Seven types of speed cameras revealed – and they can still catch you speeding WITHOUT blinking

SEVEN different types of speed cameras are there to catch you.

And many of them will log your details for a fine, points, or speeding ticket without even blinking.


There are seven different types of speed camerasCredit: Getty
Some blink and some don't


Some blink and some don’tCredit: Getty

Here’s a high-speed overview of all the different cameras, how they work, where they’re usually placed, and if they flicker.

Gatso and PEEK

These are the classic square boxes and they are placed on your side of the road.

Rear-facing cameras measure speed using the white lines on the road once you’ve passed it.

It takes two photos and determines how fast you had to travel the distance between the two points, using the lines as markers.

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They flash but do not dazzle drivers as they face the other way.


This is a thin, narrow yellow cam.

Unlike the Gatso and PEEk cameras, they are forward-facing, so the photos they take can also show who is driving.

The cameras rely on infrared technology and measure speed using sensors on the road as well as white lines.

No flash.


It is an abbreviation of Highway Agency Digital Enforcement Camera System.

These cameras are usually mounted on a bar of motorway gantries or on roadside poles.

Small gray devices can be difficult to spot and there is no visible flash. They can capture up to five lanes at a time.

No flash.


These are medium speed cameras. There will be at least two gantries posed at least 200 meters from each other on a road.

They will track your average speed across the two points, using infrared technology. They don’t blink.

The shortest speed check is half a mile in Cornwall while the longest is 99 miles on the A9 in Scotland.

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These average speed cameras are often found in town centers and villages, as well as on two-lane roads. No flash.

Speed ​​Spike

Integrating into a network of up to 1,000 separate cameras linked together, they can monitor an area 24 hours a day.

They also measure the average between fixed points and capture conductors going in both directions. No flash.


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Redflex has cameras that check for speeding in up to six freeway lanes, while its red cameras monitor junctions for drivers jumping lights.

Neither is flashing.

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