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    Got Flashed by a Speed Camera

    What is the penalty?
    How + When will I get Informed?
    Very worried please help!
    Thanks.

    79 Comments

    Depends on the speed etc, the registered owner should find out within 14 days if any action is to be taken

    Men in white coats will arrive at 5am, enjoy your freedom while you can.

    Is it still a £60 fine??? I haven't had one of those in years oO

    Banned

    It its over 20% higher than the speed limit, they will come to your house unannounced and steal your children or your mum.

    Move away while you can.

    The fine is the cheap bit, wait till your insurance finds out about the points, now thats scary

    You could be lucky and get offered the course
    Depends on your speed tho

    Banned

    Depends on speed

    Usually 3 points and a £60 fine

    if you're really lucky there was no film in the camera

    At night I drive behind people as they drive through speed cameras and flash my headlights twice. The break lights bring a smile to my face.

    freeDUMB

    At night I drive behind people as they drive through speed cameras and … At night I drive behind people as they drive through speed cameras and flash my headlights twice. The break lights bring a smile to my face.



    lol, that's hilarious!!

    If its a route emergency services use often, is doesn't always have film in it-
    or when the camera is put there as a 'trap' instead of a 'deterant' if you know what i mean.

    If its a motorway camera, or a real hazardous area prone to accidents then you should have been more careful...

    Random fun:
    Apply for a dupe licence, [pref with a change of addy] but tell em you lost both parts.
    send your old one for points and stash it. use your new 1 everywhere.
    yes it will be in the records but not on your licence. Use your old one when driving around coz if you get pulled the'll just take it off you to distroy it and tell you to use your new one.

    Here.. you could use my old "I was at a student party" and give them random student address and names of mates. explain you must have left your keys on the mantle piece / table and found them later on. (you will get a court date letter- attend court but they will dismiss your case when it goes to the judge)
    worked for me.

    oh yeah there's jobs at pizza hut
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    yeahbutitsnotfree

    If its a route emergency services use often, is doesn't always have film … If its a route emergency services use often, is doesn't always have film in it-or when the camera is put there as a 'trap' instead of a 'deterant' if you know what i mean.If its a motorway camera, or a real hazardous area prone to accidents then you should have been more careful...Random fun:Apply for a dupe licence, [pref with a change of addy] but tell em you lost both parts.send your old one for points and stash it. use your new 1 everywhere.yes it will be in the records but not on your licence. Use your old one when driving around coz if you get pulled the'll just take it off you to distroy it and tell you to use your new one.Here.. you could use my old "I was at a student party" and give them random student address and names of mates. explain you must have left your keys on the mantle piece / table and found them later on. (you will get a court date letter- attend court but they will dismiss your case when it goes to the judge)worked for me.oh yeah there's jobs at pizza hut[img]http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTp-C78GsxwNxfHA5ziaBrFnG_5gAbRUKHBjQFs4Sn19RrItqXvyw[/img]



    failure to notify who the driver was is also an offence carrying more or less the same penalties now.

    @OP was it on the a69, i saw someone traveling in opposite direction flashed on there yesterday afternoon
    Edited by: "maddogb" 18th Dec 2010

    you should get a letter within 14 days.

    I've been flashed many times by speed cameras and traffic light cameras (for jumping red lights) altogether about 5 times but luckily (or miraculously) never been caught :\

    I hope you get away with it tbh!

    Stationary speed cameras (the ones not manned by the police) will flash you at anything over the speed limit and you will get points and a fine or offered the course (first time offenders and falling within a certain speed limit).

    However, the temporary ones manned by the police can be a bit more lenient. I read somewhere that they will only follow through with cases over 10% + 2mph over the limit (something along those lines - don't quote me on it). However, this is down to jurisdiction of the local police force and some may be just as nasty as the stationary cameras.

    Either way - remember where stationary police cameras are (small lines on road, signs, etc) and memorise common areas where the police will sit waiting. Or follow the speed limit everywhere.

    mus_ne

    you should get a letter within 14 days. I've been flashed many times by … you should get a letter within 14 days. I've been flashed many times by speed cameras and traffic light cameras (for jumping red lights) altogether about 5 times but luckily (or miraculously) never been caught :\I hope you get away with it tbh!



