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When does fixed penalty apply

Discussion in 'Motors' started by laissez-faire, 6 Jul 2006.

  1. laissez-faire

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    I have had a NIP for 100mph on a motorway. Is this just outside or just within the bounds of fixed penalty?

    Thanks.
     
  2. OllyM

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    Way outside fixed penalty territory - you'll have to go to court.
     
  3. Lopéz

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    Unfortunately that is going to be a court appearance. I got 6 points/£240 fine for 104mph 2 years ago.
     
  4. laissez-faire

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    It was a camera on a bridge on the M6. I assume it must have a very long range!
     
  5. [TW]Fox

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    Was that really 2 years ago? You make me feel SO old posting that :( I'm sure that was only a few months back :(

    Oh and Laissez, you'll never get that 500 mile tank range if you drive like that :p
     
  6. Oracle

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    No, its bang on the door, but you'll probably have to go to court
     
  7. laissez-faire

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    Is there a good list of speeds people have been caught at and the ban/points they got?

    Sam
     
  8. Lopéz

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    Well, near enough - I was caught August 04 and court was December 04!
     
  9. OllyM

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  10. Oracle

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  11. OllyM

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    Looks like it... that's pretty lucky actually.
     
  12. laissez-faire

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    Is there any more official source? Like a government site with that written?

    Also I am working in Southampton, was caught in Cumbria. Getting there could be difficult (especially if in the worst case scenario I can't drive back). Since I am a student of limited means can I request transfer to a local court?

    Thanks for all your help.
     
  13. [TW]Fox

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    Are you ****! You've got £20,000 to spend on a brand new diesel golf and spend £750 on FOOD!

    You did the crime, now do the time :p
     
  14. laissez-faire

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    Are you going to tell them that? ;)

    Seriously this is very regrettable. But a ban would have big consequences for me.

    Sam
     
  15. [TW]Fox

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    Now, I'm as anti camera as the rest of them on here as I'm sure you know but what I do think is that if you get caught, you pay up.

    A ban will have bad consequences for you. Thats kinda the idea. If it made no odds then it wouldnt be a detterant, would it? At the end of the day you were doing 100mph - whilst I'm sure it was probably safe, it is MILES over the speed limit and you knew EXACTLY what you were doing.

    If you lose your job or whatever as a result you have only yourself to blame. You dont NEED to drive at 100mph, and infact, it isnt even easy to 'accidently' do 100mph as it is to do 70-80 in a 60 or whatever.
     
  16. Fr0dders

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    i speed every day

    but this is precisely why i never do more than 90 on a motorway and never more than 20 over the limit.

    3 points i can handle, a court apperance i can not.
     
  17. laissez-faire

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