Speeding Cameras

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Is it just me or are they not working! Something seems to be up with those cameras, because if they are working I would either be in jail or up to my neck in fines. Because a few times I passed them a little over the speed limit and I thought something was going to get caught. I keep an eye out for the white light to go off but then nothing happens.

So I decided to do some testing the other day. In a car I took off the front license plate and went down the empty highway at around 170Kph. If its going to go off, then it would be now. But again nothing happened, and then I remembered when I was coming back from the TriStar Outing from Benaider I had to be home quick so I was flying between 220Kph and 240Kph whenever the road was empty and none of the cameras took any pictures. It seemed very strange then none of the cameras were work, and I was speeding at night just to check if the camera was taking pictures during the day but without the flash. I think the heat has got to these cameras or they have stopped putting film in it. Its really weird.

And I found a little interesting details, one of our engineers is friends with the guys who put in these cameras and say they cant take a decent picture of car going above 210Kph because its too blurry. I can understand that only if they have a crappy lens. Either that or I have been reallllyyyy lucky.

Please note speeding was only done for testing purposes, this is a disclaimer for who ever might try what I did! 

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!

8 Comments

  1. Please be careful; we have enough traffic accidents in this country without encouraging speed junkies to push their limits.

    And yes, I have noticed the cameras not catching speeding cars. However, there are other types of surveillance cameras now. No one is safe :)

  2. i’m awaiting a few fines myself…

    I heard, traffic cameras in UAE went private & they’ve installed new really cool camera’s everywhere…

  3. Marz…I think there is some kinda +ve tolerance…atleast 10% on some cameras…for eg: if the limit is 120, I think it wont take a pic if ur going on 132 km…

    and Kuwait police is not that bad…they have some really good tactics on some things…if u see a white suzuki jeep parked on the side of the main road in a weird positio…the chances are that its equipped with a camera…

    and they have some cool new cameras installed on most of the streets and are not really very visible to us…

  4. you know, the heat might fuck up with the film, it could be possible that they dont work during the summer.. i guess..

  5. It all depends. The one located nearer to the city get their film emptied and reviews more regularly. Some speed cameras dont get activated above 135-140.

    That white/gold jeep is EVIL I hate it. When I have work in Wafra at 9am its there taking my picture. I would like to see that jeep around 3pm on a Wed. or Thursday and see how they like it.

  6. I have a long post coming soon .. interesting stuff about the cameras. ;)

  7. jewairi: Dont worry Im not too much of a junkie! hehehe! And you sound like V for Vendetta “No One is Safe” hehehe

    Cyber: I have seen those vitaras, and I have seen a VW bug, a bus, and shack on the side of a street. But Im usually pretty chill when Im driving but I will keep an eye out!

    Mark: thats what I thought might happen to a few but not all of them.

    nibaq: I know which one you speak off! hehe! text tiem stop on the side of the road and take a bat to it! heheh!

    K: I will be looking for it! hehehe!

  8. wowowow! Good thing you didn’t get caught! I’m going to tell … lalalala.

    But I did notice that the cameras were not working on some roads and I think it’s the heat too.

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