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Jazza104

Fixed Speed Cameras + Roadworks On M1

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Hey, first post :devil:

Was driving from Altona Meadows -> Williamstown today on the M1. Just after where it splits, left to (Old?) Geelong Road, right to continue on the M1 there is roadworks, the speed limit is 80KM/h down from 100KM/h. I know there's a fixed speed camera, or 'traffic monitor camera' there (just after it splits). Do they adjust the detection speed down from 100 -> 80KM/h when there's roadworks?

Thanks.

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You'll find out in 4 weeks i think.

But given the roadworkers can change the speed whenever they need to, its fairly unlikely they are on

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yeah i dont think they do.

half the time they dont work right anyway, i doubt they are going to recalibrate them each time.

keeping that in mind, any one of those workers could trip and fall in front of you, court's wouldn't be in your favor if you hit them at 100kmph

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Well most people were sitting on 100KM/h anyway. If someone is sitting on 80KM/h, they're holding up all the traffic anyway. I'm all for 'smooth driving' where everyone's doing the same speed, much safer than everyone doing a different speed.

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Well most people were sitting on 100KM/h anyway. If someone is sitting on 80KM/h, they're holding up all the traffic anyway. I'm all for 'smooth driving' where everyone's doing the same speed, much safer than everyone doing a different speed.

And I'm all for shooting up with a whole bunch of junkies, much safer than doing it in an alleyway alone!\

People in general are lemmings, if someone goes the right speed, others will follow (save for the raging BMW drivers).

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And I'm all for shooting up with a whole bunch of junkies, much safer than doing it in an alleyway alone!\

People in general are lemmings, if someone goes the right speed, others will follow (save for the raging BMW drivers).

You are correct, after all it is perfectly logical that the speed limit is reduced to protect the workers who are working behind a concrete barrier, why not slow the freeway down, after all how many times have you seen a car break through those concrete barriers?

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You are correct, after all it is perfectly logical that the speed limit is reduced to protect the workers who are working behind a concrete barrier, why not slow the freeway down, after all how many times have you seen a car break through those concrete barriers?

The concrete barriers aren't all the way along the freeway, they only cover some sections along the monash - there's works on the westgate side too that have none.

I suppose you could only lower the speed limit in sections where workers are exposed, but then people would complain about numerous speed changes, and not being able to see that far ahead. And say one of the barriers cops a hit at 100kph, wouldn't want to be the poor bloke standing on the other side of it when the wall jumps out at you - they aren't fixed to the road surface.

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The concrete barriers aren't all the way along the freeway, they only cover some sections along the monash - there's works on the westgate side too that have none.

I suppose you could only lower the speed limit in sections where workers are exposed, but then people would complain about numerous speed changes, and not being able to see that far ahead. And say one of the barriers cops a hit at 100kph, wouldn't want to be the poor bloke standing on the other side of it when the wall jumps out at you - they aren't fixed to the road surface.

Lets also take into account the amount of time that the speed limit is reduced but there is no one there, cant see why the dont put up those variable speed signs, when the guys get there in the morning they change them and when the last guy leaves they change it back, not real hard to do.

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Lets also take into account the amount of time that the speed limit is reduced but there is no one there, cant see why the dont put up those variable speed signs, when the guys get there in the morning they change them and when the last guy leaves they change it back, not real hard to do.

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Preach it Brotha!

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Hi OP. What ended up happening even though this was a long time ago? This is because I'm in a similar situation. 

I'm from Sydney and was recently driving from Melbourne Airport down to Geelong via the M1. Being as it is unfamiliar place for me, I was being even more careful with my driving. Sadly, I was not careful enough. 

I was in cruise control set to slightly under 100km/h, and did not realise the yellow painted lines on the road meant reduced speed to 80km/h due to the roadworks (silly me I know! but never seen such things in Sydney). There was a fixed speed camera in place, but not sure if they reduced the limit on the camera (as some cars were wizzing past me). 

I believe it was the camera near Princes Freeway, Forsyth Road Bridge, Geelong Bound, Point Cook. Any opinions would be appreciated! 

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