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Rear facing average speed cameras on M1

Article by: Darren Griffin
Date: 28 Nov 2013

It seems that average speed cameras around Junction 30 -32 on the M1 are subtly different from all the others. They're rear facing.

Why is that a notable difference? Well, until now, motorcyclists, with no front number plate, have been able to ignore average speed cameras. But not any more.

It's not clear if this change is one we'll see rolled out to other installations, or even if the necessary approval for processing offences from these cameras is in place, but we'll investigate further.

Regardless, the message is clear, no-one can afford to ignore average speed cameras.

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Posted by M8TJT on Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:06 am Reply with quote

What I can't understand is why 'they' haven't done this before.

Posted by marksfish on Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:32 am Reply with quote

I've been through several sets over the last few months with rearward facing cameras. One set I remember is the M25 around the Gatwick area. Wondered why it had been done, now I know Smile

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Posted by Graculus on Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:58 am Reply with quote

They have done this before.

The roadworks section of the M25 between J5 & J6 has a mixture of front- and rear-facing cameras.

Posted by DKGame on Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:10 am Reply with quote

They've got them on the A12 too in the roadworks around the Chelmsford area. Been there for a good 2 months or so now.

Posted by lenfish on Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:56 pm Reply with quote

"Regardless, the message is clear, no-one can afford to ignore average speed cameras."

Apart from those who have yet to grasp the concept of "average speed".

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Posted by andy-c1 on Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:20 pm Reply with quote

and on the M23 ...still amazed at how many people get caught at these...
Even had some idiot fly past me and slow for the camera ...Laughing Out Loud busted

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Posted by beneast on Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:47 pm Reply with quote

The ones on the A38 alongside the M6 toll have been rear facing since they went in, years ago!

Posted by Quinny1 on Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:49 pm Reply with quote

The funny thing is, the final camera southbound, is just before the de-restriction sign, and the amount of motorists that speed up when they see it, are blissfully unaware that there is a camera literally 50 yards before it.

Posted by Cunninar on Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:17 am Reply with quote

Good to see the usual army of workmen visible on this picture. Here's this week's challenge - report any ave speed sections with workers actually doing anything Very Happy Very Happy

Posted by K13ehr on Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:35 am Reply with quote

Don't they need to be able to see the drivers face for a successful prosecution?

Posted by sussamb on Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:39 am Reply with quote

No Wink

Where there's a will ... there's a way.

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