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    Any idea what the penalty is for doing 55 in a 40?

    Went paintballing this afternoon and was driving back on the A419 from Swindon towards Cirencester and noticed there were a couple of speed cameras (or white lines on the road with the speed camera signs up) as they're building a new dual carriageway.

    Unfortunately I still had a lot of adrenaline flowing and stupidly bombed it down the right hand lane slamming the anchors on each time I saw the white lines on the road. Trouble was it was very dark and I didn't see the lines until I was just before it and I couldn't brake as hard as I had wished because I was concious of cars behind me. I naively thought the cameras would be out of use but I think that's just in and around Swindon.

    Having said all that, if I get a ticket, I bet I wasn't the only one. There were plenty of people going just as fast as me in the right hand lane. I don't normally drive like a dick but I put my hands up tonight. Generally I obey the speed limits but I find it so difficult to do less than 55 on the motorway / dual carriageways, especially when everyone else is doing at least that.

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    Probably 3 points and fixed fine.

    were you flashed???

    i know what happens when you do 100 on m25

    I don't normally drive like a **** but I put my hands up tonight

    Best to keep you hands on the steering wheel :thumbsup:

    The death penalty, better have your last supper...

    yep 3 points and a fixed penalty notice.

    Some places offer the learinig day but I think that is for higher speeds, my brother got away with no points but had to pay over £100 for the course, not available in my area (Essex). Here is three points and £60 - £90 fine.
    He was on the M1.

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    Lulu'sMammy;3752399

    The death penalty, better have your last supper...



    thats in iran and its a public stoning you will receive

    greg_68;3752390

    were you flashed???



    No...he was breaking the speed limit in his car :w00t:

    casparwhite;3752475

    thats in iran and its a public stoning you will receive



    I bet they still put the penalty points on your license as well and send the fine to the family once they stone the driver to death :whistling:

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    StevenA2000_uk;3752507

    I bet they still put the penalty points on your license as well and send … I bet they still put the penalty points on your license as well and send the fine to the family once they stone the driver to death :whistling:



    that would only be fair

    casparwhite;3752543

    that would only be fair



    Its called Karma isnt it? :thumbsup:

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    greg_68;3752390

    were you flashed???



    Not that I could see. Though my windows were fogged up and there were lots of lights from the other cars behind me.

    wendyak;3752454

    Some places offer the learinig day but I think that is for higher speeds, … Some places offer the learinig day but I think that is for higher speeds, my brother got away with no points but had to pay over £100 for the course, not available in my area (Essex). Here is three points and £60 - £90 fine. He was on the M1.



    Doubt I'll be offered that, neither of my parents were offered that for doing the same thing (exceeding reduced speed limit on a dual carriageway because of road works). Just been through confused.com and it looks like the 3 points are only going to cost me an extra £80 next year from £500 to £580 (fully comp + no excess).

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    TBH I'm hoping for one of two things:

    1) The cameras were out of use (either because Swindon council had covered them or were out of film or non existent, e.g. just white lines of road / no camera)

    2) I had slowed down sufficiently though I doubt I slowed down soon enough

    I have set off some local cameras loads of times doing 33 in a 30 and never received a ticket, touch wood! So hopefully I'll be lucky again. How long do they take to come through nowadays?

    flyingflea;3752676

    I have set off some local cameras loads of times doing 33 in a 30 and … I have set off some local cameras loads of times doing 33 in a 30 and never received a ticket, touch wood! So hopefully I'll be lucky again. How long do they take to come through nowadays?



    I think some districts set them to the limit + 10%, which means 33 may have been OK to not set it off?

    im sure swindon is diff from the rest of the uk,there was a lot on the news a few mths ago

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    emasu;3752691

    I think some districts set them to the limit + 10%, which means 33 may … I think some districts set them to the limit + 10%, which means 33 may have been OK to not set it off?



    Well when I say set it off, I mean it flashed at me once. Apparently it's the second flash that means you got caught and I've never had the local ones flash twice at me (except on one occasion when an ambulance over took me as I pulled over by the speed camera).

    flyingflea;3752750

    Well when I say set it off, I mean it flashed at me once. Apparently it's … Well when I say set it off, I mean it flashed at me once. Apparently it's the second flash that means you got caught and I've never had the local ones flash twice at me (except on one occasion when an ambulance over took me as I pulled over by the speed camera).



