Spot ASC means a speed camera measures your speed at a certain spot.

Illustration of spot ASC
Illustration of spot ASC

Pressure-sensitive sensors in each lane emit a highly precise signal when a pair of wheels (a vehicle axle) pass a certain spot in the road.

A speed meter registers these signals and calculates the speed for each axle and sends these data to the camera equipment. The speed meter is checked and certified every year by the Norwegian Metrology Service, and the speed camera is not able to take photographs without valid certification.

The speed camera takes a picture if the speed of the first axle is higher than a set limit (the photo limit). The photograph is checked manually by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration and then transferred to the police.

For spot-speed control, a photo zone is marked in the road where the photograph is taken. The photo zone is 80 cm wide and is marked by two white lines, sometimes with a centre line (photo line) in addition. In the photograph, the front wheels of the vehicle should be in the photo zone.

The camera is installed in the speed camera box and consists of a digital camera, a flash lamp, and a computer.

Data protection

  • Vehicles that drive at legal speed are not photographed.
  • All photographs and data are encrypted and can only be opened with the correct decryption key.

If you have been photographed by a speed camera and have questions about it, you may contact the police's center for automatic speed control by calling +47 26 68 00 (switchboard).

You can also reach the police at telephone number 02800 (from Norwegian phones only) or +47 22 66 90 50 (from abroad).

Automatic speed control