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Stu
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7th Mar 03 at 13:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I was driving towards a GATSO (grey one with markings on road) this morning, I knew it was there but because it was on the other side of the road I didnt slow down (doing 60 in a 50 zone). There were no markings on my side of the road, there was nothing else on the road, but it still flashed (twice) as I went past.

Am I in trouble? I thought they couldnt get you face on???

BTW if anyone knows the location it was on the A56 on the way to Northwich.

Is my license going to soiled?
Cheers all!
Joff
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7th Mar 03 at 13:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

You were doing 10mph over the speed limit, so it's likely you will be receiving a letter through the post.
OFcorsa
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7th Mar 03 at 13:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Pending that it was not a dud! some are not loaded! i was told only the brightly coloured ones were loaded!
Pablo
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7th Mar 03 at 13:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Flashed once and sometimes means you got away with it twice and usally you've been caught BUT I have been caught and the camera might not have had film in it cos I've never heard anything....
vibrio
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7th Mar 03 at 13:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

if your going towards a gatso then your fine. it will be a dumby camera. the only ones that take you from the front are specs cameras and trofelo ones which have round holes not square like gatos. they also don;t flash
Stuckey
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7th Mar 03 at 14:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i know a camera that goes off for no reason, even when no one is driving past it
Stu
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7th Mar 03 at 15:00   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Nice one Vibs, you have confirmed what I thought. The timing marks were not on my side of the road so the 2nd piece of evidence isnt there (they measure how far you travelled on the marks between the two flashes).

I have just found out that apparently cameras arent allowed to flash in your face, thats why (as Vibs added) the Specs and Trevello cameras dont flash.
Stu
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7th Mar 03 at 15:00   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I'm still a bit worried though!
Paul_J
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7th Mar 03 at 15:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Suprised it flased at only 60 in a 50, I always thought that they flashed going the other way if u were doing excessive speed e.g. 70 in 40...
Stu
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7th Mar 03 at 17:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yeah you could be right Paul, I think they are a bit temperamental. I was probably doing less than 60 to be honest, probably a bird or a squirrel that set it off!
Mikorsa16v
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7th Mar 03 at 17:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yeah i saw a squirrel that overtook me today doing 30mph bastid
i would have thought it was a dummy dude (not the squirrel)
monkey
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7th Mar 03 at 17:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Mikee24
yeah i saw a squirrel that overtook me today doing 30mph bastid
i would have thought it was a dummy dude (not the squirrel)


MikeD
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7th Mar 03 at 18:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i have seen front facing ones flash (they have the round holes????
IntaCepta
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7th Mar 03 at 19:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i can go past 50mph @ 60mph in my area.
60mph seems such a low speed to trggier the flash!

i think u are alright mate, they won't send u anything.
essexracer
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   7th Mar 03 at 19:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

u say it was grey!!!!! they have to be yellow on at least the back...check to see if the back is yellow!

if not they cant do ya...if they try take it to court and say u didnt see it as it wasnt yellow!


just an idea lol...i may be wrong though...just my thoughts!

james
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7th Mar 03 at 19:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by new2styling
i have seen front facing ones flash (they have the round holes????


Same here! Saw some around Northampton today whilst on the way to PVD - I went past 1 a touch too quickly but didn't flash, but saw another later on and that flashed someone? Bit odd

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7th Mar 03 at 19:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yeah deffo stupid camera! if ya goin towards it. i got one in my area.

i hate it when they flash as you go toward them, i hate it so much i even close my eyes. now that ain't good. do speed cameras REALLY stop ACCIDENTS. hmmmmm, they don't seem too safe to me!
StuartVRS
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7th Mar 03 at 20:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

got flashed by one facing me ages and ages ago, it flashed twice, we were speeding and i havent heard a thing since, id guess you are fine mate. As from what ive been told if it flashes twice, they are loaded, if it flashes once, you got away with it
Andy_J
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7th Mar 03 at 20:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Gatso's do flash sometimes for oncoming traffic, especially if your towards the centre of the road a bit, but you cant be prosicuted from it. They need a pic of the rear of your car, and the markings on the road.

I set them off for fun all the time!

 
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