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I was travelling at approximately 55 mph in a 50mph area not the 66mph the camera suggests
Thank you very much, yes it's not the answer I would have liked but accept that i was at fault. I did actually think i was in a 60mph zone as it's quite a major dual carriageway. I didn't notice any 50mph signs at the time but have looked on google this afternoon and accept that there are signs. My main concern is that i know i wasn't in any hurry and that my speedo was registering well under 60mph and their clock is definately out of sinc. I can accept a slap on the wrist for doing maybe 55-57 which would possibly have relieved me from any prosecution but would certainly feel hard done by not having the option of doing a driver awareness course because I was way over the legal speed limit, which i am adament is wrong. Thank you again for your advice. Kind Regards
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Hi, thanks for your last message.
I submitted my NOIP and have now received a conditional offer of a fixed penalty. They haven't given me the opportunity of a driver awareness course, so now I have the option of paying the £60 fine and accepting 3 points or going to court. As you mentioned earlier the little guy in court up against the Police is unlikely to prove successful. There are however flaws with the police's statement. The timing of the incident is definately 8 minutes out and as the police have intimated my speed was recorded at 66mph by the camera, which would suggest my car speedometer would be showing 70mph. When the camera flashed my speed on the speedometer was around 58mph and as it seems to be slightly out along with most other vehicles I would suggest I was doing around 54-55mph. I've had the car for 10yrs and having driven passed a few speed awareness signs know that it does seem to be approximately 10% over what the sign is showing me. I understand this is quite common in most cars.
I accept that I may have been slightly over the 50mph limit and that there is no excuse even though it was at such an early hour. I was in no rush as I had over 55 mins to complete a 25 min journey. In general I would have expected to have been let off or at the very least be given the opportunityof an awareness course.
I'm sorry to labour the point but do you think there is any point in me writing the Police and explaining the situation.
Thank you again, are you saying that you wouldn't pay the fine and always risk going to court?.
I guess my only defence would be although I accept at the time of the flash I may have been slightly over the legal limit although if they were to check the motorway cameras around 3,09 when they say I was flashed I was actually 9-10 miles further up the road and a long way from the dual carriageway they suggest i was on. I suppose getting this evidence would prove difficult for me.
As you say the court case although may only result in the same 3 points the costs could be expensive. I am currently unemployed and would find any costs expensive.
with no defence, what would you say at court. Or would you just hope they don't summon you.
I guess I have a couple of options.
I will write to them first and then take the court route if necessary. Thanks for your advice.I do feel I am being penalised for the wrong reason and incorrect data. I will keep you informed for reference etc.
Thanks very much once again.
I'll keep you posted.