Mobile photo radar-Winnipeg

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  1. atc250r

    atc250r PSL +5 Intermediate User

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    In a construction site yesterday (Sunday, so not a single worker was present), the speed is 60 km/h. This is normally an 80 km/h stretch of 4 lane divided. I was doing 60 on my motorcycle and I got a K band alert from my Redline-O. Sure enough, there was a red Dodge Ram parked in the 60 zone with a guy in the driver’s seat and the truck all decked out with photo radar hardware. I didn’t get much advance notice, pretty much line of sight and barely enough to slow down had I been speeding but still sufficient warning I would suspect. Still, I was surprised the Redline alerted me at all; I thought all Winnipeg mobile photo radar was either laser or undetectable K band? My Redline is remote mounted on my bike so I couldn’t see the frequency.
     
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    Could be many reasons.

    Out of tune gun, lower powered K, new K gun.

    Can you elaborate on the "undectable K band" that's typically being used?




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    I am going to guess this was on Bishop? That guy and another van are there everyday.

    All of Winnipeg's Photo Radar is low power K-Band (not MRCD) difficult depending on where they park, but not impossible to detect and DragonCam. More specifically, that Red Ram in question, is setup for both systems. I have been hit by DC on Grant by him.

    Also, in the last year, there is more RCMP units around Headingley/Ste anne running K-band. AND to top that off, I have seen a grey Undercover explorer within City limits running K-band, but they were actually shooting laser at traffic on Centerport (traffic direction north, their new fav spot) At roughly 45sec you can see the guy running to the passenger side because he just got someone with laser.

     
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    Redflex K band is mostly undetectable.
     
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    Yep, it was on Bishop. And funny you mention Centerport- I was on Centerport last friday entering the city and thought to myself "this highway is only 80 km/h. Good place for police revenue" Then leaving the city on centerport a few hours later, sure enough, a grey Explorer was parked on the shoulder shooting laser at traffic behind him (he was hanging out the passenger door, shooting behind him), that was just cresting an overpass. I'll give him credit, he picked a good spot. But an alert driver would have hit the brakes for that parked car as soon as you see him after cresting the overpass.

    Sounds like we observe the same things!
     
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    Delaney Learning to Drive General User

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    I hear you. I was through there recently. This time is was a Blue Ram with K band. From first alert on my R3 to full alert was 7 seconds and that was at the PSL. Rough math makes that about a 115 metres reaction distance, not a lot, if going faster.


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    Saw the same or a similar grey explorer SUV yesterday night on Lagimodiere / Hwy 59 north of Grassie inside the city, it was driving south with K-band on into oncoming.
     
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    Yep, that’s the exact location! Is that Waze warning you of photo radar? I can’t get Wase on my phone to give me audible warnings for photo radar. ‍♂️
     
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    Not Waze, although I do use it. It is good for traps driving in the states, less so in Canada, as it doesn't seem enough people use it. The app you heard is called TrapSpy, it's available for Android and Apple. I think it's created in Winnipeg, it's been around since spring. People enter speed traps they find, similar to Waze, and it has RLC warnings. I didn't pay much attention to it until TrapSpy just released a new version where based on user reports and previous history it provides alerts for common photo radar locations. It's still a work in progress, but better than nothing.

     
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    Right now the app as best as I can tell is aimed at our local market. Sorry I didn't say that in my post. I'm thinking they want to fine tune it to get a solid app before expanding, if that happens I'll let you know.
     
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    No sense reinventing the wheel. WAZE does work successful in Canada. I guess Winnipegers just haven’t caught on.

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    Which is funny because the insurance company there is paying to have electronic signs telling people to download Waze and use it...LOL...

    Waze is decent in any of the real Canadian cities (Sorry Wpg you're 30 years behind the rest of Canada) but it really shines in the US.
     
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    I am just guessing but perhaps WAZE is not used because Winnipeger don’t have traffic congestion issues.
     
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    Oh they absolutely do, but its not because of a population issue, it's a lack of infrastructure and poor city planning creating artificial traffic, IMO. I live in LV part time and in a city of 2.5Mil, VS Winnipeg's 650-700K, I've NEVER EVER sat in so much traffic or stopped at so many lights as that place. Honest to god, I've sat on the 405 in LA in rush hour and I'd rather do that than drive there!!!

    The joke there is that there is 2 seasons, Winter and Construction. I would bet they have one of the highest controlled intersection rates in the world. There is literally a set of lights every 100 feet even on "major" roadways that should be considered freeflow "fwy/hwy" whatever you want to call it. I say major with quotations because like I said they're 30 years behind the times and haven't figured out how to build out infrastructure properly or plan for the future. Hence why the insurance company themselves are paying to advertise the use of Waze to navigate that piss hole.
     
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    So why not use the available Apps to get around. This makes no sense. Insurance company advertising WAZE is a surprisingly good thing.
     
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    Waze is not great in Vancouver, not enough users to make it effective
     
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    Sadly true. I've had a couple of Waze saves around Vancouver but the user base is too small to be an effective CM. Southern Ontario and Quebec are great Waze users and the States is great.

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    Rumor in the apple world is iOS 12 will allow google maps and Waze as an approved apps for apple car play, that would make it interesting...
     
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    One of the most accurate posts ever. The city is crumbling apart. Their solution to everything is “more traffic lights”. I’m 2hours from Winnipeg, and I visit the city as seldom as possible, due mainly to its lack of infrastructure.
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    Thanks Delaney. I never heard of that app, but I’ll download it now.
     
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