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I have recently returned from Australia where I was driving a hired car. I have now received two speeding fines in the post relating to being caught on camera. As I drove over 3600 miles in four weeks...
To realise the depths to which the ‘law’ can sink in the UK, please search for "SPEED CAMERA DEBACLE" on YouTube.
Last night I was flashed by gantry cameras on the M25 which I am told now enforce the national limit even when the variable function is switched off. As I had the cruise set on a respectable 73 mph how...
Would speed activated traffic lights at the approach to a village centre need to be installed on both sides of the road? (I believe they are used in Spain but do not go there). Some local people here have...
With reference to the Government’s plans to install extra speed limit signs. I can see the logic as to why this should be thought necessary. My wife and I recently toured an unfamiliar area using ordinary...
We are a retired couple who own two cars, both of which have been insured by Direct Line for many years. I am the named driver on my husband's policy, and he is the named driver on mine. I recently received...
I find it hard to believe that your correspondent ES was caught doing 54mph in a 50mph zone, as the leeway guidelines are 10 per cent plus 2mph, i.e. 57mph. I have been driving past a 50mph speed camera...
Regarding AA's neighbour being fined for driving 2mph over the speed limit (22 June), the police here in Hong Kong deduct 4mph from your recorded speed to allow for the inaccuracy of speed cameras. They...
I have just received an NIP which states that on 12/12 I was caught speeding at 35mph in a 30mph zone - surprisingly enough, just before it jumps up to 40mph on a rural country road. My question, however,...
My 19 year old son has had a full licence since 26th February this year. Today I received a NIP relating to an offence of 40mph in a 30mph zone. I am the registered keeper of the car but he was definitely...
 

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