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Cameras At Traffic Lights - Decoys?


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Posted 29 November 2010 - 09:51 AM

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To catch people beating the red lights at traffic junction, the police have installed cameras that take photos of offenders. I am sure you have seen them around. I have sometimes noticed the flash of these cameras just before they take the photo of the offenders -- but not always.

So, my questions are

1. do these cameras *always* flash their lights before taking a photo, or only flash when the ambient light is poor (just like auto cameras)?

2. I noticed that some cameras at the traffic lights *never* flash, so I am wondering if they are decoys -- just empty boxes?



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Posted 29 November 2010 - 06:32 PM

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QUOTE (cbsteh @ Nov 29 2010, 09:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
To catch people beating the red lights at traffic junction, the police have installed cameras that take photos of offenders. I am sure you have seen them around. I have sometimes noticed the flash of these cameras just before they take the photo of the offenders -- but not always.

So, my questions are

1. do these cameras *always* flash their lights before taking a photo, or only flash when the ambient light is poor (just like auto cameras)?

2. I noticed that some cameras at the traffic lights *never* flash, so I am wondering if they are decoys -- just empty boxes?

Some yes.....decoy but cannot confirm.......... smile_tongue.gif

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 07:37 PM

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don't run red lights... you could kill someone.
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Posted 29 November 2010 - 08:03 PM

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go test everyday run redlight...if summons letter came to house then true la..

if not considered the camera was spoiled d smile_approve.gif

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 09:10 PM

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QUOTE (cbsteh @ Nov 29 2010, 09:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
To catch people beating the red lights at traffic junction, the police have installed cameras that take photos of offenders. I am sure you have seen them around. I have sometimes noticed the flash of these cameras just before they take the photo of the offenders -- but not always.

So, my questions are

1. do these cameras *always* flash their lights before taking a photo, or only flash when the ambient light is poor (just like auto cameras)?

2. I noticed that some cameras at the traffic lights *never* flash, so I am wondering if they are decoys -- just empty boxes?



Camera might depends on light condition as well. If bright sunlight still flash might cause the number plate has distortion. maybe flashes only activate when too dark? smile_tongue.gif

Most redlight cameras still using film base. Never link to traffic police HQ. If digital then might be able to directly send image to all related departments, like singaland do.
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Posted 30 November 2010 - 09:18 AM

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QUOTE (maxcobmara @ Nov 29 2010, 07:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
don't run red lights... you could kill someone.


except Ambulance run red lights to save life wink.gif
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Posted 30 November 2010 - 03:30 PM

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QUOTE (SplitFire @ Nov 29 2010, 09:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Camera might depends on light condition as well. If bright sunlight still flash might cause the number plate has distortion. maybe flashes only activate when too dark? smile_tongue.gif

Most redlight cameras still using film base. Never link to traffic police HQ. If digital then might be able to directly send image to all related departments, like singaland do.

There was once an issue on digital base as can easily be photo-shopped....... smile_blackeye.gif

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 03:32 PM

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QUOTE (maxcobmara @ Nov 29 2010, 07:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
don't run red lights... you could kill someone.

Not only don't run red lights, be careful running green lights too, because of the other party running red lights..... smile_disapprove.gif smile_disapprove.gif

QUOTE (nofear1979 @ Nov 30 2010, 09:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
except Ambulance run red lights to save life wink.gif

They run red lights with safety with all siren and lights on........... smile_thumbup.gif

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 10:36 PM

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QUOTE (vr2turbo @ Nov 30 2010, 03:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not only don't run red lights, be careful running green lights too, because of the other party running red lights..... smile_disapprove.gif smile_disapprove.gif


They run red lights with safety with all siren and lights on........... smile_thumbup.gif

.....means if my car got siren & strobe lights, I also can run red lights.... smile_approve.gif
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Posted 02 December 2010 - 06:02 AM

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QUOTE (SplitFire @ Dec 1 2010, 10:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
.....means if my car got siren & strobe lights, I also can run red lights.... smile_approve.gif

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