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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...
I was recently sent a NIP and the speed limit was 40mph on this particular road,and was told I was doing 51mph. My SatNav gives me a different speed as to that of the van speedometer. Given that I...
My brother was on holiday from Canada and borrowed my car for a few days, and he was caught speeding on camera. I can identify him as the driver, but his Canadian address will be of no use to the police,...
I received a letter from Thames Valley Police Fixed Penalty Support Unit on 7th Sept 2011 to notify me that I was doing 36mph in a 30mph restriction on August 17th 2011. I wrote back to them to suggest...
Having driven over Tower Bridge for many years, at all times of day and night and first being made aware of the 20 mph restriction (after first reading about it in your column I think?), I managed to forget...
 

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