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use of "stealth" cameras|
A new generation of speed cameras is
being installed on UK motorways in "significant numbers" to enforce
speed limits - and they are proving very effective. They are known as Hadecs3
and they are hard to spot as they are a dull grey colour and require no telltale
white markings on the road surface. Without the yellow painted face seen on traditional
Gatso cameras, it's not only their reduced visibility that causes the "stealth"
claims but also the uncertainty from the variable level of use and enforcement
with Hadecs3 by various police forces on motorways in the UK. 150222
What's the current situation
in the UK with radar speed detectors?
Legislation was brought in with the
Road Safety Act 2006 and the relevant section covering radar detectors is s.18
but it has not yet been commenced. Therefore it is not yet in force and perhaps
never will be.
See our link to an update in a NEWS item. 140727
Change of law in
France bans GPS devices that warn of speed cameras
From 4th January 2012
a new law in France makes it illegal to be warned about the location of speed
cameras while you are driving. If you have a SATNAV with speed camera warnings
you risk getting a fine.
See our NEWS item. 120113
Zero tolerance radar cameras
Quarrington contributed a link for our V8 Idle Moments series. 071220
back at five items posted up to 2005 on radar detectors, including the Valentine
One/2 available in the US. More