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Old Nov 19th 2008, 5:19 pm
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Default New Speed (Money Generating) Cameras - FFS!!

I am sure everyone driving around in Dubai have come across the new cameras installed by RTA.


These are not just nicer looking radar cameras - they are a lot more lethal, so be careful.

First thing is that these cameras do NOT flash. They can take photos in complete darkness through ultra-light sensors, so even if it does not flash, it could have caught you. They also automatically read your number plate from the picture taken.

Now, comes the thing that catches most people. These cameras are continuous photo-taking cameras and they will take your photo regardless if you have been speeding or not. Then the next camera in 3-5 kms again does the same. Now, instead of checking your speed through advanced radars, these cameras are very simple and all they do is calculate how fast you traveled between the 2 cameras. If you arrived at the next camera faster than 120 km/h (or whatever the speed limit is) then you get fined.

What does this mean?
It means that you can stop speeding up between cameras and slowing down as it does not matter anymore. If you are speeding in between 2 cameras you will get fined.
Furthermore, don't be fooled by no flash flashing that the camera is not working.

Anyone not knowing this, should check out their fines and see if they got anything lately.
You can check it here: http://www.dubaipolice.gov.ae/dp/englis ... isEng=true

Has anyone heard of the Gatso Terrori5t squad?



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Old Nov 19th 2008, 5:21 pm
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I'd like to get confirmation of the OPers statements.
I'm sure it's doable but not sure that it's implemented here or anywhere in the world.....(the reading of number plates and timing over distances).

Brilliant if it does though.


I have one issue with these cameras though.
On hatta road past dragon mart there is a speed camera....I always made sure I was at 120 as I went past and one day it flashed. I thought that was odd and looked at the speedo.....122kph. Figured it had been set for no leniency.

Coupla days later.....slowed down to 115....got pinged again.....then next time noticed that the speed limit is only 100kph. Firstly, that road seems like an al khail, emirates etc where limits are 120kph. It 'feels' like a 120kph road.

But my real point here is......if they had the new fandalged cameras....i wouldn't have seen the first flash and kept doing 120kph past it each time and next year - when I go for car registration I would have about 60,000dhs in fines!

Now it seems we all have to check the website weekly as we don't get any other notification.

That is not right.
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these type of cameras are becoming common in the UK
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They had average speed cameras on the bottom end of the M6 in the UK a few years ago during roadworks. They definitely work.
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Now it seems we all have to check the website weekly as we don't get any other notification.

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Had these average speed cameras between dundee and perth a few years ago. And also on roadworks near the M5/M6 interchange I'm birmingham
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about f**kin time they installed average speed cameras. i was wondering why the hell it took them so long.
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Default Re: New Speed (Money Generating) Cameras - FFS!!

Originally Posted by expat.brat View Post
about f**kin time they installed average speed cameras. i was wondering why the hell it took them so long.
ok I'm definately not moving out there now...

on tower bridge the weight restriction is monitored by the ANPR cameras so not only do they take your speed, but if your truckload is over the limit you get a fine without even knowing.
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Originally Posted by benzonar View Post
They had average speed cameras on the bottom end of the M6 in the UK a few years ago during roadworks. They definitely work.
I worked with an estimator who bid on those roadworks - the Highways Agency specify they must be installed. The cost of a typical installation is around £500k and he told me that this is usually paid back in 2 - 3 months!

Fully digital system and capable of taking a number plate every second...scary!
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Default Re: New Speed (Money Generating) Cameras - FFS!!

Originally Posted by highlander393 View Post
these type of cameras are becoming common in the UK
ANPR cameras are part of a much bigger system, aimed at much more that catching speeders (in the UK anyway). Constantly recording the location of every car they see and feeding into a rather large database somewhere below Cheltenham. Outstanding warrants and wanted vehicles pop up a red flag every time they pass a camera. Somewhat Orwellian me thinks, but good for security and tracking down criminals.
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Maximum speed:

186,000 mps. It's not just a good idea. It's the law.
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