(Speed?) Camera

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(Speed?) Camera

Post by uhn113x » 02 Jul 2004, 13:12

Hi Folks
On a road near us there is a camera on a pole, same size yellow box as yer regular Gatso, but <b>facing</b> the oncoming traffic. The front appears to have two transparent round windows, one about 9 inches in dia, one half that size. There is no grid on the road, but a little way along there are three raised strips full width of the road, a few inches apart.
The same road also has normal Gatsos.
Anyone know what this is?

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Post by batwad » 02 Jul 2004, 13:56

Sounds like one of the "Truvelo" cameras that take pictures of the driver from the front.
http://www.speedcamerasuk.com/Truvelo.htm

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Post by tomsheppard » 02 Jul 2004, 14:47

Yes, the most dangerous thing on the roadside. I was flashed by one early one morning on a fast road and blinded for a few seconds in pitch darkness. I WAS BLOODY NEARLY KILLED.
The idiot who designed this abomination should be publicly beaten to death very slowly and sadistically before all these truvelos are melted down. I await the court case against the company that makes them, when somebody is killed by one, because somebody will be.

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Post by rossd » 02 Jul 2004, 16:34

It shouldn't have flashed, they use some sort of infra red device dont they?

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Post by tomsheppard » 02 Jul 2004, 17:24

Yeah, right. Many of us can see well into the near IR spectrum.

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Post by uhn113x » 02 Jul 2004, 18:42

Thanks folks
A Truvelo seems to be certainly what it is - never seen one before!
I wonder why on earth they fitted one of these and three Gatsos on the same stretch of road? Too much money to spend? [}:)]
I wonder does anyone proof-read the web site, as well -
Quote:There are over 4,000 fixed Gatso's speed/safety camera's
Obviously written by a market trader [:(]