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Post by skidlydog » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:26 pm

Hi all, Having a bimble around wales today and managed to come across a police van with a forward facing camera ...oops 40 or so in a 30 . As i passed him i was at 30. Question, he poss took my reg as i cruised by at 30 rearward, can i still be done ? Thanks :?

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Re: speeding ?

Post by Oop North John » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:43 pm

I think so, though you'll find out in the next two weeks ;)

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Post by lancashirelad » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:35 pm

If it was one of the newer vans I think they have smaller cameras facing forward & one one the offside?
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Re: speeding ?

Post by garyboy » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:33 pm

don't know … but I read somewhere that the camera takes 2 pics and they deduce u speed from that???





ps .. my guess has always been that they take a snap of u from the front, say, then another, then take u plate as u pass ???? anyone know for sure?

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Post by zimtim » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:41 pm

Do a search it was covered on here before and basically yes you can be done if the local traffic photographic society has the necessary equipment.
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Post by johnnyboxer » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:14 pm

skidlydog wrote:Hi all, Having a bimble around wales today and managed to come across a police van with a forward facing camera ...oops 40 or so in a 30 . As i passed him i was at 30. Question, he poss took my reg as i cruised by at 30 rearward, can i still be done ? Thanks :?
Yep
Happened to me
Approached from the front of van (headlights & windscreen) and the camera was pointing out of the back doors - so aimed at traffic oncoming towards me
Still got done at 71mph in a 60 limit
Spoke to traffic bureau and they have 360 degree cameras, all linked together
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Post by Petethefeet » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:19 pm

I got done in a 30 zone from a van, I went past at 30, then assumed as I was passed it it was ok to open the throttle a bit. A week or two later I get a letter to say it was 35.
I am sure I was at 30 before the van so it must of got me as I was passed it.
A few weeks later I saw the van with what appeared to be an external camera on a tripod just behind it pointing at the back of the passing traffic.

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Post by Scott_rider » Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:54 am

If the van only took a picture of your bike coming towards the camera and then the operator manually noted down your registration number as you went past then you can't be prosecuted. They have to show the vehicle and the number plate and the speed at the time of the offence. As other have said, if there were two cameras facing the opposite ways then that's a different matter.
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Post by Toe » Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:40 pm

garyboy wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:33 pm
don't know … but I read somewhere that the camera takes 2 pics and they deduce u speed from that???

ps .. my guess has always been that they take a snap of u from the front, say, then another, then take u plate as u pass ???? anyone know for sure?
That's how normal speed cameras work with the lines on the floor (speed = distance / time). I would personally think that couldn't work in this scenario because those 'distance lines' are a very specific distance apart.
The handheld ones use lasers which is basically voodoo I believe.
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Re: speeding ?

Post by chillidave » Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:57 pm

Just been on a speed awareness course this morning......surprised how interesting it was. :o

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