You’ve, probably heard about average speed over distance cameras going up on a highway near you. You might even have been caught out by one side setup. They’re meant to change, driver behavior and get us all to slow down a bit, but how do they really work? Juliet found out speed is a huge problem on our roads and accounts for so many road deaths last years for more average speed over distant cameras populate our cities.
So just how successful are they in curbing speed? What exactly is an average speed over distance system or a is OD camera? It’s, a system that calculates the average speed of a vehicle from the time it passes the first camera until it passes the second camera.
Basically, it works like this. The first camera snapped your car at the time you pass it a little further down the road, a second camera snaps your car and records. The time you passed it. The system then works out your speed from how long it took you to get from camera 1.
To camera 2, an ASO D camera uses specialized cameras which record every vehicle that passes they’re, referred to as automatic number plate recognition or NPR cameras. There is also a GPS receiver connected to each camera to accurately relay the time in each camera.
Cluster, there are two cameras, sync to each other. Each unit is equipped with an on-board computer that processes the information passed onto it by the cameras using proprietary software. The camera uses the number plate of a vehicle as its trigger once a number plate has been detected.
One camera takes a snapshot of the number plate and the other takes an overview snapshot of the vehicle. At this point, the exact time that the vehicle passed, the camera is also captured. The system then combines the two images location coordinates date and timestamp into one encrypted file.
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This process takes place in the cameras at each end of that section of road. The cameras put an end to the typical speedsters response of slamming on brakes as they pass. The speed trap, only checks and again afterwards, you also can’t escape for fine by changing lanes.
The matching system is efficient enough that it will find you no matter what lane you’re in for every speed of a distance system like we have on this particular stretch of road. I’ve, actually looked at the statistics.
Previously, I can tell you that the average speed of a distance definitely generates a list of offenses compared to a fixed camera or to the cameras that are used by officers when they are standing on the side of the road and doing normal speed.
Checking with a camera as well, we move to the average speed of a distant system, because we felt it was a more fair system to pressure. People speeds in the first instance, and also that it was more effective over a longer period of of the road.
And if you look at the atmospheric distance as it stands on this section here now definitely has changed. Driver behavior. So not only is there a reduction in speeding and changes in driver behavior, but the public may feel it is a better way to be monitored.
As you aren’t caught unawares, not that you should be speeding in the first place, but I’m all for technology that keeps people safer on our roads.