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    Hi all,

    I am hoping someone can help but my mind at rest here. I was out last night travelling on the A40 towards Gloucester doing 52 mph (digital speedo in the car i was driving) when I was flashed by a speed camera.

    To my knowledge (and after a quick google search) the speed limit appears to be 50MPH - I am also pretty sure I didn't miss any signs and will go back and look later in case it was changed as it was near a junction for a pub

    But what has me totaly confused is that the camera was facing forwards i.e. towards me and it had a very visible flash.

    From the little I know about speed cameras (never had points before) I thought the cameras that faced towards you used Infra Red so as not to blind the oncoming motorist by loosing off two white flashes.

    Or am I talking complete rubbish here?

    Many thanks

    Paul

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    Was the camera in the middle of the road?

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    and was there anyone travelling on the opposite carriageway ??

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    nobody coming towards me - one car travelling in the same direction about 50M in front.

    Camera was on the pavement on the opposite side of the road

    Cheers

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    this has happened to me before, i was doing 50 in a 40 and the camera was on the other side of the road i must of triggered it but no lines were on my side, this has happened a few times and have had nothin in the post,

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulw563 View Post
    nobody coming towards me - one car travelling in the same direction about 50M in front.

    Camera was on the pavement on the opposite side of the road

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    If it was on the opposite side of the road i wouldnt worry about it in all honesty.

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    Did it have a blue painted arm i.e. Truevelo if so then yes they do point towards the oncoming traffic and they flash and use only 2 lines across the road which are easy to miss we have them in Southampton.

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    the question is ...did it flash only the once ............I believe they flash twice when there is film in the camera

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris1804 View Post
    this has happened to me before, i was doing 50 in a 40 and the camera was on the other side of the road i must of triggered it but no lines were on my side, this has happened a few times and have had nothin in the post,



    i wouldnt worry matey, i had this happen plenty before! and if the speedo showed 52 then you should be fine anyway as i believe all speedos overestimate and its illegal for them to underestimate so the 2mph would be accounted for in either the tolerence of your speedo or the manufacturing tolerence in the camera!

    you could always go and "legitimatly check the camera lens is clean using petrol and a lighter"

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    also if you get a sat nav and you was doing 52mph the sat nav woould say somat like 48mph so the 2mph over wont be a prob ive also hurd you can do 10% of the speed linit so if its 50mph you can do 55? I might be wrong i use to trigger them off all the time makes the other people on the other side think was that me just been flashed

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