A few weeks ago I got dinged with a speed camera ticket (92km/h in a 70km/h zone, a cool $130.00). Good thing I slowed down a little bit prior to the intersection out of pure luck.
My questions is, what technology do these damn things use? I've done some research, including visiting the town's website to see if they disclose this kind of information, calling their town hall and no one is able to tell me how these things operate. This may be redundant to several of you on here, so my apologies in advance, but I'd like to know what technology these are using for future. I'm now running V1 in conjunction with LI and stuff like this really irritates me. The photo enforcement cash cow is ever evolving and corrupt IMO.
V1 did not alert to to any radar signal when passing through the intersection. To confirm this, I visited the same intersection a week or so later and did several pass through's to see if V1 would sniff anything out, negative. I was then passing through a few days later again for work and to double confirm that the speed cam wasn't just turned off on my last pass through, I tested again with 2-3 drive by's and nothing on the V1.
What are these things operating on? Alternate radar bands that V1 is not equipped with? Metal plates in the ground? Infrared? I've searched numerous times with no definitive answer. The photo that I received in the mail also shows "Gatso" (just noticed this today) in the bottom right corner. To my knowledge, Gatso is predominantly a European system and has been newly introduced to Canada.
The speed cam in the third photo is very close to the intersection, almost right on it for that matter.
License plate covers aren't a major offense here, I'm seriously contemplating adding one to my arsenal, as these damn things are everywhere now.