Ariodante saidPut a few of those on freeways and automatically send tickets to every driver who goes over 65, no more national debt!
Umm... In Great Britain, these cameras get vandalized...a lot. A tire would get lobbed over the "arm" the camera was mounted on, then filled with a volatile liquid and ignited. Poof. No more camera. I need to find a bookmark to this website that tracks this with witty comments.http://peakgainsystems.com/en/cordon.html
As someone who has been struck by someone running a red light, I'm not against this enforcement. But, speed? Well...
Anyone notice that a lot of those plates on the YouTube clip seem longer than the 7 digits found in the US. Those tags seem to be 8 characters. Europe?
I would be more inclined to catch people violating the "slow traffic keep right except to pass law". Washington State would be able to fund free healthcare on that alone.
A common symptom of traffic engineers keeping their thinking devices wedged between their buttocks is a strong reliance on traffic sensors at intersections to trigger signal cycles instead of deploying a wide-area system that would synchronize signals to improve traffic flow.
Two ways to sense traffic present in a lane: Mount a video camera with a simple computer system that knows what a moving car looks like compared to an empty car lane. Or, cut into the pavement to install a loop of wire (inductive loop sensor) and have it not notice smaller vehicles such as motorcycles.
The video camera system is more reliable and dramatically cheaper than the coil of wire buried in the pavement.
There is more than one reason for a video camera to be mounted above your lane. Lane sense by video is more popular up in Washington State compared to California.
Finally, I believe they have to mark an intersection as photo enforced in order for it to survive a court challenge in the US. But, I could be wrong.