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Speeding Cameras at Night

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Speeding Cameras at Night

I've been researching online but haven't really found the answer to my questions. I don't think i was speeding but there are times when I was 1-3 mph over the speed limit.

The speeding cameras around London are recording all the time and work at night, correct?

It's not a film camera and doesn't need to flash?

It takes an average speed, not a speed at a certain time?

I will get a ticket if my average speed is even 1mph over the limit?

If I was in a rental car, they rental car company will charge my CC?

How long does it normally take to get a ticket?

Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Speeding Cameras at Night

The cameras work 24 hours. They are (mostly) digital. Some are "fixed position" and some are average speed across a zone.

If you've transgressed, the police will trace the car to the rental company, who will pass on your details (for which they will charge you) and you are likely to receive a fine.

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The speeding cameras around London are recording all the time and work at night, correct?

====== Wrong, and Correct, in that order

It's not a film camera and doesn't need to flash?

===== Dont know, and it does need to flash

It takes an average speed, not a speed at a certain time?

====== No it takes the instantaneous (sort of ) speed at the time you go past, if its working

I will get a ticket if my average speed is even 1mph over the limit?

===== Very unlikely. I've heard tales but usually its set a little higher than the limit. You'd be very unlucky if you were charged for doing under 33 in a 30, or 43 in a 40. When I was on my "speed awareness course" (oops naughty me) there was someone who was done for 34 in a 30. No one lower that I recall.

If I was in a rental car, they rental car company will charge my CC?

===== Yes and add a whacking big admin fee on

How long does it normally take to get a ticket?

===== 2 weeks plus whatever time it takes to wend its way through the rental car company

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3. Re: Speeding Cameras at Night

Yes

Yes

Average speed requires multiple cameras

No

Yes

Depends on the efficiency of the hire company

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4. Re: Speeding Cameras at Night

I've only ever seen average speed cameras on a motorway. Cameras may be recording all the time but arent active all the time.

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5. Re: Speeding Cameras at Night

The only time I've ever got a speeding fine was on a motorway at midnight and that camera certainly flashed. Me: 'Ooh, there was a flash of lightning!' Husband (rolling eyes): 'No, it was a speed camera...'

Edited: 19 May 2014, 18:04
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6. Re: Speeding Cameras at Night

Christabel, I was actually on my way to Bristol from London when I noticed all the cameras.

I definitely didn't see any flashes at all. So does that mean I probably didn't get caught on camera?

thanks for the help everyone.