Today i was travelling about 40 mph in a 30 mph zone (its usually 40 mph, reduced to 30 mph for roadworks for a few months now, I dont use the road regularly so I completely forgot) and a policewoman had a speed gun at the side of the road. I didnt react quickly enough to slow to 30 mph, regardless I think she still would have got the reading.
Anyway, she waved telling me to slow down but didnt wave to pull me over, there was a patrol car parked at the side too but they didnt pull me over either.
My question is does this mean I will get a ticket or did she let me off?
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- Thread Starter
- 30-01-2015 20:54
- 30-01-2015 20:58
If you go past a copper with a speedgun doing 65 mph on a motorbike down a hill in a 30 mph zone, and the copper isn't quite ready for you, and then you disappear into the back streets of the town centre, you get away with it.
Well, the person in the story above did. And he never pushed his luck like that again!
Not by as much that, anyway.
They don't have to pull you over; the fine might come in the post.
- 30-01-2015 23:32
Was there signs advising you of the 30 mph limit while there's roadworks?
- 01-02-2015 20:46
If they are using a speedgun they will pull you over straight away, which is what the car would be for. They tend to use a lot of disgression when it comes to who to pull over and also the outcome if they do pull you over. At the end of the day they can't physically pull over everyone doing a few MPH over the limit, so they will only pull over significant speeders. A lot of the times they will give warnings too, to save having to fill in all the paperwork.
- 02-02-2015 19:21
With a speed gun I think they have to pull you over there and then.
You will only get a fine/points if you get caught by a camera (fixed or mobile) or if you are pulled over. There's a small chance that you might get a letter but this is basically a pamphlet it doesn't give you any points, fines or go anywhere near your record.