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#1 D13 HPD 95

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 10:58 AM

Hi all on my way home from Nottingham today on the a17 i went past a speed camera doing 63ish on my speedo and 60 on my tom tom in a 60 will i get a ticket ?? And also past a mobile unit doing 43 in a 40?? I tend to go by my sat nav as i know my speedo is out a bit?? Considering i have 9 months left untill i have completed 2 years driving would i have lost my licence and how long do i have to feel guilty and nervous for ?? How long does a ticket take to come through ?? Gutted never speed normally :(

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#2 jamwatn

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 11:10 AM

From what you have said..no..I wouldn't worry.
I drive to my Sat nav speed because speedometers are themselves calibrated using gps and have never had a problem.
I believe you are allowed ten percent plus two so correct me if I'm wrong you won't have a problem unless you are driving at 46+ in a forty.
The law is of course anything over 40 but accuracy of speed checking devices allows some leeway.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 11:16 AM

Thank you for the reassurance :) fingers crossed

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 11:21 AM

I'd not even bother crossing fingers unless I was driving at 90 in a 40 or something!
But seriously I understand the worry feeling as a professional driver myself but I've had times where I was sure I was going too fast but wasn't after all!

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 11:37 AM

Thanks man put my mind at rest for the time being :) hope i done get any post now lol cheers

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 12:03 PM

I can't add much to what has already been said but it is my understanding that you will first receive a Notice of Intended Prosecution which you must receive within FOURTEEN DAYS of the offence being committed should the police decide to prosecute. Having said that I very much doubt that you will be prosecuted for such a small excess speed!



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 12:12 PM

Cheers m8 14 days to wait, still any offence is an offence so im not expecting to be let off just hoping i have a licence still

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 12:29 PM

Seriously??? I'd be amazed if you got a ticket for being less than 10% over the limit. Remember - your cars speedo is over calibrated as it is required to be by law. If it says you're doing 43, you're probably doing more like 39/40. If you go by your satnav then you are a loser for driving round with a satnav on all the time ;)  dont flap! 



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 12:32 PM

Or maybe some people drive with a Sat nav for a living all the time?

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 12:37 PM

Yes, hence the wink. 



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 01:13 PM

I know the feeling! I thought I got caught speeding by a roadside police officer on the motorway last month and it took me 3 weeks of not getting nervous every time I saw something come in the post that looked official. Nothing ever came thank god!

 

As the above posters have said our speedo is out by a few mph as well as the police giving leeway when recording your speed. I usually travel at 105km/h on my speedo which I think in reality works out to be 101km/h and have never been caught. In the above indecent I think i was doing about 108km/h.

 

So dont fret you should be fine, but if worst comes to worst usually if it is your first offence write an appologetic letter and they should let you off with a caution - or thats how it works here at least



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 01:37 PM

Cheers guys feel a lot better now :) and yh i know the roads like the back of my hand travel nearly every week up there but have the sat nav on for any road works and crashes so i dont get caught up in traffic plus cameras lol
Happy now :) and i dont think our police force would accept a letter but good try :)

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 03:01 PM

Definitive answer-
The leeway is 10%, we used to also allow a couple of mph extra but that has been stopped.
An Officer in a Provida fitted vehicle is more likely to be flexible than a roadside Gatso camera, mobile camera van or average speed zones which are strictly 10%.
Any speed over 30% of the posted limits can be put to a court for considereration of a ban.
If I'm dealing with someone for a speed related offence I take driving style, age, experience and road conditions into consideration- roadside cameras do not.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 03:34 PM

Cheers Stoney so im safe then?

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 04:02 PM

Yes.
Applying the 10% inaccuracy you were actually going slower than the posted speed.
Sunday driver ;)

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