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Bison Jul 25th 2008 9:37 am

New Speed Camera on Sheikh Zayed Rd
 
Has anyone seen it, not likely as it is so slender and black, look like a flatscreen Samsung TV from the side!

Yes there is a new black speedcamera near to the Burj Dubai (Abu Dhabi Bound) and it doesn't flash. The taxi driver told me it will catch at 100kmh and the fine from this camera is AED1000!!

Watch out guys, they are sneaky!

Bison ;)

busybee2 Jul 25th 2008 10:43 am

Re: New Speed Camera on Sheikh Zayed Rd
 
apparently it does both ways at the same time!

Confucius Jul 25th 2008 11:33 am

Re: New Speed Camera on Sheikh Zayed Rd
 

Originally Posted by Bison (Post 6609014)
Has anyone seen it, not likely as it is so slender and black, look like a flatscreen Samsung TV from the side!

Yes there is a new black speedcamera near to the Burj Dubai (Abu Dhabi Bound) and it doesn't flash. The taxi driver told me it will catch at 100kmh and the fine from this camera is AED1000!!

Watch out guys, they are sneaky!

Bison ;)

The rules and fines are still the same...Only the enforcement weapons have been changed...

rowell Jul 25th 2008 5:43 pm

Re: New Speed Camera on Sheikh Zayed Rd
 

Originally Posted by Bison (Post 6609014)
Has anyone seen it, not likely as it is so slender and black, look like a flatscreen Samsung TV from the side!

Yes there is a new black speedcamera near to the Burj Dubai (Abu Dhabi Bound) and it doesn't flash. The taxi driver told me it will catch at 100kmh and the fine from this camera is AED1000!!

Watch out guys, they are sneaky!

Bison ;)

Yes it is there and there are 2 more before the MOE. the limit is I believe 100 so you can do 100, also they cover the outside 3 lanes, it isn't that often a careful driver can do more than 100 anyway on that stretch staying in 1 lane

Confucius Jul 25th 2008 7:55 pm

Re: New Speed Camera on Sheikh Zayed Rd
 

Originally Posted by rowell (Post 6610490)
Yes it is there and there are 2 more before the MOE. the limit is I believe 100 so you can do 100, also they cover the outside 3 lanes, it isn't that often a careful driver can do more than 100 anyway on that stretch staying in 1 lane

The limit is 100 and you have a leeway of 20 more...
It will flash on 121...It will flash...
The minute that the camera manufacturers introduce cameras that do not flash in low lit areas, rest assured that you won't see flashes on SZR anymore...

Blue Cat Jul 26th 2008 10:25 am

Re: New Speed Camera on Sheikh Zayed Rd
 
yes I saw them yesterday! very Dr Who like ;)

Robbies Jul 27th 2008 4:30 am

Re: New Speed Camera on Sheikh Zayed Rd
 
[QUOTE=Confucius;6610898]The limit is 100 and you have a leeway of 20 more...
It will flash on 121...It will flash...QUOTE]

The camera before this new one (heading Dubai way) does not have a 20km/h margin of error - it flashes below 110... and its an old style one. Its the one that most people slow down for knowing it will flash.

I've noticed that many of the other SZR cameras don't actually have a bulb in them (have a look next time you pass - some do have an obvious bulb in them, some don't)

jrudofsky Jul 27th 2008 7:10 am

Re: New Speed Camera on Sheikh Zayed Rd
 
Dubai 92 read out new fines issued by Dubai Police..

The email they read out said something like...

All cameras apart from Jumeirah have now been reset to flash 10km/h above the speed limit. The fine for speeding has gone from AED200 to AED500.

The cameras in Jumeirah will flash at 81km/h (ie. 1km/h above the speed limit, although I thought it was 70km/h). There are also mobile cameras off the main road between the villas where the limit is 40km/h and these will flash 1km/h above.

Going through a red light...first offence AED1500 fine, second offence 3 days in jail (and anyone working as a driver will be deported).

THey weren't absolutely sure it was genuine, but read it out anyway.

Border Reiver Jul 27th 2008 7:19 am

Re: New Speed Camera on Sheikh Zayed Rd
 

Originally Posted by Robbies (Post 6614689)
I've noticed that many of the other SZR cameras don't actually have a bulb in them (have a look next time you pass - some do have an obvious bulb in them, some don't)

Probably overheated and blown from being on almost all the time!

Robbies Jul 27th 2008 8:53 am

Re: New Speed Camera on Sheikh Zayed Rd
 

Originally Posted by jrudofsky (Post 6614798)
Dubai 92 read out new fines issued by Dubai Police..

The email they read out said something like...

All cameras apart from Jumeirah have now been reset to flash 10km/h above the speed limit. The fine for speeding has gone from AED200 to AED500.

The cameras in Jumeirah will flash at 81km/h (ie. 1km/h above the speed limit, although I thought it was 70km/h). There are also mobile cameras off the main road between the villas where the limit is 40km/h and these will flash 1km/h above.

Going through a red light...first offence AED1500 fine, second offence 3 days in jail (and anyone working as a driver will be deported).

THey weren't absolutely sure it was genuine, but read it out anyway.

If this is the case ( :rofl: ) I would suggest a visit to a vehicle testing place ASAP to ensure your speedometor is correctly calibrated as a 1kmh (0.6mph) margin is pretty tight. IIRC, the UK speed cameras were generally 10% +2 mph to allow for inaccuracies in relation to this.

jrudofsky Jul 27th 2008 9:04 am

Re: New Speed Camera on Sheikh Zayed Rd
 
Just relaying info from our friends on Dubai 92! I have no other information on it.....

Bison Jul 28th 2008 6:41 am

Re: New Speed Camera on Sheikh Zayed Rd
 

The fine for speeding has gone from AED200 to AED500
This sounds right to me, I got flashed a few months ago and my fine was AED500.

I've heard this new cameras fine is 1000.

Was watching topgear last night and back in the UK Swindon local council are removing all speed cameras!!

Bison

Robbies Jul 28th 2008 11:49 am

Re: New Speed Camera on Sheikh Zayed Rd
 
not wanting to disagree, but, how can the fine from 1 camera be more than another? surely doing 120 past a new camera on SZR carries the same penalty as 120 past an old one?

Surely the offence is the same, and the fine would be as per the penalties listing issued a few months back that detailed fines and black points?

busybee2 Jul 28th 2008 12:27 pm

Re: New Speed Camera on Sheikh Zayed Rd
 
i think there is a sliding scale now, the faster over the speed limit you are doing the more the fine etc

Bison Jul 28th 2008 2:28 pm

Re: New Speed Camera on Sheikh Zayed Rd
 
I never know what the bloody speed limit is, the signs are not clear at all. The only signs I see is for 100kph but everyone tells me you can do 140kph in some places, 120kph in others and 160kph in Abu Dhabi.

If they are bringing all these cameras in then they need to make things alot clearer to us!!

It's ridiculous!!

Bison


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