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Gatso's, Whats your opinion? here is a good site too!

LoneCrusader Avatar
1d, 2y agoPosted 1 decade, 2 years ago
Speed Cameras, some peeps hate them, well, maybe all do... :D

This site shows how well they can be hidden as well as what happens when drivers get their revenge on these revenue collection devices... :D

there is also info about how sophisticated Speed traps have become to overcome radar detectors/jammers...

http://www.speedcam.co.uk/gatso.htm very interesting... :D


What do you think on this subject?

Why did they pick that non reflective, bland, yellow to get by the law...
Years ago, the telephone service did a servey on which colour to replace the old red boxes with, they dismissed yellow because under trial it didnt stand out any where near as well as red in rural areas, as yellow fitted in with autumn's colours... (is that why the same bland yellow was picked for Gatso,s, I wondered?)

Have you noticed that, most, if not all, speed limit sign's disappeared off the lamp posts leading up to speed traps... when they used to be a disc on every other lamp post...

Have you noticed, that most roads have speed camera signs when they havent got any at all, I believe that this is a way to help hide the cameras but get by the law by being able to state a warning sign is present... nothing covered the point that you can put them on every road so you then tend to class them as everyday common meaningless signs...

Dont you think that it would have been fairer to put a big reflective speed limit sticker on the backs of the Gatso's instead of a dull yellow, at the least, nobody could get caught out by having guessed the speed limit wrongly...

Have you got any near you plainly put in best revenue collecting spots as opposed to danger spots...?



I came back from Colchester the other week, via the A12, I spotted a handful of Gatso,s in one 40 mph section, all one my side of the carraigeway, all around 200 yards or less apart, I wondered if that was legal as if you did speed, all the cameras would get you one after the other... :shock:

If we follow the states lead, we could end up with all the speed traps sold off individually to peeps (highest bidders) as a individual profit making businesses... I wonder if in a few years time, there would be enough so we could all own one each... :D:D:D

By the way, in cas you are thinking it, I have never got caught speeding by one of these cameras, it just a subject I think needs airing when its clear use is a matter of revenue collecting above safety...
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1d, 2y agoPosted 1 decade, 2 years ago
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They have new cameras in some places. They photograph cars at the start and end of a certain length of road, a mile or maybe more, and work out if they've been speeding over the whole distance.
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jcat
They have new cameras in some places. They photograph cars at the start and end of a certain length of road, a mile or maybe more, and work out if they've been speeding over the whole distance.

you could probably have some great fun with a pair of cloned cars then if you do it right...

you could be then well proud of a speeding ticket for doing just under 'the sound barrier' & getting away with it :D:D:D
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LoneCrusader
you could probably have some great fun with a pair of cloned cars then if you do it right...

you could be then well proud of a speeding ticket for doing just under 'the sound barrier' & getting away with it
:D:D

That's like the police speed detector van that clocked itself for speeding. Someone removed its licence plate and attached it to a white van which was then raced past the police unit a couple of times.
#4
I'd have to look up the news link somewhere, but a few years ago when red light cameras became more popular with police in North America there was a big court case as it came out that the police had installed the red light cameras (to photograph and fine people running reds) and then on the intersections where they had installed the cameras they shortened the yellow light time!!! so people who were used to a 3 second yellow light before it turned red now only had 1 second for example before they were running a red!!!
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