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Latest road signs to display driver’s stupidity as well as speed

system views some manoeuvres as 'neanderthal'Road safety campaigners are celebrating today after the first roadside display sign to show the intelligence of drivers came into operation at a notorious stupidity black-spot on the A40.

Hopes are high for the success of the new innovation, which builds on previous systems of roadside traffic monitoring that use LED displays to flash up the speed of each car as it passes through dangerous stretches of road. The new device also takes an estimate of the driver’s IQ, based on factors such as the presence of car bumper stickers of any description, whether the stereo system’s bass speaker is of greater value than the car itself, and if the driver is tailgating while simultaneously texting and eating an Egg McMuffin.

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Posted: Aug 23rd, 2010
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M25 appears in court accused of endangering motorists

Several of the UK’s busiest motorways and A-roads are to be prosecuted for putting drivers’ lives in danger. Following a survey which declared more than half the nation’s roads ‘unsafe’, several roads have been charged with using excessive bends and failing to provide motorists with adequate braking distances.

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Posted: Nov 30th, 2009
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Speed camera outside of school ‘just licence to print money’

Motorists are fuming at the positioning of a new traffic speed camera just 100m from a junior school in Waltham Forest. ‘I’ve been using this route for 15 years now to avoid the speed bumps on the high street. Now I’ve been indiscriminately fined for doing 60 in a 30 zone,’ complained Local van driver Frank Watson, ‘It’s just another form of tax on the hard-working public’.

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Posted: Jun 25th, 2009
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