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Speed Guns And Tickets



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JDMW

how long does it take for the ticket to come in the post and what is the law on a time scale etc.

i was told they have to send you it within 14 days of the offense and if you ask to see the proof you can get it thrown out, dunno how true this is. yes i was a bad boy and no excuse i was speeding. 38 in a 30 on a hill going down.

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Gmeister

Sounds about right!

I was done for 37 in a 30...

 

Had to go on a speed awareness couse cause of first offence and being of a young age(23 @ the time)(this time last year)

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charlie

i think its 28 days ,but wos it a comuaty sped traap if so no fine

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JDMW

they were hid behind trees, i saw no cop cars or anything of authority. just one person with a gun and someone else with a notepad writing the plates down. they both had high viz jackets and wasnt in line with the road, they were basically aiming diagnal 20 feet in the hedge. thats not a true reading if ya not level is it. i have a good mind to ask for photographic proof. it wasnt in my work van it was in my car aswell and i was spose to be working but took that morning off to go get fence panels which were on my roof. i could be a complete toerag and say it wasnt me my car only gets used weekends which normally it does.

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Guest OoO

If are you over the speed limit and they use a radar gun you are stopped there and then by police.

 

You are talking about an NIP

 

Notification Of Intent to Proscute.

 

They have 14 WORKING days to issue one.

 

If you are caught by a speeding van or fixed camera. Then you dont need to be stopped.

 

You my friend have been through a community speed trap. You will get a letter stating you was speeding and usually that's it.

 

The loophole you are on about was closed years ago. If you can't provide who was driving

 

Then you get 6 points lol. So that old chestnut don't work.

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JDMW

damo i love you :D **** IM SAFE !! they hid i cudnt see them. i always thought a copper pulled you 1 mile up the road but i never saw him.

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HotWash Window Cleaners

Speeding cost me my licence twice, and had to do a retest too. Costly these days.

It's bus lane camera's here you have to watch out for in Plymouth.

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charlie

just comnerty sped check but no tiket ,thers all ways two one with bord one withgun

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JDMW

but on google it said a sumons i gotta fill it in and send 60 quid and my licence and get 3 points. there was a thing on the radio that thames valley police were doing speed checks but i seriously never thought they would do it like this, i mean 20 foot from the kerb behind trees ffs. how can that be accurate. its basically saying a speed camera on the side of the road can get oncoming traffic for speeding when it cant. im going to call them and ask for certificate of calibration for the speed gun and photographic proof coz them cameras have been known to pick up bbrick walls going 50mph before. i wouldnt care bout the points to be honest but £60 fine. OR pay 79.50 to go on a course. i aint got time to go on a course to watch videos.

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shazzy692002

If you were not pulled there and then, I don't expect you will hear anything.....

Does not really matter if they were in a bush or a ten ton lorry, at the end of the day you should have not been speeding. There is a reason for speed limits. If a child had of run out in front of your car and you were speeding then you would have never of forgiven yourself.

 

Rant over, cos I never speed in my sports car haha. :Image3:

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Guest OoO

You can't get a ticket from a radar gun because there is no evidence.

 

If it was police you would have been stopped.

 

A summons is when evidence is present ie a still photograph taken from a video clip. Or a photo from a gatso.

 

For instance if you go through a speed camera (gatso) and it flashed once you have got away away with it. Twice and you have been done. Because its works out time x speed = distance rule.

 

Only exception is travelo speed camera. They take one photo.

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Guest OoO

Oh and yes they can issue a summons if it was unsafe to stop you. Ie like doing 80 in a 30

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Guest OoO
so i wont get points? or fine?

 

I think you could get a fine but no points.

 

But I dunno how these community things work :(

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JDMW

my uncle had one for going 34 in a 30 and got off with it, it said slow down were watching you etc etc.

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Gmeister

£60 fine and 3 points or £90 and do a speed awareness course, if they offer that, then choose, it, might cost more but it does not go on license!

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Gmeister

I had it too you know, I never saw them and I was caught speeding!

 

A month later I was looking on the net for locations of these vans and came across pictures, they were hiding in the bushes at the bottom of the bridge, parked illegally and all!

 

Nothing you can do now pal, to avoid anything, just have to go along with whatever they give you and accept it, sorry pal.

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Guest OoO

Vans are different to guns to.

 

G did you get done by a van or gun.

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Gmeister

Am pretty sure these people hide in there vans with guns in the back window?

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Guest OoO

They are filming all the time with a radar gun. Then when they spot a speeder they press a button and take a snap shot.

 

Hand held guns. Can't do this yet.

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Gmeister

And they have nothing to do with the police, as I first thought, so no blue and yellow on the vans or sirens. am sure they have speed camera on it too.

 

 

I tell you what else they don't do, they are by law supposed to put speed camera sign around the vicinity of the van(temp signs) did they eck though when they caught me, did not see no sign what so ever lol

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JDMW

next time im going to take photos, but then id get called a terrorist, they got all corners sorted out now the government and police forces. your not allowed to BY LAW film police officers encase you sell it to "terrorists" i read that somewhere. but theres a speed van near me who parks in the same spot every monday morning. he always has a tatty old van parked infront of him with ladders lent against it to disguise his van hidden away, that way you think its a painter and its not really, its his mate.

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nwcs

few months back i was court doing about 40 in a 30 by a copper with a speed gun.

 

few days later got court doing about 65 in a 50.

 

dreaded the letters coming thought the post....

 

well its not 6 months later and still no summons or fix penilty.

 

just cause u see them dont mean your going to get court.....

 

i past a speed van on my motorbike doing an obsene speed.

think i must of just been a blur to then on the camera....lol

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harunh

i got clocked going 39mph in a 30mph zone

 

sent of my details last friday

 

Cos its my first time theyll offer me a speed awareness course which i will go on :)

 

if i get 6 points on ma license within the first 2 years of my driving i get it toke of me

 

ive been passed for 1 year now

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nwcs

i done that last year h at yhe tad centre. u will enjoy it.

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i got clocked going 39mph in a 30mph zone

 

sent of my details last friday

 

Cos its my first time theyll offer me a speed awareness course which i will go on :)

 

if i get 6 points on ma license within the first 2 years of my driving i get it toke of me

 

ive been passed for 1 year now

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JDMW

i was told that course is half a day tho. where would i find half a day. tbh 3 points wont make my insurance go up will it. some companies just say ok, but others could rocket it up. well it was last monday i got caught so another week to wait and if its not here in 14 das all up i will relax.

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charlie

forom wot u described its a comuity sped trap so no fine ext

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Gmeister

By law you have to tell insurance and it may go up.

The course is 4hrs and doing course means you dont have to tell insurance!

 

Happy days lol

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JDMW

its finding 4 hrs tho mate lol i cud make what the course costs in 4 hours :(

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