VIC red light camera flashed on amber - dashcam video

Hi all. I experienced the red light flash of fear this morning whilst going through an intersection (turning right). I knew it was close, but on reviewing the dash cam footage, it appears the two flashes happen whilst the turn arrow was amber.

I'll hold on to this footage just in case, but just wondering if anyone has experienced anything similar in VIC, and if so, did you cop a fine?

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  • +1 vote

    Firstly it looks like the camera flashed for the person going straight ahead?
    Secondly it seems to have flashed while the lights are amber and not red?

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      Video shows the car going straight ahead was going through a green light.

      But I agree, looks to have flashed on the amber indeed…… I would have said it was the rear wheels that tripped it, but yes looks amber for the first flash.

      The good news is the photos they send you with the fine will show this as well, :)

  • +14 votes

    White car might have been speeding ?

  • +2 votes

    Thanks for your replies, and good point - maybe the white car next to me was speeding. Although it doesn't look like they were going all that fast from the footage. Just a horrible feeling when you see that flash. So annoying when there are so many cars wanting to turn right there too and the light doesn't allow many cars to pass through.

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      It appears you did nothing wrong, so I don't think you have to worry.

      • +3 votes

        It appears you did nothing wrong

        Well amber means stop if safe to do so, it was safe to do so. So the OP did that wrong.

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          I would normally argue the other way but yeah… he definitely had lots of time there. You can see the bonnet lift up as he floored it haha.

    • +1 vote

      That flash not for you I think it was speeding fine for white car, many red light camera has installed speeding camera too. 2 in 1.

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      We have some wide intersections where entering on the tail end of green, the d*mned things go amber and then red before you can even get across (going the speed limit). I honestly think these are just money-makers.

      Also agree the flash was likely the white car.

      Good luck to you.

  • +2 votes

    As above white car speeding what speed limit is that intersection.

  • +2 votes

    Can we all thank ADK-560 for taking one for the team.

    • +1 vote

      Hi,

      Plot Twist

      It isn't ADK-560.

      It is AKD-560.

      When I ran the plate ADK-560 on Vic Roads, ADK-560 shows up as "Registration cancelled" and a Silver Holden Sedan.

      Not a White Hatch… possibly a Hyundai i30?

      It isn't clear if AKD-560 is Registered in Vic either.

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        Wow…

        You try and add something and contribute and provide some insight and people "-" you.

        Well, I NEG your "-"

        :+(

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    why worry about it. it will either arrive in the mail or not

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    I hope you're saving for a better dashcam

  • +4 votes

    First, you shouldn't have taken that light, you had plenty of time to stop for the amber, you sped up to make it, and light was red when you were only half-way through that intersection.

    But in this case I'd say the camera flash wasn't for you.

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    Flash is for speeding white car, not you

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    Looks like it was the white car but who knows for sure given how revenue hungry the government is.
    I've had a friend busted for running an amber light by a patrol car. They're on for around 4 seconds so it's normally enough time to stop. I'd suggest driving with Waze or similar app which notifies of camera traps.

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      Waze also useless now a days, hell mobile cameras everywhere. Cops park their SUV cars almost everywhere.

      • +1 vote

        Waze is as good as the people that input data into it. Mobile speed cameras show up fine on it in Sydney and pretty damn accurate. Just don't create an account and opt out of all tracking for privacy reasons.

  • -2 votes

    It's flashing the car going straight, not you. If it was flashing you, you will see two flashes - one behind you, and one to the right of you (in the direction you're travelling). Here, it looks like it's a flash behind you and a flash straight ahead.

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    The footage does show you voluntarily enter the intersection under amber.

  • +1 vote

    Red light cameras are switched on .3 seconds prior to redlight. FYI if you're crossing the line at that time you're done. You should have stopped.

    I didn't time you're video this is general info on how that works.

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    You're turning(and in the intersection) whilst it changes red, even the blue car in front is in the intersection upon change to red. Update us when the photo arrives in the mail.

  • +1 vote

    Seems like the camera went early on orange. I would be fighting it if you get pinged.

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    Me thinks regardless…you had time to stop easily. Wear it if… when it arrives in the mail.

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