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You are thinking of fixed devices, they have to be visible and signed.
But the Police can enforce speeding whenever they want.
However if you were doing more than 34mph in a 30mph zone then you would be liable in any event as the guidelines say 10% + 2mph.
So in a 30mph its 35mph or more, 40mph, 46mph or more etc.
So I am sorry to say anything over this speed then you would be liable for prosecution. Therefore in reality anything over and above won't make an awful lot of difference.
You can of course challenge if you disagree which means going to Court.
However it would be your word against the Police Officer and the Court is likely to believe the Police Officer. Again if you were driving in excess of 30mph you would be liable for the offence. Then if convicted you are looking at a higher fine, maybe more points, costs of serveral hundred £ and a victim surchage.
This is the reality I am afraid.
I know it is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
But I assume you accept you were doing over 30mph? If so, then the offence is made out.
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Yes but if you accept you were doing over 30, then its an offence anyway. You must have an idea of speed even +/- 5mph or so
Then its a matter for you.
You can either accept you were speeding and take the ticket.
Or you can reject it and it goes to Court, but you risk a much higher penalty.
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