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Looks like you got away as they had no proof you were speeding! As if they stopped you, you could just deny it hence you driving at 25mph afterwards deterred them from even stopping you. Well done lol
Hi guys. So one night I was speeding (I know that this was wrong of me and I've definitely learnt my lesson due to my extreme worrying right now) and I was quite abit over the limit on a 30mph road. This was past midnight. While I was speeding, a traffic police car was travelling towards me in the opposite direction. Once I saw the police, I slowed down to below 30. However, this police car stopped and did a U turn so I think they definitely saw that I was speeding. At this point I was travelling at 25mph and took my usual turn towards my house. However, the police didn't follow me and I don't know where they went. I was fully expecting them to take the same turn as me and pull me over with their sirens. Have I gotten away with my stupid decision to speed, because if they wanted to they could have easily followed me and stopped me right?
I know but I've heard that if there was 2 officers in the car that they don't need equipment? Also why did they turn around and do a U turn as I went past but didn't follow me? As soon as they turned around behind me, I turned left but they didn't follow me. Am I just paranoid because if they wanted to they could have just followed and stopped me?
You should be more concerned about what would have happened had you lost control in a (I assume) residential area, or a pedestrian had stepped-out. Getting done for speeding would be minor in comparison, but I doubt that you'll hear anything about it.
I know I've been told this many times and I've definitely learnt my lesson. I'm glad I've had this wake up call before anything like you said happened. Hopefully nothing comes of it and I'm now a safer driver due to it
Honestly, the police probably didn't know he was speeding until he stamped on the brakes. It's hard to judge how fast a car is going without any sort of reference, usually, they have to be going well over the limit in order for people to pick up on it. An experienced officer might be able to pick out a car that's doing 10-15 over, but that's about the limit of our abilities. What just about every TO knows to look for though, is cars that suddenly brake without reason once they see the police car. That is usually a dead giveaway that someone was speeding.