Smart Cameras on Motorways – Beware

Dear all,

I saw this, as they say, and thought of you.

We are all very busy, and I don’t know about you, but I thought you get 3 miles an hour plus 5% of the speed limit, as a concession from the Police on speed limits.

So i thought that on a 70mph motorway, you can drive at 76.5 plus a speedometer error of 5mph = 80mph and you will be fine.

However, it would seem that the Smart Camera’s tolerance level is nil.

I phoned our local Police Inspector, who said they had not heard about this, however, the limit is 70 mph. She had noticed a lot more people being flashed by speed cameras lately.

So here is a map of where they are M1, M25 and M6 predominantly. Leave earlier for meetings, take it easy and see if you notice lots more flashing speed cameras.

Safe driving!


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2 Responses

  1. Clive Godsave
    | Reply

    Thanks. Very useful. However I am unclear whether the cameras are set to what a car speedometer says or true speed which could be up to 10% difference? The Sat Nav usually shows true speed as does some of the speed indicators. Some advise would be useful on this but I don’t know who could give a definitive answer?.

    • nick brown
      | Reply

      Clive hi,
      Good to hear from you. Cameras are set to real speed not car speedo speed.

      Trust all is well with you. See you next Wednesday.


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