Tuesday, 3 June 2014

I saw a sign - Thematic Photography

One day recently a new sign suddenly appeared in our village.

Temporary road sign
My first thought was that this is a strange place to put a sign like this, a mere 20 feet before the speed limit expires.

Or is it sneaky as the approaching van cannot see what it says? If it's speeding will it get caught?

The car leaving the village will have seen the sign, but is it too late for it to get caught as it now can increase its speed from 40 to 60 mph?

In either case how will the police know what their speeds were?

But look what's above another sign.

CCTV cameras point in both direction.
No-one gets any warning they are there - and the speed check sign has gone.

Guess we will just have to read the court case reports to see who got caught!

To see signs seen by others check out the links at Carmi's Thematic-photographic-297.


Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I've always taken speed limits as a suggestion (in my youth).

Funny story about a gent I worked with at Microsoft who took a gig in Germany. He wasn't used to the cameras (hadn't reach the US yet). Never saw police. For months after arriving exceeded the limit...until his address caught up with him and he learned he had hundreds of thousands in fines.

Jo said...

Those cameras are part of life round here. Sneaky of course. Not only that, they changed the speed limit on a local road virtually overnight and we got caught because we had no idea. Totally unfair.

Alan Burnett said...

I have always thought that putting a sign up proclaiming a "speed check area" is a bit like the police putting up a sign saying "robbery free zone"

Michèle Dextras said...

I would think they would be required to tell you! Not fair to trap you! Funny series of photos!

Little Nell said...

It’s the same here in Lanzarote!!

Karen S. said...

Okay, too funny, and something our police do too often, with no warnings!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

It's the sudden changes in speed limits that set up the speed traps.

There's some little towns on I-95 which I think get almost all their money from those tickets.

Gilly's Camera said...

Times like this...glad i don't drive!