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post #18 of (permalink) Old 21st July 2008
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The cameras themselves work fine if you change lanes. The problem is that the system was only tested and approved for single lane use. If they attempt to use evidence that was collected from different lanes, the evidence ceases to be admissible in court. The long and the short of it: The NIP may well turn up in the post, but the case will be thrown out if you take it to court rather than accepting the fixed penalty.

That's my understanding, anyway

What I've never figured out is whether or not you can get away with this when you have to pass at least two cameras in the same lane. For example, on a two lane road, you pass camera 1 in lane 1, camera 2 in lane 2 and camera 3 back in lane 1 again. Does this render you immune from prosecution, or can they simply take your average speed between cameras 1 and 3?
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