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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Dont know if anyone knows anything about these but worth a try

I think I was flashed by an orange gatso camera, the metal boxy ones to the side of a metal post. was doing about 60 in a 40 coming in the direction approaching the lense.. at the same time another car was driving away from the lense at an unknown speed.

Am i right in thinking that the fixed gatso cameras only flash cars driving away from the lense or should I expect a ticket in the post?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    If you're on the same side of the road as the camera then I am fairly sure that it is watching you, and you'll have been caught. If however, you are on the opposite side of the road to the camera you should be alright.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yeah i was on the opposite side of the road from the camera so fingers crossed im ok :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You should be then :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Depends on the type of camera. The ones with one boxy lens photograph the rear of the car. The ones with 2 round sticky out bits in the middle photograph the front.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Some take photos of the car rear, others take pictures of the front. You won't know which it was until you get the N.I.P in the post, if at all.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Also doing 60 in a 40 zone is pretty lame.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ^ Agreed

    To be honest, if you didn't get caught, you were lucky.

    I suggest reducing your speed in future, as your stopping distance will not be anywhere near enough if someone stepped out into the road - that's presuming there are no faults on your car - i.e. your brakes work well and it isn't a wet day!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Does a speed camera flash when you get caught?
  • littlemissylittlemissy knit chick Posts: 9,972
    lipsy wrote: »
    Does a speed camera flash when you get caught?

    I think it depends on the camera.

    The average speed ones don't, not sure all the box ones do. Some do.
  • SkiveSkive No discipline. No morality. No respect. New ForestPosts: 15,104 I eat threads for breakfast
    GATSO cameras take a pic of the rear of your car and are the ones that produce a flash
    Truvelo cameras take a pic of the front of your car and don't flash.

    Both of them are almost always situated on the near side (on your left hand side).


    This suggests to me in this instance it was a Gatso camera on the otherside of the road. I think your safde.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    yeah i think i was the gatso so i'm hopefully ok. and i dont make a habit of going that fast, but it's a flyover from a dual carriageway and the limit drops quite rapidly from national speed limit to 40 with a camera immediately afterwards, there are no pedestrians to speak of & it didnt really feel too fast.. I dont go speeding around built-up areas just one of those things :-(.
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