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Old May 16th, 2011, 08:59 PM   #1521
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I thought the point of radars was to slow down the pace, not to fine as many motorists as possible.
I think most politicians view radar speed control as just a kind of tax that the voters don't complain much about. I think the speed control aspect is rarely involved in the political decision about deploying them.
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Old May 17th, 2011, 12:21 AM   #1522
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I think most politicians view radar speed control as just a kind of tax that the voters don't complain much about. I think the speed control aspect is rarely involved in the political decision about deploying them.
In Sweden that would be political suicide. People don't respect laws they can't comprehend, so the authorities always say that the goal is to lower speeds. And people do respect the speed limits when they're imposed with cameras.
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Old May 17th, 2011, 12:25 AM   #1523
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Of course, nobody likes to get fines, for whichever nonsense offense they are.

90% of the speed cameras are simply on high-revenue locations. Some countries really excel in making them as sneaky as possible.
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Old May 18th, 2011, 11:43 AM   #1524
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In Sweden that would be political suicide. People don't respect laws they can't comprehend, so the authorities always say that the goal is to lower speeds.
Of course the politicians say the goal is to lower speeds. A politician saying something doesn't make it true.
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Old May 23rd, 2011, 10:12 PM   #1525
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Ascent of the Col d'Aspin (Pyrenees), western side:

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Old May 30th, 2011, 10:07 PM   #1526
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Ambulancing through Paris at rush hour:

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Old May 31st, 2011, 11:50 AM   #1527
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Ascent of the Col d'Aspin (Pyrenees), western side:



We can put Vimeo videos here like the YouTube ones.
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Old June 1st, 2011, 04:48 PM   #1528
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weekend full of traffic is starting... Paris is all red today already.

a video of traffic forecast from covoiturage.fr:



http://www.europe1.fr/France/Un-long...routes-567561/
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Old June 2nd, 2011, 07:51 PM   #1529
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It's done, France and Brazil are now officially connected by land.

The junction took place on May 28 at 10:30pm local time. Here are the pictures.

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Old June 2nd, 2011, 08:18 PM   #1530
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It's done, France and Brazil are now officially connected by land.

The junction took place on May 28 at 10:30pm local time. Here are the pictures.
Wow, that bridge is just under 7000 kilometers long!

(Joking, I know French Guiana is still part of France)
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Old June 2nd, 2011, 10:35 PM   #1531
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weekend full of traffic is starting... Paris is all red today already.

a video of traffic forecast from covoiturage.fr:



http://www.europe1.fr/France/Un-long...routes-567561/
1 point on the map = 1 car?? Seems like it should represent a lot more.
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Old June 4th, 2011, 01:58 PM   #1532
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Are they removing the speed enforcement warning signs in France?
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Old June 4th, 2011, 03:04 PM   #1533
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They are just replacing them by speed indicators.

@Morsue that's because covoiturage.fr is a car-sharing service for drivers and passengers so that map represents only journey planing from that web site. but it gives you an image of traffic forecast in general.
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Old June 4th, 2011, 03:18 PM   #1534
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They are just replacing them by speed indicators.
No, they are just removing them altogether. The best is to use an application in your phone warning you when there is an incoming radar. Policemen can't check your phone.
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Old June 4th, 2011, 03:46 PM   #1535
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these apps are going to be removed for the French users (by the providers such as Apple or Android..and not by police officers )...

Anyway, the "best" is to respect the laws i.e. speed limitations... Like I always did ! (I still have my 12 points )
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Old June 4th, 2011, 04:03 PM   #1536
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what about ovi maps on nokia, it has radar warnings integrated. http://www.20minutes.fr/article/7319...ts-transformes ok, they won't be replaced by speed indicators (but I read that somewhere), but with signs indicating dangerous zones.
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Old June 4th, 2011, 04:25 PM   #1537
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In my opinion, French speed limits are generally quite reasonable. I like the 90 - 110 - 130 approach better than the 80 - 100 - 120 they use in the Netherlands. 100 just feels awfully slow on a busy, but non-urban motorway.
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Old June 4th, 2011, 04:53 PM   #1538
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French speed limits are generally quite reasonable.
Indeed !
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Old June 4th, 2011, 05:01 PM   #1539
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In my opinion, French speed limits are generally quite reasonable. I like the 90 - 110 - 130 approach better than the 80 - 100 - 120 they use in the Netherlands. 100 just feels awfully slow on a busy, but non-urban motorway.
Well... Here in Spain we use 90-100-120 110 approach, that's really really slow! (I want 120 back!)
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Old June 5th, 2011, 12:28 AM   #1540
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When I drive on the motorway I usually drive 150 km per hour. Slower than that I find it too boring. On non-motorway roads, however, I rarely drive above 100 km per hour, because it's dangerous.
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