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 Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Tue 13 Nov 18:31

Got flashed coming north tonight about 1 mile south of the bridge, after where the Edinburgh and Glasgow traffic merge
Anyone know if I’ll receive a ticket?




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 Re: Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Tue 13 Nov 19:02

Tell the polis. Manky perverts. Did you get their reg no.

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 Re: Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: DRFC_no1  
Date:   Tue 13 Nov 19:14

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 Re: Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: Berry  
Date:   Tue 13 Nov 20:09

Quote:

Raymie the Legend, Tue 13 Nov 18:31

Got flashed coming north tonight about 1 mile south of the bridge, after where the Edinburgh and Glasgow traffic merge
Anyone know if I’ll receive a ticket?


Depends if you were speeding. Sounds silly I know, but I got flashed on the spur when I knew for a fact I was under the limit, never got anything so assuming it was testing of some sorts.
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 Re: Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Tue 13 Nov 20:25

Was doing 60. Overhead gantry has 40

Unusual not to be crawling for no good reason

Will know in 2 weeks I guess ?




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 Re: Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: red-star-par  
Date:   Tue 13 Nov 22:07

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Raymie the Legend, Tue 13 Nov 20:25

Was doing 60. Overhead gantry has 40

Unusual not to be crawling for no good reason

Will know in 2 weeks I guess ?



If you were doing 60, and it said 40, then you deserve a ticket
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 Re: Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Tue 13 Nov 22:36

no need for it to be 40. many people were doing much more. no queues and it is a motorway






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 Re: Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Tue 13 Nov 23:35

^^^^
Brilliant....
Just email that to them and I'm sure they'll let you off with it.
😏



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 Re: Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: General Zod  
Date:   Wed 14 Nov 06:02

I think you passed me when it went off Raymie! Were you on the queensferry slip road when it went off? To be honest, those speed limits at that time of day are absolutely ludicrous. People are slowing down when they don’t have to and it just makes things worse. The new bridge is a farce. It’s made no change to anything. There’s not even lights on it ffs!
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 Re: Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Wed 14 Nov 08:17

I was, Zod.

If I get done, I'll just have to take it on the chin




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 Re: Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: GG4  
Date:   Wed 14 Nov 08:52

100 pond fine and 3 points incoming. I think you will hear in around a week Raymie. They are sharpish sending the letter out.

Got busted doing 44 in a 30 recently (lesson learned) and got the above fine & points applied.
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 Re: Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Wed 14 Nov 12:31

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Raymie the Legend, Wed 14 Nov 08:17

I was, Zod.

If I get done, I'll just have to take it on the chin


Or if you are passing Zod when it went off he will be in the pic too. Just say it was him speeding....who can tell from a still. 😉

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 Re: Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: General Zod  
Date:   Wed 14 Nov 13:36

I was only doing 55 so ha! No me!
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 Re: Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Wed 14 Nov 15:12

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General Zod, Wed 14 Nov 13:36

I was only doing 55 so ha! No me!


....but they cant prove it. All they know is one of you was speeding . Could be any car in the photo

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 Re: Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Wed 14 Nov 17:10

I would imagine the cameras can take a photo of one lane




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 Re: Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Wed 14 Nov 18:43

Ask to see the photo but if Zod was in it you might be ok anyway. Yon pus would crack a camera lense 😁

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 Re: Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: Playup_Pompey  
Date:   Wed 14 Nov 20:27

"I was only doing 55 so ha! No me!"

still exceeding 40 then ;)

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 Re: Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: General Zod  
Date:   Thu 15 Nov 13:44

I’m joking. I wasn’t even driving. Also, my pus is my most redeeming feature!
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 Re: Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: FergPar  
Date:   Thu 15 Nov 17:17

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 Re: Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: General Zod  
Date:   Fri 16 Nov 16:53

Why is it always way busier going northbound on a fri?
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 Re: Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Fri 16 Nov 17:27

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General Zod, Fri 16 Nov 16:53

Why is it always way busier going northbound on a fri?


More folk leaving at a common time?

Quality of driving is shocking on a Friday as well. Noticeably worse than the rest of the week IMO.
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 Re: Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: DRFC_no1  
Date:   Fri 16 Nov 18:32

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 Re: Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: General Zod  
Date:   Fri 16 Nov 20:20

Going southbound each morning is horrific apart from a Friday as it’s quieter for some reason so where does all the traffic on a Friday come from? It’s a mystery. A bigger mystery is why once you get on the bridge going northbound when it’s busy, do people always brake to almost a standstill? It happens every day. It’s not as if there is a slip road once you’re on the bridge. Baffling.
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 Re: Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: sadindiefreak  
Date:   Sat 17 Nov 08:58

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PARrot, Wed 14 Nov 12:31

Quote:

Raymie the Legend, Wed 14 Nov 08:17

I was, Zod.

