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lm126

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A4540 Belgrave Middleway - Traffic Light Camera
« on: August 09, 2016, 06:34:11 PM »
Hi!

I've recently moved to Birmingham, starting a job here after finishing university. I thought it would make sense to join this forum considering I'm not from here (I originally come from the north east, went to university in Cumbria for 4 years and now I live here!).

The first question I have to ask is about them pesky cameras; more specifically the red traffic light camera on Belgrave Middleway. The lights turned from amber to red as I passed through - some guy was tailgating me so if I stopped he would have certainly went into the back of me. I was wondering if this camera even worked? I saw no flash, and I'm 70% sure that I'm probably ok, but there again it was sunny so any flash could easily have been missed. I'm aware a lot of the speed cameras don't work round here, but I don't go around driving above the speed limit.

Thanks :)

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Re: A4540 Belgrave Middleway - Traffic Light Camera
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2016, 06:51:24 PM »
hi I'm 126     
                   welcome to the forum    that's a hard ask I'm sure no one knows but you will know for sure in the next two or three weeks if so come back and let us know  roy
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Re: A4540 Belgrave Middleway - Traffic Light Camera
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2016, 06:55:48 PM »
Don't be an amber gambler. If you get rear ended there is only one person to blame.
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Re: A4540 Belgrave Middleway - Traffic Light Camera
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2016, 11:54:26 PM »
Hi!

I've recently moved to Birmingham, starting a job here after finishing university. I thought it would make sense to join this forum considering I'm not from here (I originally come from the north east, went to university in Cumbria for 4 years and now I live here!).

The first question I have to ask is about them pesky cameras; more specifically the red traffic light camera on Belgrave Middleway. The lights turned from amber to red as I passed through - some guy was tailgating me so if I stopped he would have certainly went into the back of me. I was wondering if this camera even worked? I saw no flash, and I'm 70% sure that I'm probably ok, but there again it was sunny so any flash could easily have been missed. I'm aware a lot of the speed cameras don't work round here, but I don't go around driving above the speed limit.

Thanks :)

Amber light means STOP, it seems a lot of drivers forget this after passing their test, or choose to ignore it!!  Townies words on this are very true.
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Re: A4540 Belgrave Middleway - Traffic Light Camera
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2016, 10:04:56 AM »
The camera on Belgrave Middleway may or may not be working but it's not a "red light"camera.  If it's working and you were on anything other than a bike you could be in for a fine. The camera I'm thinking of is on a post by the crossing in front of the mosque pointing across the middleway. It's a bus lane camera and it's supposed to be one of the first they're enforcing outside the city centre.
http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/cs/Satellite?c=Page&childpagename=Highways-and-Maintenance%2FPageLayout&cid=1223483890767&pagename=BCC%2FCommon%2FWrapper%2FInlineWrapper


Trouble is the page referenced above has no date to it so I don't know if they'r bringing back enforcement or if this is an old page referring to something they may no longer enforce.