From: Mot Adv on 3 Oct 2008 23:04
<OzOne> wrote in message news:vi4de4pfvap2bdtpl46j74sa9mtsrboe67(a)4ax.com...
> On Fri, 03 Oct 2008 09:39:00 GMT, Marty
> <martywoyzak(a)communitymail.com> wrote:
>>If it is any consolation, that 50km/h section of the Pacific Highway will
>>be bypassed by a nice dual carriageway motorway within a couple of years.
>>Work is in progress now, so there is a good chance that the next time you
>>come up this way you won't get booked by that camera :)
> He can be doing 110kph with a situationa awareness problem.....Oh
> Goody :-)
If situational awareness is bought about by fatigue and boredom, the dual
carriageway road will help alleviate that:-)
We will then get him with the new point to point speed camera system that is
being installed on newly upgraded Pacific Highway sections instead.
From: Marty on 4 Oct 2008 01:46
On Sat, 04 Oct 2008 13:04:58 +1000, Mot Adv wrote:
> We will then get him with the new point to point speed camera system
> that is being installed on newly upgraded Pacific Highway sections
Grrr. I read in the local rag a couple of years ago that the section of
highway Northbound between Clothiers Creek and Chinderah was trialing
point to point. According to the article it was piggy backed onto the
Safe-T-Cam installation at those two locations.
Do you know anything more about it?
From: Kev on 4 Oct 2008 07:06
> "the_dawggie" <the_dawggie(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> OzOne wrote:
>>> On Fri, 3 Oct 2008 00:29:00 -0700 (PDT), v <Vossaka(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Does anybody know anything about this particular revenue rasier?
>>>> I just got back from a long trip with the wife and kids from Melbourne
>>>> up to the Gold Coast and I'm greeted by a notice informing me of a
>>>> $243 fine for doing 15kmh more than the limit. They don't tell me
>>>> what the limit was but I assume it was 60kmh, going by the Google
>>>> maps. The notice also says that it was the "B/W Richmond and Sussex
>>>> Streets". I don't know what the "B/W" means but I was just driving
>>>> through on the main highway and I did not cross that intersection
>>>> which is not on the highway according to Google Maps. Its probably
>>>> one of those areas where the speed limt rapidly drops from 100 to 80
>>>> then to 60 and you either slam on the brakes or go with the traffic.
>>>> I'm pretty sure I would go with the traffic which means that they got
>>>> lots of other poor bastards that day as well.
>>>> So I'd be grateful if anyone can give me any information about this
>>>> thing. Do you know anyone who has successfully challenged a speed
>>>> infringement notice taken from this camera? Can anyone send me a jpg
>>>> of the intersection so that I can make a basis for a defence?
>>>> I remember the general area and time as having heavy traffic with lots
>>>> of road work. I was fully loaded (headed north) with the wife and two
>>>> kids and camping gear for a 2 week holiday so I certainly wasn't
>>>> driving dangerously or hooning it, but I it was two weeks ago (23rd
>>>> September) so I there's no way I can remember exact speed anyway.
>>> Go online and have a look at the pic.....
>>> OzOne of the three twins
>>> I welcome you to Crackerbox Palace.
>> There is absolutely no way to challenge a speed cam
>> offence in NSW.
> So if you're in a line of cars and trucks separated by less than 10
> metres each then there's no chance that the camera has focussed on the
> wrong numberplate for whatever speed the radar has detected?
what are you doing driving within 10 metres of other vehicles in the
the camera doesn't follow vehicle and need to focus on one set of plates
the camera is focused on one area of the roadway constantly
vehicle speeding through that one section is the one caught
if your plates are not visible to the camera due to something obscuring
them then you wouldn't even need to challenge any offence
From: D Walford on 4 Oct 2008 09:15
> On Sat, 04 Oct 2008 13:04:58 +1000, Mot Adv wrote:
>> We will then get him with the new point to point speed camera system
>> that is being installed on newly upgraded Pacific Highway sections
> Grrr. I read in the local rag a couple of years ago that the section of
> highway Northbound between Clothiers Creek and Chinderah was trialing
> point to point. According to the article it was piggy backed onto the
> Safe-T-Cam installation at those two locations.
> Do you know anything more about it?
Its actually a conspiracy by the airlines to increase their business:-)
Who in their right mind would willingly drive long distance when State
Govts are putting so much effort into making it as unenjoyable as possible.
From: vossaka on 5 Oct 2008 05:20
"vossaka" <vossaka(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
> "Marty" <martywoyzak(a)communitymail.com> wrote in message
>> On Fri, 03 Oct 2008 00:29:00 -0700, v wrote:
>>> Does anybody know anything about this particular revenue rasier?
>> Yep. I drive past it several times a week.
>> You would have to be almost asleep at the wheel to miss the Woodburn
>> speed camera. Like all fixed speed cameras in NSW there are large signs
>> posted to warn you that you are approaching them. If you didn't see the
>> signs you have serious situational awareness problems.
> Maybe I did see the warnings and maybe I did slow down. I can't remember
> every single kilometre of a 5000 km round trip.
> I'm just wonder how they differentiate between individual vehicles. I
> remember a few occasions when I did slow down to the 50 (or 40 in the road
> work zones) that I generally had a another car or truck come up quickly
> from behind, braking hard down from 80 or 70 before tailgating me.
> These things have both a camera and a radar.
I admit I'm wrong about the radar. They use sensors buried in the road
>>The radar can't differentiate
> that well between closely travelling vehicles, but the camera can easily
> focus on one numberplate at a time and take 3 or 4 photos very quickly.
> Anyway, thanks to everyone for the info.
>> If it is any consolation, that 50km/h section of the Pacific Highway will
>> be bypassed by a nice dual carriageway motorway within a couple of years.
>> Work is in progress now, so there is a good chance that the next time you
>> come up this way you won't get booked by that camera :)