Unidentified Black Boxes

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Unidentified Black Boxes

Postby arty » Fri 03 Oct, 2014 11:13 am

I see that some unusual black boxes with padlocks have appeared on a few lamp posts in Bengeo.

Anyone got any ideas for their purpose, please? :?:

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Re: Unidentified Black Boxes

Postby leo densian » Fri 03 Oct, 2014 11:38 am

Some sort of traffic monitoring possibly?

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Re: Unidentified Black Boxes

Postby Marilyn » Fri 03 Oct, 2014 2:24 pm

There is one near me.

If they are to monitor morning traffic I could have saved them the trouble, it comes off Bengeo Street into The Avenue and then into Church Road, Elton Road and down Byde Street.........................

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Re: Unidentified Black Boxes

Postby Joe » Sat 04 Oct, 2014 4:42 am

arty wrote:I see that some unusual black boxes with padlocks have appeared on a few lamp posts in Bengeo.

Anyone got any ideas for their purpose, please? :?:



If they have one or two tubes coming out of them and across the road they are for monitoring. One tube is for volume of traffic, two tubes speed of traffic. When I was at Highways I did put some of these "black boxes" around Herts but back in the day they where grey in colour.

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Re: Unidentified Black Boxes

Postby arty » Sat 04 Oct, 2014 11:15 am

Joe wrote:
arty wrote:I see that some unusual black boxes with padlocks have appeared on a few lamp posts in Bengeo.

Anyone got any ideas for their purpose, please? :?:



If they have one or two tubes coming out of them and across the road they are for monitoring. One tube is for volume of traffic, two tubes speed of traffic. When I was at Highways I did put some of these "black boxes" around Herts but back in the day they where grey in colour.



No...they are situated half-way up the lamp posts with no apparent connection to the ground or tubes. There is one in Duncombe Road nearly opposite the turning into Cross Road...


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Re: Unidentified Black Boxes

Postby Steve » Sat 04 Oct, 2014 5:50 pm



Amusingly, paragraph 2 opens: "The Bat-Box is an inconspicuous device". Clearly it's not! :D

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Re: Unidentified Black Boxes

Postby arty » Sun 05 Oct, 2014 10:05 am




Excellent. Thank-you! The one in Westfield Road must be counting Driving Lessons, I guess :?

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Re: Unidentified Black Boxes

Postby Steve » Sun 05 Oct, 2014 3:27 pm

This is the one in Cross Road

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Re: Unidentified Black Boxes

Postby Joe » Mon 06 Oct, 2014 4:25 am

Things have changed since I worked at HCC then. We used to have to play chicken with the traffic to lay the tubes across the roads.


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