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#70126 - 5th Dec 2003 1:49am SPECS Speed Cameras
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Not sure if you know about these allready peeps, but best be safe than sorry!!! Not sure if you know about these allready peeps, but best be safe than sorry!!!

I have Been reliably informed of the following:

The new electronic signs on the M6 were switched on this Tuesday.

The bad News is that they are rigged with the SPECS speed cameras. This probably apllies to all the new signs being installed on the M62, M60, and M56. SPECS is a computer-camera based system. As you go past the sign a digital camera reads your number plate. When you go past the next sign your number plate is read again.

The computer "knows" how far apart the signs are so it can work out your average speed between the two, or three or four!!

The system is fully automatic and will issue a ticket without any form of human intervention.

It does this for every single vehicle that passes.

You will not know you have been caught as the cameras don`t flash. They work 24/7, 365 days a year, and theoretically, theres absolutely no limit on the number of tickets that the system can issue.

The whole section of the M6 between Knutsford and Preston is wired, both ways.

The system is set to trigger a ticket at 78MPH (Don`t take this as a guarentee). Radar detectors will be of no use as SPECS is entirely passive, there is no lasar beam to detect.

Be warned and spread the News!!!

PAZ

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#70127 - 5th Dec 2003 2:16am Re: SPECS Speed Cameras
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G.P.S. radar detectors are loaded with the Specs info..... Need To invest i think....

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#70128 - 8th Dec 2003 11:27am Re: SPECS Speed Cameras
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Is there any point putting them cameras on the M6? Lets face it the average speed is about 10 MPH.

And thats on a good day! tease tease tease
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#70129 - 8th Dec 2003 4:45pm Re: SPECS Speed Cameras
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that is a hoax it is total bull****

it is a chain letter thats been going round for months

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#70130 - 8th Dec 2003 5:04pm Re: SPECS Speed Cameras
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Don't think so mate, have a look at this:

http://www.speedcheck.co.uk/qa.htm
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#70131 - 12th Dec 2003 12:48am Re: SPECS Speed Cameras
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cheers 4 the info. glad u mentioned it in work now paz. **** scary though so u can loose ur liscence in minutes.
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#70132 - 12th Dec 2003 2:32am Re: SPECS Speed Cameras
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Quote:
Originally posted by davyfitz:
Don't think so mate, have a look at this:

http://www.speedcheck.co.uk/qa.htm
Where is the system in operation?
Permanent SPECS systems are now operating in Nottingham, Northampton and Gloucester:
A616 Stocksbridge Bypass in South Yorkshire
Nottingham Phase 1 - A610 & Ring Road
Nottingham Phase 2 - Extension of Nuttall Rd A610
Nottingham Phase 3 - Extension of Western Boulevard South, Ring Rd
Nottingham Phase 4 - Extension of Western Boulevard North, Ring Rd
A43 Lumbertubs Way, Northampton
Linden & Podsmead, Gloucester - Residential area

Temporary roadworks throughout the country currently using the SPECS system include.
M62 J18 Hybrid, Cheshire
M6 Thelwall Viaduct, Cheshire


So where in there does it mention the WHOLE of the M6 or the WHOLE of the M62 hell there isn't any mention of M60 or M56

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#70133 - 14th Dec 2003 11:06pm Re: SPECS Speed Cameras
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Just going on some reliable information from a well informed officer in the Police Force.

What do you know, he could just be warning me.

PAZ

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#70134 - 17th Dec 2003 9:32am Re: SPECS Speed Cameras
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Registered: 11th Nov 2003
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Loc: Manchester
LOL..he's.pulling.your.leg.lad,,,Its.all.bullsh1t

Only.specs.cameras.are.on.the.thelwall.viaduct,
where.the.roadworks.are.


The.email.everyone.has.been.sent.is.an.exact.copy
of.one.that.was.sent.round.ealier.in.the.year
regarding.the.M4.

