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      08-21-2010, 04:19 PM   #1
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Is this a speed camera?

Old Oak Lane, London NW10 (Kensal Green) near the bridge over the railway line, saw a speed camera type which I have never seen before.

It is overhead mounted, looks like a cut down ANPR camera.

Do you know what it is?

Appears to be just a single small diameter cylindrical unit. Can't see a flash, can't tell if there is a separate radar unit and camera or if it is really a speed camera - but there is a large sign saying "Speed Camera" just before you reach it. Looking straight at it the inside is reflective red colour.

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Underneath the advisory sign there is this box; it does not appear to be wired into anything - but is it a radar? (box is also visible on the advisory sign pic, under the sign)

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      08-21-2010, 04:24 PM   #2
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Could be either an ANPR unit or average speed camera (if there is another down the road).

It does however look like the latest ANRP's though
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Yer some form of ANPR. VEry common on the A4 and around Hounslow/Heathrow. Seem to monitor trucks breaking the emissions route and also monitor traffic flow (for dodgy plates) in and around the area.

Often have 2 cameras of the same design for a 3 lane road.
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Looks a hell of a lot like the low emission zone cameras to me...
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These ones?

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Drive past them at 100mph, within a few days you should find out if it's a speed camera or not.
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