I was going 33mph in a 30mph zone, will I get a ticket?

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Hi, I was driving today in a 30mph zone and I wasn’t paying attention to how fast I was going and as I passed a speed camera I realised I was doing 33mph, will I get a ticket?
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Nope. You're allowed to go 10%-ish above the limit, so 33 is fine.
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(Original post by DeepInTheMeadow)
Nope. You're allowed to go 10%-ish above the limit, so 33 is fine.
Thank you!
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(Original post by DeepInTheMeadow)
Nope. You're allowed to go 10%-ish above the limit, so 33 is fine.
No you're not.
(Original post by Anonymous)
Hi, I was driving today in a 30mph zone and I wasn’t paying attention to how fast I was going and as I passed a speed camera I realised I was doing 33mph, will I get a ticket?
Depends on how accurate your speedo is - it's likely you were within tolerance of the camera. Did it flash?
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No you're not.

Depends on how accurate your speedo is - it's likely you were within tolerance of the camera. Did it flash?
Couldn’t see if it flashed, it was too sunny
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Couldn’t see if it flashed, it was too sunny
I'd hazard a guess that you'll be okay, but be more careful in future.
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(Original post by IWMTom)
I'd hazard a guess that you'll be okay, but be more careful in future.
Thank you for your reply
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Don't think you will.

I read somewhere there is a tolerance of 5mph.

Remember not all cameras are switched on.
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I read somewhere there is a tolerance of 5mph.
You're referencing the ACPO guidelines, which are not followed by every Police force.
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(Original post by DeepInTheMeadow)
Nope. You're allowed to go 10%-ish above the limit, so 33 is fine.
This is no longer the case as speedometers have become very accurate
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This is no longer the case as speedometers have become very accurate
Speedos are purposely made inaccurate to prevent them from underreading. It's the law.
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