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News: Mixed Results For Red Light Cameras

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A local study by The University of Adelaide has revealed that whilst red-light speed cameras stop one in five accidents at their intersections, collisions at some have actually increased.

The study covered crashes which involved injuries for the five years before cameras were installed and then the following five years.

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Posted by rob brady on Saturday, February 17 @ 14:01:01 EST

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News: New Yorkers May Be Due Speed Camera Ticket Refunds

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Millions of speed camera tickets issued in New York City may be invalid according to Abram Muladzhanov who is contesting his fine.

It concerns $122.6 million in tickets that were issued to him and 2.8 million other drivers who were caught on camera allegedly speeding in school zones.

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Posted by rob brady on Wednesday, February 14 @ 14:27:36 EST

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Subscribers: This Week's Subscriber Awards

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Every time we release the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database we award those subscribers whose reports met our qualifying criteria a FREE 1 year membership to the site. We will publish the user-names of those who achieved the award following each release.

Of the 31 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (16.021) congratulations are due for the following 9 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

ajafferji, CAS_1109211908, draytonhouse, garlach, grstools, ianrobertson696, Jaying, Sibyl, Stuart-S


5 users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 17 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: Andy-G, BMW330, bw2020, chesivale, delboyuk1984, gchell, loadmaster, macacan, neonline, nickeady, n_golding, Oldboy, pawel_k, Quinny1, Rhubarbe, technik, teecee90.

Our thanks to those who support the database and continue to report sites and locations, this is the reward, and for those who prefer to steal and abuse the service, read this thread. We WILL detect you.
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Posted by maft on Thursday, February 08 @ 16:31:43 EST

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Subscribers: The PocketGPSWorld.com CamerAlert Speed Camera Database Has Just Been Updated!

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NOTE: There will not be a database release next week (14th Feb)

Version 16.021 - 07 Feb 2018

This release sees 111 static and mobile speed cameras added/removed/modified across the various speed camera databases. Please keep submitting all sightings of mobile speed cameras so we can keep our database up to date with active sites. Apparently-inactive sites are regularly removed from the database (note that these do not get included in the total above).

Please click here for the full breakdown of country, speed camera type and number. All members submitting qualifying reports of static/mobile speed cameras will be credited with their subscription awards by 17:00 08 Feb 18.

Dont forget our RSS feed which is updated every time we release the speed camera database. Simply right click on the RSS image and select copy shortcut, then post the link into your favourite RSS reader.

You can submit new speed camera locations or submit changes to current cameras by following this link to the submission page and you can download the database via this link.

A beginner's guide to the speed camera database can be found here, and some installation instructions for most units can be found here.

Please watch for further announcements on the homepage or sign up to our weekly newsletter alerts which carry full details of future speed camera database releases. The newsletter signup box is located on the top left of all site pages. Your privacy is important to us, we do not sell on your email details.
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Posted by maft on Wednesday, February 07 @ 18:19:39 EST

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News: M1 Gets More Variable Speed Cameras

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More speed cameras have been added to M1.

The variable speed cameras are located on the edge of Leicestershire near Catthorpe, on the south bound carriageway of the 'smart motorway', from J19 to J16 to Northampton.

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Posted by rob brady on Monday, February 05 @ 06:36:52 EST

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Subscribers: This Week's Subscriber Awards

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Every time we release the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database we award those subscribers whose reports met our qualifying criteria a FREE 1 year membership to the site. We will publish the user-names of those who achieved the award following each release.

Of the 22 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (16.015) congratulations are due for the following 3 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

brutus1966, CAS_1105151635, CAS_1109211908


4 users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 15 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: delbell, dgwatts, ghj_sco, macacan, markrmifsud, neonline, PaulB2005, pawel_k, Quinny1, richvr, s3dbw, scooperman, spoon246, Tangsoodogb, timuk.

