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Redflex HADECS speed cameras now live


Article by: Darren Griffin
Date: 29 May 2014

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A new type of speed camera recently went live after receiving Home Office approval.

The Redflex HADECS is a gantry mounted digital speed camera that is being deployed on our motorways where variable speed limits are operated. A single camera is able to monitor up-to five active lanes of traffic including those sections of motorway where a hard shoulder can also be used as a live lane.

Dual radars are used to measure speed and data is transmitted digitally. These rear facing cameras are far more discrete than we are used to, looking more like a CCTV installation than a traditional speed camera.

We've already had reports that these cameras, installed between junctions 5 and 6 on the M25 are now flashing away and capturing hundreds of motorists unaware.



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Posted by Kremmen on Thu May 29, 2014 9:53 am Reply with quote

Thanks

Presumably soon to be expanded right up to the M4.

These would be very welcome as no one keeps to the variable limits and as a result causes unnecessary jams.

I remember back in 2004/5 when they widened the western section and had working 40 mph cameras. No jams at all.


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Posted by DarrenR21373 on Thu May 29, 2014 7:43 pm Reply with quote

Is that picture what the new cameras actually look like? And they are still on the gantries, not on top of the new large sign boards?

It just I was on that section the other day, trying to work out which of the various cameras on the side of the road/on top of message signs/on poles were the new HADECS ones.


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Posted by ultimate on Thu May 29, 2014 9:20 pm Reply with quote

are these on the database? if so what is an example camera number? for the junction 5-6 ones


 
Posted by Kremmen on Fri May 30, 2014 4:02 am Reply with quote

Not officially announced, not painted yellow !

Now if that isn't designed to be a cash cow and not a 'safety camera' them I'm foxed.


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Posted by SpeedCamerasWork on Fri May 30, 2014 7:24 am Reply with quote

There are not a cash cow, these catch those who BREAK the law i.e. drive Faster than the Speed limit !!!

If you drive at the correct speed what do you have to worry about


 
Posted by gav28 on Fri May 30, 2014 7:31 am Reply with quote

DarrenR21373 Wrote:
Is that picture what the new cameras actually look like? And they are still on the gantries, not on top of the new large sign boards?

It just I was on that section the other day, trying to work out which of the various cameras on the side of the road/on top of message signs/on poles were the new HADECS ones.


There are two sets of HADECS on the M25 J5-J6, they are on both carriageways, clockwise and anticlockwise and look just like the picture attached. Each set (for both carriageways) are about a mile before and after Clackett Lane services. When approaching an overhead gantry you can see them mounted half way up on the left handside supporting leg of the overhead gantry.

Not entirely sure if anybody has received a penalty notice yet, but they are certainly flashing a lot! Laughing


 
Posted by sussamb on Fri May 30, 2014 7:45 am Reply with quote

I just wonder if at the moment they are being trialled and therefore set at a relatively low speed? Not that I'm prepared to try out that theory Laughing


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Posted by mistersaxon on Fri May 30, 2014 7:46 am Reply with quote

There is a camera underneath one of the overhead gantries on the northern section of the M25 around J24-25 that looks a lot like this. One camera, mounted very much to one side and not over the lanes, flashing merrily away.

I wonder what leeway, if any is built-in to these little gadgets? They are VERY hard to spot! I only noticed it flashing on the other carriageway as I was going toward it...


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Posted by diver99 on Fri May 30, 2014 7:59 am Reply with quote

I believe one of these cameras has been installed on the M1 NB just before J8 before the A414 arrives. It is above the hard shoulder and has been flashing away intermittently for a good few months.


 
Posted by Bulldozer on Fri May 30, 2014 8:01 am Reply with quote

The set on the top section of the M25 between jcts 23 and 25 are also now active. I saw the one between jct 23 and 24 (first gantry after the A1M jct with the M25) flashing away on Tuesday morning and that was without the 'variable' limits in operation i.e. no reduced speed limit indicated.

There are several of these HADECS cameras along that stretch and to be honest, they are easier to see than the older ones mounted behind signs over each lane on other parts of the M25 where the variable limits operate. The HADECS are mounted on a 6ft (or so) long platform, which is sticking out to the side of the gantry in clear view. They are half way up the nearside structures of the overhead gantry.


 
Posted by Ian_W on Fri May 30, 2014 8:11 am Reply with quote

I thought that the speed cameras on the M25 were not legal yet?

i..e. they have never had approval to actually issue fines.

So even though they flash nobody has ever been charged,


 
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