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  1. Vito

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    Today, July 1, while driving through Bedford NY on RT 172 I passed a speed monitor on the side of the road that flashed a message about a radar fine. Is this legit? What is the town doing? Thanks for your comments, suggestions and recommendations.
     
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    Maybe a speed camera? If so, at least the sign says to be expecting a ticket in the mail.
     
  3. ttforcefed

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    i saw one on mclain, off of 172. not sure if they are legit. sometimes its on, sometimes its not.
     
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    If it's legit, how long does it take to get a ticket in the mail?
     
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    Can't quickly find any related statute, but believe there needs to be signage warning of such monitoring. In states I've seen the cams there's always warning signage. Are there any? I know they've done a traffic study on that stretch of road and found something like 80+% speed around 47MPH so they're trying the cameras based on NYC's "success". No idea how long the cam has been there, but maybe it's an educational campaign at this point.
     
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    Thanks for the comment. I will check the area to see if there is a warning sign.
     
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    Coming soon to a theater near you...
    I hope not.

    Over speed tickets are definitely a thing around schools (school zone), it's just a matter of time when communities realize they can bring in more revenue with automated ticketing. Radar camera system manufacturers are all to happy to deploy these units for no up front costs. In the end it's a money racket, just like red light camera. For right & wrong reasons everyone does it, there are many thoroughfares that have limits that don't even make sense. We need to go back to people being responsible for themselves instead of constant oversight. If I remember, if I have a choice I'm voting for candidates that are not fine zealots.
     
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    If it's like the red light cameras, at least it's just a fine. No points because they cannot prove who was driving.
     
  9. Gum12345

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    Does radar detector pick up these speed monitors?
     
  10. Alcav5

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    hmm good question.

    Copied from American Traffic Solutions website:
    Speed Safety Cameras
    There are multiple ways Speed Safety Cameras can capture violating vehicles: A speeding vehicle can be detected by sensors embedded in the road just before the speed-enforcement zone or by passing through radar or laser beams that span across the road.
    If a vehicle meets or exceeds the speed criteria established by the municipality, the system’s camera captures two images: one at the initial point of speed detection and a second confirmation image based on a fixed distance calculation.
    With each image, the system records relevant violation data such as the location, date, time (in tenths of seconds), speed and posted speed.
    The system also records a 12-second digital video of the violation.
    As with red-light running violations, trained law enforcement official must review all captured evidence of a potential speeding violation and approve the violation before citations are issued.

    So it sounds like : No, a radar or laser detector can't / won't pick up the signal...
     
  11. ttforcefed

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    Yes my 9500 picked it up from a mile away


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  12. Alcav5

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    Ok , good to know.
     
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    What band if you remember?

    Also, are these monitors on local roads or highway?

    Geez, practically can't enjoy our cars anymore. Might as well get a bicycle and lose some weight.
     
  14. Vito

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    The monitor that I saw was a local road, route 172 in Bedford.
     
  15. Vito

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    Drove past this site yesterday (7/6/18) and I did not see a warning sign indicating that such a radar device was in place. Also, the speed limit sign where the limit drops from 40 to 30 is partially blocked by vegetation and tree branches. The display screen is still in place and flashes "Warning" with speeds of 31 and 32 mph.
     
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    Have you been issued a ticket for speeding there?
     
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    No, never received a ticket.
     
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    Thank you for your response!
     

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