If I get done, I'll just have to take it on the chin


Or if you are passing Zod when it went off he will be in the pic too. Just say it was him speeding....who can tell from a still. 😉


The camera takes multiple photos during the flash and from the lines on the road they can tell which vehicle in the photo was the one speeding.
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 Re: Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: DRFC_no1  
Date:   Sat 17 Nov 10:39

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 Re: Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: General Zod  
Date:   Sat 17 Nov 13:55

Far too many people in the roads that can’t actually drive properly.
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 Re: Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Sat 17 Nov 15:22

http://www.safetycameras.gov.scot/news-publications/news/hadecs-camera-testing-underway/

may not be active yet?




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 Re: Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: Doves  
Date:   Sat 17 Nov 17:50

I've been flashed there and someone else I know. Nothing happened 👍

"C'est la vie", say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell.
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 Re: Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: DRFC_no1  
Date:   Sun 25 Nov 18:17

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 Re: Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Sun 25 Nov 19:46

Dave - they cause a lot of the congestion by needlessly imposing speed restrictions. The crossing was supposed to be an extension of the motorway. It will never happen.

The best idea would just be to impose an average speed and be done with all the fannying about




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 Re: Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: DRFC_no1  
Date:   Sun 25 Nov 20:57

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 Re: Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: JnrB  
Date:   Thu 29 Nov 08:43

I got flashed a few months ago and received nothing. Don’t know if they are live now or not.
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 Re: Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: kelty_par  
Date:   Thu 29 Nov 13:34

"Dave - they cause a lot of the congestion by needlessly imposing speed restrictions. The crossing was supposed to be an extension of the motorway. It will never happen."

A lot of the congestion is caused by folk with no patience who zoom up the slip road then down the other side, meaning people in lane 1 have to stop/slow to allow those folk to filter in. This then encourages people to try and move into lane 2 since that's moving more freely. Of course this means people in lane 2 have to slow down or stop to let them filter in, which causes the queue to form. The concertina effect is well known in traffic modelling and is the reason there are often long queues that seem to clear randomly without an accident or set of roadworks on sight.

If the slip road was better signalled or that manoeuvre wasn't allowed somehow, there would be a better flow in lane 1 with less stopping/slowing. As I said when the new bridge was designed, there was also going to be am issue with 3 lanes going down to 2 then 2 further lanes coming in from the Queensferry junction.
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 Re: Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: PARanoid_Android  
Date:   Thu 29 Nov 15:43

Or even worse, the folk who zoom along the inside then cut into lane 1 again just before the slip road up. Heard many a horn of folk 'legitametely' heading up the slip, having to slam on brakes as someone waits to cut back in. Only a matter of time before a serious collision at that point.
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 Re: Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: renegade master  
Date:   Thu 29 Nov 18:20

The issue with the whole stretch from Cramond Brig to Halbeath is inexperienced drivers being forced to drive on a road they are not comfortable on.

These are the same drivers who sit at 50mph old and young on every road they drive on oblivious to any other instruction to speed up or slow down!

They sit on the edge of their seat looking at the end of their bonnet with no long range vision of impending situations which lead them to jumping on their brakes at the last minute!

That stretch of road between 3.30 and 6.30 in the evening is the worst stretch of road I ever have to drive in the UK and I average 35-40k per annum.

No amount of speed cameras, overhead signs will change this!
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 Re: Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Thu 29 Nov 22:31

So Kelty, how do you explain coming to a stop half way across the bridge?




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 Re: Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: Pars Al  
Date:   Thu 29 Nov 23:35

Kelty Par, what traffic modelling software?
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 Re: Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: kelty_par  
Date:   Fri 30 Nov 08:44

Pretty much any modelling software Pars Al. There was a whole documentary about that sort of thing about 15 years ago which explained why there were so many long queues when there were no roadworks or accidents. Sadly the Council didn't seem to use it when designing the sequence for the traffic lights at Sinclair Gardens or the Halbeath M90 junction. There have been been undergraduate projects showing how you could remodel the lights on Union Street in Aberdeen so that there could be a constant flow (although civil engineers often don't want a constant flow in a busy street to avoid the change of speeding/allow for bus stops etc).

I can't say for sure why folk slow down so much on the bridge but people coming back from lane 2 into lane 1 because they're coming off at one of the first two junctions will likely cause come issues. Having people stay in their lanes and maintaining a fairly constant speed (even if that means obeying the Smart Motorway limits, which some folk seem to have a problem with) will make the whole bridge flow a lot smoother. Sadly there are too many folk on the road who think that they should have priority over everyone else and that they should just weave back and forward, go above the speed limits and cut folk off.
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 Re: Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: Pars Al  
Date:   Fri 30 Nov 08:49

Thanks. Thought you had done the modelling.

Fife Council don't have anything to do with Halbeath, that's BEAR.

Sinclair Gardens works quite well I think.
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 Re: Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: kelty_par  
Date:   Fri 30 Nov 12:53

Generally it's OK but the signalled crossing at the top of Carnegie Drive are a pain when you end up with cars queuing on the roundabout and some of the timings are a bit iffy. It's probably better than it was previously though.
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 Re: Speed cameras near Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Fri 30 Nov 23:43

Once you get to the other side of the bridge it’s always always clear of traffic




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