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Re: Average Speed cameras and GPS
« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2017, 12:21:41 am »
I don't normally reset at each camera because I ride at spot on 50 mph.

And if the traffic is flowing and you are on a motorway and can make a constant speed, then it is obviously simple! The problem is when the traffic is arsing around and you have no idea what the hell your average actually is. And, my sat nag gets used in the car too, and that makes a whole different mess of average speed.

On the last couple of wrinklies trips we have endured mile after bloody mile of average speed areas which frankly make no sense whatsoever; actually, I might have fallen asleep at a couple of points so they may not even exist....

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Re: Average Speed cameras and GPS
« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2017, 09:38:01 am »
I always check what type of cameras they are.  Most average speed cameras are front facing.  :D
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Re: Average Speed cameras and GPS
« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2017, 01:09:47 am »
I don't normally reset at each camera because I ride at spot on 50 mph.

And if the traffic is flowing and you are on a motorway and can make a constant speed, then it is obviously simple! The problem is when the traffic is arsing around and you have no idea what the hell your average actually is. And, my sat nag gets used in the car too, and that makes a whole different mess of average speed.

On the last couple of wrinklies trips we have endured mile after bloody mile of average speed areas which frankly make no sense whatsoever; actually, I might have fallen asleep at a couple of points so they may not even exist....
What I should have said is that I ride at spot on 50 mph average speed.
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Re: Average Speed cameras and GPS
« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2017, 07:59:34 am »

I always check what type of cameras they are.  Most average speed cameras are front facing.  :D


I read that too, but I'm not sure that advice can be trusted:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SPECS_(speed_camera) says front-facing only
> The system has another deficiency in that since the cameras only read the front number plate of a vehicle, speeding motorcycles escape detection because they have no front number plate to read.

But the manufacturer contradicts that:
http://www.jenoptik.co.uk/product/specs
> Cameras can be installed in front or rear-facing orientation and violations can be recorded between multiple locations and multiple lanes within the system.

I think the difference is that SPECS cameras can work on both front and rear but are only approved for enforcement using the front.
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