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two strong jolts of blue light. I was even checking my digital speedometer and it showed 29 whilst on the camera's range. Could it have been the camera or something else? There were no cars or motorcy… Read More
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
two strong jolts of blue light. I was even checking my digital speedometer and it showed 29 whilst on the camera's range. Could it have been the camera or something else? There were no cars or motorcycles behind me. Could the camera have been faulty? I went later on to check it out and watched as drivers passed by, it never flashed once. If I get a speeding ticket, would it be easy to appeal against it, because I know what speed I was at.

Has this ever happened to you?
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
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suspended#1
Yes it has happened to me.

Did you know that only 1 in 27 flashes by any camera results in a letter being sent out.

If you do get a letter (Doubt it) they take two photos for a reason, it is a exact time between the two pictures, and the lines in the road are precisely measured.

You can work out the speed, by the pictures and the lines on the road.

That is why some people say if you go through a static speed camera using traditional film at over 100MPH, the 2nd picture takes you out off the printed lines and will not stand in court... (Apparently).
1 Like #2
I have just slightly jumped the lights before and got the flash but no fine same with speed cameras.
#3
Chiptivo
Yes it has happened to me.

Did you know that only 1 in 27 flashes by any camera results in a letter being sent out.

That is why some people say if you go through a static speed camera using traditional film at over 100MPH, the 2nd picture takes you out off the printed lines and will not stand in court
.

Where did you get this info i would like to know more about these cameras :thumbsup:
#4
Thanks guys appreciate the comments, it has eased my mind. Rep to all.

Edit: What the hell? Chiptivo got suspended, just now? I was about to give him rep Lol.
#5
PraxxtorCruel
Thanks guys appreciate the comments, it has eased my mind. Rep to all.

Edit: What the hell? Chiptivo got suspended, just now? I was about to give him rep Lol.

he made a rude thread less then 1min ago with foul words in.
#6
..... two strong jolts of blue light. I was even checking my digital speedometer and it showed 29 whilst on the camera's range. Could it have been the camera or something else? ........


Aliens ?
#7
shibi din
Aliens ?


http://www.k3pgp.org/seti/aliens.jpg
#8
PraxxtorCruel


Edit: What the hell? Chiptivo got suspended, just now? I was about to give him rep Lol.


Wow that was quick lol,
#9
black gerbil1
he made a rude thread less then 1min ago with foul words in.

Like what foul words ???
#10
waterloo
Like what foul words ???


chicken???? :?
#11
waterloo
Like what foul words ???


bellabonkers
chicken???? :?


Turkey!!!! :w00t:
#12
Don't know where this rubbish comes from if its flashed then its you the only way you will get away with it is if there's no film in it, which i doubt as it's SD cards now.It flashed me the 1st time i went through over the speed limit and i was done and the same thing for my uncle and my mate aswell coming back from the airport just a few weeks ago and this was by 3 different cameras in 3 different towns. So id expect a fine through your door in the next week along with 3points and if you want to pursue the fact you where under the MPH limit it will end in you being fined way more as you will not win.

One of my jobs as a sub contractor was fitting road loops in the road these work by sensing some voltage drop across the windings when metal crosses them, we use to test they where working with ladders. There will be a loop at the start and one at the end and there will be a set time between 2 points so say its 2seconds if your over that no problem you must be under the speed limit, but if your over it will know and with an equation it will know your average speed through the trap down to 10th's of a MPH.
#13
Most of the time when people see flashes it just the reflection of their own headlights lol, if you werent speeding you wont get done,
#14
polly69
Don't know where this rubbish comes from if its flashed then its you the only way you will get away with it is if there's no film in it, which i doubt as it's SD cards now.It flashed me the 1st time i went through over the speed limit and i was done and the same thing for my uncle and my mate aswell coming back from the airport just a few weeks ago and this was by 3 different cameras in 3 different towns. So id expect a fine through your door in the next week along with 3points and if you want to pursue the fact you where under the MPH limit it will end in you being fined way more as you will not win.

One of my jobs as a sub contractor was fitting road loops in the road these work by sensing some voltage drop across the windings when metal crosses them, we use to test they where working with ladders. There will be a loop at the start and one at the end and there will be a set time between 2 points so say its 2seconds if your over that no problem you must be under the speed limit, but if your over it will know and with an equation it will know your average speed through the trap down to 10th's of a MPH.


But, if I was doing 29 in a 30mph speed camera how can I not appeal against it?:evil:
#15
If you get a fine, it's going to be difficult to prove you weren't speeding. If it were a matter of just sending a letter saying "oh I was doing 29, honest!", everyone would do it.
#16
and felt two strong jolts of blue light

You where clearly shot with a ray gun. Seeing as you didn't disintegrate into a pile of radioactive dust you should be fine.
#17
oldmanhouse
If you get a fine, it's going to be difficult to prove you weren't speeding. If it were a matter of just sending a letter saying "oh I was doing 29, honest!", everyone would do it.


Yeah but how can it be my fault that camera thought about having problems with me. What would you do in my situation? Just accept the fine and pay it and possibly get 3 points in your licence? Especially when you know what speed you were going at?
#18
Goonieman
You where clearly shot with a ray gun. Seeing as you didn't disintegrate into a pile of radioactive dust you should be fine.


Geek alert :geek:










:p
#19
PraxxtorCruel
Geek alert :geek:










:p


The geek shall inherit the earth!
#20
Goonieman
The geek shall inherit the earth!


Geek chicks, here I come!!!! :evil:
1 Like #21
Sometimes if the car coming towards you was travelling over the limit it will also trigger the camera to go off but you will be ok as you were travelling under the limit, which is why it takes the two photo's for them to work out it wasn't you so I wouldn't worry.
#22
What type of camera is it?

http://www.speedcamerasuk.com/speed-camera-types.htm

Unfortunately a digital speedometer can be inaccurate due to its averaging period.
#23
pghstochaj
What type of camera is it?

http://www.speedcamerasuk.com/speed-camera-types.htm

Unfortunately a digital speedometer can be inaccurate due to its averaging period.


The first one I believe its named Gatso speed cameras.
#24
scent from above
Sometimes if the car coming towards you was travelling over the limit it will also trigger the camera to go off but you will be ok as you were travelling under the limit, which is why it takes the two photo's for them to work out it wasn't you so I wouldn't worry.


Thanks that was helpful.
1 Like #25
PraxxtorCruel
The first one I believe its named Gatso speed cameras.


They use radar (not induction loops in the road) to decide whether to take the photographs. The flashes are visible spectrum, not IR, hence you see the flash.

The radar speed calculation is supported by reading of the lines between the first photograph and the second photograph. If you were not speeding, you will not get NIP. If a mistake is made and you get sent a NIP, you will have simple grounds for it being later rejected because they will check the distance/time manually.
#26
pghstochaj
They use radar (not induction loops in the road) to decide whether to take the photographs. The flashes are visible spectrum, not IR, hence you see the flash.

The radar speed calculation is supported by reading of the lines between the first photograph and the second photograph. If you were not speeding, you will not get NIP. If a mistake is made and you get sent a NIP, you will have simple grounds for it being later rejected because they will check the distance/time manually.


Thanks man, appreciate the help, rep!

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