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Old June 18th, 2014, 08:21 PM   #1
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Radar / speed camera warning signs

Most heavily motorized countries have them - signs indicating oncoming speed limit enforcement by radar and other means. There is great variety in style and shape of these signs, even if many share the common keyword "radar". So let's see (preferably self-shot) pictures of them here!
(It's also nice to see the surroundings, not only the sign itself)

I start with one I took along Swiss motorway A1 near Egerkingen. The eye and "rays" pictogram is quite popular in Switzerland.

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Old June 18th, 2014, 08:32 PM   #2
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Old June 18th, 2014, 08:34 PM   #3
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I've always expected speed and redlight ticketing cameras to get destroyed/vandalized by people but don't hear any news of it.
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Old June 18th, 2014, 08:35 PM   #4
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As far as I can tell, every single speed camera in Sweden and Norway is signed in advance. This is really effective to get traffic to drive the posted speed limit.

I greatly support this approach, instead of "bush robbery" in the Netherlands where you are sneaky caught from behind. Speed cameras in the Netherlands are obviously meant to produce revenue, not to enforce the speed limit. In the Netherlands, the speed limit is often just a mean to issue fines.


speed camera warning Sweden-1 by Chriszwolle, on Flickr


speed camera warning Sweden-2 by Chriszwolle, on Flickr
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Old June 18th, 2014, 08:38 PM   #5
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In Estonia:

Larger sign:


Smaller sign:
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Old June 18th, 2014, 08:38 PM   #6
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Old June 18th, 2014, 09:02 PM   #7
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In Latvia we have very plain speed camera warning signs. But only stationary cameras have the advanced warning signs.

But currently, after the "Speed camera saga" ended in 2012, they can be seen only at two speed camera-equipped pedestrian crossings.

On main roads such signs are being used to scare drivers into not speeding:

There have been cases when some youngsters make the sentence more precise - "4 speed cameras are in use"

Pictures off the Internet...
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Old June 18th, 2014, 10:50 PM   #8
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In Italy there are very simple sign with, in white on blue (normal road), White on green (motorway), black on White (urban roads): "Controllo elettronico della velocitą" [Automatic speed control]. Size, and symbols aren't regulated by Highway code, but there is the sign before a speed camera (and also when the camera there isn't -.-').

An example of sign in a motorway, the "Tutor" is a particularly type of speed control (aka SICVE, or in english SPECS).



Translate: "Road police - speed control with tutor system"

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Old June 19th, 2014, 01:15 AM   #9
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Old June 19th, 2014, 01:18 AM   #10
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I've always expected speed and redlight ticketing cameras to get destroyed/vandalized by people but don't hear any news of it.
You aren't looking then... try www.thenewspaper.com , people love to throw tires on them and set fire

My favorite was the one on the... DK79 or DK7 elevated express route through Krakow, someone somehow got on the median jersey-barrier and spray-painted pink the lens of the scamera

In Quebec, Canada, this is the sign they use:


Cameras were only installed recently, unfortunately they want to put more...
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Old June 19th, 2014, 02:16 AM   #11
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Average speed check/''section control'' warning:


Random ''warning'' ( not specifically warning for a speed trap or camera at that location):




After a speed trap! :

''your speed was measured''

Red light + speed camera warning :


And there are some other variations in use of the ''red triangle with a camera'' sign.
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Old June 19th, 2014, 05:54 AM   #12
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Singapore :

Malaysia :
(Translate :camera operation zone)

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Old June 19th, 2014, 07:08 AM   #13
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Finland trusts the Rolleiflex cameras from 1950's.





Youngsters may not recognize that symbol referring to a camera.
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Old June 19th, 2014, 11:44 AM   #14
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Old June 19th, 2014, 02:35 PM   #15
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Poland:


"Speed control"

"Speed camera"
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Old June 19th, 2014, 03:07 PM   #16
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As far as I can tell, every single speed camera in Sweden and Norway is signed in advance. This is really effective to get traffic to drive the posted speed limit.
in Poland too
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Old June 19th, 2014, 03:59 PM   #17
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As far as I can tell, every single speed camera in Sweden and Norway is signed in advance. This is really effective to get traffic to drive the posted speed limit.
Really effective on certain sections where the sign is posted. What about the rest? In Poland it's pretty common to slow down behind this sign and simply increase speed once you pass the camera.
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Old June 19th, 2014, 04:02 PM   #18
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Scandinavian drivers are more controlled. They don't drive at very high speeds, even if the road allows to do that. Sure, some people speed up after such a sign, but it's not like they are driving as fast as the road allows. Most people stay within a reasonable margin of the speed limit.
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Old June 19th, 2014, 05:35 PM   #19
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Really effective on certain sections where the sign is posted. What about the rest? In Poland it's pretty common to slow down behind this sign and simply increase speed once you pass the camera.
As long as drivers slow down at intersections, crossings and bus stops.
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Old June 19th, 2014, 07:23 PM   #20
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In Spain we have several types. In most of the country you'll find this on:



Version with white background for non-motorways:

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The Basque have a less flamboyant, more effective version:



In Catalonia they use a very small one:



Plus, each city where the council runs speed cameras at fixed locations has its own sign.

Madrid:



I'm glad that we sign the specific locations instead of setting "motto" signs like in Italy, which confuse the driver and create situation unawareness. All speed cameras in Spain are signed, like in France or the UK.
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