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Old Nov 7th 2010, 6:51 am
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Spotted a very new looking camera-like device in the central reservation on Yas Island this morning just before the turn off for F1 circuit (in addition to the traffic ones popping up which are like those on Corniche and Khaleej Al Arabi, and the overhead gantries with one camera per lane which are further along).

Anyone know if this is likely to be permanent and what the limit is, since nominally Yas/Sadiyaat Road is only 100 km/h?
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Default Re: New speed cameras on Yas Island

Originally Posted by ctfc View Post
Spotted a very new looking camera-like device in the central reservation on Yas Island this morning just before the turn off for F1 circuit (in addition to the traffic ones popping up which are like those on Corniche and Khaleej Al Arabi, and the overhead gantries with one camera per lane which are further along).

Anyone know if this is likely to be permanent and what the limit is, since nominally Yas/Sadiyaat Road is only 100 km/h?
I was told that the gantry mounted 'cameras' are actually a traffic management system, as opposed to speed camera, but Ill let you know soon enough, was running late to get to a tee time at Saadiyat on Friday morning....!!!!
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I was told that the gantry mounted 'cameras' are actually a traffic management system, as opposed to speed camera, but Ill let you know soon enough, was running late to get to a tee time at Saadiyat on Friday morning....!!!!
then why would you go onto Yas Island?
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Default Re: New speed cameras on Yas Island

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then why would you go onto Yas Island?
Maybe he lives out at Al Raha?
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Maybe he lives out at Al Raha?
he lives in Dubai, hence my post...
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he lives in Dubai, hence my post...
then his quickest route to the golf club would be via Yas Island then...
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then his quickest route to the golf club would be via Yas Island then...
Why?

would he not come straight onto Saadyat island and not Yas?
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Default Re: New speed cameras on Yas Island

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Why?

would he not come straight onto Saadyat island and not Yas?
Unless I am missing something, don't you leave the Dubai/AD highway just before the Al Raha area on to Yas Island, which then goes over the wetlands before going onto Saddiyat?
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Unless I am missing something, don't you leave the Dubai/AD highway just before the Al Raha area on to Yas Island, which then goes over the wetlands before going onto Saddiyat?
Correct - I would have thought from all that cycling he does, commander would have noticed the difference between Yas Island, Saadiyat Island and the causeway between them?
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Unless I am missing something, don't you leave the Dubai/AD highway just before the Al Raha area on to Yas Island, which then goes over the wetlands before going onto Saddiyat?
To be honest, i cant recall, when i bike it, im sure it is Yas for a second then onto Saadyat, where there is an exit for Yas and the F1

im prob wrong, i'm on it every single week on my bike, but never pay too much attention.
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Default Re: New speed cameras on Yas Island

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Correct - I would have thought from all that cycling he does, commander would have noticed the difference between Yas Island, Saadiyat Island and the causeway between them?
more than likely im paying too much attention to the vehicles and other bikes within inches of me to do any sightseeing.
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more than likely im paying too much attention to the vehicles and other bikes within inches of me to do any sightseeing.
... which is far more important!
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Default Re: New speed cameras on Yas Island

Originally Posted by ctfc View Post
Spotted a very new looking camera-like device in the central reservation on Yas Island this morning just before the turn off for F1 circuit (in addition to the traffic ones popping up which are like those on Corniche and Khaleej Al Arabi, and the overhead gantries with one camera per lane which are further along).

Anyone know if this is likely to be permanent and what the limit is, since nominally Yas/Sadiyaat Road is only 100 km/h?
the ones that are one camera per lane, will prob be when connected number plate recognition as the distances and where they have put the overhead gantries arent uniformed. suspect the yas island road will be perm havent bee on it, but i suspect they are getting ready for the f1 literally.
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Default Re: New speed cameras on Yas Island

Originally Posted by weescot View Post
Unless I am missing something, don't you leave the Dubai/AD highway just before the Al Raha area on to Yas Island, which then goes over the wetlands before going onto Saddiyat?
yes thats right the turnoff for yas/saddiyat is just before the airport turnoff/raha beach/kca. you actually go a long way on yas, then on a bridge onto saddiyat seeing all the mangroves inbetween and then finally over the big not very well built bridge that they have had to cut and tape back together. lol
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Default Re: New speed cameras on Yas Island

ctfc that camera (small squat white thing) has been there for at least 6 months - but couldn't possibly say if it is functional or not. There are some average speed cameras being plotted and a few more standard types for the island itself.
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