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Caught speeding...all of a sudden:

Discussion in 'Rants & Raves' started by Hurstie, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. Hurstie

    Hurstie Member

    Aug 10, 2013
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    So I was going along a long road, not residential, and I genuinely believed the speed limit was 40. So my speed was creeping up (not a fast driver just didn't realise) and I see a speed van so jump on the brakes. Got it below 40 before i was in range.

    10 days later I get a letter through the post "caught doing 36 in a 30". ****!

    I agree to do the speed awareness course.

    Less than a month later I was driving along the same road and I see a new sign: "new 40mph speed limit in force".
    So they put a mobile speed camera van out to enforce a 30mph limit, catch a load of people, then change the speed limit to 40.

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    WAFTER Member

    Aug 10, 2011
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    It's all about the money not the speed.
    Was caught myself doing 40 in a 30 2 months before early retirement and after 22 years driving between 30 & 50 thousand miles per year. 3 points & £60.
    The 2 cars I use have cruise control and as soon as I enter a limit the cruise gets set and wow! I just relax knowing I'm safe from the cameras. It's just not worth being impatient or trying to beat the system. AND I always have sat nav on so that I know the speed limit that's applicable, invaluable when in unfamiliar territory.
    When I want to speed a motor circuit is down the road.
  4. Oranoco

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2007
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    Speed limit change will be down to the council, enforcement down to the police. Unfortunately rather than targeting dangerous or accident blackspots they pick on roads where people naturally speed.

    I got caught a few weeks back doing 50 in a 40 on a dual carriageway with very set back footways and no junctions or houses. At the time I was being passed by a people carrier. Annoyed as I know if it was assessed under current policy it would be a 50.

    2 days later I was passed by a police van on the same road with no blues doing a good 60.

    Be happy they raised the limit round me 20 zones are cropping up like nasty spots on a teenagers face.

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