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#16 Paddy H

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:30 PM

While on subject we've have a big increase on these mobile van camera's.... Do they really shoot as far as rumoured?
Very sneaky around here for them lately, i don't know why but even on the safest dual carriageways they're making a presence but causing more chaos and severe panic / braking amongst drivers causing a chain effect.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:57 PM

Yeah I've seen a few vans round Brum, but this little Toyota aygo was very sly. Atleast you may notice a big van with a camera, you couldn't see an aygo even if you were in a Toyota garage there that small!!

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 11:04 PM

Yeah I've seen a few vans round Brum, but this little Toyota aygo was very sly. Atleast you may notice a big van with a camera, you couldn't see an aygo even if you were in a Toyota garage there that small!!


You from round brum mate?

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 11:55 PM

Na mate your ok, seems to have been a standard Gatso, they can't measure the speed legally as again at night the flash stuns you, all good buddy :)

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 12:10 AM

I was driving the other night, and spotted a speed camera definitely pointing towards towards my side of traffic on a three lane duel carriage way.
I really wasn't sure of the speed limit, and was pretty confident it was 40.

I looked down at my speedo, I was doing 34.
I looked at the camera, and boom - a really quick, but bright red and front on flash.

Having looked at it, it appears that it was a Truvelo speed camera, which are front facing.
I was heading the wrong way anyway, so turned around in a carpark and went back on myself, looking for speed signs.

It was definitely 40, and when I thought back, I realised that a motorbike had gone past me somewhat faster - having searched on google, apparently this is common on motorbike, because the drivers are fully aware that these cameras take front shots only, and a bike doesn't have a front registration plate.

This happened on Sunday, so I'm still waiting, but I'm almost confident that I'm okay.

If you havent' received a valid NIP (Notice of Intended Prosecution) within 14 days, you're fine.
by valid; IF ANYTHING is incorrect on it, spellings, name, car reg, road name - send it back to them on the 13th day questioning it, if they return it - it's past the 14 days, and it was never valid as it was inaccurate.

Also; Request details of the latest calibration certificate/report.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 12:22 AM

You're giving away trade secrets now, that pays for my doughnuts you know. ;)

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 12:32 AM

I knew it!

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#23 Stoney871

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 01:02 AM

That's an old pic, we haven't worn white shirts for about 4 years.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 07:17 AM

You're giving away trade secrets now, that pays for my doughnuts you know. ;)


If I ever meet u Clive I shall buy u 1

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:51 AM

If I ever meet u Clive I shall buy u 1

Dash decent of you dear chap. :D

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:57 AM

on the average speed camera front i recently bought a tomtom xxl sat nav and noticed that when i recently went to duxford on the A14 through the average speed cameras it calculates your average speed on the nav through that area nice bit of kit to have if going into areas you dont usully frequent. also changes colour if you are over the limit on a particular speed limit say doing 45 in a 40 goes to red as a visual warning.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 10:54 PM

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 ;)


you cant use cruise control on the a14 most times!

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:15 AM

try them mobile vans round my way despite them meant to have signs up and be visible they hide in any little corner they can ive usually got the kids in the car so im not speeding but the sneaky way they do it gets up my nose its a money making exercise if they wanted to decrese speed on those areas they would have proer cameras up

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:27 AM

Dash decent of you dear chap. :D


Well I have to bribe my police officer friends with something ;-)

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:26 AM

Well I have to bribe my police officer friends with something ;-)

Are you trying to influence an officer of the laze
Naughty ;)

It's ok, I got pinged by a mobile van myself a few months back, they do have a habit of parking in a blind spot at the point of a rise in a road to catch people coming over the top.
One of the local favourites is a flyover that goes from 40 to 30 and they sit between that speed change point and an existing fixed camera.

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