Not according the Cleveland Police website they don't...and although lots of people claim that they know someone who was done for doing 1mph over the limit I have yet to see any actual evidence that that happens...nobody has speed detection equipment that accurate in general use AFAIKNot everywhere, the police in Cleveland do you for 1mph over
Presumably though he was done for being more than 1mph over whatever the maximum was for his vehicle?There might be other considerations, I know someone who got a ticket for 61 in a 60 zone. What he didn't realise is the van he was driving was subject to a lower speed limit.
I have to remember when I tow my trailer that the speed limits I am subject to are lower...
10% + 2 has been the recommendation from ACPO for years - http://www.cprsp.gov.uk/resources/re...web_v7_foi.doc - Page 6 for figures.
Without getting to drawn into the discussion (although its been an interesting read). To be fair, it is quite simple. If you never want to risk getting caught, never break the posted limit, regardless of if it makes sense. However, it's worth remembering that the law, and common sense, are not always the same thing (it could be said they rarely are). If one wishes to make a choice to perhaps pick common sense over the law, they need to be ready to except that regardless of common sense, the law may still hit you. 90 on a congested motorway at rushhour... a potential danger to everyone... 90 on a empty, well lit, motorway at 3am... only really a danger to yourself. Common sense says one is safer than the other, the law doesn't care. The law is full of issues like that though, it's the problem of having to put in place a one-size-fits-all solution to law and order.
It's about driving to the situation - I drive a very different way on busy roads with the family in the car, then I do when I'm by myself on an empty road. Perhaps we just all need to think a little more.
I had a terrifying experience on the motorway where I moved into Lane 3 at 75 only to see a large milk crate in front of me... fortunately I was able to take avoiding action without hitting any other traffic. I doubt I could have done that at 110 no matter what car I was driving.
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It always makes me laugh when you say something on the internet and then you get "yeah alright prove it". Next time I see him I'll get a borrow of his ticket, scan it and post it on here so that you can verify it
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Blimey! You make assumptions don't you?
I am female. I've had my clean license for 22 years. I am far from inexperienced. The milk crate fell off a truck which I should perhaps have put in my original post. Anything else you want to jump to conclusions about?
I work in a primary school, part-time, if that helps you to jump in with both feet!
I'm flattered you think I'm the same age as my daughter (which if you'd read my earlier posts properly you would have known)
what has your gender got to do with it
unless your trying to say that your a better driver due to gender. Once over 25 the differences between genders in driving patterns is next to nothing.
BUT did you learn from your mistake like I did when i was 18 and turn yourself into a better driver, thats the question I want to know. When I drive on the motorways now I only change lanes after making sure everything is ok several times. No amount of lessons can prepare you for long distance driving, high speeds for long periods of time with boredom also coming into play. Thats why I never use my cruise control option as it takes your mind of the job.
My gender has nothing to do with it. You're the one who's been talking about women drivers. I just thought I give you all the information about me to save you making incorrect assumptions...
.... You are amusing me
@witch will be scolding me soon... it's been a long week.
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