Our thanks to those who support the database and continue to report sites and locations, this is the reward, and for those who prefer to steal and abuse the service, read this thread. We WILL detect you.
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Posted by maft on Thursday, February 01 @ 15:43:45 EST

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Version 16.015 - 31 Jan 2018

This release sees 57 static and mobile speed cameras added/removed/modified across the various speed camera databases. Please keep submitting all sightings of mobile speed cameras so we can keep our database up to date with active sites. Apparently-inactive sites are regularly removed from the database (note that these do not get included in the total above).

Please click here for the full breakdown of country, speed camera type and number. All members submitting qualifying reports of static/mobile speed cameras will be credited with their subscription awards by 17:00 01 Feb 18.

Dont forget our RSS feed which is updated every time we release the speed camera database. Simply right click on the RSS image and select copy shortcut, then post the link into your favourite RSS reader.

You can submit new speed camera locations or submit changes to current cameras by following this link to the submission page and you can download the database via this link.

A beginner's guide to the speed camera database can be found here, and some installation instructions for most units can be found here.

Please watch for further announcements on the homepage or sign up to our weekly newsletter alerts which carry full details of future speed camera database releases. The newsletter signup box is located on the top left of all site pages. Your privacy is important to us, we do not sell on your email details.
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Posted by MaFt on Wednesday, January 31 @ 15:26:31 EST

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News: Does The UK Rely Too Heavily on GPS?

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We're not talking about driving here - even though I would hazard a guess that most drivers these days rarely use a map or know how to use a compass... But does the UK infrastructure rely too much on GPS?

The government think it might and are now reviewing the risks of becoming too reliant on GPS and how they can get a back-up system in place. A previous report estimated that 5 days of GPS disruption could cost the UK over 5 billion - that's certainly not to be sniffed at!

One obvious effect, if Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) such as GPS were disrupted, would be on the emergency services. GPS is used to dispatch ambulances and police as well as tracking the location of emergency services. It would mean no satnavs for deliveries and regular drivers. What about security firms transporting large sums of cash - they wouldn't be as easy to track. Aircraft and ship safety could be compromised leading to the shutdown of air and sea ports - vital parts of the economy.

However, GPS isn't just about location and navigation. GPS relies on atomic clocks that give incredibly accurate times (that's how your receiver works out where you are) and these times are used by financial institutions as well as the National Grid. The accurate times from GPS are used for accurate timestamps on financial exchanges and for synchronising the transmission of energy between electricity substations.

Jamming devices are relatively easy to come by and in recent years we've seen a rise in use of them on a major scale for example in the Black Sea sending ships off-course. One of the things the UK government will be looking at are ground-based back-up systems.

"We must take steps to increase the resilience of our critical services in the event of GNSS disruption, including by adopting potential back-up systems where necessary," the minister for implementation, Oliver Dowden, said in the report. "We will carefully consider the findings and recommendations as we continue to improve the resilience of our critical services to disruption," Dowden added.

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Posted by MaFt on Wednesday, January 31 @ 10:54:37 EST

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News: TomTom Drop Map Update Support: Have You Been Affected?

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It's been a topic in our forums for a couple of weeks now that more TomTom devices available will no longer receive their 'Lifetime' map updates - bringing the list up to 34. This is something that has been a concern for some time since 'lifetime' means 'the lifetime that TomTom decide the product has' as opposed to the actual lifetime of the device. However, it seems to have hit the UK news as though this is a new thing...

Any device made before 2013 will no longer receive any updates or maps. If your satnav came with 'Lifetime Maps' then you will get some software updates to keep the device working but there will be no new features or map updates.

The full list of affected devices is shown in the 'read more' link below but includes some Start models that are still available to purchase.

Have you been affected by this change? Will you think twice before purchasing anything with 'lifetime' services?

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Posted by maft on Wednesday, January 31 @ 04:35:27 EST

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News: Gordon Ramsey Finds Another Use For Cling film

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It has been reported that famous chef Gordon Ramsay wraps his cars' registration plates in clingfilm.

Famous for owning many Ferraris, Ramsey said in an interview that he does this in order to trick speed cameras - he says that the clingfilm reflects the camera flash.

