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Old 12-16-2013, 04:56 AM   #1
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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.
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could be a fake camera. there was an article on one of the papers that said cops are installing fake cameras

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not all intersections have cameras...
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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.
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To avoid flashing...don't run reds.....and stay away from homeless camps in Abbotsford.
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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.
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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.
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also remember that most cameras are only active for the first couple of Seconds after the light goes red
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