M25 and M1 Cameras

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poordecisions

Original Poster:

175 posts

56 months

Thursday 1st February 2018
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Hi All,

I’ve just had a message from a friend of mine who is a PC in the Met.

She has said that from tonight the cameras on the M25 and M1 go live above 70mph, with automatic tickets issued.

No doubt i’ll get flamed, but thought I’d pass it on anyway in case it helps anyone.

Will

Alex_225

3,927 posts

156 months

Thursday 1st February 2018
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Can't hurt to mention it mate. smile

I've seen the M25 cameras flash when the signs aren't on but I only assumed that was from excessive speed. 100mph+ maybe?


anonymous-user

9 months

Thursday 1st February 2018
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I'm so used to being stuck in 50mph roadworks I can't see it making any difference tbh

Valgar

847 posts

90 months

Thursday 1st February 2018
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Thanks for the heads up, I'll just stick to 60 I think

FurtiveFreddy

8,297 posts

192 months

Thursday 1st February 2018
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Nonsense. But feel free to believe it.

ashleyman

6,214 posts

54 months

Thursday 1st February 2018
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Also saw this on a Facebook group. Someone questioned it and got this response.

Previously, they were only live when there was a variable speed limit in force, you will be happy to know that they are now permanently live. The Government's 2016 report on road casualties stated that speed accounts for 3% of accidents on motorways but assure us that this is not a money making exercise.

Kinky

37,279 posts

224 months

Thursday 1st February 2018
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So you get flashed for 71 and above?

Zedboy

621 posts

166 months

Thursday 1st February 2018
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Fake News. Just whizzed thru 2-12... nothing except the few live ones which I bottled.

Zedboy

621 posts

166 months

Thursday 1st February 2018
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ashleyman said:
Also saw this on a Facebook group..
Ahhhh....that explains it. Must be true?

Pebbles167

2,301 posts

107 months

Thursday 1st February 2018
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Saw this myself on Facebook tonight.

It's been like this on the M4 for a while now. People were quick to disregard it, but soon found out that it was the real deal. 79 mph will get you flashed.

Not sure if the dates are correct for the M1 & M25 cameras, but it is happening in other parts of the country, so beware.

ashleyman

6,214 posts

54 months

Friday 2nd February 2018
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Zedboy said:
ashleyman said:
Also saw this on a Facebook group..
Ahhhh....that explains it. Must be true?
I questioned it but as expected no real information from anyone.



Edited by ashleyman on Friday 2nd February 00:08

JLLL

30 posts

30 months

Friday 2nd February 2018
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Zedboy said:
Fake News. Just whizzed thru 2-12... nothing except the few live ones which I bottled.
Of course if you speed past the gantries which don't have cameras on, they're not going to flash at you. You slowed down for the ones that did have cameras and they didn't flash either. So I'm not sure you can call this 'fake news' from your experiment.

TheAngryDog

10,121 posts

164 months

Friday 2nd February 2018
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I always only ever do 70mph through these sections. And then the slower speeds when the gantries have them displayed. Just not worth the risk.

Willy Nilly

12,205 posts

122 months

Friday 2nd February 2018
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ashleyman said:
Also saw this on a Facebook group. Someone questioned it and got this response.

Previously, they were only live when there was a variable speed limit in force, you will be happy to know that they are now permanently live. The Government's 2016 report on road casualties stated that speed accounts for 3% of accidents on motorways but assure us that this is not a money making exercise.
What are they doing about the other 97%?

ashleyman

6,214 posts

54 months

Friday 2nd February 2018
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Willy Nilly said:
ashleyman said:
Also saw this on a Facebook group. Someone questioned it and got this response.

Previously, they were only live when there was a variable speed limit in force, you will be happy to know that they are now permanently live. The Government's 2016 report on road casualties stated that speed accounts for 3% of accidents on motorways but assure us that this is not a money making exercise.
What are they doing about the other 97%?
Well, that person didn't know. I don't know. Do you know?

Someone else also said this:

This is inaccurate, the cameras between junction 10 and 15 on the M25 do not change with the variable speed limit. They do not snap you unless you are doing 80mph plus, (I can’t confirm what speed they’re set to) regardless if there is a variable speed limit in place or not.

Fermit The Krog and Sexy Sarah

8,308 posts

55 months

Friday 2nd February 2018
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A top Derbyshire cop has recently stated the same, live at all times.

poordecisions

Original Poster:

175 posts

56 months

Friday 2nd February 2018
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I would like it to be “fake news”, but thought in case it helps anyone that I would post it as it’s unusual to be lied to straight from the horses mouth..

Feel free to ignore though, I might be trying out the crappest troll in ph history! (I’m not..)

Riley Blue

16,544 posts

181 months

Friday 2nd February 2018
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Fermit The Krog and Sexy Sarah said:
A top Derbyshire cop has recently stated the same, live at all times.
yes I read about it a week or so ago in the local press, I suppose it was bound to happen sooner or later.

tejr

1,284 posts

119 months

Friday 2nd February 2018
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Valgar said:
Thanks for the heads up, I'll just stick to 60 I think
And this is the problem with cameras...

People who don't attempt to make progress as they've simply given up trying..

Willy Nilly

12,205 posts

122 months

Friday 2nd February 2018
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tejr said:
Valgar said:
Thanks for the heads up, I'll just stick to 60 I think
And this is the problem with cameras...

People who don't attempt to make progress as they've simply given up trying..
The issue is cameras operate in a binary manner, so if you drive at 69mph and drift into trigger territory you're getting fined. I can fully understand why people drive much slower than the speed limit and am wondering about driving even slower on motorways myself. 45mph would probably a good speed and using the mindset that driving slower gets you there quicker I'll probably reduce my journey times to when I used to cruise along at 90.