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Posted by rob brady on Tuesday, January 30 @ 07:38:57 EST

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News: GPS Switch-Off for Western USA Until Mid-February

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If you're travelling to, or live on the West Coast of the USA then you may want to take note that GPS will be possibly unavailable on an evening for the next couple of weeks up to 16th Feb. The US AirForce are carrying out a huge training exercise over the Nevada desert where GPS will be switched off to test pilot's skills without relying on the technology.

Flying.com have posted the following information about times and affected areas:

The NBAA Command Center reports the U.S. military will begin training exercises on the Nevada Test and Training Range between 0400Z until 0700Z daily. Training maneuvers will impact vast portions of the Western U.S. including California, Nevada, Oregon, Wyoming, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Montana and New Mexico. FAA enroute ATC centers affected include Albuquerque (ZAB), Denver (ZDV), Los Angeles (ZLA), Salt Lake (ZLC), Oakland (ZOA) and Seattle (ZSE).

Pokemon Go players will also be affected...

Note: 0400Z to 0700Z is 20:00PST to 23:00PST local time.

Image source: St. George News

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Posted by MaFt on Monday, January 29 @ 13:17:28 EST

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News: Expensive Portable Speed Camera Remains Unused

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According to a response from a Freedom of Information request, a 17,000 portable speed camera, bought to monitor a guided busway, is not being used.

The camera was purchased by Cambridgeshire County Council in August 2017 after three speed-related accidents in the two previous years.

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Posted by rob brady on Sunday, January 28 @ 10:38:00 EST

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Subscribers: This Week's Subscriber Awards

Free Subscriptions!
Every time we release the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database we award those subscribers whose reports met our qualifying criteria a FREE 1 year membership to the site. We will publish the user-names of those who achieved the award following each release.

Of the 12 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (16.014) congratulations are due for the following 3 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

brutus1966, chriskeens, Merkin


2 users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 7 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: awayday, BrianI, captain_chaos, JPV, Quinny1, s3dbw, spoon246.

Our thanks to those who support the database and continue to report sites and locations, this is the reward, and for those who prefer to steal and abuse the service, read this thread. We WILL detect you.
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Posted by maft on Thursday, January 25 @ 14:12:15 EST

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Version 16.014 - 24 Jan 2018

This release sees 21 static and mobile speed cameras added/removed/modified across the various speed camera databases. Please keep submitting all sightings of mobile speed cameras so we can keep our database up to date with active sites. Apparently-inactive sites are regularly removed from the database (note that these do not get included in the total above).

Please click here for the full breakdown of country, speed camera type and number. All members submitting qualifying reports of static/mobile speed cameras will be credited with their subscription awards by 17:00 25 Jan 18.

Dont forget our RSS feed which is updated every time we release the speed camera database. Simply right click on the RSS image and select copy shortcut, then post the link into your favourite RSS reader.

You can submit new speed camera locations or submit changes to current cameras by following this link to the submission page and you can download the database via this link.

A beginner's guide to the speed camera database can be found here, and some installation instructions for most units can be found here.

Please watch for further announcements on the homepage or sign up to our weekly newsletter alerts which carry full details of future speed camera database releases. The newsletter signup box is located on the top left of all site pages. Your privacy is important to us, we do not sell on your email details.
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Posted by MaFt on Wednesday, January 24 @ 13:18:34 EST

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News: Galileo Security Offices Moving from UK Due to Brexit

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The European Commission have announced that part of the infrastructure for Europe's Galileo Satellite Navigation system is to be moved from London to Spain due the the UK's upcoming exit from the European Union.

The main security monitoring station for Galileo will be in Paris, with the UK station being the back-up when Paris was offline. It was due to go online later this year. A spokesperson for the European Commission confirmed it was being moved "as consequence of the UK withdrawal from the EU".

The Galileo system is due to be operational from 2020.

Source: Independent

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Posted by MaFt on Thursday, January 18 @ 10:59:02 EST

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