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    Speed Camera question

    Does anyone know when the speed cameras actually measure your speed? Is it the exact same time they take the picture (I assume not). I wasn't paying attention at 5:30 this morning and jammed on my brakes right underneath the bridge they are located. Hopefully the radar is after the bridge.

    I was day dreaming about winning the lottery.....



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    Re: Speed Camera question




    I'm afraid you'll get the ticket...





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    Re: Speed Camera question

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Does anyone know when the speed cameras actually measure your speed? Is it the exact same time they take the picture (I assume not). I wasn't paying attention at 5:30 this morning and jammed on my brakes right underneath the bridge they are located. Hopefully the radar is after the bridge.

    I was day dreaming about winning the lottery.....
    that's the downside of owning every electronic device known to man. It's hard to keep your eyes on the road.


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    Re: Speed Camera question

    If you're talking about the des moines speed camera, the cameras arent on a bridge, theyre on one of the overhead sign things.



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    Re: Speed Camera question

    Abandon Hope And Prepare to Pay
    Or Hire California Traffic Kings: $99 to make your redlight camera ticket go away.



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    Re: Speed Camera question

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    that's the downside of owning every electronic device known to man. It's hard to keep your eyes on the road.




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    Re: Speed Camera question

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    If you're talking about the des moines speed camera, the cameras arent on a bridge, theyre on one of the overhead sign things.
    Correct. The cameras on 235 heading east are located on the bottom of the overhead sign for 42nd St. There's 4 little gray boxes on the bottom rail and you can clearly see them as you are driving under the sign. If you hit your brakes under the 42nd St bridge you were too late.



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    Re: Speed Camera question

    Quote Originally Posted by djcubby View Post
    Correct. The cameras on 235 heading east are located on the bottom of the overhead sign for 42nd St. There's 4 little gray boxes on the bottom rail and you can clearly see them as you are driving under the sign. If you hit your brakes under the 42nd St bridge you were too late.
    Though if he hit the brakes under the bridge before (where some of the 'camera ahead' signs indicate it might be), he might be fine.



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    Re: Speed Camera question

    How fast were you going? I think most of the speed cameras were set to take pictures at 11 mph over.



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    Re: Speed Camera question

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUME View Post
    How fast were you going? I think most of the speed cameras were set to take pictures at 11 mph over.
    Correct, the limit there is 60 and they give you 10 so as long as you weren't doing over 70, you'll be fine.



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    Re: Speed Camera question

    Sorry, I didn't mean the bridge, I meant underneath the signs.

    I was going about 75. I normally slow down about a 1/4 mile before the signs but I was day dreaming.

    I think I may be ok since I put the brakes on right underneath the sign. I guess we'll know in a few days.



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