Ladies and Gent’s, coming to a traffic light near you in London in June this year.
Tfl are going to be installing/replacing cameras at various traffic light locations in London over the next two years.
To quote “Replacement of wet film red light cameras with a digital camera that has the functionality to undertake speed monitoring of vehicles for enforcement purposes during the green phase of the ATS”
So exceed the speed limit through a green light that has one of the new cameras and ‘ping’ 3 points £100
Reading that you don’t need to exceed the speed limit through a green light :
lot 3 –Replacement of wet film spot speed cameras with a digital average speed camera system on routes that TfL has identified would be more appropriately covered with this technology rather than spot speed digital systems.
Yes but if you do for example 40mph past the green light then you would trigger the camera.
This will undoubtedly catch the ‘amber gamblers’ who race the lights.
There will be approximately 6-700 of these after two years.
On my first Gsxr 750 I got a plate made up at the nec show that was 1 digit out from mine and I never got stopped, but this was back in 2001/2002 so not sure if ANPR cameras were around as much then as they are now. Strangely enough I never got any speeding tickets either
Why would there be anything about red light jumping cyclists in a tender for speed cameras?
I think Tfl or the Met released the figures for RLJ cyclists after that crackdown at the end of last year and they have produced reports on it in the past (although it was quite a while back now). It was about 10% on the study I saw.
I doubt it’s a conspiracy of silence, they probably just don’t know the figures any more than they know the number of speeding motorists or litter dropping pedestrians in London.
I always thought it was a bit strange that speed cameras have to be painted dayglo yellow, surely that’s only a deterrent for the 10-20m in front of the camera where people anchor on before they speed up again?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure the dayglo has saved me getting points on at least one occasion but if the aim is to reduce speeding generally then surely a grey camera with plenty of dayglo signage to say it’s somewhere nearby is actually the better solution? That way people would have to stick to the limit over a larger area.
Solution is real simple for the cars. Just go and buy Valentine 1 anti radar(best there is) or escort probably second best. They detect all kind of speed cameras, hidden stationary(vans). Not sure about live video cameras or ANPR It’s a bit trickier with a bike, not so much space on it
As I recall it, there was never any legal requirement for Gatsos to be painted yellow.
Following increased disquiet about local councils using them as revenue generators the then Labour govt, introduced a set of visibility requirements for them that had to be followed if the council wanted to keep the money they generated. If they didn’t make them visible then motorist would still be prosecuted, but the money would go to central govt rather than the council.