Contact UsPrivacyForum RulesPremier ClubClassifieds RulesLink RemovalLogin/cookie issues?Newsletter Settings, Viewing 12 posts - 1 through 12 (of 12 total), Premier Partners for Singletrack issues & exclusive subscriber perks, Metcheck MTB Weather Forecasts At A Glance, Singletrack Wisecracker Headset Spacer Bottle Opener, Stolen! Impressed if your speedo is that accurate tho. It will be a long time if ever that either of us will want to visit Germany again. Additionally, an officer from the Department may pull you over and issue you a speeding infraction. It will be a long time if ever that either of us will want to visit Germany again. " "California doesn't even know I had a smack-up in South Carolina." Most police forces have a tolerance of 10% plus 2 mph above the limit before a speed camera ‘flashes’. I recall reading something a while ago that said drivers in Germany are expected to know even the subtle rules of the road, including speed zones and limits, some of which are not always clearly signed. There was a bend in the road and the speedlimit went abruptly from 90 km to 70 km and she was down to 82 km when I saw a big red flash from a small, low box along the road. By the way the car was rented in Holland. The former solution would be easier for someone who lives in the US, because the latter would involve making a bank transfer. 15Euro fine from a mobil camera car. This is an important point, because Gatso speed cameras DO NOT require road markings for the speeding ticket to be enforceable. Is 12km over a huge deal in Germany? I’m not saying that it is impossible but in my eight years of living here I have not had a traffic violation reported. Thanks for any advice. This topic has been automatically closed due to a period of inactivity. There is so much to see and do! Instead, they'll monitor your speed over a length of road. "I recall reading something a while ago that said drivers in Germany are expected to know even the subtle rules of the road, including speed zones and limits, some of which are not always clearly signed." Besides announcing the name of the town you just entered, it signals that the speed limit has changed to 50 km/hr, unless otherwise noted. Full Member. It was rainy and darkish, but only like 8 pm so not dark. In Germany, especially in many of the small towns, if you're over the posted limit, you're over......some say there's a 5km grace, but I disagree. Also other posts said three months to receive the ticket, so I'm a little confused about the longer time period. Anyone else think Berkshire Police are a bit camera happy? While other European countries — and American cities — love to hide revenue-churning speed cameras in the sneakiest locations, the French are polite enough to install signs that warn drivers of impending cameras. Likewise, this sign tells you both that you've left the town, and that you can speed up again. So on a 30 mph road, a camera wouldn’t normally activate unless a car drove past at 35 mph or above. The new ones (the thin ones on tall posts) don’t even have film in them. 4. That's because forward-facing Truvelo cameras have a … Because they’re front-facing, the camera will capture the driver’s face. And yeah... never visiting Germany again because of one traffic ticket that's only going to cost a few euro? There are two types of speed cameras: fixed and mobile. The Metropolitan Police Department deploys any speed cameras through which someone would receive a speed camera citation. Speeding increases the severity of injuries in a crash and may increase the likelihood of a crash occurring. These cameras are easy to spot due to their bulky weatherproof enclosures and external flashes (often mounted on a … If it was specs or truvelo you could still be knackered. It's a bit of an exaggerated comparison, admittedly, but the logic is similar. I've found that most cars are about 10% under at the speedo, based on GPS. It has no bearing on your US driving record, although you are correct in that it should be paid and not forgotten about or dismissed. The topic ‘Do speed cameras always "flash"’ is closed to new replies. Most speed cameras flash when they capture an image, but you might not see the flash of a Truvelo forward-facing camera. A lot of cars seem to under read at 30mph, and then over read as you approach 60mph. It should no impact on US driving record as that type of information is not shared. Speed camera by InvisibleProperty is licensed under CC-BY 2.0 A front-facing camera that uses sensors in the road to determine the speed of a car. Don't know what the Germans are doing. As to whether it would be a 'huge deal' it would be broadly equivalent to doing 53 mph in a 45 mph zone. What you probably read about is the implied traffic law when you see a sign like this. The 1,000-plus speed cameras are located all over the country so chances are, there will be at least one on your daily commute. Gatso cameras flash twice. If you say you're calling only to ask a general question and don't give your own membership number or name, they might give you an answer that would put your mind at ease but it wouldn't connect back to your account. I told her someone on the forum likely knows the answer. She was slowing down as soon as she saw the speed reduction she just hadn't gotten down to 70 from 90 yet - she was at 82. Well, do your best to look at it like that, anyway ;-). … I'm not 100% certain but I'd wager that there'll be no impact on her US record. She'll ( and I'll help) pay any fine, I just am worried about her US driving record. They carry temporary speed limit signs on gantries suspended above the road and these also have speed cameras to identify drivers exceeding these speeds. Low Tech (passive option) The majority of red light & speed cameras utilize a strong flash to photograph the license plate on your Porsche. Sometimes they just issue you a ticket without you actually breaking the law. ( Alpine ) Just wondering about speed camera these days (those in white Landcruiser 4WDs) - in the old days there used to be a blue box outside of the 4WD which is the bright flash. Those speed cameras are just a fact of life in Germany... and in Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, etc. I understand some US states have an absolute limit where 1 mph over would be enough for a ticket on a bad day. But don’t stress. I'll help her pay it, because she was driving safely literally out in the middle of nowhere near nothing and she was slowing down from 90 to 70 as soon as she saw the sign. 36 forces responded, detailing that out of the total 2,838 cameras, 1,486 were active. For 12 km over the speed limit, the fine isn't going to be much. You could also call the rental company to see if it's come to them yet. “Speed cameras are proven to reduce speeding, and can catch far higher numbers of speeding drivers than traffic police with mobile cameras." Truvelo's latest offering arrived in 2013. If you don't know this, there may not be a speed limit sign, but there can still be a camera. 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