    You seem to be a really good, safe driver, no wonder insurance premiums keep going up.

    mus_ne

    you should get a letter within 14 days. I've been flashed many times by … you should get a letter within 14 days. I've been flashed many times by speed cameras and traffic light cameras (for jumping red lights) altogether about 5 times but luckily (or miraculously) never been caught :\I hope you get away with it tbh!



    Good to see you're learning from your near miss oO

    DAMNOME

    Good to see you're learning from your near miss oO


    I think we're supposed to say that he's one cool dude for putting others peoples lives at risk for his poor driving skills....

    gari189

    Good to see you're learning from your near miss oO


    I think we're supposed to say that he's one cool dude for putting others peoples lives at risk for his poor driving skills....[/quote]

    " Cool Dude " .... I can think of some more suitable terminology, but best not post it on here.

    How long do points stay on your licence for?
    I'm asking cos I got 3 about 18 months ago

    Butterbean

    How long do points stay on your licence for?I'm asking cos I got 3 about … How long do points stay on your licence for?I'm asking cos I got 3 about 18 months ago



    4 years, but only count if you get caught within 3 years

    Edited by: "jtx" 18th Dec 2010

    4 Years from the date of conviction but you have to apply for them to be removed off your paper license. Do this by sending it in and getting new one, its free to do this.

    If you were in a 30mph zone and did under 40mph the fine is usually £60 and 3 points on your license. What you could do is if your mum or dad has been driving for many years, get them to take the points for you x

    If this is first time then they would offer you a speed awarness course cost you £82,and if you are unable to attend then case would be transferred to court.

    dave19

    If this is first time then they would offer you a speed awarness course … If this is first time then they would offer you a speed awarness course cost you £82,and if you are unable to attend then case would be transferred to court.


    It was my first time but I didn't get offered a course. Just a fine and 3 points. But I was doing 40 in a 30 mph zone, and was stopped by police not a camera. Does that make a difference?

    nessynoo01

    4 years, but only count if you get caught within 3 years



    However the really annoying - and expensive - thing is that most (all?) car insurance companies want to know about all your 'criminal driving convictions' in the past 5 years, whether they are still on your licence or not. So one or more speeding (and other) convictions means increased car insurance premiums for many years afterwards... (You can compare your quotes for car insurance with and without any driving convictions by getting quotes online with and without the convictions, but of course you cannot actually buy the one for a clean driving record...)

    missgem

    4 Years from the date of conviction but you have to apply for them to be … 4 Years from the date of conviction but you have to apply for them to be removed off your paper license. Do this by sending it in and getting new one, its free to do this. If you were in a 30mph zone and did under 40mph the fine is usually £60 and 3 points on your license. What you could do is if your mum or dad has been driving for many years, get them to take the points for you x



    This is highly illegal and I wouldn't suggest doing it.

    You may get away with it, you need to be notified withn 14 days, being xmas and bad weather it may delay getting the film from camaera, processing, mail.

    if its after 14 days they can't touch you...... MC Hammer style.

    loving the law breaking being committed by members here, you go green in the face when your insurance premiums go up, but you don't stick to speed limits, and lie to the dvla about who is driving.

    Some people ...if you commit the crime then own up...

    The 14 days bit is slightly wrong, all the police have to do is send a form asking for the drivers details within 14 days and that 14 days is the amount of time they get to post it. If it doesn't arrive due to the current snow and Royal Mail problems for say 20 days, it will still count if the police can prove that it was sent within the 14 days.

