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    Default speed camera flash

    hi can anyone tell me if there is a camera in the uk that flashes the front of the vehicle, may daughter swears blind that the front of her vehicle was flashed, i would of thought this would just be dangerous. she is now panicking she may have picked up point's. cheers

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    The Truvelo camera flashes from the front, and has been approved as safe.

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    See http://www.pepipoo.com/Speed_cameras.htm. If the camera was taking photographs there would have been two flashes and there would have been the pattern of reference marks on the road.

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    Was it day or night? if it was night time she would know without a shadow of doubt that she had been flashed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wagolynn View Post
    See http://www.pepipoo.com/Speed_cameras.htm. If the camera was taking photographs there would have been two flashes and there would have been the pattern of reference marks on the road.
    The Truvelo only flashes once in forward-facing mode.

    There would be three lines on the road close together, rather than the multiple lines 1.5 to 2 metres apart used by the Gatso.

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    Did the poster mention camera type?

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    it was at night and seems definate it only flashed once.

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    Has pepipoo answerd your questions? Some Gatso cameras are set to flash once in the forward direction, just to make the shocked motorist think!

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    She would know if she was flashed, its like an explosion of light!!! Only one is needed . depending on the speed she might get away with fine and attendence on a speed awareness course thus avoiding the points. If she does get done, nake sure she tells her insurance company, and if she gets points be prepared for a fairly hefty increase in premium at next renewal.

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    And some are set to calculate the speed between 2 camera`s so you slow down at the one ate the rear,think you are safe then put the foot down and they get you on the front one

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