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WARNING - SPEC speed cameras on M2

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by 400SPYDER, Oct 18, 2004.

  1. 400SPYDER

    400SPYDER F1 Rookie

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    Just a friendly bit of advice to my fellow Kent Fchatters.

    Went up M2 to Rochester today, between J2 & J3 are roadworks with SPEC cameras - these have the ability to measure your average speed over a set distance by taking a digital picture of all cars at two points, which are normally about a mile apart.

    So be warned it is not just enough to slow down when you see the camera.

    Cheers Kevan
     
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  3. GrahamS

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    What do these cameras actually look like?
     
  4. 400SPYDER

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    Graham

    They are mounted on an ornate blue gantry, which looks more like a fancy street light.

    The cameras are yellow - but are only the size of a pint glass and look more like traffic cameras - there are no lines in the road, no flash etc.

    Due to lane changes in these particular r/works, there are 4 cameras on each gantry.
     
  5. GrahamS

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    Sounds like a job for Road Angel.

    I must get round to upgrading my radar detector, sooner rather than later
     
  6. 400SPYDER

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    Don't know if Road Angel picks these up - I'd left mine in the Fcar! - dooh:D
     
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  8. stevep

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    RA does do specs
     
  9. Ferrari_UK

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    I pass them twice a day getting here.....do they see in the dark ?
     
  10. ric355

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    Yes, they do see in the dark.
     
  11. GrahamS

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    Is that why they're called specs?
     
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  13. ric355

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    They actually run them on carrots you know - that's what enables them to see in the dark.
     
  14. angelis

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    Does that mean they will changing colour from yellow to orange?

    OT=When on a blind date once with a girl who drank so much carrot juice, she had orange hands. Seriously!!!
     
  15. GrahamS

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    Did she glow in the dark?
     

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