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Old 13 December 2004, 08:30 PM   #1  
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Default Doing 100 on A46 - Spot a Camera Van on a Bridge....

....I braked hard, as did the car I was overtaking, when we both spotted it - I dropped back more than him
Happened to me last week.
No NIP yet, but wondered what these cameras range is (must have braked to 70 about 1/2 mile away), and what my best ploy is to get out of it should I get a NIP (anything considered, legal or otherwise
Very sneaky placing by the way - certainly not an accident blackspot, clear road with good visibility on a clear day! *******
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Old 13 December 2004, 08:43 PM   #2  
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no hope m8 u will get a ban!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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....I braked hard, as did the car I was overtaking, when we both spotted it - I dropped back more than him
Happened to me last week.
No NIP yet, but wondered what these cameras range is (must have braked to 70 about 1/2 mile away), and what my best ploy is to get out of it should I get a NIP (anything considered, legal or otherwise
Very sneaky placing by the way - certainly not an accident blackspot, clear road with good visibility on a clear day! *******
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Old 13 December 2004, 08:44 PM   #3  
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whereabouts on the A46. You know just for safety reasons don`t want to have to brake really hard and cause an accident you know.
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Old 13 December 2004, 08:56 PM   #4  
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yea a ban 4 u 2
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whereabouts on the A46. You know just for safety reasons don`t want to have to brake really hard and cause an accident you know.
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Old 13 December 2004, 09:09 PM   #5  
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Ha ha - hard compared to the muppet next to me.
The bridge for the University was where it was at - sneaky *******.
Cheers for the advice - off to pack my cases, i'm emigrating - let the buggers catch me in Argentina
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Old 13 December 2004, 09:23 PM   #6  
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no hope m8 threre on 2 u good luck !!!!!!
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Ha ha - hard compared to the muppet next to me.
The bridge for the University was where it was at - sneaky *******.
Cheers for the advice - off to pack my cases, i'm emigrating - let the buggers catch me in Argentina

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Old 13 December 2004, 09:50 PM   #7  
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Ha ha - hard compared to the muppet next to me.
The bridge for the University was where it was at - sneaky *******.
Cheers for the advice - off to pack my cases, i'm emigrating - let the buggers catch me in Argentina
so why did you feckin brake then???????

porky pies or pie in the sky!!!!!!!

should have done over the ton then..


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Old 13 December 2004, 09:57 PM   #8  
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In fair visibility you can get about 1km range... however they tend to target an area closer, around the 300-400m mark.
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Old 13 December 2004, 09:58 PM   #9  
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so why did you feckin brake then???????

porky pies or pie in the sky!!!!!!!

should have done over the ton then..


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Huh?
I braked cause I spotted the camera and wanted to scrub my speed down to legal limits in case I wasn't yet in range. Why else?
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Old 13 December 2004, 09:59 PM   #10  
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"you're fackin nicked me old beauty"
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Old 13 December 2004, 10:03 PM   #11  
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Lucky it was a Student from the Uni driving
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Old 13 December 2004, 10:14 PM   #12  
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Old 14 December 2004, 12:19 AM   #13  
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It may not have been a speed camera. It could of been one of those road tax cameras,

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Old 14 December 2004, 12:34 AM   #14  
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I've passed 3 of these forward facing mobile hair dryers, tripod mount, slung out the back of a van and hovered over a bridge.

M3 - Northbound 6:45am junction south of Fleet Services, camera on bridge, probably so close to the CTR's bumper it caught him not me



A35 - Entering Poole on the Old Wareham Road (past the car garages), 6:00am!! in a 30mph industrial estate (question is why), was doing 50mph as I came over the hump out of the 60 limit saw the van and slammed on the stop pedal, never heard a dicky.



A35 Upton Bypass - About 1/2 mile down the bypass out of Dorchester towards Poole 6:30am, first lay-by after l/h sweeping bend, approached at about 90mph, spotted and slowed on first sight... not a dicky



Interestingly all of these have been before 7am in the morning!! that is more than a coincidence! I leave for work in plenty of time when the roads are quiet and similarly on the journey home, they are blatantly targeting the roads when empty as they know as well as any of us that the god dam roads almost go backwards when every other 50mph lane hogging numpty gets out
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Old 14 December 2004, 07:21 AM   #15  
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Saw one on a bridge on the A46 on Sunday, but it was pointed the other way (southbound). Somewhere near the A45 junction.


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Old 14 December 2004, 08:40 AM   #17  
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You might be ok. The police camera van only focuses on 1 vehicle at a time. 50/50 mate! They have a range of 1km and they average you over a certain distance.
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Old 14 December 2004, 08:43 AM   #18  
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be carefull the ones on the a14 appear to be targetting the other carriageway from a bridge when infact they are diagonally targetting the approaching traffic on the opposite carriageway.
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Old 14 December 2004, 04:50 PM   #19  
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The person who is operating them first has to decide which car to target so this governs the point at which the target car gets picked up, which is max. about 600 meters. The radar is capable of working at greater distances but at 1 mile your speed can not be judged by the guy behind the radar. (Think plane in sky and how that appears to be moving slowly). Hopefully until you get to within range and have cut your speed, his attention has been elsewhere!
This is from the horses’ mouth!

Prehaps you should slow down and then you won't have to worry about these things......:-)

Speed dosn't kill its the person who is driving !
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Old 14 December 2004, 05:05 PM   #20  
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Cheers JJD - a sensible answer.
When I say braked hard - hard enough to scrub off speed, I knew no-one was behind me and I was fully in control at all times (I have good brakes and am an Advanced Driver).
I would say they'd be more likely to target me, as it's a Scooby - but am sure I was within legal limit by 500 metres distance from van.
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Just read the whole of this thread without noticing it was 12 years old, you owe me 5 minutes of my life.

Wonder is Sulli is out yet?
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I thought sulli had been released and was letting us know
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I thought he had moved to Argentina
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Maybe they read this thread and were waiting for him at the airport.
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He should be coming off his ban soon I believe.
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