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 Post subject: Speed/Red Light Detectors
Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 9:06 pm 
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Are they illegal in victoria guys? do any of you have em im sick of these red lights changing quickly lol! are they any good..

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 9:42 pm 
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Yes, as far as I understand all are illegal.

Id much rather yuo stopping for the light than racing it to be honest; I live in this city and value my life.

Of course there are the ones you can say its a toss up to go thru; generally if your not taking a big enough risk to make yourself think "jeez that was stupid" then you shouldnt get a flash unless you speed up over the limit to make the light..

If you dont like the lights move to the country haha!

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2005 12:54 am 
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yeah thats what i got hit with i think i just hope i didnt get flashed :P

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:30 pm 
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i think red light cameras are a good idea
its an extremely dangerous thing to do
the number of near misses i've seen by people running red lights is scary
not only that, but the fact they usually speed up makes it worse

 

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 Post subject: Re: Speed/Red Light Detectors
Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:50 am 
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Are they illegal in victoria guys? do any of you have em im sick of these red lights changing quickly lol! are they any good..
Isnt there a GPS system for warning you when approaching fixed speed and red light camera's. I don't see how that can be illegal as the information is made public one way or another.
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 Post subject: Re: Speed/Red Light Detectors
Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:27 am 
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twason wrote:
podes wrote:
Are they illegal in victoria guys? do any of you have em im sick of these red lights changing quickly lol! are they any good..
Isnt there a GPS system for warning you when approaching fixed speed and red light camera's. I don't see how that can be illegal as the information is made public one way or another.
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There is a few I believe.
The only one I can think of is the 'Road Angel'.
Has a stored memory of fixed speed and redlight cameras, construction and school zones.
I think you can update it by flashing it from there website.
Pretty pointless but IMO.
The only roads I ever speed on aren't ever going to have fixed speed cameras. :twisted:
edit: I missed the point. I'm 99% sure they are legal.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 11:31 am 
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I may be wrong so correct me if i am but i am under the impression in NSW now they have and are trialling a new system which is both good and bad at the same time, for Red light cameras to come equipped with a speed camera attached so if u speed up to miss the yellow then u get done for the sppeding side..

kinda brutal isnt it..i heard talk of it and i saw this one speed camera with this hell attachment added to it but somehow it got smashed down about 10 times now.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 11:32 am 
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twason wrote:
podes wrote:
Are they illegal in victoria guys? do any of you have em im sick of these red lights changing quickly lol! are they any good..
Isnt there a GPS system for warning you when approaching fixed speed and red light camera's. I don't see how that can be illegal as the information is made public one way or another.
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My Sat Nav system warns me when im approaching speed and redlight cameras. Covers all of Australia.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 3:33 pm 
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ReDMaN_82 wrote:
I may be wrong so correct me if i am but i am under the impression in NSW now they have and are trialling a new system which is both good and bad at the same time, for Red light cameras to come equipped with a speed camera attached so if u speed up to miss the yellow then u get done for the sppeding side..

kinda brutal isnt it..i heard talk of it and i saw this one speed camera with this hell attachment added to it but somehow it got smashed down about 10 times now.
In Canberra all intersection cameras are dual red light and speed camera's.
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Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:57 pm 
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most of the ones in metro adelaide that are red light cameras are also speed cameras...

i dont like red light cameras, they tend to cause rear end crashes...ive been behind people who have been a few metres before the stopping line at an intersection doing 60, and locked up their brakes because the light has gone yellow, in this situation its legal to continue through...but due to paranoia of being flashed they lockup dangerously when they should continue through...

 

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Yeah 'Road Angel' and the like (GPS systems with fixed camera locations marked) are all legal.

Detectors are not. (except the westeners over in WA).

 

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Yeah 'Road Angel' and the like (GPS systems with fixed camera locations marked) are all legal.

Detectors are not. (except the westeners over in WA).


only for 1 more month

the b**ch, aka michelle roberts made em illegal as of march i believe

wonder if we can hit the government up for a gaint by back of now redundant radar detectors.

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 5:50 pm 
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The radar detectors are illegal, but the uniden gps or sat nav systems that warn you arent.
As they dont detect radar signals, teh map companies just program in the location of teh fixed cameras by there long & lat co-ords!
The red light camera's and fixed speed cameras down here in vic most operate by sensors in the rd, you will see a couple lines in the rd where the camera is pointing, they use piezo sensors to measure speed.
Also with the new ones there is no point attacking them after they have flashed you as they are a basically a pc with a digital camera running windows xp. once the photo is taken it then sends the picture with info to Vic Police

 

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note to self,

attack camera NOW!

 

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note to self,

attack camera NOW!

STEADY WANTS YOU!
Good soldiers needed for pre-emptive strikes on cameras between Steady's house and his work.
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