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speeding help and advice

wattsy Jun 16, 2012

  1. wattsy

    wattsy Member

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    my vehicle was caught speeding doing 57 in a 50 and the letters and corrispondance I have had back do not show the driver and they say that the law is enforced 10% + 2 of the speed limit which is what the vehicle was doing. so I my engineering eyes 57 is within tolerance. can anyone explain please
     
  2. Joe_Murphy21187

    Joe_Murphy21187 Tiptronic

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    The law is probably enforced AT 10% + 2mph. You could quiz them on when the camera was last calibrated and wether appropriate signage was within the minimum required distance. Other than that you probably don't have much come-back...
     
  3. Wrath

    Wrath Well-Known Member

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    I don't think you have any wiggle room. They don't have to show the driver as if the owner of the vehicle can't say who was driving, the driver can be held responsible.
     
  4. Macdoon

    Macdoon Well-Known Member Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    ^^^Spot on......................only option is wife/gf was driving.... their points = happy days lol

    Usually now though, if your caught doing on the edge of the tolerance they should be offering you a driver's education day, cost £80-100, with 0 points added.

    Mac
     
  5. wattsy

    wattsy Member

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    Well I have been in dispute with them over it but to noavail. I am sending the form off in my name. Mrs wont be happy. Still don’tknow who was driving but I have a pic that shows the back of my car. Threatenedto take it to the crown court. lol.
    cheers all drive safe!

     
  6. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    you really dont know who drives your car ?
    come on
     
  7. Paul B7

    Paul B7 Active Member

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    My wife was "nicked "doing 34mph in a 30 zone by Cleveland Police.
    I understand the plus 2mph is discretionary .

    Sorry, but its a "fair cop"
     
  8. Wrath

    Wrath Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't go down the Crown Court route. People tend to think this as the legal costs escalate thinking the prosecution will pull out. What people don't figure is the fines are higher, sometimes unlimited at Crown.

    It depends on the force and the Police. Every case can be taken on it's own basis.
     
  9. wattsy

    wattsy Member

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    Fingers crossed for a speed awareness course then... formis off so we'll see... the car is driven by me mostly but this particular timewe had been up and down the same road 3 times that week and took turns .. Fixedcamera that I know is there but there u go.. Familiarity breeds contempt??? Couldchuck driving without due care at me too if we said we weren’t concentrating Isuppose
     
  10. wattsy

    wattsy Member

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    form set off admitting I was the driver just for fear of being taken to court as the reg keeper. Now they are taking it to court anyway as I said in a letter that I was signing it under duress????? weird!
     
  11. Ste_Nova

    Ste_Nova Active Member

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    its down to the registered keeper to ensure logs are kept as to who was driving
     

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