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Anyone know what the boxes are close to every speed camera on the A505 between Royston and Baldock? Within a couple of metres of the standard speed cameras there are posts with a grey box mounted at the top. These boxes have a lens/glass panel which faces across the carriageway at 90° and tilted towards the road surface at 45°. Big brother? :unsure:

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Anyone know what the boxes are close to every speed camera on the A505 between Royston and Baldock? Within a couple of metres of the standard speed cameras there are posts with a grey box mounted at the top. These boxes have a lens/glass panel which faces across the carriageway at 90° and tilted towards the road surface at 45°. Big brother? :unsure:

 

 

Don't know what they are for, but they are appearing all over Hertfordshire. As you say the are next to every speed camera.

 

 

 

 

Steve W

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I beleive that as the speed camera itself only has a view of the rear, they take a photo from the side at the same time to try and get a picture of the driver.

 

Carl

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csputnik is right they alow a picture of the driver to be taken at the same time, they have one on the A303 down here

 

But that isn't from my good side!

 

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its not my best side either but i think doing a moon out the window might get me more points, mike

Just as long as do not wear a "Maggie Thatcher or Ronnie Regan mask". :lol:

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I beleive that as the speed camera itself only has a view of the rear, they take a photo from the side at the same time to try and get a picture of the driver.

 

Carl

 

I can't remember if they are all on the central reservation, certainly most are. If not, they will only see the passenger side. Left hand drive anyone? :P

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I can't remember if they are all on the central reservation, certainly most are. If not, they will only see the passenger side. Left hand drive anyone? :P

 

 

Certainly most of the ones I have seen have not been on dual carriageways, so they will only get a poor view of the driver, especially if you have the sun visor down.

 

 

 

Steve W

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Certainly most of the ones I have seen have not been on dual carriageways, so they will only get a poor view of the driver, especially if you have the sun visor down.

Steve W

 

Hi Steve,

The only way any driver would not be pictured driving a C4 Picasso is to have the visors down as the windscreen extends above my head. It's like photographing a Goldfish in a bowl :D .

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Ian.

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Looks like the sale of tinted glass kits will go up, even if there is regulation covering the amount of obscuration (?) alowed

 

Slight deviation, time to ban heavy tint in glass that is in line, or ahead of the driver ?

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Slight deviation, time to ban heavy tint in glass that is in line, or ahead of the driver ?

 

Hi Rod,

Heavy tinting is already banned for the windscreen and 2 front door windows,

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Ian.

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Hi Steve,

The only way any driver would not be pictured driving a C4 Picasso is to have the visors down as the windscreen extends above my head. It's like photographing a Goldfish in a bowl :D .

Regards,

Ian.

 

This equipment is about 2. 5 metres high, faces across the carriageway at 90° and tilted down at 45° so if it is on the nearside verge it is unlikely to "see" the driver. Another point, from memory, these posts are about 2 metres past the speed camera. The speed camera looks at the rear of the vehicle at about 45° to the centreline of the road and the road marking stripes are going away from the camera. How is the photo, if it is such, timed to tie in with the speed camera as the car will be past before the speed camera is triggered. ......... I think :unsure: .

As the speed limit on the A505 is 70 mph it seems an expensive set up to catch the few (?) who exceed that and dispute who was driving.

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Looks like the sale of tinted glass kits will go up, even if there is regulation covering the amount of obscuration (?) alowed

 

Slight deviation, time to ban heavy tint in glass that is in line, or ahead of the driver ?

 

 

transmission of light . .Windscreen < 70% side glass < 65%. Only a police officer authorised to issue prohibition orders can test the tint unless it is so dark as to be dangerous.

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transmission of light . .Windscreen < 70% side glass < 65%. Only a police officer authorised to issue prohibition orders can test the tint unless it is so dark as to be dangerous.

 

 

I did know about the regulations, just sticking the hook in the water to see who would bite, and try to justify having tints

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