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#16 jeebowhite

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 01:25 PM

Yeah I learned my lesson when the policeman pulled up behind me on christmas eve... but if even a serving officer found the course worthwhile, then that speaks volumes!



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 02:08 PM

those courses are a good idea, people are more likely to learn from that than just being given points, fine and insurance hike.



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 05:57 PM

For those concerned with drifting over the speed limit, try setting your satnav to beep when you exceed 3 mph over the limit,  it works wonders in keeping you to the limit, but don't rely on it all the time as the map speed limits are not always up to date, so use the eyes as well.



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 06:12 PM

A good answer is one of these-

http://pages.ebay.co...id=130331221427

It charges from usb and using software you can set camera warning choices.
It also has the handy abilities to submit your own camera locations which they will verify and add to the database and also it beeps to warn you when you are over the posted speed limit.
It's the size of a memory stick and comes with a windscreen clip for firm mounting.
Very useful if you tend to 'accidentally drift' over the limit.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 02:49 PM

A good answer is one of these-

http://pages.ebay.co...id=130331221427

It charges from usb and using software you can set camera warning choices.
It also has the handy abilities to submit your own camera locations which they will verify and add to the database and also it beeps to warn you when you are over the posted speed limit.
It's the size of a memory stick and comes with a windscreen clip for firm mounting.
Very useful if you tend to 'accidentally drift' over the limit.

 

Is this any different to what my tomtom does?



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Posted 16 March 2013 - 03:52 PM

It's purely an audio warning device that operates by GPS, it sits quietly on the clip until you approach co-ordinates where speed cameras are installed or mobile vans have been logged by users then flashes a light and beeps.

It also constantly calculates your speed relevant to your location and warns you when you go over the posted limit.

It can be annoying as it only stops sounding when you are back to the limit but it is very effective at making you stick to the posted speed.

It also can be updated with new locations and speed changes anytime you like as the support website has the ability for users to mark the locations of any new or unrecorded cameras on a map or by lat/long co-ordinates.

I have one that i loaned to my niece when she was up to 9 points for speeding to try and stop her losing her licence (she's a total scatterbrain and never looks at her speedo).

Failed a bit as the silly moo forgot to turn it on one day and consequently got a 12 month ban for speeding. (also wrote off three cars in one year too).

it did keep her on the road for six months longer than she probably would have without it.



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Posted 16 March 2013 - 06:36 PM

ah does just sound like a feature of me tomtom then. useful if someone wants the speed camera/speeding alerts without a satnav

 

jesus, how old is she again? i'd say my old man could do with one but he'd just end up arguing with it n shouting at it to stop beeping at him



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Posted 16 March 2013 - 07:07 PM

Niece is I believe 22, (terrible with birthdays and dates).
Tbh the way she drove it's probably a good job she got a ban.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 07:19 PM

year younger than me then, that is bad

 

i drive like a granny (by that i mean I do 70 on a motorway n don't exceed it) cause i intend on keeping a clean licence



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Posted 16 March 2013 - 07:35 PM

She's a fizzy dizzy bag of energy and can't sit still for five minutes and definitely drives the same way.
Just after she started driving she stacked an escort into a farm gateway and got stuck in mud and ice.
I went to help her and some twonk stacked behind me which meant I was wedged between two crashed cars (no contact with my car, just sandwiched between them) and ended up missing a works Christmas meal because of it.
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Posted 17 March 2013 - 10:50 AM

Personally I think it would be a good idea for the government to invest in more speed limit signs on all main roads. Theres nothing worse than when you're in an area you dont know and you miss the sign on the road and then you've got someone driving up your backside cause you're doing 30 in a 40. Having a speed limit sign say every 4-500ft is an effective way to make yiu watch your speed. There is some roads like that up here and that combined with a safety camera sign has me glued to the limit. I've only been caught speeding once and that was about 2 months after I passed my test I was doing 40mph in a 30 and I was extremely fortunate that the officers that pulled me in felt sorry for me because of the price of my insurance (£1300 just TPFT) that they were kind enough to give me just a very stern warning and send me on my way. The best thing that then government did was to introduce the 6points=ban rule within the first 2 years of passing your test. I think they should also introduce a rule that every new driver has to have a blackbox fitted to the car for the first 2 years which would make the majourity of young drivers think if they new theyre insurance would go up if their driving habits were bad ie constantly going over the speed limit etc. It would also reduce premiums with car insurance companies not being able to tar every young (particularly male) drivers with the same brush. Im in general a very good driver dont get me wrong theres been times ive misjudged junctions etc but who hasn't at one point or another. In general though particularly now that ive been driving for a few years I know im a capable and responsible driver. Its not your own driving you need to worry about its other peoples :lol:

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 08:41 PM

Would have been nice for a speed sign before I went through a camera at 60 in a new 50 zone, needless to say I'm fighting a loosing battle, seeing the signs weren't up the day I went through it, but were 2 days later (and the ticket came through the post 6 days later, so too late by then to take evidence). If they were really there for safety it'd be good for them to place speed limit signs before them always...



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Posted 17 March 2013 - 08:50 PM

There will be a record of when the signs went up and the new limits were in force.
Do a freedom of information request.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 08:58 PM

Got a solicitor on the case who's having a go as a favour so hopefully might get it :P

 

Just the signs on the road went up 3 days before I went down it, except on the section before the camera coming on to the dual carriage way. Then 2 days after my offence they went up on that spot of road.



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Posted 17 March 2013 - 11:23 PM

If there were correct signs before the area you were caught then tbh you're stuffed.
The ruling with speed signage is that in the absence of repeater or gateway signs then the last sign you passed will remain in force.
E.g. If you were on a 30mph road and were to join a road that you know was previously marked as 40mph but no signs are visible notifying you of any speed change then you must stay at 30mph.

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