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Old 20 October 2012, 13:30   #11
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Not sure if it applies while towing a trailer but I'm sure that you can avoid the points by opting to do a speeding awareness course.
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Not sure if it applies while towing a trailer but I'm sure that you can avoid the points by opting to do a speeding awareness course.
Only if its within a certain bracket of the max speed. I was offered one when I got done at 37 in a 30, I don't think 70 in a 50 will get that offer

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I got caught at 38 in a 30 at 7pm on a country road (which should never have been 30). I got the option of a speed awareness course for the pleasure of 80. If it is your first offence you should be offered it automatically and it will be enclosed in the paperwork. I would rant,rant and then pay it and move on with your life as on the scale of things it is more irritating that we get caught than anything else. One more thing to consider is that if you elect to appear at court and it is proven you will be subject to court costs. Its not worth it.
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I got caught at 38 in a 30 at 7pm on a country road (which should never have been 30). I got the option of a speed awareness course for the pleasure of 80. If it is your first offence you should be offered it automatically and it will be enclosed in the paperwork. I would rant,rant and then pay it and move on with your life as on the scale of things it is more irritating that we get caught than anything else. One more thing to consider is that if you elect to appear at court and it is proven you will be subject to court costs. Its not worth it.
I agree. Accept and move on. There was a discussion about this not so long back, if you accept the fact you were speeding then there's no point trying to get off on a technicality.

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I see it a different way, despite that you may have broken the law. Law enforcement against you for that breach MUST be compliant and the enforcement laws need to be correct. If it is not then it cannot be proven that you did the deed.

Take it to the horrible extreme this week , a murderer is convicted for ONE murder even though he led police to his second body. The police failed to follow the rules and the crown cannot proceed against him for second murder. I totally dislike this issue but does highlight why rules must be followed to enforce laws

What ever route you decide take a few moments to review first
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Old 20 October 2012, 15:44   #16
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I'm sure Pikey Dave put up a thread on here a month or two ago about him fighting a speed camera fine and winning.
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Friend's a barrister. Two main areas for cancellation of tickets are speed of issue and calibration. Check the exact timings, but I think they have to provide the ticket within a set time frame, usually done quick enough with a camera to be fair, but cops with radar often fail to process it quickly enough. The latter is more common, request a calibration cert, they have to be checked every 3 (or 6?) months. If not, you're off!
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It depends how much of his life that he wants to spend defending this. There are very few genuine technicality's. If the notice of intended prosecution was sent within 14 days, and the camera has been calibrated (and he was recorded) then he has an uphill struggle. Perhaps the repeater signs or the order signed by the local authority are faulty? I suppose what he has to ask himself was (if he was speeding) how much of his life he wants to devote to prove a technicality.

Some people go to extremes to avoid a speeding ticket. The Police officer who died yesterday in front of a train asked his wife (allegedly) to take the ticket.

Don't get me wrong...I think that they are sneaky Ba....ds but if you did it only you can decide what you should do.
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....camera was on the other side of the road ...
What type of camera is it from?

Speed Cameras - Gatso, Truvelo, SPECS cameras, Peek, Speedcurb, Watchman, Traffic Light, DS2, Mobile speed traps
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