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Ask RiotACT: Can a red light camera get you for a u-turn?

By Chris Mordd Richards - 15 July 2016 9

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So tonight I was travelling home, and I did a u-turn at an intersection which wasn’t marked with a no u-turn sign, and as I was almost all the way around, a big flash went off behind me.

I have only experienced something like that once before, the time I did 65 in a 60 zone past a red light camera.

So I am wondering, is it possible I triggered the red light camera from my u-turn?

The right turn signal was green for me, but was obviously red for the traffic waiting to head the same way I wanted to go.

If so, what is likely to happen? Nothing?

What’s Your opinion?


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ML-585 10:25 am
08 Oct 16
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Since all ACT red light cameras double as speed cameras, it is possible that the flash was due to another car speeding through the intersection.

Did a fine eventuate?

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Mordd / Chris Richar 2:23 pm
08 Oct 16
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ML-585 said :

Since all ACT red light cameras double as speed cameras, it is possible that the flash was due to another car speeding through the intersection.

Did a fine eventuate?

It is possible but I did not see this. A fine did not eventuate, so I am fairly certain it was someone flashing their high beams at me to warn me I wasn’t allowed to do a u-turn there. Have become very aware of this since, and a bunch of times went to do a u-turn at lights recently, realised there was no sign permitting it, and instead turned into a side street and did a u-turn in an area where it is allowed instead then back on the main road and on my way. Might take an extra couple of minutes each time but better not to risk a fine for doing it illegally.

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JC 2:55 pm
09 Oct 16
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There are a couple of lights where the flash goes off automatically on every phase change. If I recall one was Gininderra drive. Believe they were to catch turning motorists where it becomes a bit harder to put in the sensors.

Must admit haven’t notice one for a while but then again I don’t drive the same roads since I moved home.

With these ones they were timed to go off at a given time past the red and always had two quick flashes.

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