"Speed cameras - lots of them" Traffic, Driving and Crossing the road Tip by easyoar

  Speed camera and warning sign
by easyoar

If you are driving you need to be aware that there are lots of speed cameras in London, and also in many other parts of the UK.

However the good news is that due to a rather bizarre law, a fixed speed camera needs to painted in bright luminous colours to stand out so that drivers can see it. Road signs warning of the camera also need to be posted up.

In this picture you can see the warning sign, the speed limit (this is in miles an hour - 30 mph is approx 50 km/h). There is a little bit of leeway, but only a little so don't chance it!

Penalty is a fine and points on your license, although if you are from abroad you may not get the points.

The other thing to be aware of is that most speed cameras photograph you once you have gone past them. There are also extra clues as they paint white lines on the road every foot or so. This is used as a extra check as 2 pictures are taken with a fixed delay between the two, and the distance travelled can also be measured should there be any dispute.

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  • Written Feb 5, 2005
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