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Thread: Front facing Truvelos with no stripes?

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    Default Front facing Truvelos with no stripes?

    I was driving down the a605 past Oundell which in in the Northamptonshire area. There are two Truvelos. One camera facing me and another facing the other side of the traffic. Going past one camera It was a 40 (just realised) and I thought it was national speed limit (60mph single carriage way.). However I think I was doing 42-34ish. Kinda paranoid I went over.

    So I am wondering since the Truvelos normally have stripes these ones don't. I checked on Google maps and the stripes were there but it's out dated(2009). So I'm wondering if I did go over the limit would I still be able to get a ticket?

    I also found out that Northampton closed most of their cameras down? Not sure if it's true.

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    This website has loads of information that may help you
    http://www.pepipoo.com/Speed_cameras.htm

    You may find the cameras here.
    http://www.safespeedforlife.co.uk/

    If you were doing 42 or less you should be OK.

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    Thanks. I'm curious are those speed cameras out of use? I mean they dont have the stripes painted on the lanes either side and they're used for secondary checks. Also if I got flashed would I have seen it?

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    I think, that type of camera would need marks on the road, and when it is triggered it flashes twice.
    The first flash shows your start position on the road markings, the second flash shows your end position.
    The time between the flashes is known, therefore from the distance travelled between flash your speed can be calculated.

    In bright day light you may not notice the flashes, unless you were looking in your mirrors.

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    AIUI the Truvelos use a flash with a magenta filter, which is much less obvious than a conventional flash.

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    Your right Beelzebub, with Gatso being the most common one, I was thinking about them.

    Out of interest, this is how Truvelo work. https://www.speedcamerasuk.com/truvelo.htm

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