Sunday, December 21, 2008

New Average Speed Cameras!!!

I just got this in an e-mail...

These are not just nicer looking radar cameras - they are a lot more lethal, so be careful. (So far this is just in the UAE.... Hopefully it won't catch on here in Kuwait)

First thing is that these cameras do NOT flash. They can take photos in complete darkness through ultra-light sensors, so even if it does not flash, it could have caught you. They also automatically read your number plate from the picture taken.

Now, comes the thing that catches most people. These cameras are continuous photo-taking cameras and they will take your photo regardless if you have been speeding or not. Then the next camera in 3-5 kms again does the same. Now, instead of checking your speed through advanced radars, these cameras are very simple and all they do is calculate how fast you traveled between the 2 cameras. If you arrived at the next camera with an average speed of faster than 120 km/h (or whatever the speed limit is) then you get fined.

What does this mean?
It means that you can stop speeding up between cameras and slowing down as it does not matter anymore. If you are speeding in between 2 cameras you will get fined.
Furthermore, don't be fooled by no flash flashing that the camera is not working.

The Solution?
After the first camera speed-up to over 200 km/h and just before the second camera stop at the side of the road and have a coffee break for 5 min. That way your average speed will be 20-30 km/h and you won't get fined.


Sulaiman Al-Bader said...

Aaa5 your a week too late!!!
yimkin 3adeet 3aleehum 15 marra rayi7 abu dhabi oo rad..!

alla yastir!

Anonymous said...

ana agool malah da3i two cameras just to register a fine. it costs a lot of money plus i think its not accurate.

Mukhber said...

They actually take the average between the two (So two cameras are a must)... That way people don't just speed up after the first one and are obligated to drive slowly throughout the distance between the two... It's actually a very good idea :)

Mukhber said...

As for the accuracy... These types of cameras have been used throughout Europe and USA for a couple of years now. They have been rigorously tested and are very accurate.