Fixed speed cameras on M1?

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motorguymotorguy Forumite
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Just had info from a friend that fixed speed cameras are now in operation on the M1?

Anyone heard of any truth in it?
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  • Its in England. I seen this rumour do the rounds.
  • unforeseenunforeseen Forumite
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    The rest of the rumour that is doing the rounds (and the wording is virtually identical to the one last year) is

    It is also the cameras on the M25. The cameras are set to 72MPH and the system will autogenerate tickets for all vehicles exceeding this speed.



    Did it say where on the M1? As this motorway is nearly 200 miles long and goes through a number of police forces areas.
  • Grey_CriticGrey_Critic Forumite
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    Operational? No idea but cameras are fitted and working. I did read that in certain circumstances you might get a letter from Plod.
  • qwert_yuiopqwert_yuiop Forumite
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    motorguy wrote: »
    Just had info from a friend that fixed speed cameras are now in operation on the M1?

    Anyone heard of any truth in it?

    Could be the southern M1? There are fixed cameras at Charleville, close to dunleer. The road next to the one on the south bound side is marked with a sort of grid.
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  • motorguymotorguy Forumite
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    Yes the one i heard today was that 73MPH to 90MPH was an automatic fine and points and over 90MPH was an instant ban. Also the cameras were hidden and nobody knew exactly where they were.

    Seemed odd as neither of those are thresholds for speeding - its normally something like 80MPH and then over 100MPH for a ban.

    Also, if they had them up it would be all over the news as speed cams are supposed to be deterrents and they're not much of a deterrent if nobody knows about them and they're hidden.

    So, yes, wholly skeptical but thought i'd pose it on here and see if anyone else had heard anything.

    Not that i speed ever so not at all a worry anyway. :tongue:
  • CoolhandlukeCoolhandluke Forumite
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    motorguy wrote: »
    Just had info from a friend that fixed speed cameras are now in operation on the M1?

    Anyone heard of any truth in it?

    Are you taking about the M1 in Southern Ireland or Norn Ireland?
  • JJ_EganJJ_Egan Forumite
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    Could well be one of the new type of cameras that look like 4 speakers on a pole .
    Camera as in speed and photo evidence using a mobile phone etc .
    Add in the new MAP camera on mways .
    Speed limit the law says above the limit not plus this that or the other .many Chief Constables are actively lowering the margin they allow in their area.


    M1 around East Midlands airport you will see the new cameras .
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    motorguy wrote: »
    Yes the one i heard today was that 73MPH to 90MPH was an automatic fine and points and over 90MPH was an instant ban. Also the cameras were hidden and nobody knew exactly where they were.

    Seemed odd as neither of those are thresholds for speeding - its normally something like 80MPH and then over 100MPH for a ban.

    Also, if they had them up it would be all over the news as speed cams are supposed to be deterrents and they're not much of a deterrent if nobody knows about them and they're hidden.

    So, yes, wholly skeptical but thought i'd pose it on here and see if anyone else had heard anything.

    Not that i speed ever so not at all a worry anyway. :tongue:


    1. Speeding = speeding = breaking the law.
    2. Are the authorities obliged to disclose the presence/location of speed cameras?
    3. As you don't speed, you have no worries in either case.
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  • unforeseenunforeseen Forumite
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    Q2 yes. Because they are obliged to produce collision, casualty, speed and offence information for every fixed site speed camera and have been since 2011

    Therefore by definition every fixed site will be known. Normally the relevant speed camera partnership will have the location of every camera site on their website.
  • There have been speed cameras on the m1 north and south between Notts and London for ages. All the smart motorway sections have them. They’re often slightly hidden by the variable speed limit light signs that stretch across the road. I’d swear they move them from one sign to a different one every now and then too but that could also be my imagination �� likewise the m25 also has multiple speed cameras fixed to some of the variable speed limit light up signs. I usallh see traffic officers parked up behind walls on there, presumably with portable cameras.
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