Originally Posted By: "bbcnews"

Speed camera warning 'a hoax'

By Malcolm Prior
BBC News Online, Berkshire



An email claimed the system contained speed cameras
Rumours that a 16m motorway congestion warning system has been hiding the latest hi-tech speed cameras have been refuted.
The police, the AA and road safety chiefs have all dismissed as a hoax an email claiming that hi-tech signs on the M4 contained the Specs system, digital equipment that works out drivers' average speed between cameras.

In October, transport minister Kim Howells launched the congestion warning scheme - which detects slow-moving or stationary traffic and displays electronic warnings - between junctions 12 and 14 of the motorway.

Since then an email has been sent round warning that the Specs system has been launched, working 24 hours a day and with "absolutely no limit on the number of tickets that it can issue".


AA spokesman
We had heard of the email and it is a complete load of rubbish


The rumours have led Speed Check, the firm behind the Specs cameras which are used at a number of UK sites, to issue a firm denial.

A spokesman said: "Speed Check has received a number of enquiries in relation to a hoax email.

"It has been implied that a Specs system has been installed on the M4.

"Speed Check would like to assure all interested parties that there are currently no Specs systems in place on the M4."

An AA spokesman told BBC News Online: "We had heard of the email and it is a complete load of rubbish.


The rumours have been blamed on the fact that there are two cctv cameras operating as part of the system.

But they are there to monitor if the signs are working correctly and the traffic itself.

A statement from Thames Valley Police read: "There are no speed cameras and no Specs cameras in the signs.

"The only involvement Thames Valley Police has is to change the messages on the signs according to the conditions to give up-to-date information."


look.familiar?

The.M6.warning.is.just.another.hoax


full.story.here
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/berkshire/3233169.stm


*i.am.not.a.boy.racer*

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#70135 - 17th Dec 2003 9:36am Re: SPECS Speed Cameras
Anonymous
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Some people are just so gullable it's untrue.

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#70136 - 17th Dec 2003 11:46pm Re: SPECS Speed Cameras
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Well i guess i am!!! confused

PAZ

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#70137 - 5th Jan 2004 8:17pm Re: SPECS Speed Cameras
Anonymous
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either way you look at it the trigger level is 78 mph,if you are doing 78 mph you are still speeding !!!!

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#70138 - 8th Jan 2004 10:13pm Re: SPECS Speed Cameras
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Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21001
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Okay you may argue where the spec camera's are or are not but why are they only 1 miles apart?

Think about it?

There designed to make sure you keep to a speed limit over a distance of 1mile, over time.

If they wanted to curve speeding on the motorways why not have them at every entry and exit on a motorway, then there would be no empty pockets to spped in?

Obviously there is the cost issue but besides that why only 1 mile ?

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#70139 - 24th Jan 2004 4:43am Re: SPECS Speed Cameras
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Registered: 7th Jan 2004
Posts: 441
Loc: FTO
I bloody hate these things...alls it means is another bill, GPS based speedtrap detector, normal radar snooper, and I'll have to get radar diffusers! two per bloody car@!@"!@"

I suppose that's every angle covered...but it's almost a grand a car, just to not have to take my eyes off the road every couple of minutes, (and therefore breaking my concentration), to check my speed and to look for those friggin' cameras.

If the goverment pile the specs cameras on the motorways, that'll force speeding onto the (not very well lit, and not very well kept A-Roads,(where's my road tax going? Oh yeah building speed bumps, to rip the front of my cars off even when I'm travelling 5mph!), and the normal streets.

Speed cameras are dangerous, how many of us have been in a new town, *just* seen a Gatso in time and slammed on? Emergency stops arn't too safe, what if it's icy? The cameras need to be ditched, or turned into a national sport, whoever goes through them the fastests gets a prize. (That's a joke). The speed limits need to be revised. Some in-town roads need the speed limit lowering to 20mph, and some need highering to 40, maybe more. I think the UK Motorway should be like the autobahn. Go as fast as you like. But the police should still be hot on dangerous driving don't get me wrong, but the way we're currently doing it is all wrong.

The Specs cameras by the way, work on average speed. So if you go through one too fast...just slow right down for the rest of the way and your average speed will be way down, and thus no-ticket! Everyone knows that anyways, so I don't know why I said it again. hehe.

Sorry about the rant...I just hate the cameras@!#
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