Average speed cams do they really work?

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  1. buttons

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    I would be interested to know if anyone on here has ever had an “Average Speed Camera” fine. I was travailing under the Hatfield tunnel today through the 40mph restriction. A car came past me as if I was standing still and continued over the arisen.
    [FONT=&quot]I have never heard of anyone being clocked by ASCs, have you?[/FONT]
     
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    never had a ticket from one and cant give a definative answer as to if they work but as nearly everyone else is doing the posted speed whats the point in trying to get to the front of the line.
    you may pass a few cars but you will get to a line of complying cars anyway with no way to pass.

    there will always be someone who ignores it.

    i was in a contraflow on the southbound M1.....left lane for south, center lane as divider and right lane for northbound.
    posted 50mph and a rolls royce doing about 80mph in the center divider going south.
     
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    If you join in one lane and leave by another they apparently can't clock you.But I wouldn't try it!
     
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    Considering the cost......never fancied finding out!

    Being caught out by a normal 'mobile' cam is bad enough.....£60 plus three penalty points. Having those points on your licence for three years I think is a tad excessive given far more serious offences being committed. That said, most insurance companies don't penalise for SP30's.
     
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    I tend to do the limit plus a bit especially if they are long roadworks, but there is always somebody faster I have heard that if you change lanes it cannot detect you but like another poster I would not push my luck.:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:I use the 10% margin
     
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    there a lot on the web about this and evidently its a myth but i wont be trying it to find out...:Rofl1:
     
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    you could always exit the restriction sandwiched between two HGVs...if the camera cant see the van it cant read the plate...:thumb:
     
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    Read an article somewhere and quite a number have been clocked and fined!

    Peter
     
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    I'm not sure about changing lanes, as there are normally two cameras, one covering each lane !
     
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    definative answer......yes they do work...

    http://www.speedcamerasuk.com/SPECS.htm

    Quote from the manufactures of SPECS system. "The SPECS system is so efficient and user friendly that Manchester CTO processed 2,500 offences in 6 man-hours".
     
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    I know some who got caught at night by them on the M25.

    Yes they do work.
     
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    Hi if HGV drivers are watching the speed limit in a limited speed area then there are working cameras.

    dpick
     
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    By my working out if they all got tickets thats £150000 not a bad days work. Where does all the money go? :Angry::Angry::Angry::Angry::Angry:
     
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    That`s £25000 an hour, not bad, anybody here on that sort of wage?:Laughing::Laughing:
     
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    i earn that in me sleep :thumb:......then i wake up :cry:
     
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    Well they don't appear to be using it to repair the potholes in the roads :Eeek: :Angry:
     
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    I went through some the other day on the M1 when it was quiet and I was at least a couple of miles in and wasnt really concentrating when I realised I was doing 70+. I reduced speed and remembered to exit on a different lane. Will see what happens? Probably nothing I imagine.
     
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    So the technology works but how do you set up and commission temporary road works cams. Do you set them up electronically or measure the varying distances between each camera. This measurement would have to be pretty accurate if you are measuring a couple of mph. Some cameras are miles apart and some only a few hundred yards.
    The potential variables must be a bit of a challenge to the commissioning eng. How do you measure a vehicle that keeps changing lanes? It will be interesting to fine any first had involvement on here or is it a bit like reports of gassing.
    The M25 variable speed section is different as the cameras are permanently fixed on gantries. :driving2:
     
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    The speedo on a tacograph is calibrated too the exact mph so when I am in an asc control zone I just set the cruise control at -1mhp below the restricted speed but soon run up to motorists going slower because light vehicle speedo's re not as accurate as taco's useually 3mph slower there has been some debate as to whether the mph shown on a satnav is correct I can say that my TomTom is spot on with my taco but fast in my car and motorhome by about 3mph.
     
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    Do you really care when your driving your motorhome there's no need to speed. Live life in the slow lane it`s less stressful :Cool:
     
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