'Yellow Vulture,' the new predator style speed cameras in the UK that prey on those speeding, using their mobile phone and much more!
The looming sight of the distinctive yellow pole with its all-seeing yellow eyes are very much a part of British motoring. Always on the look out for them, for years these cameras have monitored our average speed and tracked traffic. But now these cameras have been given super powers and enhanced. In the past, radar technology had been installed under the roads, where they would then monitor traffic. The biggest downside to this is roadsides had to frequently be dug up, firstly to install them but then for any on going maintenance. The old style of camera that we are used to has still be extremely effective over the years at helping to reduce the problem of speeding and dangerous driving. Thousands of motorists a year receive fines often in excess of £100, as well as 3 points on their licence.
Gdynia Way, a main road that runs into Plymouth City Centre in Devon, has seen authorities roll out the new cameras; the grey LED box system, as pictured above and below, sit approximately 20 yards ahead of the main cluster of yellow cameras and work to enhance the capabilities of the cameras. By facing the drivers, this allows them to track and capture illegal activity much easier. If you are hoping that heavy rain, fog or even the cover of darkness will protect you, then you would be hugely mistaken. Infra Red technology means there is literally no way to avoid detection.
Commonly, people believe that the bracket for getting a fine is 10% of the speed limit, plus 2 mph. For example, this would mean that in an average speed check zone of 50 mph, you would receive a fine at anything above 57 mph. This believe comes from the guidelines set out by the National Police Chiefs Council. But do not let this lure you into a false sense of security! Some police forces are making it clear that drivers can expect much less leeway as cameras become more advanced and more accurate.
Pendle Vehicle Contracts can reveal that there is one way to avoid getting fines of any nature whilst driving your lease car: DRIVE WITHIN THE LAW! Do not speed. That text can wait too. 2016/17 saw deaths of Britain's roads hit a 5-year high; 1,792 people tragically lost their lives in 2016. Pendle Vehicle Contracts encourage safe driving.