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    Yet another speeding ticket, €245 (160GBP)!!

    OOPPPPPSSSSS. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]

    I, in no way condone speeding, but do they really think I'm going to stop speeding just 'cos they keep fineing me??!!

    I was doing 142 km/h in a 100 km/h three carrigeway ring road near Gronningen, that's only 24 mph over!!

    I hate this country!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/burningmad.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/burningmad.gif[/img] and it's speed cameras!


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    Re: Yet another speeding ticket, €245 (160GBP)!!

    Do you just get a fine, or points etc. as well?

    Bad luck anyway mate! I'm fighting a speeding fine over here at the moment from a dreaded SPECS camera!

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    Re: Yet another speeding ticket, €245 (160GBP)!!

    No points just a whacking great fine everytime.

    Oh I forgot to mention I've only just payed my fine from last month which was €187, so I'm not a happy bunny, no food this month [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif[/img]

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    Re: Yet another speeding ticket, €245 (160GBP)!!

    At least you don't get points. I got banned for a year! for 4 lots of motorway speeding in 3 years. I would prefer a heavier fine with no points, as the ban nearly cost me my job, and hidious amounts of train & taxi fares. I felt like I'd been castrasted, always having to rely on other people.
    Suck it up dude, try driving for a year without going over the speed limit, it's impossible, actually try driving for a day.....

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    Re: Yet another speeding ticket, €245 (160GBP)!!

    Out of interest, what do you have to do to get a ban in the Netherlands?

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    Re: Yet another speeding ticket, €245 (160GBP)!!

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    Do you just get a fine, or points etc. as well?

    Bad luck anyway mate! I'm fighting a speeding fine over here at the moment from a dreaded SPECS camera!

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    Where was the SPECs site Moresauce?

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    Re: Yet another speeding ticket, €245 (160GBP)!!

    The fine really sucks Daniel, but if the Krauts would've nailed you, it would've been a 30 day suspended license [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked2.gif[/img]

    But DAMN, that's a good sized check to write [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

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    Re: Yet another speeding ticket, €245 (160GBP)!!

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    Out of interest, what do you have to do to get a ban in the Netherlands?

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    I am informed that it's 50% over the speed limit then you get an immediate ban/have to go to court. I let you know when it happens....maybe next month [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/devil.gif[/img]

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    Re: Yet another speeding ticket, €245 (160GBP)!!

    gambba totally of topic but! what the hell is you gif a picture of...been trying to firgure it out for ages....wierd!

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    Re: Yet another speeding ticket, €245 (160GBP)!!

    Personally I would rather take the risk of a fine than get bl**dy points!

    While a fine is a pain and $$$$ at least it doesn't hang over you for 3 years like points do.

    Moff - on the Nutall road, where there sems to be sixteen cameras on both sides of the road, despite the fact it is wide as Rick Waller! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/burningmad.gif[/img]

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    Re: Yet another speeding ticket, €245 (160GBP)!!

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    gambba totally of topic but! what the hell is you gif a picture of...been trying to firgure it out for ages....wierd!

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    I'm glad someone's been wondering!! It's a powershift transmission out of a Caterpillar/Mitsubishi/Nissan Forklift amongst others. I did it whilst playing with our 3D software which converts CAD drawings into 3D pictures which are dimensionally acurate and can be played with [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] It's kind of addictive sometimes, just to play.

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    Re: Yet another speeding ticket, €245 (160GBP)!!

    Here in SA we just get big fines but the government is
    implementing a points system next year [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/burningmad.gif[/img] cos
    fines doesn't stop feckall.

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    Re: Yet another speeding ticket, €245 (160GBP)!!

    Well for all of those of us in the UK, we may well have to bend over and take another seeing to from the government. to save explaining i'll just copy and paste from THE TIMES web site:

    If ever there were an invitation to put your foot down, this is surely it. According to leaked Cabinet papers, David Blunkett has proposed adding a Ł35 surcharge to every speeding fine and putting the money into a fund to compensate the victims of crime. Open the throttle on the M40 in future and not only will you have a bit of fun, you will have to smug satisfaction of knowing that Ł35 of every fine goes to good causes.

    I can hardly wait [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/burningmad.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/burningmad.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/burningmad.gif[/img]

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    Re: Yet another speeding ticket, €245 (160GBP)!!

