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    Default SPECS Cameras. Anyone been caught by them.

    Noticed this on the Pocketgpsworld forums.
    SPECS Average Speed Cameras - Have you been caught?

    An interesting forum post caught my interest earlier. It renewed a question about whether SPECS actually works or at least are they as effective as claimed. We've all seen drivers barrelling through them and my local cab firm swear blind that a set on the M3 are not connected to anything. So has anyone actually been caught by SPECS cameras? If you have, let us know?

    I'm certainly not going to test it out if its just a myth....

    So... has anyone on Vectra-c ever been actually done by a Specs Camera.?
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    Aren't these average speed cameras, so dont actually take the spedd you are travelling at any one point!!

    Probably wrong!!

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    Not been done myself but there were plenty of people asking for help on the pepipoo forum when the NIPs arrived for the ones set up on the M56 a couple of years ago.

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    a guy i work with got done for doing 58 in a temp 50 by these!! watch out as they DO work.

    however i have been told if you change lanes halfway through they cant catch you. im not going to risk the points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mick 1986 View Post
    a guy i work with got done for doing 58 in a temp 50 by these!! watch out as they DO work.

    however i have been told if you change lanes halfway through they cant catch you. im not going to risk the points.
    from what i have seen you have to be in lane 1 or 3 and change to lane 3 or 2,being in the middle lane will not work by changing to lane 1 or 3,but it is not guaranteed though,is it worth the risk to find out though?

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    For those who may not be aware, PocketGPSworld are well known for supplying their Speed Camera's Database for in car GPS systems, and the query above was actually posted by Darren Griffin who runs the site to dis-spell or prove the myth.

    However from feedback here, they obviously work! and TBH even if they didn't, in my book anything that makes drivers slow down has got to be good.

    I was just a little surprised to see something like this especially on a Speed Camera Savvy site.

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    I been told the ones on the M5 J4a do work and give a very small allowence as well

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    What bugs me is when im doin 50mph in a 50mph zone how come people still drive past? surely they dont all get caught~???

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    I can tell you the ones on the M3 & M4 do work & also have it on good authority that tolerances are being reduced. The cameras are also linked to those on the M25 stretch around HR M3/M40 so take care guys, it's not worth a couple of minutes. hth ..........

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    Yes they are popping up all over the place, as I have seen them at different times on the M40, M6, M62, and M42. My Snooper Camera Detector differentiates between Specs and other fixed cameras.

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