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Static and mobile van locations.
« on: April 06, 2016, 06:49:36 PM »
Probably know about this already.

Apparently shows locations of ALL cameras. Not always there, but where they could be.
Quite accurate up my way (except the sneaky bastwit the got me on a flyover). Not sure they're ALL there, but useful if planning routes etc.

http://www.gosafe.org/cameras/camera-search.aspx?q

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Re: Static and mobile van locations.
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2016, 06:58:27 PM »
Useful post Andy, I'll make it a sticky.   :thumb
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Re: Static and mobile van locations.
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2016, 07:15:05 PM »
Nice one    :thumbup2 
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Re: Static and mobile van locations.
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2016, 07:52:51 PM »
That is a good find that Andy :clap



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Re: Static and mobile van locations.
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2016, 09:31:18 AM »
Useful site.



But it's riddled with untruths, for example...
Fixed safety camera sites are located where three or more people have been killed or seriously injured in speed-related crashes, over a 1.5km stretch of road, in the three years prior to installation.
I can't speak for many sites, but that's certainly untrue for the Heol yDeri/Rhiwbina camera!


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Re: Static and mobile van locations.
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2016, 12:44:13 PM »
As long as the camera locations the site shows is pretty accurate that's the most important thing.  :thumbup2

We never believe their reasons for installing these cameras anyway.  :glum
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Re: Static and mobile van locations.
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2016, 04:01:18 PM »
Useful post Andy, I'll make it a sticky.   :thumb

Just look at how many locations there are. Is it any wonder why I am thinking about fitting a flip up number plate or a flash proof one. I know that's wrong but jeez at this rate I'm gonna have to give up riding :-(. My other concern is the new trend for car dash cams. We are soon gonna have a spate of people handing in vids of us overtaking to the police when ever they feel like dobbin us bikers in. I don't know how I've managed it so far but I have a clean licence at the moment  :sick

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Re: Static and mobile van locations.
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2016, 04:19:06 PM »
Useful post Andy, I'll make it a sticky.   :thumb

Just look at how many locations there are. Is it any wonder why I am thinking about fitting a flip up number plate or a flash proof one. I know that's wrong but jeez at this rate I'm gonna have to give up riding :-(. My other concern is the new trend for car dash cams. We are soon gonna have a spate of people handing in vids of us overtaking to the police when ever they feel like dobbin us bikers in. I don't know how I've managed it so far but I have a clean licence at the moment  :sick

I used to think 'flash proof' plates were a Myth, but I was trawling through some old photos the other day and noticed all the ones of my ClioSport 182 had no numbers showing. I mentioned it to the mate I bought the car off and he just laughed saying he had 'flash proof' plates fitted.

Personally I'd go down this route opposed to 'flip up' ones. By the time you see the camera and press the button, you may already have been flashed or if you had time, one would assume you'd slow down enough!).


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Re: Static and mobile van locations.
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2016, 06:03:05 PM »
Also very illegal No8

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Re: Static and mobile van locations.
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2016, 07:30:41 PM »
Useful post Andy, I'll make it a sticky.   :thumb




Get the reflective plates. They do work!

When our regional HQ was in Mamhilad, the Speed Partnership were based there and the Sergeant in charge was an old mate of mine from my days in the Police. He showed me the computer systems they were using then, and I am taking about some years ago and I watched as the photo of a car speeding was being processed. The index number was unintelligible due to the reflection of the flash. He then ran a program which ran some filters. By the third filter the number appeared (it actually displayed as white letters on black, but it was there.)

The "invisible plates" might initially confuse the photographic evidence, but the technology WILL find the index number, so fix them and speed at your peril!

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Re: Static and mobile van locations.
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2016, 08:13:07 PM »
Useful site.



But it's riddled with untruths, for example...
Fixed safety camera sites are located where three or more people have been killed or seriously injured in speed-related crashes, over a 1.5km stretch of road, in the three years prior to installation.
I can't speak for many sites, but that's certainly untrue for the Heol yDeri/Rhiwbina camera!

A 'serious injury' crash is defined pretty well by someone seeking hospital treatment (usually due to recurring dollar signs in the eyes). Nothing at all to do with how many cars are written off, you could be living there and not realise that something has happened.

Plus it is within a set distance in a straight line of a crash site; so could be not even on the same road but on a bypass alongside.

These sites are only applicable to SCP vans, not police cars which may have laser equipment on board - they park up where they damn well like.
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Re: Static and mobile van locations.
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2016, 08:04:22 AM »
Well I guess we just have to be vigilant when riding which is what we do any way. But police do like to entice you to miss behave.
I was on the A470 a few moths ago, it was empty except for a T5 VW Camper which sat in the fast lane at 50mph and would not move over when I approached.
So I undertook it safely. Guess what? it was an unmarked Police Van. They pulled me over for undertaking but seriously I wanted to argue that they weren't obeying the highway code.
Thankfully I bent over took it like a good un and listened to the health and safety lecture of the incident they encouraged and only got a verbal warning :-)

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Re: Static and mobile van locations.
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2016, 08:39:53 AM »
Well I guess we just have to be vigilant when riding which is what we do any way. But police do like to entice you to miss behave.
I was on the A470 a few moths ago, it was empty except for a T5 VW Camper which sat in the fast lane at 50mph and would not move over when I approached.
So I undertook it safely. Guess what? it was an unmarked Police Van. They pulled me over for undertaking but seriously I wanted to argue that they weren't obeying the highway code.
Thankfully I bent over took it like a good un and listened to the health and safety lecture of the incident they encouraged and only got a verbal warning :-)


The phrase "agent provocateur" springs to mind.... surely that's illegal behaviour by plod, which shouldn't go unpunished!
(Not sure about the ethics of unmarked vehicles, either)

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Re: Static and mobile van locations.
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2016, 09:41:49 AM »
I'll get you to fight my corner next time ;-)

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Re: Static and mobile van locations.
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2016, 11:37:41 AM »
Well I guess we just have to be vigilant when riding which is what we do any way. But police do like to entice you to miss behave.
I was on the A470 a few moths ago, it was empty except for a T5 VW Camper which sat in the fast lane at 50mph and would not move over when I approached.
So I undertook it safely. Guess what? it was an unmarked Police Van. They pulled me over for undertaking but seriously I wanted to argue that they weren't obeying the highway code.
Thankfully I bent over took it like a good un and listened to the health and safety lecture of the incident they encouraged and only got a verbal warning :-)

Did exactly the same to me a few years ago. He was all bolshy telling me I was going to lose my liscence, car crushed etc. I pointed out he was on camera as mine films inside as well. His attitude changed significantly. Reported him to the station. Guess what. NADDA HAPPEND.