    (I used to send them, sorry )

    moose109

    The 14 days bit is slightly wrong, all the police have to do is send a … The 14 days bit is slightly wrong, all the police have to do is send a form asking for the drivers details within 14 days and that 14 days is the amount of time they get to post it. If it doesn't arrive due to the current snow and Royal Mail problems for say 20 days, it will still count if the police can prove that it was sent within the 14 days.(I used to send them, sorry )



    :(:( NO! i cant look at people like you the same especially parking wardens arrR!!!!!
    Edited by: "jackvdbuk" 18th Dec 2010

    jackvdbuk

    :(:( NO! i cant look at people like you the same especially parking … :(:( NO! i cant look at people like you the same especially parking wardens arrR!!!!!



    Don't get me started on parking wardens...

    missgem

    What you could do is if your mum or dad has been driving for many years, … What you could do is if your mum or dad has been driving for many years, get them to take the points for you x



    Thats TERRIBLE advice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    OP I was caught this year................twice. Always had old cars and drove for 23years with a clean license. This year got a brand new car and in space of 3/4 months got caught speeding as I just wasnt used to the car and how quiet the engine is. Anyway, totally my fault and the worry was just awful. First time it was 39 in a 30, second time was 82 on the motorway and both were £60 fines and 3 points.

    I drive like a pensioner now as two more strikes and am out and its not worth it

    Banned

    OP seems 'very worried' - NOT!

    missgem

    4 Years from the date of conviction but you have to apply for them to be … 4 Years from the date of conviction but you have to apply for them to be removed off your paper license. Do this by sending it in and getting new one, its free to do this. If you were in a 30mph zone and did under 40mph the fine is usually £60 and 3 points on your license. What you could do is if your mum or dad has been driving for many years, get them to take the points for you x



    Which is fraud, and very bad advice to give anyone.

    They will end up with a criminal record if found out.

    Banned

    missgem

    4 Years from the date of conviction but you have to apply for them to be … 4 Years from the date of conviction but you have to apply for them to be removed off your paper license. Do this by sending it in and getting new one, its free to do this. If you were in a 30mph zone and did under 40mph the fine is usually £60 and 3 points on your license. What you could do is if your mum or dad has been driving for many years, get them to take the points for you x


    Yeah, try this and then maybe your mum/dad/you will all get done for fraud and / or no insurance and speeding lol

    I've seen some daft advice on here but that takes the biscuit.

    Not bad advice, at all just an alternative! The amount of threads and dodgy people on here, and you say this is bad advice haha! Your opinion so i will let you have it! One of my friends did it a good few years ago, and it was either that or be banned from driving, as they had points on there license which were due for coming off, but got 3 more! And no they werent a bad driver, just unlucky!

    bossyboots

    Thats TERRIBLE advice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OP I was caught this … Thats TERRIBLE advice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OP I was caught this year................twice. Always had old cars and drove for 23years with a clean license. This year got a brand new car and in space of 3/4 months got caught speeding as I just wasnt used to the car and how quiet the engine is. Anyway, totally my fault and the worry was just awful. First time it was 39 in a 30, second time was 82 on the motorway and both were £60 fines and 3 points.I drive like a pensioner now as two more strikes and am out and its not worth it



    So what if you got caught two more times, would you let yourself get banned from driving or do the alternative?

    missgem

    So what if you got caught two more times, would you let yourself get … So what if you got caught two more times, would you let yourself get banned from driving or do the alternative?



    Yes! I would need to face the consequences - I would never get someone to lie and say that they were the driver!! Suppose we are all different!

    faevilangel

    loving the law breaking being committed by members here, you go green in … loving the law breaking being committed by members here, you go green in the face when your insurance premiums go up, but you don't stick to speed limits, and lie to the dvla about who is driving.Some people ...if you commit the crime then own up...



    Yeh and if people were forced to have their own insurance meaning they would get a suitable vehicle instead of being able to live of the parents that may stop a lot of accidents as well.
    Edited by: "newbie1001" 18th Dec 2010

    bossyboots

    Yes! I would need to face the consequences - I would never get someone to … Yes! I would need to face the consequences - I would never get someone to lie and say that they were the driver!! Suppose we are all different!



    Yup hun, everyones different, im not sure what i would do in that circumstance, as i would die without my car, with having 3 kids and living miles away from anywhere...xxxxx
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