Post by Administrator on Jul 15, 2016 18:41:59 GMT
A story about a motorway roadworks case and a video of the repeater sign distance at 400 meters. I still dont have the roadworks or motorways books yet, though the rules are probably special "Variable speed limit" rules. But why anyone would authorize "variable" speed limit repeating only at 400 meters, when Lorrys & HGV can easily obstruct the view of the signs.. especially if they suddenly change to 40mph (with enforcement) is nearly as much a mystery as why they do not show up on video recordings very clearly for evidence after an alledged offence.
Post by Administrator on Jul 15, 2016 22:46:43 GMT
Here is a "Dog-leg" junction.
According to the manual, signs are not placed exiting the side road, as they might accidentally be seen from the main road and be confusing.
Also one sign only is optional.
Lots of these junctions around the 20 and 30 mph areas of Bristol. But many other examples. One was incorrectly signed with 45 cm signs used as terminal signs in Church Stretton, directly opposite the camera van. Also incorrect size terminal signs.
Here's an example from Bradford Appley Bridge area..
This is a post I am just doing in the catch of the campaign thread.. but I thought I would put it in here as well...
A56 Chester Road, Walton 09.52am Warrington 19 july 2016 Cheshire police patrol cars with two officers. Trainer and learner. Or Spotter & shooter. On Chester Road, Walton Warrington. Large Tree Grown over road signage for speed limit and the Google maps shows problem has been there for a while. Road not enforceable. Also the Sign Configuration is Questionable. I report it to the Officers. One Officer gets very angry that I ruin his little speed gun session. But agrees he will tell the council about it. The Officer is using a LTI True speed camera on a tripod.
The Blue sign does not say Dual Carriageway. And it is only one lane on one side. It says 40 Means 40. And Police enforcement. Thus when the traffic signs manual says 600mm it means 600mm. and when it says Unlawful sign configuration it means unlawful sign configuration. And when the road must comply with the TSRGD for enforcement evidence to be submissible.. well... it means it is not submissible if "the road" doesnt comply.
You can have a single carriageway with 3 lanes and a single carriageway with 4 lanes. I guess you will need to check the Traffic regulation order for the road. But if it is Dual Carriageway status then it should have a sign in place stating it IS a dual carriageway, or else it might not be enforceable as one regarding the required signage configurations. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dual_carriageway#United_Kingdom
Here is an example where there are lined markings, not grass. In either situation you would need to check the traffic regulation order to establish the road type. For signage configuration
Not long after, I see the Go SAFE North Wales Camera Van CW54 FCX on Chirk bypass.. by the McDonalds roundabout! Not on the bridge! first time I have ever seen it in this position! I do my delivery and the driver is still there afterwards! He is "VERY HAPPY TO TALK TO ME!" says to come back anytime. Is happy to talk about speed cameras & road signs as much as I want & takes my website details to look at. He is using an LTI 1000.
He answers many questions & tells me a lot of things I didnt know. This Professional Police Witness gives me many testimony & evidence that I an sending to Simon Byrne, Cheshire police Chief, who work with North Wales Police across borders from time to time.
Main points discussed...
The Professional Witness agrees that a Traffic Light stop line can only be the size stated in the TSRGD manual. And they are trial testing a new type of Red light camera in North Wales called "RED". They do not use "Traffipax" brands in North Wales. But agrees that you need the measurement markings to calculate the amber light distance, like the traffic light cameras in London & manchester.
The Professional Witness says that there is NO PRESCRIPTIVE DIRECTIONS FOR 20MPH SIGNAGE SPEED LIMITS. Local Authorities set their own rules & regulations & specifications for sign sizes & repeater signs. So there could be no Secretary of State approval unique for each area.
The Professional Witness says that if a sign has foilage grown covering it, he will NOT enforce the speed limit.
The Professional Witness says that he had tried to get slip efffect from the LTI 1000, but he can not do it.
He also more or less agrees with me on sign condition, like faded numbers or red rings. & the amount of dirt covering a sign.
He has not tried any of the experiments to the test the LTI laser size that I explained to him.
I do not think he has seeen or read the Traffic Signs Manual, (Not certain) But has briefly attended court cases, when required to enter the court room to give evidence. They do try to put cases through sometimes, but most of the time when the signs are not fit & proper he simply does not enforce a location & moves to a different one, informing the council of the tree or bush growth.
There is currently a sign on the Welsh/Cheshre border for a road traffic enforcement that the Police Cannot enforce because the "sign is incorrect". It must have been made wrong or something. I am not certain exactly where it is, as he only mentioned it as an example. But if a sign is "Not correct" it is a given exemple of where a enforcement cannot be done because of an incorreect road sign. Apparently this sign effects both Cheshire & north Wales because of its position on the border between both counties.
For further points watch the video! although its difficult to hear the Officer as he was inside the Camera van & the road was buisy. But this Officer was very enthusiastic & co-operative and states that he is a very fair camera operator, and Is happy to talk "any time" about road signs or speed camera devices!
Post by Administrator on Jul 27, 2016 21:37:46 GMT
Posting this in a few of the threads.....
MY NEW TSRGD 2016 DISCUSSION & ILLEGAL UNLAWFULL ROAD SIGNAGE & ENFORCEMENT POINTS.
Here they have charged me £89.97 for the TSRGD and printed on it says £65. Also it was NOT sent from abroad, so why does it say AIRMAIL? it says only 2 places SLOUGH & Gloucester! It was supposed to take until the end of August to arrive! so cannot have been expensice shipping from abroad! and it is only just a NEW UK Publication anyway!
I am asking for a discount or refund/return!
The Traffic light stop line is the same widths as before 200mm or 300mm. And the Orange Traffic light filter arrow is NOT in there from Nottingham, Southwark Lane/Road. And there is NO 300mm National Speed limit sign added at all. And NO variation of Motorway electronic sign National speed limit signs either! Obstruction!
There are 500mm speed signs but only within a Square combination sign. NOT alone.
So Many, Many signs still incorrect and in fact ILLEGAL! and you MUST HAVE 2 TERMINAL SIGNS! it is an actual directive!
Here my New TSRGD 2016 discussion. getting tired of this now. When will it end? the Torture from the Simon Byrne and CPS?
Post by Administrator on Jul 28, 2016 21:56:14 GMT
"Countdown" signs giving advance indication of a change in the speed limit are not prescribed and must not be used. For the purpose of these manuals they state that the word "must" indicates a legal requirement
Traffic Signs Manual 1982, amended 2004 states:
1.18 "The use on Public highways of non-prescribed signs which have not been authorised by, or on behalf of, the Secretary of State, is illegal and Authorities who so use unauthorised signs act beyond their powers. Additionally, an unauthorised sign in the highway is an obstruction. The possible consequences of erecting or permitting the erection of obstructions may be severe and those responsible could lay themselves open to a claim for damages; for example if the obstruction is the cause of accident or of injury in a collision or if the unauthorised sign injuriously affects a fronting property by blocking light or impairing visual amenity."
And I add "If is causes unlawfull prosecution, hassle, nuisance, legal costs, stress or wastes time having to spend months & years complaining to the police and authorities who will not accept their errors.