Saw these on the NYS Thruway....

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Just saw them this past week. Any ideas what they are? Didnt get a good shot from the dashcam... They don't look like the standard ezpass transponder readers you sometimes see along roads (not for toll purposes....) Look to have camera's, APLR's or IR light, and that cone device....

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No weight stations by the two that I saw on the Thruway....
 

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Could be traffic monitor of some type. Pressure sensor on road can count # of cars, check speed and weight. units on poll look like camera's which also can count cars and check speed. It also look to me like pre-pass system that semi-truck use before weight stations.
 

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We've got them between exits 9-10 on I87, i wondered what they were also. thanks
 

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I have passed under these dozens of times within reason of the Speed Limit but last week was unfortunately well over for the first time. Laser reported as I traveled under them. Anyone else had this experience?
 

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@frink, What reported it as laser?
 

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As others have posted above, not used to track speed....
 

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I have seen them also on I87 NYS Thruway for about 2 years now. I got an occasional Whistler laser or a Solo S4 alert for them. It didn't happen everytime I passed under them. I do find those 2 units chatty for laser.
 

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I have seen them also on I87 NYS Thruway for about 2 years now. I got an occasional Whistler laser or a Solo S4 alert for them. It didn't happen everytime I passed under them. I do find those 2 units chatty for laser.
Thanks for this confirmation. I have passed under this units dozens of times and this was the first time it registered for me and the first time I was significantly exceeding the speed limit so I was wondering...
 

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Those look like traffic monitoring devices. The laser alert you are receiving is since they are laser based. I'll try to find out what they specifically are later on today
 

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They are IR camera’s (nightvision) so they set off the laser alert. I was getting these alerts from DOT traffic cameras in NYC over 10 years ago. they just expanded it to the Thruway and placed the cameras at an angle to read lp’s. no speed, just lp tracking i think...
 

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Very good, thx again for this info. I know at certain exits out of the Thruway they have a Laser speed monitor to warn & fine if you significantly exceed the toll ezpass speed limits, thought these might be an expansion of that program or something...
 

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I see similar in CT, but the device has a different shape. I "think" I see them near truck weigh stations.
 

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Yep, I go through them all the time. If you are over the speed limit by 5 or more, the laser activates (day or night) and sets off you RD for laser. My MAX360 goes off under those conditions. My TMG systems don't. Someone kept marking these on EL as "Speed Cameras" I keep unmarking them.

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Okay so over-speed detection, but they don't do anything about notifying you...makes me really suspicious, what database are they building for me??
 

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Okay so over-speed detection, but they don't do anything about notifying you...makes me really suspicious, what database are they building for me??
Hard to say, but it's no secret that you are tracked in detail over that road. They can get an idea how fast you drive by measuring the time, as the system scans you from point to point...even if you don't have EZ Pass. I hate "Big Brother" $#!+ like that, but that's where this seems to be heading.

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