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    New Speed Traps on the M4

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    You know those new electronic signs on the M4? Well they were
    switched on by some transport minister on Tuesday. Now the bad news, they are rigged with the SPECS speed cameras.
    SPECS is a camera based system. As you go past a camera software
    detects and reads your number plate. When you go past the next camera, it detects and reads your number plate again. It knows how far apart the
    cameras are so it can work out your average speed between the two cameras.

    The system is fully automatic and will automatically issue a tickewithout any form of human intervention. It does this for every single vehicle that passes a camera! You will not know you've been nicked as the cameras don't flash. There's no film in them either, they're digital. Images of you in your car, together with the date and time are stored on disc (I assume they only keep them if you've been nicked).
    It works 24/7, 365 days a year, and theoretically, there's absolutely
    nolimit on the number of tickets that it can issue.
    The whole section of the M4 between Theale (J12) and Membury Services

    (between 14 and 15) is wired, both ways. It is believed that the
    system is set to trigger a ticket at 78 mph.
    The bad news gets even worse. For those who've got radar detectors,
    they won't work. SPECS is entirely passive, there's no radar or laser
    beam to pick up.

    You have been warned
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    Oh well im not over that much but when I am.....shame they wont pick up my plates
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    They can't read bike type square plates at the moment and for the near future...

    BUT if you have a normal plate with illegally spaced letters and numerals it sends it on to a human squad which will be able to read the number plate and probably do you for illegal spacing too

    Unsure if bike plates are illegal on cars. I had them on my Punto for 2 years though and EVOs\156's have them I suppose so they mustn't be.
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    what an arse, when will they leave us allone and spend our road tax on fixing the holes in the road rather than trying to put us in jail :?
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    I agree, driving in and out of Bedford today was not good, the roads were crap.

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    Not good i travel on the M4 everyday , better slow down and watch out now. Are they working near Bristol yet?

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    Buy a GPS detector like the Snooper Sr6 and your problems with specs is solved!

    When arriving at Specs it warns you at the preset distance, in my case 600M that Specs start, then same at Specs 2, Specs 3 and so on until you come to Specs end. If you join from side road in middle it will tell you when you hit the motorway where in the specs you are.

    Buy the Neo version and you have Radar/Laser detections also.
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    noty anywhere between the heathrow- m25 junction are they?
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    The M4 cameras are the only ones I have heard of so far.
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    Apparently this is a hoax.

    Read the site below

    http://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/

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