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After 35 years it looks like i have been caught; yes i got the dreaded double flash; looks like about 38-42mph in a 30 limit bugger bugger What can i expect?
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I think if it is a first offence it is just the one testicle.
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3 points and £60 fine sounds about the limit
 
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3 points and £60 fine sounds about the limit
that is what i was thinking; perhaps the camera will be hit by lightning!
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I think if it is a first offence it is just the one testicle.
to quote Basil Fawlty 'you'll have to sew them back on first!'
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get a camera detector / sat/nav & cameras i have the Garmin Nuvi its saved my points, and paid for itself in saved fines a great tool especially in unfamiliar areas. Bloody gatsos BTW if you don't receive any confirmation within 14 days i think maybe 10 days any way there's a loop hole and they can't prosecute you.
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Tell them you weren't driving and ask them to produce evidence!
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Get yourself a rocket propelled grenade, and get revenge on the camera. Failing that some fertiliser and some sugar should do the trick.
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Take your punishment, you shouldn't be going that fast in a 30 zone
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40 in a 30 zone?

Get yourself a TomTom.
They warn you about cameras and
also warn you if you're over the limit
for most roads too.
 
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Take your punishment, you shouldn't be going that fast in a 30 zone
I didn't realise he was trying to get off; merely asking what the likely punishment would be
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£60 and 3 points.

There is a camera locally that someone keeps putting a tyre arond and then adding some fuel and a match.

Stupid really as there is a school close by.

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Take your punishment, you shouldn't be going that fast in a 30 zone
Good grief a gooner with an Alfa how incongruous I will take the punishment on the chin (ouch that hurt ). The road is an urban dual carriageway with no pedestrians as there is armco down the side - 30mph seems so slow
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Good grief a gooner with an Alfa how incongruous I will take the punishment on the chin (ouch that hurt ). The road is an urban dual carriageway with no pedestrians as there is armco down the side - 30mph seems so slow
Just another money making camera placement.

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Good grief a gooner with an Alfa how incongruous I will take the punishment on the chin (ouch that hurt ). The road is an urban dual carriageway with no pedestrians as there is armco down the side - 30mph seems so slow
First of all, apologies for my earlier post, I've just had enough of people heading through the small roads in the village I live in at much higher than the 30 limit I shouldn't have taken it out on you so I am sorry for that

I agree, 30 does seem slow for a road of that kind.

On the matter of being a Gooner, beautiful game, beautiful car. Hardly incongruous...
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First of all, apologies for my earlier post, I've just had enough of people heading through the small roads in the village I live in at much higher than the 30 limit I shouldn't have taken it out on you so I am sorry for that

I agree, 30 does seem slow for a road of that kind.

On the matter of being a Gooner, beautiful game, beautiful car. Hardly incongruous...
No offence taken,thank you for being so gracious - Spuds for the premiership in 09!!!
you got out of jail today!
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No offence taken,thank you for being so gracious - Spuds for the premiership in 09!!!
you got out of jail today!
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Yeah, £60 fine and 3 points maximum, if you were going less than 10MPH over the limit you might get sent on one of those little courses that tells you not to be a menace instead. With any luck you'll just get the lecture meeting thingy and not the points.

Also, I love it how EVERY time someone posts a 'Got caught speeding' thread and asks what to expect everyone feels the need to jump up on their high horse and say that they shouldn't have been speeding in the first place,

Well, duh, of course people shouldn't speed, but every now and then people can accidentally edge over the limit. 42MPH in a 30MPH zone is not that fast. Especially if the road is as the guy says.

Let's give him a break shall we? He wasn't doing 120MPH.
 
