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When was your last speeding ticket?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by NVP, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. akaFonzie


    Joined: Jun 1, 2014

    Posts: 775

    It's been a thing for as long as I've been driviing afaik, maybe it was something similar being reported.
  2. Entai

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Feb 28, 2004

    Posts: 72,976

    My last speeding ticket was also the first one I gained.

    Got one doing 41 in a 30 zone within a week after passing my test, but never had another since.

    But that was nearly 36 years ago now.

    Damn that makes me feel old.
  3. IvanDobskey


    Joined: Feb 2, 2010

    Posts: 8,050

    Location: East Midlands

    When I was 18, I'm nearly 47 now, so a while ago :p

    Just don't feel the need to race around everywhere as you get older.
  4. Cleisthenes


    Joined: Jul 29, 2013

    Posts: 7,552

    Location: TN1

    Never, I am a perfect citizen #touchwood
  5. Robzere31


    Joined: Nov 20, 2005

    Posts: 4,117

    Location: Redditch

    Getting points for speeding doesn't automatically mean you've been racing around though does it?
  6. kaiowas


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 10,197

    Location: Castle Anthrax

    Managed possibly my most ridiculous yet towards the end of last year. Was on the way back from a sprint so was in the Volvo (XC70 D5 with an auto box) with the MR2 on the trailer. Volvo was acting up and went into limp home which basically means no boost. With the trailer the lack of power was making things tricky. We needed to go through Lincoln and on the way out there’s a fairly long hill to go up. I know there’s a camera at the bottom of the hill, it’s basically a revenue generator as it’s pretty much impossible to stay under 30 coming down the hill without riding the brakes the whole time. As I was going up the hill I didn’t even think about it, I was more focussed on making sure I was going to get up the hill so on the shallow part at the bottom of the hill I put my foot down to try to carry some momentum. Part way up the hill I was foot to the floor, 2nd gear and still losing speed. I had to manually force the box down to first to get up the hill at all. Was most amused to get a ticket through a week or so later for going through the camera at the bottom a few MPH over the limit.
  7. J35T3R


    Joined: Feb 12, 2019

    Posts: 192

    Location: Sunny Ayrshire, Scotland.

    Not a ticket but was caught at 100mph on the M74 near Moffat cut off. That was in 2009. I went to court and was the only person without a solicitor, also had a letter from my work saying I would lose my job if I lost my license. My wife was heavily pregnant at the time too.

    5 points and £250 fine. Certainly woke me up after that and stick to the limits 99% of the time now.....except for the odd B-Road blast when no one else is about.

    FYI....I was the slowest person in court that day, another woman was caught at 132mph and still kept her license!
  8. NVP


    Joined: Sep 6, 2007

    Posts: 7,194

    Rookie, you played both the work and pregnant wife card on the same court case? 1 would have sufficed
  9. J35T3R


    Joined: Feb 12, 2019

    Posts: 192

    Location: Sunny Ayrshire, Scotland.

    I never played the wife/pregnant card, even though she was. Only mentioned it as I could have been without an income for being a dick and driving too fast. Made me grow up a little.
  10. TNGL


    Joined: Jul 2, 2010

    Posts: 2,965

    Saw a Jaguary XF driving aggressively last night. He sped through one camera at around 80mph... no flash. Continued to drive at speed from what I could see and then went through the camera about 300m from the first... the skies lit up. Must have been going at least 90mph by that point. He soon slowed down.

    Touch wood I haven't received a ticket to date although I have had a few scares. I now use the Tom Tom camera app with Waze as the Tom Tom app provides much better audio warnings of speed cameras than Waze. I would highly recommend the same setup for Waze users.
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2020
  11. Tute


    Joined: Jul 24, 2004

    Posts: 22,160

    Location: Devon, UK

    Never been caught. But i've had some close calls - mainly in the old Leon I had rather than the Focus. One was me sailing through a camera at 130mph being a complete prat, luckily it wasn't loaded but that was an uncomfortable couple of weeks.

    I do love how cameras prove how bent the justice system can be though, that this piece of equipment with nowhere near a 100% reliability rate is taken as gospel proof in court and nothing can counter it. Ridiculous system.
  12. ZG002


    Joined: Jul 22, 2004

    Posts: 10,301

    Location: Up north in Sunderland

    Was sitting on 9 points for a time about 10yrs ago. Not had a ticket since, now I have a small child in the back of the car most of the time so tend to drive a little slower anyway.
  13. Blue160


    Joined: Oct 26, 2010

    Posts: 2,565

    Location: Leatherhead

    Never had a ticket. No idea how :-D
  14. jsmoke


    Joined: Jun 17, 2012

    Posts: 8,733

    Accumulated enough 30 pointers around 1994-2006 to get banned for a year(still dont fully know if it was 6 months or a year to this day as I buried head in sand). I never drove for 12 years after that, managed to do without.
  15. LiamC

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 24, 2009

    Posts: 1,417

    Location: Edinburgh

    Just got a NIP through today

    45 in a 30 :rolleyes:
  16. NVP


    Joined: Sep 6, 2007

    Posts: 7,194