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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 22:45 
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Police to repay £18,000 in speeding fines

North Wales Police left red-faced after issuing incorrect tickets in wrong speed limit zone
Posted: 9 November 2009
by Visordown News

NORTH WALES POLICE were left with a bill to the tune of £18,000 after incorrectly issuing speeding tickets to road users travelling at more than 30mph - in a 40mph zone.
Officers made the blunder while issuing speeding fines to road users at the village of Bala in Snowdonia.
North Wales Police Superintendent Simon Shaw admitted that police had wrongly issued the fines:

"Following an enquiry by a member of the public, Gwynedd carried out a review of the relevant road traffic order and discovered the original road traffic order had not been revoked," he said.
"Consequently, despite a system of street lighting properly reflecting a 30mph speed limit the section of the road was still in fact the subject of a 40mph speed restriction."

The force will now have to repay the fines, which totalled over £18,000.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 22:56 
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I bet there are still those who will maintain that speed limits these days aren't in the least bit confusing and there can be no excuse for not complying.... :roll:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 09:04 
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There's a short length of road near me that has been 40MPH for about a decade now (previously NSL.)
I noticed the other week that the 40MPH signs had disappeared suddenly although I didn't recall seeing any notice in the paper that they wanted to make it a 30MPH.
I spoke to people who used the road and believe it or not very few had noticed the change.
I wrote to the highways dept asking about when the notice of order was published and they sent me the order copy which was dated August 2007. So what happened there? Did someone forget to take the 40MPH signs down? Was everyone doing 40MPH for the last two years liable for prosecution?
My recently purchased sat nav still warns of a camera spot at 40MPH.

CONFUSING......NEVER!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 14:40 
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Ringway Road and Ringway Road West near Manchester Airport are partly 40, and partly 50. A couple of years ago, due to some work at the airport requiring traffic to be diverted, they slapped a temporary 30 limit on the 50 stretch, and part of the 40 stretch, and put in a mini roundabout. The original limits were restored a few months ago, and new signs were erected at the point where 40 changes to 50. On both sides the speed limit posted was 30. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: It was like that for months before anybody did anything about it. BTW didn't that make both speed limits NSL, as the signage was incorrect?

As fr Brunstrom's lot, they had it coming to them. I speak as one done for doing 35 in a 30 on Anglesey a few years ago.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 00:02 
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OUCH -will that mean a reduction in SCP staff ??,or an increase in "enforcement" to make up the backlog - being wales we know the answer . :o :o

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:44 
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nedsram wrote:
Ringway Road and Ringway Road West near Manchester Airport are partly 40, and partly 50. A couple of years ago, due to some work at the airport requiring traffic to be diverted, they slapped a temporary 30 limit on the 50 stretch, and part of the 40 stretch, and put in a mini roundabout. The original limits were restored a few months ago, and new signs were erected at the point where 40 changes to 50. On both sides the speed limit posted was 30. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: It was like that for months before anybody did anything about it. BTW didn't that make both speed limits NSL, as the signage was incorrect?

I finally see why they had put in signs with 30 on each side. A month ago the entire road from Moss Nook to the airport was reduced to 30. That includes the long dead straight stretch, formerly 50, with no buildings at all on either side. Of course nobody takes a blind bit of notice, so unless it's actively enforced (most unlikely) it will have been a complete waste of money, as well as being utterly inappropriate. :twisted:

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