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Top Gear - Speed Cameras

supersport

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Was JC right last night when he said that speed limits displayed in the matrix signs are reflected in the speed cameras??

I would have thought that other than Specs and any digital cameras, that this wasn't possible?

Mark.


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Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by supersport on 22 May 2006

Was JC right last night when he said that speed limits displayed in the matrix signs are reflected in the speed cameras??

I would have thought that other than Specs and any digital cameras, that this wasn't possible?

Mark.



Unless the speed is surrounded by a red circle then the matrix signs are only advisory.

The M25 has variable speed limits in force, with GATSO's to enforce whose settings are adjusted depending on the limit in force at any particular time.

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Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by Rob J on 22 May 2006

Previous poster said:
The M25 has variable speed limits in force, with GATSO's to enforce whose settings are adjusted depending on the limit in force at any particular time.
As does the M42.

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Quote: Originally posted by So Poo on 22 May 2006

Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by Rob J on 22 May 2006

Previous poster said:
The M25 has variable speed limits in force, with GATSO's to enforce whose settings are adjusted depending on the limit in force at any particular time.
As does the M42.


And for those taking the M4 to Llandow, Thames Valley police are restricted to unmarked cars only, whilst Wiltshire are notorious for their use of camera vans on the bridges over the M4, not sure about Somerset & Avon, but think the Welsh forces are a bit like the Gestapo...anyone got anyother info to watch for the route down??

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Slightly ot, but I noticed an unmarked police car on the M23 last week - a white Evo 8! One to watch out for...

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Quote: Originally posted by admin on 22 May 2006

Slightly ot, but I noticed an unmarked police car on the M23 last week - a white Evo 8! One to watch out for...
Oh definitely watch for that...as the M23 has my personal UK public road land speed record at 71mph (sorry officer) :oops:
& it was in a Merc :oops:

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Previous poster said:
And for those taking the M4 to Llandow, Thames Valley police are restricted to unmarked cars only, whilst Wiltshire are notorious for their use of camera vans on the bridges over the M4, not sure about Somerset & Avon, but think the Welsh forces are a bit like the Gestapo...anyone got anyother info to watch for the route down??
Down our neck of the woods they generally post locations of camera vans on the Safety Camera Partnerships sites in advance:

http://www.safecam.org.uk/CameraSites/

cheers, Alex


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Those coming to Llandow be very caerful, from Bristol onwards on the M4 speed cameras at the following locations

1. Past Bristol turn off juc 20 - 19
2. Severn Bridge as you approach tool both approx 1 mile back, fixed camera van normally.
3. M4 Pencoed just b4 juct 36, there nearly every day.
4. When you come off to go to Llandow they park on the dual carridgeway as you come off the motorway, be very caerful.

5. Everywhere in the Bridgend/Porthcawl area, Vans everywhere be very mindful.

Daz

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Interesting,

However, before you all get too excited, you need to realize that by the issuing of a fixed penalty notice, you (the offender) are being OFFERED this option as an ALTERNATIVE to being taken to Court. Court option is always there on both the police and the offenders side if either feel that is the more appropriate option....

Sorry!!

PS: Spotted (not that you could have missed it) a fully marked up Scooby (owned/operated by the Gendarmerie) in Calvados, France last week!


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