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yodudebc

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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 5:48:47 PM

The most effective speed limiting device I have seen lately is the radar-controlled electronic sign. It flashes when you are 10kph over the limit, and posts your speed, adjusting as you do. Most people adjust. Now this is the kind of automated radar I have no problem with.
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yodudebc
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2013 12:20:33 PM

yes
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2013 11:43:39 AM

No
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yodudebc
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2013 12:59:34 PM

yes
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mdr46
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2013 1:21:42 PM

Very few of thoise around where I live. I live in an area full of speed cameras. No warnings - just photo citations.
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nichols
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2013 10:26:56 AM

sometimes
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yodudebc
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2013 10:22:56 AM

yes
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2013 12:21:59 AM

Maybe if they had a large sign to view "SP..Photos being taken" plus a random strobe flash behind sign for a rearview mirror affect. None in our area.
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Carusle
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 11:00:12 PM

yes
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STEVE853
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 10:57:52 PM

No
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geobmw
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 4:29:18 PM

no
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traffic cop
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 3:56:06 PM

Yes. They're useless.
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 2:44:35 PM

No
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lled
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 1:18:37 PM

no
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ricebike
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 12:27:11 PM

. double post

[Edited by: ricebike at 3/26/2013 12:28:31 PM EST]
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ricebike
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 12:27:11 PM

they recently put one near a school-zone & it does help both the driver & the cop around the corner to give out a ticket if he / she keeps going over the speed limit!
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Coco0828
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 11:41:13 AM

no
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yodudebc
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 10:17:17 AM

yes
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sagnat
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 5:36:00 AM

Not as a rule but they do have portable radar signs for areas that have stratches prone to speeding.
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Norm1947
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 12:33:36 AM

no
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geobmw
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 8:59:51 PM

no
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vikings80
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 8:55:24 PM

yes
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 8:30:48 PM

Yes, but I think it encourages some to set the high score!
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diesel8888
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:10:59 PM

Yes
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:47:57 AM

yes
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yodudebc
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:52:41 AM

There are several on trailers that they move into school zones. There is a volunteer crew of concerned parents in viz-vests and hardhats milling around each one. All this makes a point.
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WEDDY
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 8:58:37 AM

No
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Titanic1985
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 8:29:36 AM

Good Morning yodudbc. We have one mobile radar electronic sign in a small town eleven miles for my home. It is moved around to advise people the speed limit is 30 or 35 MPH. It is for informational purposes only. Take care :-). MGY
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yodudebc
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 10:13:04 AM

yes
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EnergyEngineer
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 4:28:08 PM

Yes, they are a waste of taxpayer money
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yodudebc
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 4:12:02 PM

yes
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gascomber
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 1:04:06 PM

yes
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97PearlCat
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 11:05:45 AM

No.
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Greenrancher
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 10:50:42 AM

Yes, they are around here. Information only.
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psm80134
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 10:40:46 AM

Yes, but they're more of a vivsual feedback for the driver than an automatic citation device.
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 9:14:41 AM

Yes, but only to inform not ticket.
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 8:34:00 AM

Periodically these things are sitting around at various locations, but no one really pays them any attention. Most people see how fast they can run through them.
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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 8:06:43 AM

I've seen a couple more lately - local PD musta got a grant from somewhere
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chipote
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 11:08:05 PM

Yes
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traffic cop
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 9:31:07 PM

People in Massachusetts ignore them. The only thing which really slows people down is blue lights and a citation book.
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yodudebc
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 6:20:18 PM

Mostly portable ones here but there are a few permanent ones.
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streetcars
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:19:49 AM

county and a few local burbs have a trailer that they set up.
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yodudebc
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 10:51:25 PM

They are starting to install them semi-permanently in Vancouver.
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2012 9:57:07 AM

No
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yodudebc
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 9:10:35 AM

yes
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ReddevilNO
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 7:01:52 AM

No, not in my area, but there are a few, a good distance from where I live, but not like the one you have stated. There are some that lets you see the speed you are doing as you get near it.
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yodudebc
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:56:01 AM

Thanks for your clarification, PhilnTX!
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PhilnTX
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:02:53 AM

To be technical, there aren't actually any "radar-controlled" electronic signs. However, there are devices that use remote mounted radar units to detect and display speeds called Radar Speed Signs.

But yes, I agree to a point. It would be better if an actual officer was there.
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2004VHO
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 10:36:28 AM

Yes, we have a few.
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psm80134
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 10:26:28 AM

Yes.
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yodudebc
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 9:23:27 AM

yes
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