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General Chat Thread, speed limits and penalties in General; Really quick question. Does anyone know if you can get done for doing 31, 32 or 33 in a 30 ...
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    speed limits and penalties

    Really quick question.

    Does anyone know if you can get done for doing 31, 32 or 33 in a 30 limit? Basically there was a mobile speed camera sat in a 30 zone. Will i get done for doing those speeds?

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    Re: speed limits and penalties

    Doubtful, it depends how much of anal retentive the bloke operating it was.

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    Re: speed limits and penalties

    I think the allowance they give you is 34, a mobile speed van caught my mum doing 47 in a 30 but up the road there was conflicting speed signs some saying 30, 50 & national speed limit all over the place. I will post the pictures of them when the pending court case is over. There was even 2 different speed signs on one sign post.

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    Re: speed limits and penalties

    thanks for the replies, it was more of a people carrier (like a galaxy) with a speed camera sign on it, with its boot open, now, i couldnt see a camera but it could have been hidden. Dont want to sound pathetic but has been playing on my mind all day.

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    Re: speed limits and penalties

    You should get away with it as they usally give you about 10% because not all speedos are as well calibrated as their equipment.

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    Re: speed limits and penalties

    well it would do everyone hates to be done speeding, the traffic wardens in manchester have speed guns now! We all know what traffic wardens are like with parking tickets now they are moving on to speeding as well.

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    Re: speed limits and penalties

    I *Thought * I got caught 2 minutes after having my new car delivered and taking it for a test drive. This was despite driving past the mobile camera previously before turning around. I was going 35 in a 30.

    Thankfully I didn't get done.

    But I understand your feeling. It does play on your mind, and will do for a month or so.

    Don't get me wrong, it was my own stupid fault. But it's worrying all the same.

    I'm sure you're be fine - unlike me who was the laughing stock in the office for a while.

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    Re: speed limits and penalties

    To be honest, it was pretty much the same as one shown below.

    All this because i took the wrong turning at a roundabout, tootled along the road looking for this course center and didnt see the camera.

    Will let you know what the outcome is tho.

    Like i said thanks for all the input.
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    Re: speed limits and penalties

    Of course, if the camera hasn't been calibrated prior to use and the correct signs aren't clearly displayed you can argue your case. As ChrisH said, you do get a bit of lee-way so you are probably OK.

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    Re: speed limits and penalties

    We've got a Gatso right outside our school and when it was first installed a couple of years ago it was set to zero-tolerance - even the head got a speeding ticket and he reckoned he was only doing about 32mph.

    I shot through it one morning about 6 months ago and forgot it was there until I was right on it and doing 34 - 35mph. Didn't get a ticket so they'd obviously set it higher.

    When I see one of the Speed Awareness vans stuck on a corner somewhere I slowwwwwwwww downnnnnnrealllyyyyyyyyy slowwwwwwwwwwwwww to piss them off. My record so far is 5mph.....

    ....it was a bugger to stop the car from stalling.

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    Re: speed limits and penalties

    Do you know with speed cameras that they aren’t always in the box, they cost £30,000 each and they move the actually camera around so it might not have actually been in the box.

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    Re: speed limits and penalties

    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester
    Do you know with speed cameras that they aren’t always in the box, they cost £30,000 each and they move the actually camera around so it might not have actually been in the box.
    And then there's the ones that have had fireworks set off inside or the lens painted over... of better yet the camera box completely stolen!

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    Re: speed limits and penalties

    I have just done a driver awareness course at Dorset Police Headquarters instead of getting 3 points on my licence and they said that you could do 34 in a 30 and not get done. We had all been caught doing 36 or 37 so the leeway for getting away with it is small, but you should be OK

    If you saw the things we saw that day - ie what happens to someone you hit if you are doing 30 or 35, you wouldn't speed again, promise!

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    Re: speed limits and penalties

    there is one i saw in manchetser a few week back all the back had been burnt.

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    Someone threw paint stripper all over the one outside our school.



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