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I was "flashed" by a mobile speed camera (parked by the roadside) here in Melbourne on Friday, and yet I was doing 50kph in a 60kph zone. I doubled back to ask the camera operator what I had done wrong. He advised that I was in a school zone, which is 40kph. Luckily, I was able to advise him that we're currently in school holidays and the school speed zone therefore does not apply. "Oh, bugger... sorry", the camera operator said, and then commenced packing up his revenue raising gear.
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Yeah, £60 fine and 3 points maximum, if you were going less than 10MPH over the limit you might get sent on one of those little courses that tells you not to be a menace instead. With any luck you'll just get the lecture meeting thingy and not the points.

Also, I love it how EVERY time someone posts a 'Got caught speeding' thread and asks what to expect everyone feels the need to jump up on their high horse and say that they shouldn't have been speeding in the first place,

Well, duh , of course people shouldn't speed, but every now and then people can accidentally edge over the limit. 42MPH in a 30MPH zone is not that fast. Especially if the road is as the guy says.

Let's give him a break shall we? He wasn't doing 120MPH.
So the apology wasn't good enough for you then?

I just happen to feel that the 30 limit is the most important, since it is usually in built up areas where there is a greater chance of a pedestrian running out. You must have seen the advert with the little girl in it, at 40mph there is an 80% chance she'll die, at 30mph an 80% chance she'll live? I agree in this case the limit seems low for such a road, and that is why I apologised, but 42mph in a 30mph zone IS fast.
We all break the limit, but in a 30mph zone I try to be extra vigilant.
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Paul, the little girl in that advert shouldn't have been in the road in the first place. If she's smart enough to work out the odds and likelihood of her own death then she should be more than intelligent enough not to have been in the road in the first place.
 
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the advert doesnt actually tell you not to hit the girl which is slightly disturbing....
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If she's smart enough to work out the odds and likelihood of her own death then she should be more than intelligent enough not to have been in the road in the first place.
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Let's not get silly about it peops... the described situation sounds like a scamera job but PJ has apologised and it's been accepted so all is well on Waltons mountain!

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the advert doesnt actually tell you not to hit the girl which is slightly disturbing....





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I just happen to feel that the 30 limit is the most important, since it is usually in built up areas where there is a greater chance of a pedestrian running out.
And herein lies the reason so many people speed...

In built up areas where there is a good chance of kids playing in the street, and thus running out into the road, sticking to 30 or less is a must.

But so many streets in this country have inappropriate speed limits, why do the 20 limits outside schools still apply at night and during school holidays? Why are the city dual carriage ways 30 or 40 limits? Heck why is the dual carriage way and motorway speed limit only 70 when modern cars are capable of speeds far faster than this perfectly safely?

If the speed limits were actually set to safe speeds for the roads, rather than the arbitary levels they are set to now then I am sure the vast majority of people who speed now wouldn't speed.
  • Dual carriage ways and motorways 90-100 mph
  • City dual carriageways 70 mph
  • Main trunk roads 70 mph
  • Main routes into towns and cities 60mph (Where houses are set back behind long drives or are on parallel side roads) 60 mph
  • Main roads in built up areas 30 mph (40 at night)
  • Housing estates, outside schools etc. 20 mph (30 at night)

Where a major traffic route also is likely to have heavy pedestrian traffic too, but barriers up along the pavement edge and install pedestrian crossings to allow their safe passage across the roads.

On all those country trunk roads where you get side roads joining in stupid places with no visibility, move the joinging point to where visibility is good, or simply close it off and re-route people to the next side road instead, their usually joined up.

But then applying logic to road safety has never been something the government has been capable of, it requires far less thought to just reduce speed limits.
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Paul, the little girl in that advert shouldn't have been in the road in the first place. If she's smart enough to work out the odds and likelihood of her own death then she should be more than intelligent enough not to have been in the road in the first place.
Ah well. It's practically our duty to hit her to teach her a lesson then Darren
I think you might be barking up the wrong tree with this argument Darren.

The urban dual-carriageway, segregated from pedestrians, I can certainly sympathise with the OP, they shouldn't be 30mph limits.
But in general 42mph IS far too fast on a residential or town centre street. You're kidding yourself if you think it isn't.
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