Help!! Speeding ticketWatch
I totally accept I'm in the wrong, there's no denying that - but my breakdown wouldn't cover if I didn't have enough fuel. I'm flip scared as I got my license only a year ago, and really hope I don't get points, hope my premium doesn't go up etc. Anyone experienced anything similar?
I'm only on a small income (£100> from work a week), but I have student finance money - do they take that into account?
Edit: The cameras that flashed were on the opposite side of the road facing me.
what was the speed limit of the road? if you didn't exceed the limit too much, then you might be offered the opportunity to go on a speed awareness course instead of paying the fine and getting the points.
Yep! Definitely teaches me a lesson that I'd never like to go through again. Think I'll just get stranded next time! Typical the only time I ever speed I may have gotten caught.
I'm in a bit of an anxious wait as well. Got hit by a speed van on Saturday, doing somewhere between 43-47mph on a 40 road....police guidance here says they need a good reason to prosecute for anything below 10%+2mph so I think I'm ok. Been driving for 9 years without any points
If you did set it off, depending on what end of 55 - 65 you where doing, you might not hear anything in the post. If you do, it'll be an NIP, asking you to identify who was driving at the time. If you don't fill that out, you get a seperate offence, which is worse than the speeding ticket. After sending it back, you should get an offer to do a speed awareness course, which avoids getting the points on your license. Otherwise, you can opt for a FPN, which is 100 pounds, and 3 points on your license.
The speed awareness course is the best option as a new driver, you avoid the points, no risk to your license and no insurance increase. You just spend a day in a hotel somewhere with some "driving proffesionals" who lecture you about the dangers of speeding, which depending on your attitude, can either be really intresting, or just piss you off.
Don't worry about it. You're probably fine, I went past a speedvan doing 83mph in a 70 and never heard anything. However, even if you get an NIP, don't panic, a speed awareness course is the worst that it can possibly be, and even that isn't too bad.
... had about 15miles in my tank... with only 15miles in my tank...
If you said you had 15 minutes left to return the car then that would make much more sense.
Edited to add: whenever I am short on fuel, I would always drive slower than my "usual" speed (which is of course 70mph )
Average speed cameras are a nightmare, least down in England you get that ‘speed awareness’ option.
I got done and 3 points £100 fine after passing my test 18 months prior
1) you said the cameras were on the other side of the road.. they can't catch you
2) I can't actually see any cameras at all...