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    • Chucky1234
    • By Chucky1234 7th Oct 16, 7:42 AM
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    Speed cameras in Birmingham
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    • 7th Oct 16, 7:42 AM
    Speed cameras in Birmingham 7th Oct 16 at 7:42 AM
    Hi all.

    Stupid me got caught speeding yesterday. Old Gatso camera, definitely flashed twice.

    Location was Soho Way in Smethwick.

    https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.4959615,-1.9603304,3a,75y,312.26h,89.41t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sofK_fz7t_9uLWuWY6Lquag!2e0!7i1 3312!8i6656

    I thought all of these Gatso cameras were turned off in 2013?

    Can anyone confirm whether there are still Gatso's working in the West Midlands?

    How long does it take to get a NIP come through anyway?

    Don't need people telling me that speeding was wrong, it was a stupid mistake.
    Last edited by Chucky1234; 07-10-2016 at 7:50 AM.
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    • Aylesbury Duck
    • By Aylesbury Duck 7th Oct 16, 7:49 AM
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    • 7th Oct 16, 7:49 AM
    Speeding is wrong...

    Yes, there are cameras still working in the West Midlands.
    • d0nkeyk0ng
    • By d0nkeyk0ng 7th Oct 16, 8:10 AM
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    • 7th Oct 16, 8:10 AM
    IIRC they reactivated the cameras recently (as advised by a relative so take with a pinch of salt).

    Worse, they've stuck average speed cameras around Birmingham as well.
    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 7th Oct 16, 8:13 AM
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    • 7th Oct 16, 8:13 AM
    How long does it take to get a NIP come through anyway?
    Originally posted by Chucky1234
    Up to 14 days.
    • Car 54
    • By Car 54 7th Oct 16, 8:41 AM
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    • 7th Oct 16, 8:41 AM
    Up to 14 days.
    Originally posted by wongataa
    It has to be served on the registered keeper within 14 days. If the OP is not the RK, it could take considerably longer.
    • bengalknights
    • By bengalknights 7th Oct 16, 8:43 AM
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    • 7th Oct 16, 8:43 AM
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    • 7th Oct 16, 8:43 AM
    You may be unlucky as this is among the speed cameras that just got reactivated around the midlands
    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 7th Oct 16, 8:48 AM
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    • 7th Oct 16, 8:48 AM
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    • 7th Oct 16, 8:48 AM
    There's a link in this story to the locations of switched on speed cameras.

    http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/speed-cameras-being-turned-back-11463756

    [It says 10 cameras but only gives 8 locations, so I'm not sure where the other 2 are]
    • Iceweasel
    • By Iceweasel 7th Oct 16, 8:52 AM
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    • 7th Oct 16, 8:52 AM
    Re-activating doesn't necessarily mean that there is film in the camera though.

    They could well be playing a psychological game much as they do in parts of Scotland.

    One area has 30 odd camera boxes - but only 5 have active cameras in - although they all flash.

    Word soon gets around that they are 'flashing' again and people will slow down a bit - hopefully.
    • GothicStirling
    • By GothicStirling 7th Oct 16, 6:47 PM
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    • 7th Oct 16, 6:47 PM
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    • 7th Oct 16, 6:47 PM
    I was on holiday in Lincoln in June (from Northumberland), we travelled to Cambridge, Nottingham and Birmingham. We could not believe the number of speed cameras down there. What surprised us was those mounted on the tall yellow poles, as we don't have them up here yet.

    I'll never complain about the NE again.
    • nickcc
    • By nickcc 7th Oct 16, 7:13 PM
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    Re-activating doesn't necessarily mean that there is film in the camera though.

    They could well be playing a psychological game much as they do in parts of Scotland.

    One area has 30 odd camera boxes - but only 5 have active cameras in - although they all flash.

    Word soon gets around that they are 'flashing' again and people will slow down a bit - hopefully.
    Originally posted by Iceweasel
    Reading one of the previous posts link it seems that they have now installed ANPR/average speed cameras in the yellow camera boxes, the linked video gives you the locations,
    • Johno100
    • By Johno100 7th Oct 16, 7:42 PM
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    Re-activating doesn't necessarily mean that there is film in the camera though.
    Originally posted by Iceweasel
    No film in the cameras they have re-activated they're all digital now.

    Reading one of the previous posts link it seems that they have now installed ANPR/average speed cameras in the yellow camera boxes, the linked video gives you the locations,
    Originally posted by nickcc
    No, it's a new installation, this is what they look like.

    • Robisere
    • By Robisere 7th Oct 16, 8:05 PM
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    The older gatso's were not digital, film had to be retrieved from the box. If these are old ones being reactivated, that may be the case with them.

    All Average speed cameras are digital, though.
    There may be more than one way to skin a cat.
    But the result is always inedible.

    • nickcc
    • By nickcc 7th Oct 16, 8:05 PM
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    No film in the cameras they have re-activated they're all digital now.



    No, it's a new installation, this is what they look like.

    Originally posted by Johno100
    Glad I moved in 1976, few speed cameras in Cornwall just blooming tractors.
    • Johno100
    • By Johno100 7th Oct 16, 8:18 PM
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    The older gatso's were not digital, film had to be retrieved from the box. If these are old ones being reactivated, that may be the case with them.
    Originally posted by Robisere
    To be clear, the existing yellow housing at the re-activated sites are now fitted with digital cameras.
    • nickcc
    • By nickcc 7th Oct 16, 8:38 PM
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    To be clear, the existing yellow housing at the re-activated sites are now fitted with digital cameras.
    Originally posted by Johno100
    Yes think that's what I stated.
    • bobshipman
    • By bobshipman 8th Oct 16, 1:46 PM
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    They will use the old tech for the maximum amount of fleecing. Sorry to hear this.
    • rhysadams
    • By rhysadams 11th Oct 16, 1:05 PM
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    Yep the Gatso's are still working in the west midlands with more advanced cameras on the way
    • dannyrst
    • By dannyrst 11th Oct 16, 4:50 PM
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    Glad to be in North Yorkshire, no static speed cameras to worry about (although we will soon have 12 camera vans in operation).
    • Fat Walt
    • By Fat Walt 11th Oct 16, 4:58 PM
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    Glad to be in North Yorkshire, no static speed cameras to worry about (although we will soon have 12 camera vans in operation).
    Originally posted by dannyrst

    Are they having the same livery as West Yorkshire?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-37618383
    • RichardD1970
    • By RichardD1970 11th Oct 16, 6:39 PM
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    No film in the cameras they have re-activated they're all digital now.



    No, it's a new installation, this is what they look like.

    Originally posted by Johno100
    There's a set not far from me, just out of interest do they just read the front number plate or both? (on a bike and assume from the positioning that it is just the front but haven't risked it ).
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