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Re: Speed camera's Uk Style
Except how can they tell who is driving? And wouldn't the 'direct from behind view only' plate covers defeat this? I'm guessing they don't have the cameras mounted
at ground level . . . .
Let's spend more money enforcing minor infractions rather than real crimes. Hey, take those cameras and mount them in high crime areas . . . . do some real police
Iain Atkinson (ETL) wrote:
> Hi fellow law abiding Audi drivers,
> Just got sent this from my sister, makes interesting reading. Lots to consider especially the big brother bit, seems like there is no getting away from this one.
> Below is the latest up to date information on the new speed cameras:
> >M25, M1, M20
> >There is now a new type of Speed Camera on M1 & M20 Speed check SVVD or
> >SPECS which went online last weekend on the M1, netting > 4,300
> >offenders in a single day.
> >The system does not use instantaneous speed like the cameras we're all
> >familiar with, instead measuring the average speed of every vehicle
> >over a distance of about a mile.
> >By reading your license plates and matching them up camera-to-camera.
> >Kent and Leicestershire police are so impressed with it that systems
> >are being erected in their enforcement areas too.
> >This is a new system which has now entered service after successful
> >trials on the M1 and M20 in the UK.
> >Speed check SVDD (Sureway Video Detection Device) is a system similar
> >in concept to the GATSO, but with a new twist. SVDD deploys cameras
> >at either end of a measured baseline (up to 500 metres) to monitor
> >vehicles 24 hours a day.
> >Using machine vision, vehicle numberplates are read, and the precise
> >time of each observation recorded and as a vehicle passes the second
> >camera, the numberplate records are matched, and an average speed for
> >the vehicle is calculated. If this is above the trigger speed, then the
> >vehicle's identification is recorded along with it's speed.
> >It is also flashed up on a huge illuminated sign further down the road
> >to embarrass the driver into slowing down. When triggered, the
> >detection technology used in these cameras automatically records the
> >date, precise time, location and speed of the offending vehicle, along
> >with a full colour image of the front of the vehicle, which clearly
> >records the numberplate, make, model and colour of vehicle.
> >There's five overriding reasons for the habitual speeded to be afraid
> >of this system: It works 24 hours a day, needs no film, uses no flash,
> >and uses no radar. It's been proven to be over 99% accurate in almost
> >all weather conditions. It doesn't do spot-speed checking. A GATSO can
> >only check the speed of a vehicle within a certain range so the tactic
> >most drivers use now is to slow down for the camera and then speed up
> >again once past it. Speed check measures average speed over a known distance.
> >So if you do 60mph under each camera and then speed up to 80mph in
> >between, your average speed is likely to be near 70mph - 10 over the
> >limit imposed - you're nicked. SVDD say this means that the system can
> >impose a far smoother flow of traffic eliminating slow-fast driving
> >that GATSO cameras provoke. Because it's automated, the system is
> >entirely self-sufficient.
> >It's hooked up to the DVLA computers, and can automatically process the
> >fines and send out notices in the post. It's Big Brother. Don't believe
> >for a moment that this technology will only be used to catch speeders. It
> >could eventually be used to keep track of where every single car in the
> >country is at any given moment in time once the network of these things
> >becomes broad enough.
> >Warning to M25 Motorists
> >If you are a driver then this is important! Even if you aren't you know
> >people who are, so it is still important! Please pass this one on to as
> >many people as you can. There are 60 new cameras that start operating on the
> >M25 on Monday 14June. These are between the A3 and M40. They are
> >digital and linked direct to computer, use no film or flashgun. They
> >can deal with 60,000 tickets EVERY HOUR.The cameras are also
> >(apparently) linked and can work out your average speed between them.
> >so, if you speed up between them and slow down as you approach them, if
> >your average speed is over the "legal limit+N%" threshold you may well
> >get a ticket.