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Oct 05

Posts: 31

mike1300 says:

just got my self off gatso offence

Dear Sir or Madam
I acknowledge receipt of your letter regarding the alleged speeding offence in Bury.
I can remember the speed camera taking the photos of me in the Citroen van and noted i was only doing a few mph and though nothing would come of it..I have included the two pictures of my van and have noticed it has not moved very far from one picture to the next in fact it has moved two road markings which are 3 feet apart (i have measured them )I understand there is a 0.5 second gap between the photos ,from this i have worked out the following
Formula speed=gap x marks x 0.6818
3 x2 x0 x.6818=4.09 mph
As you can see just over 4 mph is nowhere near the speed limit (30mph)
Also you can see in the photos barely two van lengths in front of me the traffic is stationary as there is now gaps between the cars i am unlikely to be doing 43mph with such a short distance to stop.I think you need to re-examine my case

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Feb 09

Posts: 4771

philehidiot says:

This should go to

the papers. It's disgusting that these are decreed to be accurate when they're just not. I've just been practising a presentation on ultrasound imaging how inaccurate it can be with the problems of Doppler. It's the same principle with the same problems.

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Oct 05

Posts: 31

mike1300 says:

just got my self off gatso offence

yes true,but you would think if it cant work right all the time it should be withdrawn,its only it falls in with the goverments thinking on speed

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Apr 08

Posts: 9768

old(ish)git says:

looks like...

someone in that nip room doesn't know what a decimal point is for. (4.3):smile

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Sep 04

Posts: 65

YankeeSpy says:

Interesting and fun story...

But did I miss something?

Two three foot markers in 1/2 second, right?
12 feet per second = 8.2 mph
Either way, great story, good job Mike1300.

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