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    Can a speed camera get you when driving into it?

    I drove towards (ie I could see the camera lense as I approached) a standard old style speed camera today and set it off. Am I right in thinking the cameras are designed to take pictures and prosceute only from the rear (mine was taken head on).

    N.B the road had the dashes painted on both sides, I assume this is so people can't go on the other side of the road to avoid the dashes.
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    Re: Can a speed camera get you when driving into it?

    Yes they can m8, but with the camera flashing i think is is for opposite traffic the reason being it would blind on coming cars at night, the one that gets you head on is a lazer camera
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    Re: Can a speed camera get you when driving into it?

    depends if it flashed you twice or not.....

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    Re: Can a speed camera get you when driving into it?

    if it;s a gatso camera then deffinatly 100% no they can;t get you fromn the front

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    Re: Can a speed camera get you when driving into it?

    Quote Originally Posted by JD GTE
    if it;s a gatso camera then deffinatly 100% no they can;t get you fromn the front
    100% true as above.
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    Re: Can a speed camera get you when driving into it?

    yes but gatsos have no camera lens facing you (as described in post)

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    Re: Can a speed camera get you when driving into it?

    Some gatso's flash if someone going the opposite way is going a fair bit over the limit.This happened to me a couple of times and i wondered the same thing and asked around.It seems to be true and the camera wont get a picture of you as its facing the opposite direction.Hope this helps.

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    Re: Can a speed camera get you when driving into it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hay
    yes but gatsos have no camera lens facing you (as described in post)
    if it's on a normal 2 way road & it's on the other side then it has

    i'm sure thats what he ment - if the camera was on his side though then it could be a Truvelo camera that do get you from the front but they don;t flash

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    Re: Can a speed camera get you when driving into it?

    gatsos are ****e

    i got flashed twice in a 40 doing 35mph obviously i didnt get fined but still lol

    i was only car on road and got 2 flashes.

    a few cams round here are also known to be set off by going in another direction (and theres a cam that spins so theres markign on both sides of roads)

    only thing you gotta worry about is..

    1) were you speeding
    2) did it flash twice at you

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    Re: Can a speed camera get you when driving into it?

    incidently if what jd-gte scenario happens you got ***k all to worry about

    (and id feel dumb if he was right )

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    Re: Can a speed camera get you when driving into it?

    I'd love to get hold of some of the pics from the forward facing ones cos they must get the "Oh ****E" expression on peoples faces lolololol

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    Wont have got you. youd have driven past the camera on the 2nd flash. Dont worry bud.
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    Re: Can a speed camera get you when driving into it?

    I'd love to get hold of some of the pics from the forward facing ones cos they must get the "Oh ****E" expression on peoples faces lolololo
    Probably don't, because there's no flash. So if they've seen it they slow down, otherwise they're oblivious. Unless they spot it too late I suppose.

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    Re: Can a speed camera get you when driving into it?

    Dashes on both sides is unusual.

    The dashes are there to differentiate between a speeding car going past or coming towards.

    If the Photo shows the car going past is still within the limit marker, the oncoming car was speeding.
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