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Overspeeding...consequences?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Nocturne_sa, 3 Oct 2010.

  1. Felix

    Mobster

    Joined: 25 Jan 2003

    Posts: 2,701

    Ha ha, take your Sat Nav on a plane and see your car doing 500mph. Unfortunately you have to be quick at taking a photo as the "car" jumps from road to road.
     
  2. asim18

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Dec 2006

    Posts: 15,370

    I would have been convinced if it wasn't for that reflection :p.

    What satnav is that btw?
     
  3. FireShadow

    Gangster

    Joined: 6 Jun 2008

    Posts: 117

    caught over 77 mph in a 70 you won't get offered the course - the rules are standardised now across the UK

    I enjoyed the course - not boring at all
     
  4. taximike

    Hitman

    Joined: 25 Dec 2009

    Posts: 615

    get navionics marine app or something then!
     
  5. Nocturne_sa

    Gangster

    Joined: 13 Aug 2006

    Posts: 468

    were you caught by a mobile unit? how much were you doing over the limit?
     
  6. Fr0dders

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 33,329

    Location: West Yorks

    if we're being pedantic if you get caught at 78mph under ACPO guidelines you wouldnt get anything :p

    You are allowed 10 % +1 mph. You get a ticket at 10 % + 2.
     
  7. DannyDan

    Mobster

    Joined: 6 Jun 2005

    Posts: 2,669

    Location: Wirral, UK

    If you do get a NIP just write them a letter and mention this, I'm sure they'll let you off.
     
  8. malef!c

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Jun 2006

    Posts: 1,473

    Has the 'limit' changed over the years then - for some reason I thought you were allowed 10% + 3mph.
     
  9. Fr0dders

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 33,329

    Location: West Yorks

    The limit has always been what is on the signpost.

    The ACPO guidelines (and they are just that - guidelines, which dont have to be adhered to, especially if its a famous politician) have always stated that enforcement should start at 10 % + 2mph, thus allowing you a leeway of 10 % + 1mph.

    the +3 is just people getting mixed up and passing it on the others wrongly etc..

    http://forums.pepipoo.com/lofiversion/index.php/t38612.html
     
  10. Vonhelmet

    Caporegime

    Joined: 28 Jun 2005

    Posts: 48,104

    Location: On the hoods

    Coming soon, to a courtroom near you...

    Barrister: And you were driving how fast?
    Nocturne_sa: 79mph.
    Barrister: And you believed the speed limit was what?
    Nocturne_sa: 75mph.
    Barrister: The prosecution rests, your honour.
     
  11. malef!c

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Jun 2006

    Posts: 1,473

    That explains a few points then ..... literally!
     
  12. Fr0dders

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 33,329

    Location: West Yorks

    one of the american stand ups made a very good sketch about the speed limit on our motorway

    Obviously as a travelling tourist, its not immediately obvious what the speed limit on our motorway is. There aren o 70mph signs, just a motorway one at the slip road to signify the start of motorway rules.

    So anyway he decides to do the speed that everybody else is doing as a "best guess" type of thing. So he does 80 + mph in the outside lane with everybody else.

    And then he finds out the limit. 70. Precisely the speed everybody was not doing lol.
     
  13. FireShadow

    Gangster

    Joined: 6 Jun 2008

    Posts: 117

    The only thing on the speeding course I didn't agree with was the fact that, on a motorway, where 95% of traffic is travelling at around 90mph - the safest place to be is in the fast lane doing 90mph

    90% of fatal motorway accidents happen in the slow lane

    a) slip roads cause traffic to enter and cross the slow lane
    b) trucks in the slow lane
    c) hard shoulder right next to slow lane
    d) most road damage in slow lane

    driving at 70mph in the slow lane in the UK is legal, suicidal and stupid
     
  14. FireShadow

    Gangster

    Joined: 6 Jun 2008

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    I was "caught" at 66mph in a 60
    I requested all the camera paperwork and pictures etc.
    They told me the 10% thing was pure fiction
    The course also told me that the law recently changed and that accidentally killing/maiming people was now (correctly) treated as manslaughter and people had already gone to prison for it

    For example: driver hits pedestrian driving at 30 mph in a 30 zone at 1900
    Judge: why were you driving at the MAXIMUM SPEED allowed?
    Idiot: it's the speed limit
    Judge: it is the MAXIMUM SPEED limit - it only applies under PERFECT conditions (daylight, no rain, dry roads, driver is well rested, etc.)
    Idiot: but it's the speed limit
    Judge: obviously it wasn't a safe speed to be driving - somebody just died - PRISON
     
  15. Vonhelmet

    Caporegime

    Joined: 28 Jun 2005

    Posts: 48,104

    Location: On the hoods

    So you...

    a) Move out when traffic is joining
    b) Overtake trucks
    c) Huh?
    d) Watch out for big holes, etc, as you do on any other road

    You do realise that if more people drove at 90 in the "fast" lane then more accidents would happen there, yeah?
     
    Last edited: 4 Oct 2010
  16. Sone

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,675

    derp
     
  17. stoofa

    Capodecina

    Joined: 4 Mar 2003

    Posts: 12,205

    Location: Chatteris

    You know your post tells a lot about your driving.
    There is no "fast" or "slow" lane on a motorway.
    There is Lane 1 and then there is an overtaking lane - the clue is in the name.
     
  18. Burnsy2023

    Man of Honour

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    Location: Southampton, UK

    You'll either get a FPN (£60 + 3 points) or potentially a speed awareness course.
     
  19. AJK

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Sep 2009

    Posts: 1,722

    Location: UK

    Although let's be fair; "fast lane" and "slow lane" are generally understood, if not strictly accurate, terms for the nearside and outside lanes.
     
  20. AJK

    Wise Guy

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    Location: UK

    A perfect (anecdotal) illustration of why motorway speed limits are just bizarre.