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Old 08 January 2011, 18:09   #1
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Hyperthetical question, if someone was driving above the speed limit along a dual carriageway and there was a mobile speed van parked on the opposite carriageway could that person be done for speeding? Do the camera's read across carriageways?
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Old 08 January 2011, 18:24   #2
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Depends on the type of tax van lol, there are some that are multi directional. I had a bit of sweat on a while ago, having just fitted a boost guage and testing it out, only to find a helicopter on my a$$, just glad it was not accompanied by an awaiting car lol.
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Old 08 January 2011, 18:28   #3
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Hyperthetical question, if someone was driving above the speed limit along a dual carriageway and there was a mobile speed van parked on the opposite carriageway could that person be done for speeding? Do the camera's read across carriageways?
I made the mistake of ignoring a mobile camera van on the opposite carriageway in Surrey and was sent a court date through the post. Luckily the summons stated the wrong speed limit for the road i was on, so i got away with it on a technicality, as i would have received one hell of a ban and fine.
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I made the mistake of ignoring a mobile camera van on the opposite carriageway in Surrey and was sent a court date through the post. Luckily the summons stated the wrong speed limit for the road i was on, so i got away with it on a technicality, as i would have received one hell of a ban and fine.
When did these van become operational. I don't think we have them in Scotland.

Was there not a human rights thing about cameras taking pictures of your face.
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Old 08 January 2011, 18:44   #5
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If they point the gun at you then yes indefinately
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When did these van become operational. I don't think we have them in Scotland.

Was there not a human rights thing about cameras taking pictures of your face.
About 10 years or so
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If they point the gun at you then yes indefinately

we are talking camera vans not hand held guns mate sorry
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About 10 years or so
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Old 08 January 2011, 18:57   #9
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I've searched the internet and it some sites say yes and some say no....Most peoples replies are "wait 14 days to see if you get a nip in the post"
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Another one in Surrey, A24 heading out of Dorking has a camera van hidden alot that does both ways
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I have not seen any of these vans. I have only seen the standard head on vans with one sad tw$t sitting in the back. Having a 5 knuckle shuffle about how many victims he's caught that day.
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They can shoot you coming, or going and yes they CAN shoot you across a dual carriageway barrier.

You just have to wait and see.
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Nope. I remember taking my Y plate UK300 up the A66 to Cockermouth in 2002 on my way to a mates wedding and there were at least two camera vans on that road on that day
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Mmmmmmmm I still haven't seen any. Must try and find me one. LOL. All the ones up here are one way.
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They may APPEAR to be, but if they are using laser, trust me, they CAN shoot you coming or going.
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They may APPEAR to be, but if they are using laser, trust me, they CAN shoot you coming or going.
spot on!! i was travelling up a dual carriage way in my scoob doing 48mph(speed limit was 40mph)i saw the VAN on the other side and thought **** it he cant get me...3 days later i get a photo of my rear end..3 points and a 60 quid fine!!!!! (he was facing traffic coming down on his side)
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spot on!! i was travelling up a dual carriage way in my scoob doing 48mph(speed limit was 40mph)i saw the VAN on the other side and thought **** it he cant get me...3 days later i get a photo of my rear end..3 points and a 60 quid fine!!!!! (he was facing traffic coming down on his side)
So where do you think the camera was.

Surely the camera must be up high to catch the other lane, on the opposite carriageway.
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Vans I have seen in Nottingham DEFINITELY shoot across dual carriageways.
We have a regular one near our QMC hospital that looks at a flyover and it is placed superbly to get those both towards it and on the other carriageway going away from it as the cars move up the flyover.
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So where do you think the camera was.

Surely the camera must be up high to catch the other lane, on the opposite carriageway.
i know where the camara was, it was at the bottom of the opposite carriage way facing uphill (with cars coming down towards it)and i was going uphill on the other side away from van...still got me so really it was lower down than me,they can zoom in for about a mile btw as demonstrated at a car show i attened once
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I have not seen any of these vans. I have only seen the standard head on vans with one sad tw$t sitting in the back. Having a 5 knuckle shuffle about how many victims he's caught that day.
didnt see that post...but thats the exact same sort of van that got me.
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