Cameras in focus

Cameras in focus

Cameras in focus

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WHILE I fully understand the general public being upset about the camera car being used to issue fines to people parking irresponsibly/illegally in and around schools and also other streets in York, I can only come up with one obvious conclusion – don’t park in areas with double yellow lines, school crossings, zig-zag areas outside schools.

It is the same with speed camera vehicles, and how quickly the news about one being on a certain street at a certain time spreads like wildfire over social networking sites, warning others of its position. The answer to that is also very simple – don’t speed.

A Harrison, Acomb, York.

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10:27pm Fri 6 Jun 14

notpedallingpaul says...

If only it were that simple, speed cameras I don't have problem with, if your caught by a speed camera it's because you have exceeded the statutory speed limit and there are no ifs or buts about it.
The problem with the 'spy camera' is that it can't differentiate between a vehicle stopped on double yellow lines to pick up or drop off - which I understand you are allowed to do - and a vehicle that is parked, to the camera they are both the same.
If only it were that simple, speed cameras I don't have problem with, if your caught by a speed camera it's because you have exceeded the statutory speed limit and there are no ifs or buts about it. The problem with the 'spy camera' is that it can't differentiate between a vehicle stopped on double yellow lines to pick up or drop off - which I understand you are allowed to do - and a vehicle that is parked, to the camera they are both the same. notpedallingpaul
  • Score: -58

12:30am Sat 7 Jun 14

jay, york says...

And we were originally told by labour council that this "spy camera" car was being introduced to improve safety measures around schools. From what I hear and read, it spends very little time actually carrrying out its job description. In ANY private sector business this would be a sackable offence.
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And we were originally told by labour council that this "spy camera" car was being introduced to improve safety measures around schools. From what I hear and read, it spends very little time actually carrrying out its job description. In ANY private sector business this would be a sackable offence. , jay, york
  • Score: -57

12:42am Sat 7 Jun 14

jay, york says...

jay, york wrote:
And we were originally told by labour council that this "spy camera" car was being introduced to improve safety measures around schools. From what I hear and read, it spends very little time actually carrrying out its job description. In ANY private sector business this would be a sackable offence. ,
Well that must be a record - within 3/4 minutes the score is -18. These weak, pathetic labourites must be so hacked off now they are resorting to this.
In ANY private sector business, these mark down mongres would be sacked anyway. Serious complaints going into York Press now.
[quote][p][bold]jay, york[/bold] wrote: And we were originally told by labour council that this "spy camera" car was being introduced to improve safety measures around schools. From what I hear and read, it spends very little time actually carrrying out its job description. In ANY private sector business this would be a sackable offence. ,[/p][/quote]Well that must be a record - within 3/4 minutes the score is -18. These weak, pathetic labourites must be so hacked off now they are resorting to this. In ANY private sector business, these mark down mongres would be sacked anyway. Serious complaints going into York Press now. jay, york
  • Score: -223

12:44am Sat 7 Jun 14

jay, york says...

jay, york wrote:
And we were originally told by labour council that this "spy camera" car was being introduced to improve safety measures around schools. From what I hear and read, it spends very little time actually carrrying out its job description. In ANY private sector business this would be a sackable offence. ,
And now at 12.44 it is -58!
[quote][p][bold]jay, york[/bold] wrote: And we were originally told by labour council that this "spy camera" car was being introduced to improve safety measures around schools. From what I hear and read, it spends very little time actually carrrying out its job description. In ANY private sector business this would be a sackable offence. ,[/p][/quote]And now at 12.44 it is -58! jay, york
  • Score: -313

5:47am Sat 7 Jun 14

notpedallingpaul says...

jay, york - I have written complaining to the press about the misuse of the comment marking, the editor has replied they will look into it, and as far as I know they are still looking into.
The press are allowing a third party to manipulate the system, which to all of us who comment on here has now become a mockery, and anyone with any modicum of intelligence will work out that this is the case.
My comment didn't as far as I was concerned, criticise a particular person or even a political view, it was an observation to the question posed by the writer, but it still had a negative score, so it would appear that we are going to have to put up with it.
jay, york - I have written complaining to the press about the misuse of the comment marking, the editor has replied they will look into it, and as far as I know they are still looking into. The press are allowing a third party to manipulate the system, which to all of us who comment on here has now become a mockery, and anyone with any modicum of intelligence will work out that this is the case. My comment didn't as far as I was concerned, criticise a particular person or even a political view, it was an observation to the question posed by the writer, but it still had a negative score, so it would appear that we are going to have to put up with it. notpedallingpaul
  • Score: -205

7:14am Mon 9 Jun 14

Dr Robert says...

The camera car will not be needed in Heslington Road now to police St Lawrence school as the council have caved in and painted car parking spaces over the cycle lane, a few labour voters in that area I think. As for the vote fiddling above , has it occurred that the Press may not want to find out who the culprit is.
The camera car will not be needed in Heslington Road now to police St Lawrence school as the council have caved in and painted car parking spaces over the cycle lane, a few labour voters in that area I think. As for the vote fiddling above , has it occurred that the Press may not want to find out who the culprit is. Dr Robert
  • Score: -58

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