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Speed camera van

By Pork Hunt - 14 December 2012 42

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This speed camera van was parked about two hundred metres from the 80 kmh sign at the end of a long down hill stretch on the Monaro Hwy just before Isabella Drive north bound.

Do Rioters know what guide lines are used to determine the positioning of such vans?

And no, I didn’t get done.

I stopped to take the photo.

What’s Your opinion?


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Speed camera van
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davo101 11:39 am
14 Dec 12
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harvyk1 11:53 am
14 Dec 12
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It used to be that they had pre-approved positions which they could set up the vans. These days it’s where ever they feel like it…

I believe there is some sort of unwritten rule that after a speed zone sign change they need to allow a reasonable distance for which you need to be doing the new speed (I think it’s 100m). That said that it is but an urban legend and I would not be putting too much faith in that.

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Henry82 11:57 am
14 Dec 12
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Not knowing the laws of speed camera placement, i actually think that’s good positioning.

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shirty_bear 12:13 pm
14 Dec 12
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davo101 said :

LMGTFY.

yeah, thanks – remarkably unhelpful results and a smattering of outright lies;
“whenever possible, a camera will operate in both directions (both sides of the road, vehicles approaching or departing)”. I don’t recall *ever* seeing two camera operating in tandem.

Years ago there seemed to be an unwritten rule that speed checks wouldn’t happen on significant downslopes. This was completely kiboshed when I saw one at the bottom of Springvale Dve.
No idea re. closeness to speed limit changes, but it seems dumb to be at all close, given that they can be targetted any old distance from the van itself.

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thebrownstreak69 12:23 pm
14 Dec 12
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It would be hard to argue you didn’t know the speed limit if you got caught!

It amazes me that people get caught at all by these things. They are out in plain view!

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Starrie 12:31 pm
14 Dec 12
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shirty_bear said :

davo101 said :

LMGTFY.

yeah, thanks – remarkably unhelpful results and a smattering of outright lies;
“whenever possible, a camera will operate in both directions (both sides of the road, vehicles approaching or departing)”. I don’t recall *ever* seeing two camera operating in tandem.

A single speed camera van can operate in both directions at the same time if they choose to and if the sides of the road are close enough to each other (ie median strip isn’t too large). No need for 2 vans.

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NoImRight 1:05 pm
14 Dec 12
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So…..how far after a sign saying 80 do you have to do 80?

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p1 1:33 pm
14 Dec 12
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NoImRight said :

So…..how far after a sign saying 80 do you have to do 80?

Pretty sure you are supposed to be doing the speed limit from the moment you pass the sign.

The placement looks pretty fair to me. It is visible from a long way back, on a straight bit of road, and there is a great big speed sign visible so you can be certain that you are doing the correct speed. Also, that bit of road (or just down hill from there) is one where carrying a bit of extra speed really is quite dangerous (unlike many of the place that fixed speed cameras have been placed….).

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mcharlton 1:38 pm
14 Dec 12
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From the ACT Gov site http://www.justice.act.gov.au/page/view/3057/title/act-government-safety-camera-program
•Fixed and mobile cameras should not be positioned to detect vehicle speeds within 200 metres of a change in speed zone.

If the camera is front facing then it is likely to be compliant.

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Postalgeek 1:46 pm
14 Dec 12
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NoImRight said :

So…..how far after a sign saying 80 do you have to do 80?

About 1 mm, give or take.

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schmeah 1:57 pm
14 Dec 12
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The van is parked as traffic comes up to a round-a-bout .. if you’re still doing 80++ you deserve all you get.

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Ozi 2:29 pm
14 Dec 12
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It is also worth noting that the 200m distance referred to on the ACT Government website is a guideline – there is no legislation to say you can’t be next to a sign.

Also, the guideline is only for camera vans, so cops using laser and radar detection don’t have to follow any sort of 200m thing.

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dks00k 3:42 pm
14 Dec 12
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So according to the list of camera sites, providing it is still current, that camera van is operating out of the guidelines…..

Monaro Highway – Dairy Road to Johnson Drive

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NoImRight 3:49 pm
14 Dec 12
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dks00k said :

So according to the list of camera sites, providing it is still current, that camera van is operating out of the guidelines…..

Monaro Highway – Dairy Road to Johnson Drive

So you should be allowed to just hammer it down that hill and into the roundabout? A guideline beats an appropriate speed anyday.

Sometimes the speed limit is common sense and should be the case even if a “guideline” is there or not.

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tactless 3:50 pm
14 Dec 12
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harvyk1 said :

It used to be that they had pre-approved positions which they could set up the vans. These days it’s where ever they feel like it…

or

http://www.legislation.act.gov.au/sl/2000-10/default.asp
Section 108.
Only 177 approved locations to set up wherever they like.

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