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      03-13-2008, 01:26 PM   #1
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Caught doing 96 on the motorway...

Any ideas what I'll be in for?

The fleet manager left me a message so I've not seen the letter but I get the impression from his tone that it is a notice of intended prosecution rather than an offer of a fixed penalty.

I'll hold my hands up and take whats coming (can't do a lot else!), just wondered if anyone else had been in a similar predicament?
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Sounds expensive + 5/6 points which won't equate to prizes!
I'd be getting some form of legal advice also at that speed,it's ban territory.

What were the road conditions at the time,foggy,rainy etc, it does make a difference.

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Sounds expensive + 5/6 points which won't equate to prizes!
I'd be getting some form of legal advice also at that speed,it's ban territory.

What were the road conditions at the time,foggy,rainy etc, it does make a difference.

You might find this sight useful:

http://www.pepipoo.com/

Four years ago (long time I know) I got done doing 98.2mph on the M25. Ended up with 5 points and a 360 fine
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      03-13-2008, 02:08 PM   #4
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SP50's carry 3-6 points, discretionary disqualification and do not exceed level 4 fines (2,500), comforting! All subjective according to varying circumstances.

I may well be paying a visit down south at some point in the future. Is it really that bad down there for speed cameras etc?
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Any ideas what I'll be in for?

The fleet manager left me a message so I've not seen the letter but I get the impression from his tone that it is a notice of intended prosecution rather than an offer of a fixed penalty.

I'll hold my hands up and take whats coming (can't do a lot else!), just wondered if anyone else had been in a similar predicament?
I've been done twice for doing 96 on the motorway, but that was in the good old days when the most you got under 100mph was a simple fixed penalty and three shiny new points.

Which motorway did you get caught on ?
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didnt realise 90 odd was a ban these days, thought it was 100 still.

I came across a van the other day about late 90's didnt even brake cuz it had orange lights so thought it was a contractor type van, untill i got closer and saw it sdaid safety cams

But i need to ask you guys, it was on the right hand side of the bridge above me and closer to the other side of the road not mine, was it doing people on the other side of the carrieageway or my side?

(was in work van)
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didnt realise 90 odd was a ban these days, thought it was 100 still.

I came across a van the other day about late 90's didnt even brake cuz it had orange lights so thought it was a contractor type van, untill i got closer and saw it sdaid safety cams

But i need to ask you guys, it was on the right hand side of the bridge above me and closer to the other side of the road not mine, was it doing people on the other side of the carrieageway or my side?

(was in work van)
If it was on a bidge above did it have a black window on the side of the van that you could see?
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If it was on a bidge above did it have a black window on the side of the van that you could see?
YES, but it was on the other side and on the right, not my side closest to the barrier above me (on his wrong side of the road) and not on my left hand side but on my right above the opposite carriegeway?!
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      03-13-2008, 03:35 PM   #10
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its got to be a court job you can turn up or dont i think, first of all they ask who was driving,then they send you a letter saying the court date. depends on the judge that day i guess,
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Have a look at this guy. I have been told he is very good:

http://www.freemankeepondriving.com/

I know this has worked in the pass (about 2 years ago), but I can't say by whom, cough.
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YES, but it was on the other side and on the right, not my side closest to the barrier above me (on his wrong side of the road) and not on my left hand side but on my right above the opposite carriegeway?!
You will probably be ok as it was on the other carridgeway. The may have windows on both sides of the van.
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Boo, they have to send a NIP before an offer of fixed penalty to identify who was driving and wether they`re eligible for a fixed penalty offer. I got done at 93 last year and was told the cut off was 96 mph in a 70. Speak to a brief but I really wouldn`t worry to much. (unless od course your already on 9 ).
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mikem Boo, they have to send a NIP before an offer of fixed penalty to identify who was driving and wether they`re eligible for a fixed penalty offer. I got done at 93 last year and was told the cut off was 96 mph in a 70. Speak to a brief but I really wouldn`t worry to much. (unless od course your already on 9 ).
Mike based on Boo's OP his fleet manager might have already received the NIP.
It's strange the amount of conflicting info that people recount when nicked by the boys in blue.
I was done in 2004 on the M6 toll, I was told then that anything over and above 95mph was a potential ban.

Strangely enough I got done on the M3 nr Basingstoke in 2001 for 103.4 mph,got away with 5 points and a 300.00 fine.
Whats really weird is that my license has it recorded as a SP30 offence code

Best of luck Boo, no point in losing sleep over it though, just come up with a suitable bad luck and heart tugging story as mitigating circumstances.
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Mike based on Boo's OP his fleet manager might have already received the NIP.
It's strange the amount of conflicting info that people recount when nicked by the boys in blue.
I was done in 2004 on the M6 toll, I was told then that anything over and above 95mph was a potential ban.

Strangely enough I got done on the M3 nr Basingstoke in 2001 for 103.4 mph,got away with 5 points and a 300.00 fine.
Whats really weird is that my license has it recorded as a SP30 offence code

Best of luck Boo, no point in losing sleep over it though, just come up with a suitable bad luck and heart tugging story as mitigating circumstances.

Interesting you got done on the Birmingham superhighway. I have always wondered if the police can get you on a toll road.
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You will probably be ok as it was on the other carridgeway. The may have windows on both sides of the van.
Hope so mate
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Interesting you got done on the Birmingham superhighway. I have always wondered if the police can get you on a toll road.
It's like a turkey shoot for the boys in blue, nice relatively new stretch of tarmac,hardly any traffic, lots of bridges for the boys from the local cuntstabulary to sit on and swoop down on silly *eckers like me who are totally oblivious to the vultures from above.

You live and learn.

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I was told that @96+ you can't get a fixed penalty & have to go to court.

6 points & fine or a ban not exceeding 42 days i think.

Oddly enough, even though motorways are the safest roads, you get the harshest penalties for speeding on them.

I got pulled by plod a while back and am currently awaiting a court date as well
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YES, but it was on the other side and on the right, not my side closest to the barrier above me (on his wrong side of the road) and not on my left hand side but on my right above the opposite carriegeway?!
Carlos, can you please bring some aspirin to UK5? I'm still gonna have a headache even then.
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Carlos, can you please bring some aspirin to UK5? I'm still gonna have a headache even then.
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Carlos, can you please bring some aspirin to UK5? I'm still gonna have a headache even then.
Surely you understood Carl's very clear description of the vans location Floyd?

Now ... Who's on first, What's on second, I Don't Know is on third...
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Hi all, thanks for the replies....

I've not seen the letter yet, but it was on the M180 near scunthorpe a couple of weeks ago...

There I am, minding my own business, on one of the quietest bits of motorway you could ever hope for - mid morning, sunny day - I overtake a line of lorrys, 4 or 5 of them in a convoy.

I'm only in the middle lane - it's that quiet - and the instant I clear the last lorry..... there's the van.

If they've got a photo, it'll be clear what I'm saying at this point!!

Points don't worry me - I'm currently point free, but a ban would put me on very dodgy ground regarding my employment.

I'll let you know how I get on....

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