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View Poll Results: Do you flash to warn about speed traps?
Yes (even if it's rarely) 130 74.29%
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Old June 5th, 2010, 06:04 AM   #61
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I usually give a few brief flashes to oncoming traffic to let them know of a speed camera ahead. But it depends on the road, if it's a school zone or shopping zone I don't warn because you shouldn't speed through them, but if it's a safe highway I do flash. In the state of Victoria you can get fined for doing a few km's over the limit
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Old June 5th, 2010, 06:33 AM   #62
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I will flash if there is little traffic, and the risk of speeding is not going to cause many problems. Common courtesy in most places.
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Old June 5th, 2010, 06:35 AM   #63
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Speaking of speed traps...

On rare occasion I will flash my lights to warn motorists of speed traps. Here in Florida speeding up to 5 mph over the limit is just a warning unless it's a construction or school zone from what I understand.

In St. Petersburg there are three known speed traps on Interstate 275 I would like to share:

1. Gandy Blvd. (Exit 28) where the northbound entrance ramp crosses over the Interstate 275 mainline - Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) watches both northbound and southbound traffic.

2. 54 Av N (Exit 26) - either under the overpass where Interstate 275 goes under 54 Av N or right by the northbound entrance ramp onto Interstate 275 from 54 Av N. FHP favors northbound Interstate 275 traffic but will also check both northbound and southbound under the overpass.

3. The entrance to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, especially on the St. Petersburg side.

And one more speed trap in Florida: It's the infamous town of Lawtey on US 301 between Gainesville and Jacksonville. City police are always there to get unsuspecting motorists.
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Old June 5th, 2010, 01:12 PM   #64
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I usually flash, but not on fixed speed traps.

Because i think 95% of the speed traps in the Netherlands has nothing to do with traffic safety, but is only about cashing.
same here, some germans do it, some germans don't do it. I am of the one who does it as often as possible.

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i think flashing isn't allowed either in germany. at last if you drive on the autobahn and you flash the driver in front of you to get out of the way. as far as i know was illegal since decades, but was common. but the government increased the fine for that and now it's rarley seen.

Speed traps warner are illegal in Germany. If the german police catch you and find such a thing, they can confiscatet and destoy it immediately. Will cost you a minimum finf of 75 euro or even higher and 4 points in Flensburg.

I think the British Traffic Sign for speed camera is a good idea. Should have similar sing in germany.

Here are some pics of german speed traps

http://radarfotos.ra.funpic.de/cpg132/

http://www.blitzer.de/aktuelle-bilder/

Hidden speed traps
http://www.radarfalle.de/technik/war...s_versteck.php


Videos:

Speed Cam which catch passangers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYCKyWkrHXs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjIiXXYfvak

Germanys worst radar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5t6wa-lOLsU

And we have civil cops!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozqCeMnPg8U

The german police uses also Black Flash Speed traps!

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Old June 5th, 2010, 06:04 PM   #65
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In Moldova yes
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Old June 5th, 2010, 06:39 PM   #66
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Wow it sucks to drive in Germany.
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Old June 5th, 2010, 06:40 PM   #67
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The sneeky camera's of the Netherlands



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Old June 5th, 2010, 09:23 PM   #68
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That's just wrong...
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Old June 5th, 2010, 10:12 PM   #69
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In the Netherlands, they always make a picture from behind, which means the police can find out three dozen ways to install those mobile speed traps very sneaky. In Germany, you're always pictured from the front, so the driver can be identified.

I'd rather see the police doing something useful, such as performing occasional border area checks or patrolling the roads to pick out real dangerous driving, not someone doing 15 km/h over the limit on an empty motorway.
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Old June 5th, 2010, 10:16 PM   #70
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That's just wrong...
That's so cool! Better than to stay behind the bushes with a radar.
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Old June 5th, 2010, 10:39 PM   #71
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If you come to Romania be aware of the new undetectable* radars:





All Dacia Logan MCV with "Police" on them have radars. The Police also has a number of unmarked Dacia Logan and Dacia Solenza mobile radars.

Speed traps in Romania look like this (many) or this (few).

*The Police says that they can not be detected with any radar detector (false)
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Old June 5th, 2010, 11:09 PM   #72
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Do you see the speed trap on the right side? Watch 0:47, 0:48
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZIJtwWyh34

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That's just wrong...

http://www.radarfalle.de/technik/war...s_versteck.php

Only in german language
http://www.myvideo.de/watch/1057296/Neue_Blitzer

In the Schottenbergtunnel are 2 or 3 Black Flash Cameras!

