I have a question for anyone that may know anything about the Poliscan speed camera. At night, does it flash when it takes a picture?
I found a Poliscan on the freeway taking shots from the rear as cars passed it. It was out in the open and under a street light (which is unusual) so it could be seen as you approached it. The problem was that it was 7.00pm on a Saturday night and there was a ton of traffic heading into the city. So after 5 passes in an hour i finally got a couple of clear runs. Its amazing how many people are quite happy to drive at 70 or 80kph in a 100kph zone, and then pull in front of you if youre passing them at 100kph!
My rear heads are inside the tail lights at a 45 degree angle to the road. I really wanted to test this angle as there has been some discussion on weather it is correct or not.
I left the rear number plate on so that i get a fine if it wasnt jammed. I used the speedo from the GPS read out rather than the cars speedo. At 100kph on the Sti-R GPS, the car speedo reads 107kph. And i made sure i was in the left hand lane, closest to the Poliscan. I dont want to give away speeds i was doing, but i would have got a fine if it got me.
So the first run i was doing ***kph by the GPS (***kph by the cars speedo). As i went past i watched in the rear view mirrors for a flash, but didnt see one. The second run i went another 7kph faster and again, no flash. Both runs should have produced a fine.
If it flashes at night, then there was none as i went by. If it doesnt, i will expect two fines in the mail. I will be back in a few weeks to let you know what happens.
On another note, i was driving to work two days ago and got a laser alert on the STi-R and a "Poliscan Speed" alert on the LI. I knew it was from the front cos the STi-R doesnt alert to a shot from the rear. I have driven that road more than 30 times in the last 6 weeks and never had an alert. I looked and couldnt see anything.
I turned around and went back past the area in the opposite direction. The lanes in one direction were separated from the lanes in the other direction by small trees and bushes and i didnt get any alerts. I turned around and went past a second time. I got the same alerts in exactly the same spot. Again, i couldnt see anything that would have caused the alert. So i turned around and went back yet again. This time i got a "Poliscan Speed" alert from the rear on the LI. On the third pass i got the same alerts in the same place. I dont know what was there, but i couldnt see it! They had hidden well!
I have been down the same road two more times since then and had no alerts. How do they make these things so invisible!!!!