Originally Posted by keithclancy
You guys are lucky, hard to miss a great honking big van.
Here they take the picture from the back
, the van is usually hidden in the bushes off the motorway and the camera is also obsctured by either a motorway emergency phone or reeds.
What happens to the 'unlucky' motorists there?
TTBOMK the Dutch have been taking speed surveillance (and road safety in general) very seriously for many years.
A varied programme of overt and covert surveillance, along with visible policing, is most effective.
The combination of approaches is needed to reduce different kinds of "halo effect".
Since speed cameras can clock vehicles travelling in either direction, I don't know why more surveilance isn't done in this way in Ireland.
Personally I'd like to 'see' more hidden surveillance here to match the highly-visible GoSafe vans. The number of fines could be much higher, of course, but in a small country like this the deterrent impact could be high.