"SPEED CAMERAS !" England Warnings Or Dangers Tip by DAO

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Speed Cameras are evil. There is no reasoning with them and they do work, all too effectively. There are about 6,000 speed cameras on UK roads ? and the numbers are growing. They are both fixed and mobile. At the very least you usually do get a waning sign. If you do see a camera sign, SLOW DOWN!

Below are the different types of mechanical beasts that they use to drive up your motoring and insurance costs:

Gatso
Sited at the road side, Gatso speed cameras use radar technology to measure speed and a photo of the back of the vehicle is taken. There are markings on the road to do this. Can only see from behind, so you could say someone else was driving.

Truvelo
Sited at the road side, forward facing Truvelo speed cameras use loops in the road to trigger when a speed limit is exceeded. Takes a frontal picture. They can see the drivers face. You are so caught!

SPECS
Sited on yellow overhead gantries, it measures your average speed between 2 points. Warning signs say AVERAGE SPEED CHECK. If you go past one or 2 cameras, pull over on the hard shoulder and say you had warning lights coming on.

Peek
On the road side, Peek speed cameras use loops in the road to trigger when the speed limit is exceeded. They are rear facing and a bit rare outside of London and the south. You can say someone else was driving.

Speedcurb
On the road side, Speedcurb speed cameras use loops in the road to trigger when a speed limit is exceeded.

Watchman
On the road side, Watchman speed cameras use radar technology to measure speed, a photo of the rear of the vehicle is taken. You can claim someone else was driving. These are often paired with a speed display board you can see and covers a long distance. Slow down!

Traffic Light
On the road side, Traffic Light cameras are mainly used to enforce red lights. Go over the white line and you will get zapped. These systems can also be used in the same way as a Gatso and the government is looking to make many of these detect speed during green lights. Rear facing, you can lie

Website: http://www.ukspeedcameras.co.uk/guide.htm

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  • Updated May 16, 2007
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