    You can't get done for one flash. You need 2 pics to show how far you've gone and therefore what speed you were doing between the pics.

    I hope they lock you up and throw away the key - I am a cyclist that regularly does 30mph on roads and I always get total morons wanting to show off by breaking the speed limit to get past me....... I think capital punishment should be brought back TBH lol

    sadly this is the penalty
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    there is one camera on that road., its just under the second bridge (heading away from swindon)

    there used to be one half way down the hill but that got removed......

    they never removed the white lines though

    that new road is a pita :lol:

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    thekudos;3755968

    I hope they lock you up and throw away the key - I am a cyclist that … I hope they lock you up and throw away the key - I am a cyclist that regularly does 30mph on roads and I always get total morons wanting to show off by breaking the speed limit to get past me....... I think capital punishment should be brought back TBH lol



    As I say I never been done for doing 33 in a 30 but anyway, at least we pay road tax.

    I wish the cyclists round town did 30mph, they all seem to go about 10-12mph. You ride for GB or something?

    thekudos;3755968

    I hope they lock you up and throw away the key - I am a cyclist that … I hope they lock you up and throw away the key - I am a cyclist that regularly does 30mph on roads and I always get total morons wanting to show off by breaking the speed limit to get past me....... I think capital punishment should be brought back TBH lol



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    faevilangel;3756033

    there is one camera on that road., its just under the second bridge … there is one camera on that road., its just under the second bridge (heading away from swindon)there used to be one half way down the hill but that got removed......they never removed the white lines thoughthat new road is a pita :lol:



    In that case, the good news is that there is zero chance of 6 points and 2 fines...

    bad news is that I am definitely up for getting 3 points and a fine. You sure they didn't remove both cameras as part of the Swindon Council removal of speed cameras thing?

    and yes I hate the new road as well, my TomTom gets all confused too :roll:

    flyingflea;3756096

    In that case, the good news is that there is zero chance of 6 points and … In that case, the good news is that there is zero chance of 6 points and 2 fines...bad news is that I am definitely up for getting 3 points and a fine. You sure they didn't remove both cameras as part of the Swindon Council removal of speed cameras thing?and yes I hate the new road as well, my TomTom gets all confused too :roll:



    yay!

    bring on the glee!! http://www.pjlighthouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/sparta-300-the-real-story.jpg

    dcx_badass;3756123

    Ermmm the new cameras use a infra-red flash so you wouldn't notice it … Ermmm the new cameras use a infra-red flash so you wouldn't notice it flashing anyways.



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    flyingflea;3756096

    In that case, the good news is that there is zero chance of 6 points and … In that case, the good news is that there is zero chance of 6 points and 2 fines...bad news is that I am definitely up for getting 3 points and a fine. You sure they didn't remove both cameras as part of the Swindon Council removal of speed cameras thing?and yes I hate the new road as well, my TomTom gets all confused too :roll:



    not lat time i was on the road (last weekend)

    its a bright yellow camera just past the bridge :whistling:

    those cameras having been on for a couple of weeks , i go past them quite often an have never been flashed an doing over the limit , you'd be really unlucky if you did

    sorry i meant to say they've been off for a couple of weeks

    magicbeans;3756140

    yay!bring on the glee!!



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    emasu;3756219



    haha.... i know ur failing me... but ur still funny....

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    faevilangel;3756170

    not lat time i was on the road (last weekend) its a bright yellow camera … not lat time i was on the road (last weekend) its a bright yellow camera just past the bridge :whistling:



    Yeah guess you're right. I couldn't see cos it was pitch black.

