M6 North Variable Speed Cameras
Posted 20 November 2010 - 06:03 PM
Posted 20 November 2010 - 06:42 PM
Posted 20 November 2010 - 06:47 PM
Posted 20 November 2010 - 09:20 PM
Posted 21 November 2010 - 12:47 PM
Word of warning though serial offenders will get a visit if Notices are continually ignored, remember,you can't negotiate with a camera and the law of averages says that if you speed and take the chance the camera isn't loaded with film or the authority who is responsible for it won't be ar*ed to send the NIP through by registered post eventually all of these factors will fall into place and you will get done. After driving for over 25 years (not continually before the smart ar*es start) I've been stopped numerous times for "appearing to be going to fast", on most of the occasions I most definitely was but as they couldn't prove it and I wouldn't admit to it (without being cocky to the police officers face-be humble and diplomatic) I have got away with only two speeding offences.
These offences are where I learned my lessons, the first one was an unmarked car-well into ban territory but after major grovelling I managed to negotiate it down to a fixed penalty and 3 points (prosecuted for 96mph on the M5 southbound, was actually well over that but the copper was a fair bloke taking the conditions and the car I was driving into consideration), the second one was where I learnt (after legal advice) not to automatically respond to a notice, a temp camera on a bridge, more than twice the legal posted limit and I HAD to attend Staffordshire County Court, bringing someone with me who could drive me home if the ruling was a straight ban , it nearly cost me my job, it did cost me 6 points and £400.00 fine which is why I never take chances with cameras, or potential camera sites now.
The best advice is to get a subscription to a speed camera database (one that is updated weekly-especially if you do a lot of miles), always take notice of the posted limit on the gantries and stay within 10% of whatever speed is posted, never be complacent, the fear of loosing my licence and the implications it would have had on every aspect of my life has made me realise that it just isn't worth the chance.
All of the above is based on major A roads and motorways, I know certain aspects apply to speeding full stop (ie you can't always anticipate what is going to happen outside of your control etc etc), but going fast in built up areas is something completely different, having the death of a child/person on your conscience because of your actions is something I know I couldn't live with so just be careful, the limits are there for a reason even if it is just to control the traffic flow as on the M6/M42.
Posted 21 November 2010 - 07:51 PM
Posted 13 December 2010 - 08:00 PM
Posted 13 December 2010 - 08:38 PM
Posted 13 December 2010 - 09:25 PM
3 weeks and I've had nothing yet...
Howeever, it was in a company van, which means it may still be in the post, just being redirected.
If anything this weather helps you out - if you don't get it in 14 days, they can't serve you with it!
Sorry but thats wrong...
If the vehicle is not registered to you at your home address i\e a company vehicle, rental vehicle ect they can serve the NIP to you with it at any time without limit.
Also if there is a postal strike or extreme adverse weather that had beyond their control delayed the NIP beyond 14 days as long as they have taken all reasonable steps to try to serve you with it again the '14 day' rule does not apply.
Edited by MrSimba, 13 December 2010 - 09:26 PM.
Posted 14 December 2010 - 07:01 PM
Posted 15 December 2010 - 03:22 PM
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