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    Sometimes i unintentionally go slightly above the speed limit but till this day i havent got a letter home or a fine about speeding. There were cameras on the roads i drove in when i went over the limit so im thinking maybe you have to drive over the limit at a certai amount or something? I was doing 6pmg over the limit and one time did 40 instead of 30 (again - not carelessness, my mum said it was 40 , new road, long story)


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    I'm assuming it can tell the speed at which your going because of how fast your car moves. Hopefully you won't get a letter, a lot of people have gotten away with it!
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    (Original post by sabrinaa1234)
    Sometimes i unintentionally go slightly above the speed limit but till this day i havent got a letter home or a fine about speeding. There were cameras on the roads i drove in when i went over the limit so im thinking maybe you have to drive over the limit at a certai amount or something? I was doing 6pmg over the limit and one time did 40 instead of 30 (again - not carelessness, my mum said it was 40 , new road, long story)


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    They have a certain amount of leeway, however it won't stretch as far as doing 40mph in a 30.
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    Yeah there is leeway on the speed cameras. Generally people say its 10%, but speedometers also under report your speed so you probably end up with a bit more.

    Keep your fingers crossed, but 40 in a 30 zone is pretty big jump.
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    I read fairly recently that, in some towns, the speed cameras aren't maintained nearly as well as they should be and are often just there for show, whereas in others they're well kept and always working. Bit of a postcode lottery, really.
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    I was caught doing 39 in a 30 zone and know someone who got caught doing 35 as well. I'd advise you to never take any chances
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    (Original post by WoodyMKC)
    I read fairly recently that, in some towns, the speed cameras aren't maintained nearly as well as they should be and are often just there for show, whereas in others they're well kept and always working. Bit of a postcode lottery, really.
    That's true but I'd still never take the chance. More often than not there are also police vans in obscure town areas that can catch you out if you're over 30, like they did me :mad:
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    A speed camera takes two pictures. Using the reference points on the road it's possible to calculate the speed of the vehicle based on the amount of distance covered in the known amount of time between the two photographs.
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    the law is 10%+2, so the leeway you have for 30mph for example is 35mph. Then consider that most speedometers convey a slighty higher speed, for example my ford is driving about 3-4 mph slower than it shows me on the speedo. this means that if i drive on a camera at about 38mph (according to car speedo) its likely i'd get away with it.
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    (Original post by sabrinaa1234)
    not carelessness, my mum said it was 40 , new road, long story


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    Pretty careless if you ask me. "Mummy said it was 40" wouldn't go down too well in court.
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    (Original post by MathsAstronomy12)
    That's true but I'd still never take the chance. More often than not there are also police vans in obscure town areas that can catch you out if you're over 30, like they did me :mad:
    Me neither mate, not worth the fine and the points when you could just slow down a little until you pass. Definitely not worth a Speed Awareness course, never again :rofl: I always have the Sat Nav on if I'm going somewhere unfamiliar anyway which alerts me to upcoming mobile speed camera hotspots.
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    (Original post by WoodyMKC)
    Me neither mate, not worth the fine and the points when you could just slow down a little until you pass. Definitely not worth a Speed Awareness course, never again :rofl: I always have the Sat Nav on if I'm going somewhere unfamiliar anyway which alerts me to upcoming mobile speed camera hotspots.
    Couldn't agree more! I also use the Sat Nav but they don't beep when you pass by hidden cameras in police vans, those sad *******s Tbf I was foolish not to see it earlier; by the time I did it was too late to break in time
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    (Original post by MathsAstronomy12)
    Couldn't agree more! I also use the Sat Nav but they don't beep when you pass by hidden cameras in police vans, those sad *******s Tbf I was foolish not to see it earlier; by the time I did it was too late to break in time
    Yeah the police have designated spots that they sit in rather than just randoming it so the mobile camera hotspot warnings are bloody useful, when I got caught speeding though I was under the impression that they probably wouldn't be there during quiet hours, was wrong though :lol:
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    (Original post by Reue)
    They have a certain amount of leeway, however it won't stretch as far as doing 40mph in a 30.
    (Original post by BullViagra)
    the law is 10%+2, so the leeway you have for 30mph for example is 35mph. Then consider that most speedometers convey a slighty higher speed, for example my ford is driving about 3-4 mph slower than it shows me on the speedo. this means that if i drive on a camera at about 38mph (according to car speedo) its likely i'd get away with it.
    20%+2 as my buddy just joined the met and that's there specification during training
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    (Original post by jamesthehustler)
    20%+2 as my buddy just joined the met and that's there specification during training
    Are you sure that's right, that would mean 86mph is legal in the motorway.

    I got my information from Traffic Cops, unless the law has changed then I don't see why it should be wrong.
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    (Original post by BullViagra)
    Are you sure that's right, that would mean 86mph is legal in the motorway.

    I got my information from Traffic Cops, unless the law has changed then I don't see why it should be wrong.
    It's 10% + 2...

    God knows where the 20 came from.

    It's not actually law - it's a guideline. People have been prosecuted for less...


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    (Original post by BullViagra)
    Are you sure that's right, that would mean 86mph is legal in the motorway.

    I got my information from Traffic Cops, unless the law has changed then I don't see why it should be wrong.
    i'm just saying what he said but there are really motorways in london mainly a and b roads
 
 
 
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