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Cameras on Parkes Way?

By shirty_bear - 9 September 2013 12

Driving east on Parkes Way this morning, I noticed (at least) two poles in the median, each with two cameras on them.

They look like fixed speed cameras, but there’s no signs and no talk of such.

Any ideas, hivemind?

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Cameras on Parkes Way?
Pork Hunt 9:55 am 10 Sep 13

tommy said :

hi – I grabbed some screen shots when I drove past them this afternoon:

http://i.imgur.com/YdBKm5Y.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/K3p2DMy.jpg

If they are not speed (couldn’t see any flash unit to go with it) they are probably to observe traffic in and out of the tunnel

I’d get those pics framed if I were you. There’s no-one in the right lane doing 60kmh five km from the next right turn.

magiccar9 6:16 am 10 Sep 13

Mysteryman said :

bd84 said :

Mysteryman said :

jazzamac said :

CCTV cameras pointing into the “tunnel”

+1. They aren’t speed cameras. There are no induction loops in the road to trigger them, and they lack any flash unit to catch people at night.

Not all the fixed cameras are induction loop triggered, there are a number which are radar based.

Anyway, I’m 99% sure this has been asked and answered on here before with the answer being they’re traffic counting/monitoring similar to what the double rubber strips on the road do, except with video.

Which ones?

“Red light cameras

The red light cameras in the ACT can detect whether a vehicle has driven through a red light as well as detecting the speed of a vehicle. The cameras are not laser operated” – from ACT policing.

The fixed speed cameras I’ve seen that weren’t also red light cameras use induction loops that are quite clearly visible on the ground. Mobile speed cameras use laser.

The pair of fixed speed cameras on the Tuggeranong Parkway at the Hindmarsh Drive overpass are both radar based.

tommy 9:25 pm 09 Sep 13

hi – I grabbed some screen shots when I drove past them this afternoon:

http://i.imgur.com/YdBKm5Y.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/K3p2DMy.jpg

If they are not speed (couldn’t see any flash unit to go with it) they are probably to observe traffic in and out of the tunnel

JC 5:52 pm 09 Sep 13

niftydog said :

There’s two pairs of cameras at each end of the tunnel, and from what I saw all four cameras were pointing into the eastbound lanes. Traffic monitoring, I’m willing to bet.

You weren’t looking too clearly then. Both sets of cameras point into the tunnel, one for each carriageway. Traffic surveillance cameras for sure, certainly not speed cameras.

Mysteryman 5:00 pm 09 Sep 13

bd84 said :

Mysteryman said :

jazzamac said :

CCTV cameras pointing into the “tunnel”

+1. They aren’t speed cameras. There are no induction loops in the road to trigger them, and they lack any flash unit to catch people at night.

Not all the fixed cameras are induction loop triggered, there are a number which are radar based.

Anyway, I’m 99% sure this has been asked and answered on here before with the answer being they’re traffic counting/monitoring similar to what the double rubber strips on the road do, except with video.

Which ones?

“Red light cameras

The red light cameras in the ACT can detect whether a vehicle has driven through a red light as well as detecting the speed of a vehicle. The cameras are not laser operated” – from ACT policing.

The fixed speed cameras I’ve seen that weren’t also red light cameras use induction loops that are quite clearly visible on the ground. Mobile speed cameras use laser.

bd84 3:39 pm 09 Sep 13

Mysteryman said :

jazzamac said :

CCTV cameras pointing into the “tunnel”

+1. They aren’t speed cameras. There are no induction loops in the road to trigger them, and they lack any flash unit to catch people at night.

Not all the fixed cameras are induction loop triggered, there are a number which are radar based.

Anyway, I’m 99% sure this has been asked and answered on here before with the answer being they’re traffic counting/monitoring similar to what the double rubber strips on the road do, except with video.

RedDogInCan 3:01 pm 09 Sep 13

Given the revelation that NSW Police are not only capturing the number plate of every vehicle passing any highway patrol car but are also storing the time and location data for at least five years, I would be suspicious of any traffic ‘monitoring’ camera.

Govt gets upset when Google does it (both number plates and wifi) but then goes about quietly doing it itself.

niftydog 2:03 pm 09 Sep 13

There’s two pairs of cameras at each end of the tunnel, and from what I saw all four cameras were pointing into the eastbound lanes. Traffic monitoring, I’m willing to bet.

Mysteryman 1:41 pm 09 Sep 13

jazzamac said :

CCTV cameras pointing into the “tunnel”

+1. They aren’t speed cameras. There are no induction loops in the road to trigger them, and they lack any flash unit to catch people at night.

jazzamac 1:04 pm 09 Sep 13

CCTV cameras pointing into the “tunnel”

La_Tour_Maubourg 12:28 pm 09 Sep 13

Also saw them-I’m sure they’re traffic surveillance cameras as typical speed cameras appear to have more of a bulky setup.

shirty_bear 12:19 pm 09 Sep 13

I should have noted – both were in the roadworks area, either end of the orange tunnel (iirc). Seems like a *very* fruitful spot to nab speeders.

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