7 Hidden Russian Road Cams

Hidden Russian Road Cams

Posted on July 19, 2015 by tim

Russian road police used to use their patrol cars to catch drivers speeding on the highways. However as their equipment advanced in sophistication and ability, their masquerading skills became more advanced, too. Now they place the autonomous cameras capable of taking a photo of a speeding car in totally random places across the highway’s shoulders, then they park a few miles down the road and get the signals and photos from the cameras onto their laptop so they just stop the approaching cars that have been speeding and fine them. Each time they place the camera in random spot so that it can’t be tracked or its position predicted. Here are a few examples. The first one shows how the roadside merchant helps the police to hide their cam amongst their stack of fruit and veggies.

A tree and a camouflage net can be used, too.

Then a trash bag is a good way to hide your road camera.

Or a trash bin standing in someone’s driveway.

Also on the back of the road sign. This sign in Russia means “no speed restrictions in force now”, meaning that drivers can start moving faster after being slowed down by a previous speed control sign. But if they press the gas pedal in advance of passing the sign, the camera snaps them and sends the photo to the waiting patrol car.

They are also hidden like this.

And again on a sign.

If you ever travel to Russia be careful not to speed as the cameras can be virtually anywhere and no signs are posted to warn you that speed measurements are in process.

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7 Responses to “Hidden Russian Road Cams”

  1. Jim Beam says:

    Everyone knows how the speeding fines are paid in Russia: as the russians call it, “out of protocol settlement”.
    And where there’s motivation, there’s ingenuity!

  2. john says:

    interesting post.

  3. anon says:

    I would think placing it behind a sign telling you to go faster would be entrapment. And at least here in the states, if it was moved and bumped around like that, you could probably fight the ticket unless they can verify that it is calibrated correctly each time they move it.

    • Ryan says:

      You don’t “fight the ticket”.. You give the cop whatever money you have on you and hopefully then he’ll leave you alone and let you be on your way.

    • Andrew says:

      That white round sign means “End of all restrictions”. I.e. this is the end of all previous restrictions on this road. BUT, common national rules of speed limit are still applied (60km/h inside settlement, 90km/h outside). Russian speedcams must be calibrated, but not after relocation.

  4. ausGeoff says:

    This type of subterfuge is illegal in Australia. As it should be, because it’s considered police entrapment by our courts.

  5. John says:

    How about using a good radar detector like a Beltronics STI Magnum? That should solve the problem, shouldn’t it? Or is it too hard to get one over there?

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