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kshakes

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kshakes says:

Speeding fine

WTF !! Had my Bike 4 weeks, Getting some miles in and using it for work..Loving it, then this evening on the doormat a Notice of Prosecution for doing 46 in a 30 area.  Ok, I know I'm wrong but it was done by a manned camera hidden in a side street behind a bus shelter !!! He was not positioned there for safety reasons. He was there to earn the robbing goverment a living. All help and advice appreciated:mad:

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Lifeintheslowlane

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or maybe

its to stop you doing 46 in a 30 area????

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cheekymonkey

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cheekymonkey says:

L.I.T.S.L.....a bit harsh!

Just pay up. You were unlucky.


I got complimented on my parking last week, when I got back to the car it was written on the windscreen,.......Parking Fine!

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Lifeintheslowlane

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not unlucky -

doing nearly 50 past a bus stop in a built up area! Just hand it to the 'ban all motorcycles brigade' on a plate

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smoto5

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smoto5 says:

Anybody can make a mistake, but

these days, it's not hard to end up with more points before those are off, so you'll have to do your research online and from specialist motoring solicitors on your next course of action.

It's hard to have much sympathy though, your speedo would be likely to showing more like 50mph (allowing for inaccuracies of calibration) best start paying more attention, it's usually more of a car drivers mistake, too fast in town, and then too slow outside of it. It could have been a child legging it into the road, or you going over the bonnet of a car :shock: Please learn from it :smile

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kshakes

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kshakes says:

Understand

Your comments, 


It was a dual carrigeway, I had set off from some lights which I had filtered my way to the front. It was uphill and I accelerated to get away from the traffic. It was a sunday lunch and there was no traffic about. I accept it was my fault. My grievance is the position of the camera and the fact it was hidden. I am very aware of what is around me. It just seems to me underhand policing.

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bazablue

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bazablue says:

speed

but you werent aware were you? tip....in a built up area,when you filter to the front,DONT pass the first vehicle,let him pull away,youll pass after,that way the cars set the pace and its more difficult to pick you out!!!im telling you that as an ex...that way you will settle your speed to match the traffic in a built up area without any throttle slip!!!and if you are in the prime position ie early view  ....you arent speeding and not pickeable!!!!learn and digest.

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750FLYER

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750FLYER says:

Fair cop mate,

I know it sucks but u just gotta pay the fine.

I'm no speed angel  and my licence history is testament to that fact... I'll go batty out on the open road, BUT... Golden rule: 30mph areas are an exception.

I remember few years ago out on a ride with few mates, there was some biker out on the same road.. was slow as shit out on the twisties and so we passed him... get to the next small village town, we all slow to 30.. this prick comes past us doing 50-60 in the 30 zone.. other side of village we went past again cos he was slow on twists again. This went on for ages town after town and that cunt makes us all look bad. just keep to 30 in the 30 zones

Good luck  :wink:

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joeslow

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joeslow says:

Yep

I always think that a visible camera unit is best as it makes all the road users aware they should take care more at that area. Hidden cameras down side streets and in horseboxes do nothing for the public - police relationship.

I was bollocked by a bike cop with a speed gun many years ago and it worked. He let me off and I took a lot more care with my riding, especially when I saw blokes standing with one foot in the gutter facing down the road at me.

Take care mate and put it down to learning.



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sgt61

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sgt61 says:

cop once told me

 "if it is a built up area and says 30 or 40 stick to it......you have more chance of getting caught out in these areas, if its the national limit out in the sticks enjoy yourself but always know your limits". Sound advice which I've stuck too.

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kaioxygen

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kaioxygen says:

Agreed

Yep sgt61, I'f I'm in a build up area I do the limit (or near enough). On the open road the police are much more lenient

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