Come to Manchester, average speed camera hell ATM, upgrading to a 'smart motorway', which involves leaving it half shut at 50mph through rush hour all week, then working on it at night. all the whilst not having enough staff to actually monitor the smart camera's properly, leaving a huge backlog of speeding tickets/courses to issue.
They've also thought putting 50 signs on the M602/62 around the M60 junction, despite there being no average speed camera's on it, leading to near misses daily as some slow down, some don't (there's no need for it TBH, as the slip road and that lane is always backed up to a standstill about a mile before the speed signs anyway)
I likes smart, makes me feel all clevver.
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Top of the M3 is being turned into a Smart Motorway - 20 miles of continuous roadworks. Great fun.
Meanwhile, the Wellington Urban Motorway is being turned into a Smart Motorway. About 400 yards of roadworks. Gives some perspective, I guess.
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Smart/Managed Motorways popping up everywhere now. Can understand some of the places they've had them for a while, like on the M42 northbound before you get to the M6 or M6 Toll. But other places it just seems like a way to raise some indirect taxes.
Theres a bit of the M60 thats permanently 50, in one direction only, because the idea of anyone going around 25 mile wide circle at 70 is just scary....
Have spent the last few weeks figuring where the average camera's are on the M60, noted if I'm going to my mates and come off the M602, I only go past one camera before I come off again. Can't really do an average of one can ya....
The ones on the A roads going over the Pennines are a **** TBH. How the hell am I suppose to die in a fiery inferno if I can't speed over there ffs.
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I particularly enjoy the term 'smart motorway'.
If you want a motorway adventure, I suggest you guys drive the M8 through the centre of Glasgow. I don't really appreciate how bonkers it is because I know it like the back of my hand.
Am I right in recalling that one goes something like.
'Where am I, where's it taking me, what the hell is happening, oh theres Ibrox, dammit I'm wrong side of the river now'?
If so, yep, I'm with you all the way. Up there with the Leeds inner ring road for 'Where the **** am I being taken' experiences.
Mind you I still struggle on parts of Manchesters inner ring road, which does have motorway classification in parts... Namely the part I struggle with, which is a shame as its the part near the junction for my house I always miss.
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