On some motorways in Italy they have installed trackers within the asphalt - they monitor vehicles that consistently speed excessively over a pre-determined number of kilometres; this activates the cameras to take a picture and issue the fine.
This ensures that those who break the limit by a small margin or to overtake slow traffic aren't automatically penalised (they still risk being stopped by the motorway police though).
>On some motorways in Italy they have installed trackers within the asphalt - they monitor vehicles that consistently speed excessively over a pre-determined number of kilometres; this activates the cameras to take a picture and issue the fine.
Not sure that this is feasible. Buried devices can WEIGH vehicle axles, and can also 'count' whether the vehicle has two, three, four or more axles, but I'm not sure that they can postively identify individual vehicles. Of course they COULD plot
'high speed vehicles' but I don't believe they can be certain that it is the SAME vehicle (unless the buried cables are 'continuous' (they have to be across the carriageway)). Are you suggesting that the cameras are 'switched off' except when alarmed by a speeder detected by the cables? What DOES exist (in the UK) are cameras that read the licence plate and can compute the speed between cameras. At present these are only legal for determining congestion and traffic jams (oh, and tracking 'wanted' vehicles - viz the recent shooting of the Bradford WPC).
BableFish doesn't really help:-
It will supply Freeways for Italy to the Highway patrol In freeway a new system anti-speed Within Been born them in action the first Sicve: not autovelox but true and own \"portali\" that monitoreranno the average of the times of distance
INSTRUMENTS VERSION STAMPABILE The READ PIU\' IT SENDES THIS ARTICLE Traffic in freeway (Handle) MILAN - the velocisti have the hours counted: to news it is brought back from the situated one dell’Asaps. Freeways for l’Italia are ready to supply the Highway patrol, one of the most formidable instruments than prevention, but able to make to release the endorsement for who sgarra, of which it has never had availability. Not draft of a autovelox, in the sense that not draft of a system of survey of the traditional speed. That is it will not be employed in order to find the speed of a vehicle on a feature of short road, but on the long distance. Not even a spy, therefore, and who will want to avoid disagreeable surprise will have to limit itself not to exaggerate. SICVE is called (Informative System for the Control of the Speed), it will not have need of staff employed for its operation and will be arranged on good part of the Italian highway net. In the view-finder of this system the cars engaged in simple accelerations finiranno not, due to even surpass, but those that will distinguish from the normal school current of traffic for the averages high. Insomma, who always travels to 200 timetables is objective a public danger, beyond that a sure customer of the operating system of control. And when l’indisciplinato it will cover features of 15/20 kilometers (but also less) to speed crowds before will be marked to the passage on a brace of conduttrici spirals drowned women under l’asfalto, newly marked to according to passage and where the time of distance is advanced to that one prestabilito, immortalato from television cameras, installed on the portali for the variable messaggistica or on the cavalcavia. Objective emergency, therefore. The first portali will enter in function between some day and seem that for the festivity christmas the first reports could already leave. It will be begun – as it explains also the Quattroruote review (from which the photo is resumption) – on the A13 Bologna-Padova (to Occhiobello), on the A14 Bologna-Taranto (in the zone of Forlì) and two on the A4 Turin-Venice, in (in the zone of Milan). According to Freeways for l’Italia within next the three years, they could enter some in function at least 200. The system will probably inaugurate one new season, on the forehead of the street emergency. The ambushes will not be able to be more pulled in dance, because one what is to run for a pair of kilometers, other are to seed the panic on long drafts. \"We will be to see - Giordano Biserni says, president dell’Asaps -. the important is that the emergency is guaranteed on the road\". The SICVE already has been tested from the Ministry of Transportation but the Highway patrol wants that perfectly \"she is armored\", therefore only working for the infractions. Not a Great Brother, in other words, that it controls all the motorists: the machine enters in function and it is ignited to the passage of a car, when it passes to according to portale if the speed is in rule marks them comes immediately discarded from the same machine. Who instead is not in rule comes selected and, then, photographed. While the judge of peace of Gemona of the Friuli has rejected a resource against the withdrawal of the patent from part of the highway patrol for an excess of speed found with the telelaser. The resource was founded on the fact that telelaser not the filler photographies but only a ticket with the speed, speed that could close be of an other vehicle to that one stopped. The judge has ricusato the thesis adducing homologation and approval of telelaser from part of the ministry of the Jobs the publics. Nestore Morosini 24 November 2005
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Having been 'done' in a previous life by both the German and Austrian Police I can confirm that they're all sneaky b**gers who are more than willing to place speed cameras in Battered old VW Beetles or Campervans.