October 11, 2011, 5:11 am
I was pleased to read about this, it seems a good idea to me. As above me people normally drive at 80ish now anyway, and the police aren't usually interested. It's only when you start pushing 90mph they will stop you and give you a ticket.
I believe the ACPO guidelines state 10% +2mph, so that's 79 on a motorway for example before someone should be prosecuted. But they are just guidelines, similarly you shouldn't get a ticket in a 30 zone until you exceed 35mph.
So with the speed limit on motorways set at 80mph, someone shouldn't be prosecuted until they exceed 90mph
.. Which is probably where someone would be prosecuted now with the limit at 70mph (because the police know most people do 80 and they'd have to stop everyone lol).