Speed camera question..

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Bigtallfatbloke, 3 Feb 2008.

  1. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    ...erm...you know those yellow box cameras...and this is purely and totally nothing to do with me you understand...if they are facing you on the other side of the road and the camera flashes twice at you...am I ...erm I mean would somebody else be about to get a letter?

    ...just say it was somebody else doing about 40 in a 30 limit...erm....how many points would that cost?...:rolleyes::blush:

    ..bloody motorists;):biggrin:
  2. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    ask me again in 14 days :rolleyes:
  3. Oldlegs

    Oldlegs Frogs are people too.

    3 points and the best revenue generators work both ways.
  4. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    You may be lucky and find that the camera malfunctioned, unlikely though!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. Ashtrayhead

    Ashtrayhead Über Member

    Belvedere, Kent.
    Sometimes they are activated by the shadow of a vehicle in the opposite carriageway.
  6. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    middle of Norfolk
    *matronly rattling of pearls and adjustment of twinset*

    Oh dear. If the motorist to whom this happened is also a cyclist, perhaps he or she may wish to reflect upon how they'd feel if they were cycling along said road and a car went by too fast and too close at such a speed in such a place? Perhaps he or she may learn from the error of their ways and not do it again, as 30mph limits are there for a reason..

    *more matronly rattling of pearls and adjustments of twinset*
  7. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    At first i thought you had set it off on your bike then BTFB.
    I take it this person you mention was in a car then?
  8. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    no such thing as forward facing speed cameras are there, especially on the opposite carriageway, it must have been flashing someone on the other side, they mark the road up to make people think it's covering both lanes/sides

    I think, fairly sure
  9. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    How does someone drive both ways at the same time?

    These are inert objects and hence cannot generate any revenue at all. They simply record the actions of the vehicle...... any revenue is generated by the motorist
  10. Jaded

    Jaded New Member

    Yes, there are forward facing cameras. e.g. the Truvelo ones on the A14

    Not on the other carriageway though.
  11. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    You naughty boy, Bigtallfatbloke.

    Go to campaign and drop your trousers, touch your toes and brace yourself.
  12. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute

    Were there the marks on your side of the road as the camers went off? If so then maybe you got caught, if not then it was getting someone going the other way or your shadow.
  13. Jaded

    Jaded New Member

    I'd be frightened of Bigtallfatbloke's shadow!
  14. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    I was in a car once and the camera flashed at the car as it approached, but nothing came of it. Standard yellow box gatso.

    Naughty people who drive too fast and get letters in the post receive 3 points and a £60 fine for 40 in a 30.
  15. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    If you were on a single carriageway, then cameras can certainly be set to record pictures of vehicles travelling in either direction.
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