I got 3 points and £90 fine for 72 in a 70 limit.
The details are that I was driving a friends Transit and hadn't realised it was rated for over 3.5 tonnes (despite being empty, so it's classed as an HGV
The weird thing is the speed camera is down in Kent on a dual carriageway. There must be some sort of DVLA lookup system to check the speed against the classification of vehicle.
Consequently I've got an SP10 ' speeding in an HGV'
18 months ago I was caught doing 43 in a 30 limit, 25 yards short of a national speed limit 60mph zone. I was accelerating with other cars in front of me and the police caught me on laser from behind. They were 'hiding' in an old carwash off the main road exiting Airdrie. The driver said ' We have been getting a lot of complaints about speeding in this town" to which I asked "Does that include the people in a rush to leave it ?", which didn't impress him.
I'm at 6 points as a result.
15 years previously I had 6 points from being caught twice in 2 days. Once for 56 in a motorway roadworks temp 50mph ( I was only 25 yards into the roadworks), and the other of 36 in a 30 limit as I undertook a bus to get in front of it to avoid crashing into cars illegally parked on the left (as I came around the bend alongside the bus, which was also doing over 30, I realised I had nowhere to go so blipped it to go in front of the bus.
As a result I'm classed as a high insurance risk, but I can't remember the last claim I made in a car or on a motorbike. Such is life.
I've noticed recently that a lot more people are becoming aware of their rights, for example you are not obliged to tell a policeman your name and address if you have not broken the law. A lot of people are claiming the status of 'freeman on the land', and as such you are only governed by common law
Stop stopping me Freeman.mp4 - YouTube
This one is a little less heated and is very enlightening POLICE INTERVIEW A FREEMAN Prt 1 3 - YouTube
The preamble before 2 minutes explains the purpose of the visit by the police officer
My favourite, and most entertaining, and although it is US oriented, the ethos is the same for the UK - nobody has every escaped prosecution because they answered every question they were asked http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wXkI4t7nuc