Just wondering if anyone could possibly enlighten me about speed cameras.. In particular mobile speed cameras.
I was on my way home and was heading down a road that I know well (it's literally 30 seconds from my house) when I spotted a speed camera van.. Not so strange in itself as it's quite common for these vans to be sitting around there..
I was behind a few cars doing about 25mph (couldn't go much faster even if I wanted to as the cars in front were doing this speed) and planned on popping my cruise control on at 30mph.. Which I normally do when going past speed cameras to make sure I don't creep over the limit!
I was heading towards the speed camera van, which was on my side of the road facing the same direction (so the back was facing me.. With a door open so that I could see the guy in the back of the van), but I also noticed a box on the other side of the road, about 20 yards closer to me than the van. This was just set on the floor.. Not on a tripod like the mobile miniGatso cameras. As I got to about 10 yards away from the box it flashed (and a VERY bright flash directly in my face.. as it turns out, there were 4 flash bulbs in the box!).
When I went past the van, the guy in the back of the van was sat fiddling with something behind the closed door, but I couldn't see any speed gun pointing at me from the open door.
I know this is a bit of a long story.. And nothing can change the outcome of what may be.. But anyone have any theory on why I got flashed seeing as I was doing below the speed limit? I just can't be bothered with getting a NIP letter in the post because I've been angry enough about getting flashed at, let alone prosecuted for doing absolutely nothing wrong! Gaaargh.. I just want to know that nothing is coming my way, because the police won't believe me.. A 22 year old lad.. When I tell them I was doing UNDER the speed limit! God forbid that someone my age has a respectable job and car and doesn't drive like an idiot everywhere..