Originally Posted by TonyC
Then if you got flashed from a camera in front of you, it shouldn't be enforceable, as gatso's in general are only type-approved for rear facing use due to the flash.
I'd post at FightBack Forums
This was the odd thing, it never flashed ? ... your info is spot on from what Ive researched
... it seems only the truvelo, and mobile/roadside units can take forward facing images. .....
.....So reading the NIP (Notice of intended procedings) again, I double checked the camera location, as the A9 has a lot in this area, and it turns out, Ive identified the wrong camera that I thought 'did' me ... the offending one is actually on a section of dual carriageway, using google earth Ive confirmed this. This is why the NIP says the offence was 'Exceed 60 mph speed limit - Vehicle with trailer' heres the worrying bit ... I was doing seventy on a dual carriageway because I didnt think any gatso camera would be able to differentiate between a car, and a car with trailer, however clearly the NIP does, as the correct limit for a dual carriageway is 60 mph, so to stay within the 10% rule I should have being doing 66 max to avoid triggering the gatso
So far .. some research I have read states that some gatsos are fitted with inductive loops and are able to distinguish between HGV's and cars, but not buses and HVG's and apply the appropriate limit before triggering (which is new to me) but how could they do that for cars and trailers, with similar sizes but varying axle numbers ?
A car on the same carriageway would have to have been doing over 80 to trigger the camera... so in a nutshell .. thinking I was safe (doing 71) has not proven to be the case ( I never saw a flash from this unit either)
So if the NIP says 71 which was above the limit of 60 for sure,how did the gatso pick me up, when just a car wouldnt have fired it where the limit is 70 ?
Thanks for all your help so far guys