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abaddon
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:26 pm    Post subject: Alert Distances Reply with quote

I read somewhere a installation guide for the speed camera alerts that listed the distances and speeds for certain amounts of warning (i.e. at 30MPH, 294 yards gives 30 seconds warning)
I am trying to find a ideal alert distance for each speed category as my TomTom is currently alerting me to cameras that aren't even on the road I am on. Anyone know of any good guidelines for setting these distances so they are appropiate?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THIS Is the guide that contains the speed/ seconds table. If you want to reduce the number of alerts try setting it to warn only if POI on route for each camera category you have installed. The downside to this is you must allways have a route planned in order to generate a warning (drive with no route planned = No warnings) - Mike
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats the one! Thanks.

I currently have the distances set to 30sec warning for each speed according to that guide. Perhaps I'll reduce this to 10 sec and see how that goes.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"20secs" as per that guide seems popular (or if you want a quick way to remember: in yards, it's almost exactly 10 times the speed - 200yds for 20mph, 300 for 30mph etc.

Most people set the alert at double that or more, for mobile sites
(...and for camera warning signs, CCTV, wheelie bins, trees etc in the new un-verified database Wink )
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy_P2002 wrote:
"Most people set the alert at double that or more, for mobile sites
(...and for camera warning signs, CCTV, wheelie bins, trees etc in the new un-verified database :wink: )


To be more precise it's the 'old' unverified database.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

trevor.dowle wrote:
To be more precise it's the 'old' unverified database.
Unlikely as that one is now out of date.;)
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First rule of comedy: Never let facts (incorrect or otherwise) get in the way of a good gag!


But if we're being pedantic it IS the new one as there never was an "old" unverified mobiles database, only the complete database with the unverified ones in it. Taunt
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stop it! Stop! I'm too late home to join in - this is hurting my sides and threatening an incontinence accident Happy Happy Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can see another 17 pages on the way. :P
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

erm, actually, what you get is just a list, not a database... the database is stored in a super-wonderful-magic place protected by elves.

so there, sorry for letting facts get in the way ;) :P
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaFt wrote:
erm, actually, what you get is just a list, not a database... the database is stored in a super-wonderful-magic place protected by elves.

Well, I think it would only be democratic for you to hold a poll to see how the overwhelming majority would like to receive the unverified super-wonderful-magic place protected by elves download files. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I think it would only be democratic for you to hold a poll
The mind boggles, let's have a poll as to whether we want MaFt to do a pole dance. Out of here
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lost_Property wrote:
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I think it would only be democratic for you to hold a poll
The mind boggles, let's have a poll as to whether we want MaFt to do a pole dance. Out of here


I think i'll pass Confused
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