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#1 DanGersFord

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:12 PM

Was driving along the dual carriage way earlier on and approaching a bridge quite lately I noticed 2 guys in yellow jackets with what looked like a speed gun in their hand. Now I cant remember the exact speed I was doing think it was about 77mph on a 70 stretch in my works van which is a Peugeot Partner (small van). Didnt even see the two guys untill I was nearly at the bridge didnt see a police car parked up or anything! I was late for work hence the reason I was rushing. Sure these traffic cops just love getting people off to a brilliant start of the day before they even get into work! ;(

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:29 PM

77 on the speedo?

IF so, probably more like 71, 72. Also consider the guidelines for the hand-held detectors is generally limit+10%+2mph. So for a 70mph road, that's 79mph.

Traffic cop I know was saying the variable cameras on the M25 are set to 80 and same for the cars.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:35 PM

I might have been going abit faster im realy not sure. One of the guys at my work got done for doing 76mph because apparently our vans are only meant to be doing 60mph although I realy dont know why since they're only small vans :S

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:39 PM

Although im sure if I remember right theyre if theyre on a bridge over a dual carriage way im sure the van/car is meant to be parked up next to them so they are clearly visible? I definatly didnt see a van/car like I said it was only as I got fairly close to the bridge I actually seen them because I had my Sun visor down due to low sun and it kindve hid the brode untill I got closer to it

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:47 PM

If it was a hand held device and you were not pulled by a vehicle there and then you're probably ok.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:56 PM

Would that make a difference if they were on the bridge? They looked rather smug although im not even sure it was the police but there was alot of them about the area at the time and it did look like it was a speed gun they were holding :/ idve thought they would need a tripod for a decent reading on a dual carriage way. They actually pulled someone up at the roundabout actually on the round about. Most stupid place ive ever seen a police car stop cars were actualy swerving out the way last second to avoid them.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 03:06 PM

If it was purely hand held then it may well have been something like a Falcon unit.
If that was the case then you would have got pulled instantly as hand units don't save readings or produce any evidentiary print outs or save images.
The normal cameras deployed on bridges are specs vans or provida car mounted systems which do save footage and are evidentiary systems.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 03:22 PM

Cheers Clive probably just me being paranoid! Thats set my mind at ease abit. They're murder for that here though they always set uo the speed cameras first thing In the morning I mean I go to work between 7-7:30 depending which contract im working on each day and I see them quite a lot first thing when you'd least expect it.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 04:13 PM

Just say your prayers for two weeks mate.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 07:45 PM

Have to go to one of them speed awareness courses :P be a reformed driver in no time ;]



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 07:47 PM

The speed awareness courses are only applicable down in england. Scotland you dont have that option.



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 08:05 PM

Ouch >_>



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 08:14 PM

My younger brother found this out last week when he got clocked doing 88mph on the motorway. So I should've realy known better lol

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 08:15 PM

Funny I have been driving over 30 years now always driven the same, sometimes a little too fast I agree, but only ever stopped twice by the rozzers, sorry Clive, that was when I had my Imprezza Turbo and they did me both times, now I wonder why that was?



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 08:41 PM

I seem to get pulled for random alcohol tests :s lol



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