Re: Speed Camera Q's
We should have noted that this thread is for NSW only, as other states have different SOPs relating to speed traps and fixed camera locations.
This is the deal in NSW: All speed camera photos used to be taken from the rear of the car only, however, since the installation of the IR flash cameras in the school zone, these cameras fire both ways due to the lack of a blinding flash. Also, the state government has threatened to modify existing fixed cameras for two way.
It seems currently that the mobile speed camera cars only take shots from the rear of cars, I assume that this is because of the photography flash going off.
Cameras in NSW are apparently also pressure pad activated, except for those in the Sydney tunnels - however this is still unconfirmed as to whether these rely on pressure pad or laser. There are 5 speed cameras each way in the ED and three each way in the Harbour tunnel. Some cabbies seem to know where they are, Im not sure, nor would I rely on other drivers actions.
Other than that, watch your speed!