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    Hey guys,
    A couple of hours ago I was driving amongst a group of cars heading up a hill where a speed camera was situated near the top. Now I know the speed limit is 30mph on that stretch of road, and I am adamant I wasn't doing more than 33-34mph. The camera flashed right in my face upon approaching it.

    I am really worried as I really can't afford a £100 fine, let alone 3 points on my license which is only 7-8 months old!

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    -There were white lines representing distance in some way on the other side of the road.
    -I was in the middle of two cars and we were pretty close to each other when the flash occurred
    -The flash was terribly bright and flashed on my approach and not after I had past the camera


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    Hey guys,
    A couple of hours ago I was driving amongst a group of cars heading up a hill where a speed camera was situated near the top. Now I know the speed limit is 30mph on that stretch of road, and I am adamant I wasn't doing more than 33-34mph. The camera flashed right in my face upon approaching it.

    I am really worried as I really can't afford a £100 fine, let alone 3 points on my license which is only 7-8 months old!

    Some things to note:
    -There were white lines representing distance in some way on the other side of the road.
    -I was in the middle of two cars and we were pretty close to each other when the flash occurred
    -The flash was terribly bright and flashed on my approach and not after I had past the camera


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    Just need to wait and hopeful it wasn't you. I think they have 1-3 mph levy so you should be fine, If it flashed on your approach most likely it was the car ahead.

    Just wait and see
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    Thanks for the reply,
    You think that it could be the car in front? I cannot recall whether the car in front had passed the camera before it flashed or not.. I did find it strange how it flashed towards us rather than flash from behind, especially in the dark.


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    (Original post by South_Coast)
    Hey guys,
    A couple of hours ago I was driving amongst a group of cars heading up a hill where a speed camera was situated near the top. Now I know the speed limit is 30mph on that stretch of road, and I am adamant I wasn't doing more than 33-34mph. The camera flashed right in my face upon approaching it.

    I am really worried as I really can't afford a £100 fine, let alone 3 points on my license which is only 7-8 months old!

    Some things to note:
    -There were white lines representing distance in some way on the other side of the road.
    -I was in the middle of two cars and we were pretty close to each other when the flash occurred
    -The flash was terribly bright and flashed on my approach and not after I had past the camera


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    I think generally the rule is that you have to be going 35 to get a fixed penalty in a 30 zone, although I don't know if this is a standard rule across all cameras. You will probably be fine. In future stick to the actual speed limit where there are cameras and you won't have a problem.
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    Speed awareness course normally offered for a first offence. No points.
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    (Original post by South_Coast)
    Hey guys,
    A couple of hours ago I was driving amongst a group of cars heading up a hill where a speed camera was situated near the top. Now I know the speed limit is 30mph on that stretch of road, and I am adamant I wasn't doing more than 33-34mph. The camera flashed right in my face upon approaching it.

    I am really worried as I really can't afford a £100 fine, let alone 3 points on my license which is only 7-8 months old!

    Some things to note:
    -There were white lines representing distance in some way on the other side of the road.
    -I was in the middle of two cars and we were pretty close to each other when the flash occurred
    -The flash was terribly bright and flashed on my approach and not after I had past the camera


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    It doesn't flash when your approaching it if your the one caught for speeding... Did it flash again after you went past it? if no, then your in the clear
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    It doesn't flash when your approaching it if your the one caught for speeding... Did it flash again after you went past it? if no, then your in the clear
    Upon doing a lot of research regarding the different types of cameras, it appears that the camera that flashed at me is a 'gatso', which are not allowed to flash drivers heading towards it? I couldn't tell if it flashed after I passed it but I didn't see any reflection bouncing of the car behind in my mirror.
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    (Original post by Supersaps)
    Speed awareness course normally offered for a first offence. No points.
    If I have been caught then I do hope this is the case..It is a notorious spot for people speeding and local paper says that 615 motorists were caught by it last year?!
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    (Original post by milliemogs)
    I think generally the rule is that you have to be going 35 to get a fixed penalty in a 30 zone, although I don't know if this is a standard rule across all cameras. You will probably be fine. In future stick to the actual speed limit where there are cameras and you won't have a problem.
    I have read this also, it appears there is definitely some leeway due to speedo accuracy etc.. I generally alway stick to the limits when driving in the city, although the 20mph zones are ridiculous and do not stop anyone from doing 30mph (including myself)
 
 
 
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