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    Thumbs down Speed Cameras

    Need a bit of help, was in a rush this afternoon ( i know, no excuses) and was doing over the speed limit, on a empty road.

    The van was on the opposite side of the road, with the front of the van facing me, i slowed down as i seen it but, my wife spotted a camera on the front windscreen.

    Do they get your speed? also as i passed the shutters on the back of the van were closed up, and couldn't seen any cameras sticking out.

    Does this mean they weren't doing speed checks at the time.

    It'll teach me for speeding.

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    mmm intersting question.....

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    They cannot take a photo through the glass..

    The camera must have NOTHING infront of it when it takes the photo.. hence why they have the windows down on the back when in action.

    You should be ok.... but it may of pinged you from the rear when you passed

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    Thanks mate.
    It was just the smallish camera in the front windscreen, never seen one before. Made me crap myself.

    Teach me for speeding.

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    It's normally quite difficult to see the camera through the "open window"
    However, the requirement for "no glass" varies depending on the detection method

    Equally, for a roadside speed check the vehicle MUST be on the same side of the road as the vehicles being observed
    The view must also be unrestricted throughout

    If you are the registered keeper, then watch the post for the next three weeks (14 days plus allowance for postage)

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    I think the forward facing camera is ANPR

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    Its the front camera im worried about, that one would of caught me, but i was w2ell below the limit before i got to the rear of the van.

    M8internet - in that case then, he cant of been observing me...?

    Thanks for all your reply s btw, much appreciated.

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    Speed detection is only done out of rear or side windows depending on position if van (side of the road or on a bridge). I don't think it's ever done out the front of the van. That's why the rear has lots of livery on them to act as deterant.

    I don't see how lazer or radar could be done through glass.

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    It depends on the type approval for the device and then the relevant procedures for opertating that equipment
    For most laser detectors this means the window MUST be open
    Obviously for radar detection, that won't work through a closed window
    However for a video camera there is no requirement to have an open window or can be located behind the windscreen
    Equally snap shot digital cameras can also use a closed window or be located behind the windscreen

    However there is obviously a difference between a speed detection device and a camera used for evidence proofing

    Equally the same applies to ANPR
    There is no need for the window to open
    However this does help in preventing poor evidence collection and response time from the SHARK
    These devices have a diffraction membrane and when used with some types of glass the device does not give an accurate or reliable result, hence why they are usually mounted such that a window can open
    There are also one models that can be mounted within a vehicle, this includes four cameras which has two mounted to the front and two to the rear, and typically they are fitted to the A pillar and C pillar within a car

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    Obviously VASCAR can detect vehicle speeds from the front of the police car, so you're never sure to escape prosecution when there are patrol cars around.

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