Entry from British & World English dictionary
(also Gatso camera)
noun (plural Gatsos)
A camera which automatically takes a photograph of road vehicles travelling over a certain speed (as measured by radar).
- He said the fixed Gatso speed cameras, housed in yellow boxes on top of grey pillars, were paid for by speeding drivers through fines and not through taxation.
- The device warns drivers of their speed as they approach Gatso speed cameras.
- In towns (especially near schools) excessive speed should be severely punished and that is where all the Gatsos should be situated.
1970s: from the name of Maurice Gatsonides, Dutch racing driver (1911–98).
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