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Re: Red light camera behaviour

Postby LeighGr » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:35 am

I fully agree with you. Why the UK wiki states that the speed should always be set to zero is bizarre.

mithrandi wrote:https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Speed_and_Traffic_Light_Enforcement_Cameras_%28United_Kingdom%29#Waze_Camera_Types says:
Note: Some red light cameras such as Monitron and RedSpeed are capable of recording speed limit violations as well as driving through a red light, however, the speed for all red light cameras should be set to zero so that you are always warned of their presence.



If you're law abiding and keeping to the speed limit, you don't want to know about every single camera on the road. It would drive me nuts. I had one around the corner here in Cape Town, where the limit used to be 40 kph, due to a very sharp corner. The limit was raised to 60 kph a few months ago, yet camera in Waze was still set to 40 kph, and would warn you every time. Drove my wife nuts.

Red light cameras are always announced, so the speed setting should be set to the posted limit.

If the driver wants to ignore both, let them face the consequences.
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Red light camera behaviour

Postby mithrandi » Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:17 am

https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Speed_and_Tr ... mera_Types says:
Note: Some red light cameras such as Monitron and RedSpeed are capable of recording speed limit violations as well as driving through a red light, however, the speed for all red light cameras should be set to zero so that you are always warned of their presence.

https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Cameras#Camera_Speed says:
Can also be set for a Red Light Camera if it monitors for Speed Limit Violations as well. Leave set to blank if speed is not monitored.
While a Red Light Camera will always give an alert in the client as a driver approaches, a Speed Camera will always show a pop-up alert, but will only generate an audible alert if the driver is exceeding the set Speed Limit as they approach the camera.

So... which one is correct? In particular, is it necessary to have both a Red Light Camera and a Speed Camera added at an intersection which has both? (as is the case for almost all of our red light cameras in South Africa)
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Re: Red light camera behaviour

Postby nhanway » Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:35 pm

Camera Wiki says you only need to place Red Light Camera and set the speed.

If you have both red light and speed camera in that close proximity I believe Waze will only warn you of one. In a similar way when there are more then one road report on half mile section of road Waze will only warn you of one of the reports.

I hope this answers your question.
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Re: Red light camera behaviour

Postby nhanway » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:04 am

Maybe I wasn't clear.

It is not necessary to add both a Red Light Camera and a Speed Camera.
If you added both you would only be warned for one or the other.

Camera Speed
1.
While a Red Light Camera will always give an alert in the client as a driver approaches, a Speed Camera will always show a pop-up alert, but will only generate an audible alert if the driver is exceeding the set Speed Limit as they approach the camera.


Speed Cameras
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If a Red Light Camera Installation monitors Speed Limit Violations, there is no need to add a separate Speed Camera. The speed limit can be applied directly to the Red Light Camera. See the section on Camera Speed for details.


So the above I quoted directly out of the wiki.

#2. Should be followed if Red Light Camera Installation monitors Speed Limit Violations.

Does that make it more clear?
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Re: Red light camera behaviour

Postby nzahn1 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:30 pm

nhanway wrote:I hope this answers your question.

Apparently you didn't read his question, because he quoted numerous places in the wikis that conflict. Your answer was not helpful.
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