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Old 21 October 2012, 12:57   #31
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Just thought of something else. Was your car running with a sat nav, tom tom etc. Some of these keep records to download and therefore can be checked on your route.
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Just thought of something else. Was your car running with a sat nav, tom tom etc. Some of these keep records to download and therefore can be checked on your route.
No mate .. its a road I drive a lot and always slow down cos I know most of the sites well, just didnt think I'd get nicked doing 70 on a D/C going passed one .... should really make people aware of this, that they have lasers in them to check vehicle length in Tayside (and possibly else where)
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Old 21 October 2012, 13:04   #33
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No mate .. its a road I drive a lot and always slow down cos I know most of the sites well, just didnt think I'd get nicked doing 70 on a D/C going passed one .... should really make people aware of this, that they have lasers in them to check vehicle length in Tayside (and possibly else where)
Hopefully someone can explain this laser issue and how length is worked out, seems a bit hit and miss and worthy of of pepitoo web forum questions
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This what I was told by a Traffic cop mate

On a dual carriageway with the black diagonal sign it's 60mph.

If it has a central reservation it's 70mph (unless otherwise stated)
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Take the 3 points & 60, gone in 5 years & doesn't affect your insurance !!! The A9's a shocker for speed cameras both static & mobile !!
Agreed +1

The A9 is a bad road in parts, primarily because it goes from single carriageway to dual carriageway, and it's notorious for accidents. Although the Scottish Government are upgrading it, it's not going to be completed until 2025.

I'm no saint myself and it's an easy mistake to make, especially if you're overtaking, and because you're hauling a trailer you need the extra space before pulling back in.

Thought the A9 was bad... try the A90 from Aberdeen to Dundee. More cameras than Jessops!
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I always dread the drive up to Brora because of the speed cameras. It's just over 400 miles from home & apart from the ticket @6 years ago I've been lucky.
Face it we all speed at some time even with the boat on but I wouldn't mind if I wasn't convinced it's a nice little earner for someone !!!! At least they've had to paint the back of them bright colours but it's a bugger constantly keeping your eyes open for them. I always have a couple of weeks waiting to see if a ticket arrives as some of the mobile ones are a bit sneaky. Rumour had it they had one in the back of an unmarked that went at the speed limit & filmed you as you went past on the A9 dual carriageway sections, that slowed me down !!!
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On a dual carriageway with the black diagonal sign it's 60mph.
The limit would be 70mph as you said it's a dual carriageway (so has a central reservation)

If it's a road without a central divider, then it's 60mph as it's then a single carriageway

(though I'm gonna guess that's what you meant)
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"National Speed Limit on a single track road is 60mph.
National Speed Limit on a dual carriageway with no central divider or reservation is 60mph.
National Speed Limit on a dual carriageway with a central reservation or divider is 70mph.

Not sure if it includes Wales
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Aye .. but the point is you are gonna get done doing 71 on a dual carriageway if your trailing a boat
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Aye .. but the point is you are gonna get done doing 71 on a dual carriageway if your trailing a boat
I just put that up because speed limits on dual carriageways can be confusing....

True cos you should be doing 60 but like you Muz7 I did not think that cameras would be able to distinguish vehicles towing trailers, also I did not think that cameras on the opposite side of the road could nick you too. Look at motor bikes they don't have front number plates so they would get away with it all the time.
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