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      08-18-2012, 04:34 PM   #23
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Did the officer sitting in the drivers side have his Gaydor out, if so try and get his phone number

Always more than one way to skin a cat
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115 overtaking two cars on a B Road, afraid IMHO you deserve to be walking especially given you already have 6 points. We can all speed but sometimes it goes beyond that into recklessness.
The road was perfectly straight and clear and I could see for quite some distance
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5 years ago now i got caught doing 101mph in a 70mph zone got 3 points and 60 fine. good luck.
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      08-18-2012, 05:52 PM   #26
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I've been down in England the last few days and i remember know how bad it is down here.

Cameras are everywhere, police vans, speed cameras and VOSA vans too.

Staying close to Alton Towers all the local villages all have plenty of cameras. They are all placed at the foot of hills just looking for the odd driver to creep over.

It wasn't places that looked a bad place to speed. Just likely places to catch people.
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      08-19-2012, 02:44 AM   #27
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Just tell them someone nicked it using the OBD for a spin then returned it
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The road was perfectly straight and clear and I could see for quite some distance

So you thought you would do nearly twice the legal limit.
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      08-19-2012, 03:24 AM   #29
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Went past a camera van today at some ridiculous speed, have consoled myself that I can say goodbye to my license but how long can I expect to be banned for?

I already have 6 points (3 to come off in May) and was on a B-Road at the time, any advice guys?
Ask for several extensions, or at least as many as you can get. This will buy you time for previous points to drop off your record. Not sure of your monetary status, but you might want to obtain a lawyer since they all know each other etc and can possibly cut you a deal if you offer community service or?

And also, drive within the laws....its a mother f'er Im know. My car has sooo much power yet no place to really use it. Makes me regret buying such a bad ass car. Ok, that was a lie but damn I wish I could open that bitch up more often.
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      08-19-2012, 03:40 AM   #30
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The road may have been straight but as others said it seems very unlikely a B road has a straight long enough for you to come up behind the cars, pull out and get up to over 115 and then still have a long straight to pull into.

Also it's always risky passing two cars if the second one pulls out without looking to pass the one in front and even if he did look with you appearing at that speed he may not see or misjudge. Sure the accident wouldn't be your fault if he didn't look but if you are dead it doesn't really matter who is to blame and if someone in the other car dies then it's death by reckless driving on your plate which is a time behind bars.
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115 on a B road, you deserve everything you get in my opinion.

I could have been cycling along there with my kids.

We all speed, but in the RIGHT PLACE.
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The road may have been straight but as others said it seems very unlikely a B road has a straight long enough for you to come up behind the cars, pull out and get up to over 115 and then still have a long straight to pull into.
Then you aren't driving your 335 properly

On a serious note, I know it was a stupid thing to do but whats done is done, but can anyone honestly say they don't give it some every now and then?
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115 on a B road, you deserve everything you get in my opinion.

I could have been cycling along there with my kids.

We all speed, but in the RIGHT PLACE.
I was only doing that speed very briefly in my defence but yes its no excuse.
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      08-19-2012, 04:08 AM   #34
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I do have a 335 for sure, never had it at the speeds you talk about. I accelerate hard up to legal limit and use the power for overtaking but can't really remember anything over 80 in quite a long time.

That's why I have no points! I reckon if I already have 6 points clearly on two occasions I would be pretty careful. The fact you have been caught at least twice before is not going to help if this goes to court. Others with high speeds and no convictions sometimes get off light but you will be viewed as someone who hasn't learned from the previous lessons.
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      08-19-2012, 06:59 AM   #35
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i reckon its a ban...

unless you can prove that u need your licence for work etc...

anything over 100mph is a ban...

good luck mate....
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and depending on the statement of means you fill out....it will be a big fine...over 275...with the witness statement admin cost etc...
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It was probably a partnership van hence why someone didn't stop you straight away...

The rest I couldn't possibly comment on...

(and I'm deffo not traffic lol)
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      08-19-2012, 12:02 PM   #38
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I don't ever see why someone needing their licence is a valid defence and that not anything to do with the OP rather it's a general comment. If I was a judge I would expect a person in that situation to be more responsible and take more care of their licence especially if it wasn't the first time that they had been caught.

Sounding like a right old fuddy duddy git I know but there has to be responsibility on the roads and responsibility for our actions and decisions.
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      08-19-2012, 12:31 PM   #39
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It was probably a partnership van hence why someone didn't stop you straight away...

The rest I couldn't possibly comment on...

(and I'm deffo not traffic lol)
Based on your wealth of knowledge mart, whats the worst I can expect?
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The best advice is wait and see if you get an nip through. If you do then give serious thought to a good brief.
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      08-19-2012, 01:22 PM   #42
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I do have a 335 for sure, never had it at the speeds you talk about. I accelerate hard up to legal limit and use the power for overtaking but can't really remember anything over 80 in quite a long time.

That's why I have no points! I reckon if I already have 6 points clearly on two occasions I would be pretty careful. The fact you have been caught at least twice before is not going to help if this goes to court. Others with high speeds and no convictions sometimes get off light but you will be viewed as someone who hasn't learned from the previous lessons.
You've NEVER taken your BM over 110?

Why the hell do you own it then?

You can get a 1.2 corsa to 110.

Why bother having a powerful car?

Gods man. If you are such a goody good then why not at least get yourself to a track day or strip run or something and treat that poor poor car to at least one proper drive.

Or sell it.

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127mph and 'at times accelerating away from the following unmarked car' netted me a 2 month ban, but that was with a lot of grovelling.

And be aware you may make the local press if you go to court and a slow press day! They did however post a pic of a brand new Porsche 997, when mine was several years old!
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You've NEVER taken your BM over 110?

Why the hell do you own it then?

You can get a 1.2 corsa to 110.

Why bother having a powerful car?

Gods man. If you are such a goody good then why not at least get yourself to a track day or strip run or something and treat that poor poor car to at least one proper drive.

Or sell it.

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What an utterly ridiculous comment.

I have a mapped 335d, and I can't remember the last time I had it over 80.

There is no real need for speeds in excess of this. 60 is the limit, driving at 70 is dangerous enough, but forgivable IMO. 115 is downright stupid though.

Surely the 2 cars you were overtaking must have been fairly nipping on if you needed to get to that sort of speed to pass them?
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