    Desp;3756194

    those cameras having been on for a couple of weeks , i go past them quite … those cameras having been on for a couple of weeks , i go past them quite often an have never been flashed an doing over the limit , you'd be really unlucky if you didsorry i meant to say they've been off for a couple of weeks



    I really hope so!! It would certainly explain why so many people do 50-55 along there.

    magicbeans;3756232

    haha.... i know ur failing me... but ur still funny....



    nope... you said "bring on the glee"

    I was insinuating "Bring on the wall"

    lol :?

    you wont hear a thing mate ! and you wouldnt have missed the flash at night ! they will just be geting put in place for when its finished !

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    geedub;3756655

    you wont hear a thing mate ! and you wouldnt have missed the flash at … you wont hear a thing mate ! and you wouldnt have missed the flash at night ! they will just be geting put in place for when its finished !



    Well I've been flashed before (see above) and I think I would have noticed but then again my windows were fogged up. Magicbeans seems to think the infra-red flash wouldn't be visible anyway though? How long I got before I find out anyway, 2 weeks?

    acecatcher3;3756701

    just say it was ur wife driving...then if she complains jus tell her that … just say it was ur wife driving...then if she complains jus tell her that if she loves u she will take the blame.



    You sound like my dad, he did that very thing to my mum but it went horribly wrong and they both ended up with points, further fines and a court hearing lol (apparently lying to the police is a crime). However, I'm not married and it would be hypocritical of me to do that as my g/f knows I wouldn't dream of letting her drive my car and neither of us have any points (yet :whistling:).

    flyingflea;3759771

    Well I've been flashed before (see above) and I think I would have … Well I've been flashed before (see above) and I think I would have noticed but then again my windows were fogged up. Magicbeans seems to think the infra-red flash wouldn't be visible anyway though? How long I got before I find out anyway, 2 weeks?.




    So, not only were you speeding, you couldn't see where you were going at the time, glad I don't live near to you.

    If you get away with this one, I bet it will not be long before you do get caught.

    Let us know how you get on, it takes about three weeks. If its not an ultra modern one, they do run out of film!!
    Keeping everything crossed.

    dcx_badass;3756123

    Ermmm the new cameras use a infra-red flash so you wouldn't notice it … Ermmm the new cameras use a infra-red flash so you wouldn't notice it flashing anyways.



    these are very rare ! about 20% of council's use them and then only a small number at that ! also these a nearly always used facing the traffic , so they can take a picture of the driver !

    also if you dont want to get caught make sure your doing over 170mph lol

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    geedub;3760832

    also if you dont want to get caught make sure your doing over 170mph lol


    I'll remember that one next time I ride a Hayabusa.. :thumbsup:

    wendyak;3760209

    Let us know how you get on, it takes about three weeks. If its not an … Let us know how you get on, it takes about three weeks. If its not an ultra modern one, they do run out of film!!Keeping everything crossed.


    Thanks and yeah I'll be sure to say if I get anything in 3 weeks time.

    Inactive;3760116

    So, not only were you speeding, you couldn't see where you were going at … So, not only were you speeding, you couldn't see where you were going at the time, glad I don't live near to you.If you get away with this one, I bet it will not be long before you do get caught.



    Actually, I could clearly see where I was going (I regularly keep my windscreen nice and clean). I admit the rear windscreen was fogged up but I could still use my side mirrors fine. Normally I would use the rear heated windscreen but I prefer them to be a bit fogged up as it reduces dazzling from other peoples' headlights which seem all too bright nowadays. Also, you imply that doing 55 in a 40 makes me an unsafe driver. As a member of the IAM I do feel that I am in fact a safer driver than your average driver. I tried to explain that the adrenaline rush was causing me to drive faster than usual and that speeding it is not something I normally do. 55 in a 40 when in normal situations is a 70 is hardly excessive either. I know I'm not alone as most other drivers were doing similar speeds.

    What makes you think it won't be long before I am caught?

    flyingflea;3756062

    As I say I never been done for doing 33 in a 30 but anyway, at least we … As I say I never been done for doing 33 in a 30 but anyway, at least we pay road tax.I wish the cyclists round town did 30mph, they all seem to go about 10-12mph. You ride for GB or something?



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    Funny you should say that .....Here's me and my buddies.... I doubt you have heard of any of them, Me and Chris Hoy just keep ourselves to ourselves.... low profile and all lol
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