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Old 07-05-2005   #16
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Re: Traffic Offences & Legal Guide

seems to be a bit more informative hope it helps
http://www.speed-trap.co.uk/Accused_...ge/The_Law.htm
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maybe this will help :

there is no actual allowance to being over the limit, the police calibrate ther cameras and lasers once a month and the report is available to the driver of the vehicle stopped (but only if contested in court) an officer will most times let you off with up to 4mph over the limit for either of the equipment being offset ! speedo or laser etc etc etc

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Re: Traffic Offences & Legal Guide

I use the TomTom to check my speed And when my speedo says I'm doing 33 I'm actually doing 30 (77 is actually 70 ), which is good
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Re: Traffic Offences & Legal Guide

Quote Originally Posted by D4NS
I know that round here in dorset they wont even consider points, fines... unless you do more than:

10% + 3.

So a:

30 = 36
40 = 47
60 = 69
70 = 80



EDIT - SNAP.
a got done for doing 43 in a 40 on a deul road with house at one side, wan**s, mobile unit caught me, think they shud train these guys to become police men 2 stop crimals n killers instead of pullin me for that, v sad....
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Re: Traffic Offences & Legal Guide

But from what these guys have said you got done for 43... but your speedo was showing nearer 50.
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Re: Traffic Offences & Legal Guide

Indeed - so what was the actual speed on the speeding notice? Did it say 43mph? If that was the case, I would have got myself a solicitor and gone to court with it.
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Indeed - so what was the actual speed on the speeding notice? Did it say 43mph? If that was the case, I would have got myself a solicitor and gone to court with it.
yea it said 43, and i aint lying, ad put my car n hus on it, but i d'dnt know at the time and paid it so that makes it final, wish i had knew that at the time, i thot maybe it was becos i hav been caught b4 .....
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yea it said 43, and i aint lying, ad put my car n hus on it, but i d'dnt know at the time and paid it so that makes it final, wish i had knew that at the time, i thot maybe it was becos i hav been caught b4 .....
Umm can I have that in english please?
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Re: Traffic Offences & Legal Guide

Quote Originally Posted by H2DaE
I use the TomTom to check my speed And when my speedo says I'm doing 33 I'm actually doing 30 (77 is actually 70 ), which is good

you must remember theres a couple of seconds lag for the GPS signal to hit the satillites and its not spot on

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Re: Traffic Offences & Legal Guide

Quote Originally Posted by The Negotiator
lol....given that I believe the minimum they can "do you for" is 10% + 1-3mph normally I find that difficult to believe or has that changed?

I now know that when doing 33mph in my Laguna I am doing 30mph. 77 does me 70mph.
THE LAW IS THE LAW!!! At even 0.01mph over you are being a criminal.

Its all down to discretion
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THE LAW IS THE LAW!!! At even 0.01mph over you are being a criminal.

Its all down to discretion
yep and that depends on how much over, conditions at time (visibility, rain etc) and attitude of "offender"
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Re: Traffic Offences & Legal Guide

Couple of points about the leeway the police give drivers who are over the legal limit. The '10 % plus 2mph' thing comes from ACPO itself, and although doing even 1 Mph over the limit is an offence (it's a legal limit and not a target and all that) to be done for genuinely going just over the limit you would have to be doing something else pretty bad as well. Also this leeway is nowt to do with making an allowance for the accuracy of speedos as by law no speedo may under read the true speed, with speedos being designed so that any error always shows as an over read of the true speed. This means that some numpty who is daft/inattentive enough to get caught by a camera and nicked in a 30 limit might well have been driving at an indicated 40 Mph!

I sometimes think that manufacturers quite like this 'thy shalt not under read the true speed' thing as it makes their cars look faster than they really are (and perhaps flatters the fuel consumption figures too). Perhaps speedos are more accurate nowadays but back in the old days I had a doggy old motorbike that did 70 flat out but at this speed indicated anything up to 90. Biggest joke of all was that the speedo went all the way round to 140 Mph!
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Re: Traffic Offences & Legal Guide

I thought it had to be a certain percentage over the speed limit
so i thought it was 10%, less than 10% you cant get done!
70mph you cant go anymore than 77%
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the easiest to avoid this is not to speed
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i got a letter through the post 3 months ago saying i was doing 41 in a 30 caught by one of them mobile vans, i have not done anything about the letter and if they send me another one ill say i aint got the first one n just pay but, is there anything i can do like any loopholes? Anything i can say to get out of it i dont mind paying its just the points as i loose my license if i get the points, please help anybody
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