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    gambba totally of topic but! what the hell is you gif a picture of...been trying to firgure it out for ages....wierd!

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    I'm glad someone's been wondering!! It's a powershift transmission out of a Caterpillar/Mitsubishi/Nissan Forklift amongst others. I did it whilst playing with our 3D software which converts CAD drawings into 3D pictures which are dimensionally acurate and can be played with [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] It's kind of addictive sometimes, just to play.

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    bloody hell i thought it was some kind of funky fish tank..with fish init......lol [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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    Re: Yet another speeding ticket, €245 (160GBP)!!

    [quote
    I'm glad someone's been wondering!! It's a powershift transmission out of a Caterpillar/Mitsubishi/Nissan Forklift amongst others. I did it whilst playing with our 3D software which converts CAD drawings into 3D pictures which are dimensionally acurate and can be played with [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] It's kind of addictive sometimes, just to play.

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    am still totally confused by it! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

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    Re: Yet another speeding ticket, €245 (160GBP)!!

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    Suck it up dude, try driving for a year without going over the speed limit, it's impossible, actually try driving for a day.....

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    When I got my 6 point many years back I spent the next 3 years driving at the speed limit about 95% of the time. That was *all* roads. I took it as a personal challenge as I didn't want more points in that time. Difficult, yes, very very difficult. My MPG went up over 10% [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]

    Now I almost always drive at the limit (>95%) in 30s and 40s as I've become so used to it. Other limits, well, it depends [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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    Re: Yet another speeding ticket, €245 (160GBP)!!

    If you remeber I posted some time ago I got caught doing 135 in a 100 (kph) zone in Switzerland in march 2002, well the fine arrived a few weeks ago (it went into court).
    404 € fine
    135 € for the court case
    135 € administrative costs for the 2-month ban I got

    I hate swiss cheese!

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    Re: Yet another speeding ticket, €245 (160GBP)!!

    Mark R said:
    Now I almost always drive at the limit (>95%) in 30s and 40s
    I can't condone driving at the limit in 30's & 40's, surely that's how you got the six points in the first place!
    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif[/img]

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    Re: Yet another speeding ticket, €245 (160GBP)!!

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    Mark R said:
    Now I almost always drive at the limit (>95%) in 30s and 40s
    I can't condone driving at the limit in 30's & 40's, surely that's how you got the six points in the first place!
    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif[/img]

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    Ah, it's going to be one of those days [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif[/img]

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    Re: Yet another speeding ticket, €245 (160GBP)!!

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    If you remeber I posted some time ago I got caught doing 135 in a 100 (kph) zone in Switzerland in march 2002, well the fine arrived a few weeks ago (it went into court).
    404 € fine
    135 € for the court case
    135 € administrative costs for the 2-month ban I got

    I hate swiss cheese!

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    They banned you from driving in Switzerland I take it? Not Belgium [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

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    Re: Yet another speeding ticket, €245 (160GBP)!!

    Bloody Swiss border guards confiscated my radar detector, I'd only had it 2 days, and fined me Ł120. Machine gun toting gestapo. Neutral my arse!

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    Re: Yet another speeding ticket, €245 (160GBP)!!

    Yeah, just in Switzerland thank God... I'm still wondering whether I should pay them or not. If I don't, they can't really do anything to me but the Belgian police will pay me a visit once in a while to urge me to pay and I can never go to Switzerland again.
    I have been told by people that lived in Switzerland that in fact the police there are something of a gestapo, always carry machine guns for the most trivial tasks, don't listen to arguments,... And what's more, the Swiss themselves seem to be *peep*holes as well. For example, in Belgium, if the police is stopping cars then most of the time you will be warned by cars coming towards you flashing their lights. In Switzerland, they would so to speak urge you to drive even faster...

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    Re: Yet another speeding ticket, €245 (160GBP)!!

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    Out of interest, what do you have to do to get a ban in the Netherlands?

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    I am informed that it's 50% over the speed limit then you get an immediate ban/have to go to court. I let you know when it happens....maybe next month [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/devil.gif[/img]

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    The ban is only when you are a repeater.
    The first time you just pay a huge fine and get your licence(and car) back without too much trouble.

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    idea what to do with cameras?

 

 

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