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#16 Stoney871

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 08:57 PM

Strangely I don't get pulled over, just pinged with camera vans instead.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 09:08 PM

Strangely I don't get pulled over, just pinged with camera vans instead.

 

Best get on that speed awareness course :P



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 09:08 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


Guess his Flux Capacitor was faulty then?

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 09:14 PM

 
Best get on that speed awareness course :P


I did.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 09:16 PM

Guess his Flux Capacitor was faulty then?

Haha i didnt think his corsa could even get that fast lmao :lol:



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 09:30 PM

I did.

 

:o and you're not a reformed driver? Please don't suggest that these courses don't work and are merely a way of people getting out of points...



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 09:34 PM

Clive said in a post not long ago that he benifited greatly from the course and that every new driver should be made to sit it im sure? Correct me if im wrong but i agree anyway



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 09:40 PM

In fairness I found it pretty good and informative, and in fairness felt like more a part of an advanced driving course, just more taught than practical. I think every new driver should too, and possibly a top-up every 5 or so years to be honest; not so much as a law, but as more of a recommendation.



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 10:18 PM

 
:o and you're not a reformed driver? Please don't suggest that these courses don't work and are merely a way of people getting out of points...


I'm a trained response driver so going fast is part of my job but sometimes it's easy to get used to that and forget you're off duty.
I'd be lying if I said I always drive to the limit but if I'm going 35 in a 30 and get pinged then its my own fault.
I'll take my licks just like everyone else, no excuses or loopholes.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 01:33 PM

I am saying my prayers for two weeks also, SImilar situation. I had two gents in yellow parading on the bridge above the dual carriageway. 50MPH zone, I was slowing down from  about 55 - 60 (Kids in the back, both screaming and the youngest was in agony) the parent in me took over the driver in me, and wanted to get home a little quicker than I should have been. saw them, and started to slow down, but half the time before you even see them, they have your goochies in their pocket! this was a bridge over a dual carriageway also.One of them making notes whilst the other was shooting people.

 

I didn't see any other motors on route home, so perhaps I was fortunate. I need to find a really irritating system that will tell me whenever I am over-speed, and a radar detector both as reminders, except I don't want to use a satnav, I would rather have something smaller or that I can leave more permanently...

 

I can see why insurance is higher for parents though, its so easy to want to get your kids back home and safe where you can look after them, and putting your foot down is made all too easy... now just to try and fathom out if I do get a letter, if I will be offered the SAC or 3 shiny bullets in the head... or do I contest it? the road wasnt all too straight, the point I first saw them would have been beyond a slight bend in the road, so its not an accurate reading as its not straight on...

 

Perhaps if I was speeding, and they don't have evidence, I will get a letter through as a slap on the wrist or something...

 

The best answer will be that I realised I was speeding much sooner, and slowed my car to the legal limit soon, and this is all ado about nothing!



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 01:38 PM

Are you sure it wasn't someone using surveying equipment?



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 02:20 PM

not with a battenburg skoda octavia, and wearing some very familiar looking hats with accompanying yellow qualities... :(



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 03:06 PM

They may have been doing ANPR checks, although i dont think they use a handheld version.

 

Youll just have to wait and see what comes through the post.

 

Two weeks of sweating and praying :lol:



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 04:44 PM

yeah exactly, or I Can always call my local ticket office and ask if theres anything on their system for my reg...



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 05:11 PM

I had similar the other week , but it was a Speed camera van , luckily i was pulling off at that junction , it was a 60 , but i was doing a little higher :) prior to slowing down for the junction.

i did not see the Van until i was at the top of the roundabout :oops: .



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