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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 13:25 
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I was driving down a dual carridgeway(a120 in Essex) today, clear visibility and decent conditions when I noticed a police camera on a motorcycle on my side. I was in the fast lane doing anywhere between 78 and 82 mph. Can anyone remind me what speed you generally get fined/courses at on 70 mph dual carridgeways?

It would be pretty embarrassing to get a fine since I am constantly mocked for driving too carefully on most roads, so bit annoyed.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 20:47 
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probably around 79MPH which would read about 82ish on most speedos. You are probably borderline.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 22:57 
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WAS 10%+2MPH, but I've heard tell that it can differ. Only nice thing is that if it was Police motorbike, it's either a speed survey, or your speed was not enough to arouse interest, as from TV programs ( Emergency Bikers ) , if you are in excess they usually stop you and give you a lecture or lecture + ticket. As graball says, you could be border line. Speedo could be up to 10 % overread ,and that equals ( at 80 ) ,overread of up to 8MPH,meaning true speed of 72.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 07:19 
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Ok thanks guys, guess I just have to wait. Do Police Motorbikes always pull you over then if they have clocked you?I may have been doing under 80 I didnt actually see for sure during than mile or so, but I now it wasnt over about 81-82 on the speedo.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 17:50 
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Nothing came through the post, is it still 14 days you have to have received NIP by?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 04:01 
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ItsEssexRob wrote:
Nothing came through the post, is it still 14 days you have to have received NIP by?


They have 14 days to post it. Most send them out a lot quicker than that.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:09 
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If later than 14 days they usually try things like ¨registration details not correct on DVLA¨, or ¨slow post¨
Been there...
The 10% + 2mph ONLY refers to POLICE and NOT to council-installed average speed measurment...as many drivers on the A23 heading towards green-taliban-infested Brighton will testify (home of the 4-lane 20mph roads).

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:30 
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If it is a company vehicle then it can be 6months!
However 70 is your legal speed limit if you are in a standard car and not towing etc .... :)
A bikecop as others have said ought to have pulled you at the time.
It sounds like he was reminding you than pulling you. :)

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 09:56 
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Essex police operate mobile units on motorcycles with hand-held laser/camera combinations. These units mostly operate exactly the same as the units in safety camera vans. The units are operated by police officers and police staff.


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