New Road Side "Furniture" - Damp Squib
I thought that I knew about most sorts of cameras and Trafficmaster sensors but there are 2 further types appearing recently - can anyone say what they are please?

The newest is a tall straight pole with no box at the bottom and it has 2 large solar panels, mounted below the top, one each side of the pole at about 45 Degs plus it has a very frail looking windwill type fan on it. This is presumably to give it power when there is no sun.

The older type is a similar pole but with an 18 in square and 2 foot high box at the base and a single solar panel mounted on the top.

Both these are only on A roads so far as I have seen and of the newer type there are 2 within 400 yards on the road from the Ram Jam on the A1 thru to Oakham.
New Road Side "Furniture" - Robin Reliant
Can't be certain, but I think I read somewhere that these are an environmentally friendly way of providing power for street lighting.
New Road Side "Furniture" - Altea Ego
Dont confuse these with Met Office weather stations.
New Road Side "Furniture" - Dynamic Dave
Can't be certain, but I think I read somewhere that these
are an environmentally friendly way of providing power for street lighting.



Yep:- www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?t=15205
New Road Side "Furniture" - Damp Squib
Mystery Solved. When I first went past the things were incomplete. They are now working as solar and wind powered, radar sensed speed warnings, saying'Slow Down', on both approaches to a fairly dangerous bend
New Road Side "Furniture" - Civic8
There was a portable version in orpington last week.I wouldnt be too certain they arent speed cameras as well:-(
New Road Side "Furniture" - Morris Ox
How long before, in adition to Slow Down, these blessed things start saying 'Don't Forget to Turn Your Wheel', 'Don't Do Anything Silly' and 'Wouldn't It Be Safer If You Stayed In Bed?'

Welcome to nanny-world...
New Road Side "Furniture" - Bagpuss
A bit off topic, but whilst on business in the US a while back, I saw road sings on one of the Interstates that said something like "Warning water on road during rain".
New Road Side "Furniture" - NowWheels
How long before, in adition to Slow Down, these blessed things
start saying 'Don't Forget to Turn Your Wheel', 'Don't Do Anything
Silly' and 'Wouldn't It Be Safer If You Stayed In Bed?'


if they have radar-sensors, then presumably they only warn if the driver hasn't slowed enough?

If someone has forgotten to turn the wheel, a warning would be a very good idea, except that it'd probably be too late :(
New Road Side "Furniture" - Myles
How long before, in adition to Slow Down, these blessed things
start saying 'Don't Forget to Turn Your Wheel', 'Don't Do Anything
Silly' and 'Wouldn't It Be Safer If You Stayed In Bed?'
Welcome to nanny-world...

Perhaps if so many drivers didn't show that they need nannying....
New Road Side "Furniture" - L'escargot
How long before, in adition to Slow Down,


A lot of bends have "Slow Down" warnings when it is not necessary. On the other hand, there a lot of bends that can catch you out if you don't slow down. I generally make my own judgement regardless of whether there is a warning or not.

I wonder what the criteria are for deciding whether any particular bend is given a "Slow Down" warning?
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