REVscene - Vancouver Automotive Forum

Welcome to the REVscene Automotive Forum forums.

Registration is Free!You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! The banners on the left side and below do not show for registered users!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   REVscene Automotive Forum > Automotive Chat > Police Forum

Police Forum Police Head Mod: Skidmark
Questions & info about the Motor Vehicle Act. Mature discussion only.

Thread Tools
Old 12-16-2013, 03:56 AM   #1
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: East Van
Posts: 13
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Do red light camera always flash?

So this morning, while driving to work; being tired and all(coffee hasnt kicked in yet) I accidentally ran a red light. Thank god no one was coming through the other side. While halfway through the intersection, I noticed it was red so adrenaline kicked in, pulled over to the side afterwards to make sure I was okay. I didn't see or notice any flash though, so did I get caught by the red light camera? I was really spooked, I've been driving for over 7 years now and I've never been in an accident nor pulled over except for an incident where my fogs were on. This happened at 4:30am in North Van at a what would usually be busy intersection.
ImFlying is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2013, 06:32 AM   #2
MiX iT Up!
tiger_handheld's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Location: vancouver
Posts: 7,539
Thanked 1,842 Times in 739 Posts
could be a fake camera. there was an article on one of the papers that said cops are installing fake cameras

Sometimes we tend to be in despair when the person we love leaves us, but the truth is, it's not our loss, but theirs, for they left the only person who couldn't give up on them.

Make the effort and take the risk..

"Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't." - Eleanor Roosevelt
tiger_handheld is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2013, 07:04 AM   #3
RS Veteran
Spidey's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: vancouver
Posts: 8,773
Thanked 1,264 Times in 617 Posts
not all intersections have cameras...
Spidey is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2013, 10:59 AM   #4
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 16
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
In my area, barely any intersection/lights have cameras but all the ones that do, have a large flash. I haven't gotten one but I've seen multiple people get them when they're behind or in front of me and have tried making the light.
Derp is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2013, 05:45 PM   #5
RS Peace Officer
zulutango's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Vancouver Islan
Posts: 3,829
Thanked 1,595 Times in 670 Posts
To avoid flashing...don't run reds.....and stay away from homeless camps in Abbotsford.
zulutango is offline  
Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 01-13-2014, 04:21 PM   #6
Where's my RS Christmas Lobster?!
Tone Loc's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 847
Thanked 1,361 Times in 392 Posts
Originally Posted by tiger_handheld View Post
could be a fake camera. there was an article on one of the papers that said cops are installing fake cameras
This. There are cameras, and there are empty camera boxes. I heard that there are only a select few cameras that are rotated to different boxes at different intersections. That being said, don't run reds. It's incredibly dangerous and annoying as well.
Tone Loc is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2014, 07:52 PM   #7
NOOB, Not Quite a Regular!
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 35
Thanked 4 Times in 2 Posts
in the over 100+ red light cameras in the GVRD, apparently only half of them are on at a time, and that is based randomly. In the light of the half of them that are on at that specific time, all of them are reviewed before being acted on.
jpw12 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2014, 06:54 AM   #8
Everyone wants a piece of R S...
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Surrey/Richmond
Posts: 365
Thanked 40 Times in 31 Posts
also remember that most cameras are only active for the first couple of Seconds after the light goes red
2002 Nissan Sentra SpecV - 2.5L 6 Speed FTW
1974 Chevy Vega Wagon --> RaceCar!
1968 Pontiac Firebird Sprint --> 4.1L I6!
Street Car --> 15.45 | Vega --> 11.65
seekerbeta is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:28 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc. cannot be held accountable for the actions of its members nor does the opinions of the members represent that of