Definition of speed camera in English:

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speed camera

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noun

A roadside camera triggered by speeding vehicles, taking either video footage or a photograph of the vehicle with a record of its speed.
Example sentences
  • Statistically, uninsured drivers are a far more serious threat to road safety than those otherwise law-abiding motorists that are caught fractionally above the limit by a speed camera.
  • A few days before the tragedy the Nissan was caught on a speed camera in Princess Parkway, near the Mersey Bank estate at Chorlton, heading towards the M56.
  • A speed camera will only penalise drivers taking a chance to overtake a slow-moving vehicle if, during overtaking, they accidentally exceed the limit while passing as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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