set realistic speed limits, then there would be less "speeders". Get a grip and do some research. There are countless studies on this. Montana had somw of the safest roads ever when they had no speed limits. The limits are set by politics for the purpose of pulling in more cash. People are insulted by these laws because they are unrealistic.
      • 9 Years Ago
      You're the 1 out of 30 people I see a day going the speed limit, the driver that usually has the most activity in their general area because traffic has to compensate for YOU. The type of person that would compare going 8 miles over the speed limit to armed robbery or murder, the type of person that lets certain aspects of this government go unquestioned, the type of person who should go back to whatever authoritarian country they came from.
      • 9 Years Ago
      This is all a waste of time & money! First, this is a way to squeeze taxpayer money to "NOT" fix the roads & highways (then add another tax increse to help fix the roads) & waste on this crap that Second, nobody will care about! They will see their plate up for less than 10 seconds before someone else's plate number replaces it!! Besides. most highways have cameras installed already so let them monitor speed (that type of computer software already exists) click a picture & mail the ticket to the offending person or company & let that pay for the roads making our taxes less!! But they will never do it. Our goverment only knows how to WASTE MONEY!!!
      • 9 Years Ago
      They have one of the traditional installations of the "Your Speed Is" sign near my house, on a downhill section. The damn thing starts blinking you speed if you're just 1 MPH over the limit. The tightest tolerence I'd ever seen before was flashing at 10+ MPH over the legal limit.
      • 9 Years Ago
      At roadworks (like those shown in the picture above)so far this year 5 highway workers have been killed - as were 12 last year - by speeding motorists unable to stop in time before ploughing through the set of plastic cones that is all that protects these guys who are trying to ensure *your* safety.
      I'd suggest all you speedfreaks should be made to go see the wives and children of these 17 workers and explain exactly why you feel so aggrieved at having to slow down for 5 minutes or less.
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