Some Pics




















One of such thing can observe left and right street. IMO therefore, 2 are too much, but they want to make money for sure.





And undercover cops are on the german streets and highways day by day, even on sunday and watching for speed limit breakers to catch When a car overtakes you and you read in the hecl "This is the police. Please Follow" and somebody is waving a Traffic paddle you know you did something wrong.

So when on our streets and Autobahn and there is a speed limit, better you dont drive above the limit. Otherwise you will get an expensive black and white pic of you, you have to pay


Funny story

Speeding puppet in the front seat of a British car makes muppets of the German police

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worl...#ixzz0q0l4cSer


http://gizmodo.com/5069422/the-muppe...g-police-crazy

http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/news/13708...t_speeder.html

http://www.boingboing.net/2008/10/27...ffic-cops.html


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Old June 5th, 2010, 11:21 PM   #73
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As I said here a few years ago, it happens in Portugal, as far as I know there's no law against it, but in Portugal, generally there aren't very many speed traps in Portugal anyway.

the muppet.

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Old June 5th, 2010, 11:37 PM   #74
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In Romania it is not necesary to see who is driving. If you are stopped by the Police you get a fine, but if you are not stopped and you receive the "prize" at home, you have to reply the letter you received in 5 days with the personal informations of the person who was driving the car when they made the photo. If you fail to do so you get another fine.

Here is an example of a letter that you receive and they ask you for the details of the driver: http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/3866/comunicare2.jpg. I have the one I received somewhere at home but I don't remember where I put it.
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Old June 5th, 2010, 11:53 PM   #75
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VERY INTERESTING ! ! DIFFERENT KIND OF SPEED TRAPS!!
http://www.rurradar.de/geraete.htm


3 out 4 cars do falshing to warn about a speed trap - but this trap is pretty easy to recognzie...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vexLrSQA07Y

Mobile Speed traps at the Autobahn
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6A0JEJbemk

Sneaky Speed Cam Switzerland
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOqyQ...eature=related

If you see white markings horizontal on the surface of the autobahn, you shouldn't drive the limit. The white markings are for their speed traps and will catch you if they are present with their stuff.
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Old June 6th, 2010, 12:56 AM   #76
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Old June 6th, 2010, 01:46 AM   #77
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I don't usually flash to warm other people about the speed trap, as I do believe it's their own choice they make to speed and therefore they're willing to pay the fine, or at least they're aware of the possible consequences. Nevertheless, it is pretty common in Poland, yes.

I usually flash to give someone the way if they can't join the traffic, or to remind someone about turning the lights on, as here you're obliged to have them turned on all the time.

Someone here said something about hazard lights. I use them to either warn the driver behind me that I'm about to slow down, because there's an upcoming danger, or to thank/apologise (depends on the situation ) for something. I've heard foreign drivers often don't understand the "thank you" way of using them.
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Old June 6th, 2010, 02:23 AM   #78
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yeah i always Flash oncoming traffic to warn them of speed traps or garda checkpoints. im from Ireland and Flashing is thankfully still very common.
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Old June 6th, 2010, 04:34 AM   #79
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If you are stopped by the Police you get a fine, but if you are not stopped and you receive the "prize" at home, you have to reply the letter you received in 5 days with the personal informations of the person who was driving the car when they made the photo. If you fail to do so you get another fine.
If you are stopped by the Dutch police and you get a fine and you don't live in the Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium or Luxembourg. You have to pay your fine immediately!
If you don't or can't pay, the Dutch police wil take your vehicle.

Germany, France and the Benelux has a traffic violation treaty. If drivers get in these countries a fine or flashed by camera's. The fine wil be send to the driver in his own country.

For example if a Polish driver is flashed by a camera in the Netherlands, the Polish driver doesn't receive a fine at home in Poland. If a German is flashed in the Netherlands, within two months he will receive a fine from the Netherlands at his home in Germany.

But maybe other countries have a traffic violation treaty as wel?
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Old June 6th, 2010, 10:04 AM   #80
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If you are stopped by the Dutch police and you get a fine and you don't live in the Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium or Luxembourg. You have to pay your fine immediately!
I wonder if they give you the chance to go to an ATM. Not everybody carries a lot of cash while traveling, at least I don't. I usually have 50 EUR cash and use my credit card in the first place. If you do carry a lot of cash, it's gonna raise questions, maybe they think you're a money launderer.
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