Motorists - M4 - not sure if true

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Received this today in the emails, it could simply be a hoax, but others here are certain they have read something about this being installed in the past

For those of you who travel the M4:
New electronic signs on the M4 were switched on today, Tuesday 21
October. They are rigged with the SPECS speed
cameras.

SPECS is a computer-camera based system. As you go past the sign a
digital camera reads your number plate.

When you go past the next sign your number plate is read again. The
computer ' knows' how far apart the signs are so it can work out
your average speed between the two, or three or four.

The system is fully automatic and will issue a ticket without any
form of human intervention. It does this for every single vehicle
that passes.

You will not know you've been caught as the cameras don't flash.

They work 24/7, 365 days a year, and theoretically, there's
absolutely no limit on the number of tickets that the system can
issue.

The whole section of the M4 between Theale (J12) and Membury Services
(between J14 and J15) is wired, both ways. The system is set to
trigger a ticket at 78 mph. Radar detectors will be of no use as
SPECS is entirely passive, there is no radar or laser beam to detect.

Be warned and be careful.
 
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CH, I use this section a couple of times a week so when I heard about it I was obviously concerned. However, the latest info I have on it is that this is not true. The Thames Valley police site also seems to back this up Thames Valley Police

Tirosh.
 
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Thames Valley Police claim- There are NO speed cameras and NO SPECS cameras in the signs!


 

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Over here in ROI there are only 20 fixed camera spots, but only 3 cameras in the whole state. So at any one time 17 boxes are empty, but you can never tell which are loaded and what ones are empty.
 
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