can someone show me images of actual traffic light cameras?

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Me and this guy from work have been debaiting whether the boxes on a set of lights are red light cameras or sensors, either way we could not agree and the Internet is shockingly useless in providing a difinative answer surely there's a site that tells you what each device on a traffic light actually is? Is this some big secret?
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There's no debate to be had.

Traffic light cameras are the same models as speed cameras, they just have a different trigger mechanism in place. I'm not aware of smaller cameras being used as red-light cameras (I.E. SPECS, HADECS) so, at least as far as I'm aware, they're pretty easy to spot and look like speed cameras most of the time. However, red-light cameras don't have to be painted with some bright, reflective neon yellow paint so they can be grey. Regardless of the colour, they're fairly easy to spot since they always look out of place in comparison to their surroundings.

E- The photo-sharing service I used has used the same URL for the edited image you see now. Original image didn't have a circle and arrows making an already obvious object more obvious.

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There's no debate to be had.

Traffic light cameras are the same models as speed cameras, they just have a different trigger mechanism in place. I'm not aware of smaller cameras being used as red-light cameras (I.E. SPECS, HADECS) so, at least as far as I'm aware, they're pretty easy to spot and look like speed cameras most of the time. However, red-light cameras don't have to be painted with some bright, reflective neon yellow paint so they can be grey. Regardless of the colour, they're fairly easy to spot since they always look out of place in comparison to their surroundings.

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Show me a pic of a red light camera plz
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Show me a pic of a red light camera plz
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This is not it, the things I see on lights are smaller sometimes rounded in shape then sometimes they are small and square and usually black
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This is not it, the things I see on lights are smaller sometimes rounded in shape then sometimes they are small and square and usually black
You asked a question, you got an answer... twice.

What you're describing is a sensor, not a red light camera...
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I'm assuming you can weigh in here? IWMTom
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I'm assuming you can weigh in here? IWMTom
OP is clueless; this thread has already been answered.

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https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/advice/c...light-cameras/
This link tells you more and an image of a traffic light camera.
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You asked a question, you got an answer... twice.

What you're describing is a sensor, not a red light camera...
https://www.google.com/search?q=red-...Z3Yd-2LIjMeVgM

I see something like this
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I'm assuming you can weigh in here? IWMTom
He doesn't know, yday he was encouraging me to speed.
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(Original post by J0n3zviper)
https://www.google.com/search?q=red-...Z3Yd-2LIjMeVgM

I see something like this
Like I said... that's a SENSOR

NOT a camera
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He doesn't know jackshit, yday he was encouraging me to speed.
No. You were encouraged to do the speed limit.. which you weren't doing.

It's not my fault you're incapable of basic comprehension skills.
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(Original post by ericl3ung)
https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/advice/c...light-cameras/
This link tells you more and an image of a traffic light camera.
Image is of a sensor - presumably they had an expert write the article and then undermined it by having some muppet buy in an inappropriate stock image.

in order to produce evidence suitable to prosecute people with the red light camera has to be in a position where it can take pictures of
1 the traffic lights
2 the stop line
3 vehicles going across the stop line after the traffic lights have turned red
all at the same time

which it can't do if it's on top of the post the traffic lights are attached to and facing into the oncoming traffic.

Fwiw here's the position of an actual traffic light camera seen from the side...
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(the camera is in the conspicuous large yellow box near the bus shelter - but they may not always be yellow)
Traffic light cameras are set back from the traffic lights and pointing towards the junction.
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(Original post by TheMcSame)
There's no debate to be had.

Traffic light cameras are the same models as speed cameras, they just have a different trigger mechanism in place. I'm not aware of smaller cameras being used as red-light cameras (I.E. SPECS, HADECS) so, at least as far as I'm aware, they're pretty easy to spot and look like speed cameras most of the time. However, red-light cameras don't have to be painted with some bright, reflective neon yellow paint so they can be grey. Regardless of the colour, they're fairly easy to spot since they always look out of place in comparison to their surroundings.

E- The photo-sharing service I used has used the same URL for the edited image you see now. Original image didn't have a circle and arrows making an already obvious object more obvious.

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The vector cameras, which are commonly used for the average check cameras (people refer to them as SPECS) can also be used as red light enforcement, although not as common as the vector cameras are only used for average check.


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There is a new type of vector camera called the Vector SR, which has now got HOTA, and uses a 3D radar, but we’ll ignore that one for now lol
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