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#1 k13r4n

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:08 PM

I was a bit naughty earlier and was speeding anyway the camera on the other side of the four lane road flashed me should I expect points and fine or not ?

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#2 dezwez

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:14 PM

:( i would say so

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:31 PM

Was the camera facing you? If the lens was facing your front then you'll be ok.
If it was facing away from you then you're stuffed.
I'm assuming it was the standard grey box gatso?
They only aim at one lane at a time so you would have a 1 go 4 chance of not being caught anyway.
They also flash twice when nabbing someone as they need two photos to calculate the speed.
If they flash once then it's just a warming system they fit if no camera is in the box.


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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:33 PM

A Gatso style one got me forwards on a single carriageway A road, I was doing about 40 in a 30. Nothing ever came through so you might get away with it being a 4 lane road.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:39 PM

A gatso will not ping you from the front as a double white flash is dangerous and impairs night driving vision.
Some newer designs have come out (truvelo) which have multiple lenses and a live video camera so they can get more than one lane and as they have infra-red flashes can get you from the front or back.
They're quite rare though so most will never see them.
The ones to watch for now are the average speed cameras, they just sit there looking innocent and mop up the money like a sponge.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:50 PM

The camera was facing me on the opposite side so I was travelling towards the lens and it only flashed once

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:53 PM

Lucky boy! Be more careful next time. :)

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:56 PM

Lucky boy! Be more careful next time. :)


Hell yeah I will been bricking it all day I shall observe the roads I should know better being a young driver

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:03 PM

The ones to watch for now are the average speed cameras, they just sit there looking innocent and mop up the money like a sponge.


Yup! The A14 through Cambridgeshire is one long average slog. They stick roadworks in, reduce the limit to 50 in places and adjust the cameras to catch people's impatience. Cruise control is one of the best ways of ensuring you don't get a ticket through average cameras ;)

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:15 PM

Sounds like you might be lucky there!!

Think I might have got caught last week :(
I know there's no excuse but I was over 30mins late due to heavy traffic and went past a Toyota aygo with a camera mounted on the roof and a speed camera sign on the back at about 35 in a 30. Didn't even see it till I was passed it and the position it was in you had to speed up to get through a gap in the oncoming traffic, was parked in a line of cars on a small urban road :(

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:19 PM

At 35 you'll probably be ok too.
Car Speedos usually over read by 10% and you tend to get a couple of mph thrown on for good grace.
This will basically bring your true speed down to 32mph so don't panic too much.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:28 PM

Yeah I did think I would be okay buy still gona be anxious for a while. Do you know how long it takes to be processed btw?



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Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:50 PM

Usually a maximum of 14 days.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:13 PM

A gatso will not ping you from the front as a double white flash is dangerous and impairs night driving vision.
Some newer designs have come out (truvelo) which have multiple lenses and a live video camera so they can get more than one lane and as they have infra-red flashes can get you from the front or back.
They're quite rare though so most will never see them.
The ones to watch for now are the average speed cameras, they just sit there looking innocent and mop up the money like a sponge.


Yeah, and people on the M'way still do 70 in a 50 and brake when they see them? Do these morons know what "Average" means? They must be making a killing on the M62 going past Bradford, because they go on for miles!

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:17 PM

When I got pinged doing 102 I think I got the letter within 2weeks

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