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      06-04-2013, 04:42 PM   #1
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What Speed Do You Do On M1/25 (or other motorways)

recently noticed a lot of people getting flashed at the opposite lane from the variable speed limit cameras even if they are not turned on.

Just wondering how fast people here drive, I know for a fact most people dont do 70.
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      06-04-2013, 04:57 PM   #2
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i do 69 just to be safe
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58 mph flat out in the middle lane. 70 downhill
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Can these people who get flashed even though the Variable Speed Limit might not be in operation, expect to get something through the post?
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      06-05-2013, 04:33 AM   #7
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If the wife and toddler are in the car with me 70mph max.
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If I ever go on the M25 I always stick to 70mph as I dont trust the variable speed limit cameras even if they are not showing a speed limit. Am paranoid they will cop me if I go over 70mph.
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      06-05-2013, 10:41 AM   #12
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Usually on m1/25 if possible with active cruise control 79-83 mph. But on biggest car park in the world(m25) is hard to get that speed.
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      06-05-2013, 11:03 AM   #13
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Generally cruise at 75-80 on the speedo so a real world 70-80.
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I try to stay at 10 MPH and always stay in the lower lane.
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I reserve the right not to answer that
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      06-05-2013, 03:31 PM   #16
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Probably don't need to worry about m25 cameras if you ever get a clear road.

http://www.pistonheads.com/news/defa...?storyId=27505
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      06-06-2013, 08:14 AM   #17
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Quote:
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Probably don't need to worry about m25 cameras if you ever get a clear road.

http://www.pistonheads.com/news/defa...?storyId=27505
One day there turn then on and bit will it be a payday as everyone will think there still out of operation.

I use the road everyday, wish I could open up with no traffic. :-(
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Been using the M1, m25 and m62 alot for the past 6 years. Used to drive up north too uni in huddersfield.

Drive sensibly on the M25 as my dad got caught long time ago go most of the time 70-75, but the M1 i normally go like 75-80. M62 i am careful, bad road sometimes with the accidents which happen on them.

I do sometimes have a tendency of slipping and putting the accelerator a little bit more.

i have been noticing that the M1 now are getting more cameras put in. Someone told me that these are gonna soon be active and working.
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Fucking M1 cameras now in action!!!

Fucking bullshit. I was travelling northbound near Luton about an hour ago (midnight). Hardly any traffic and i'm cruising at 65mph (yes 65 was feeling tired and lazy). Then i see 40mph written on the electronic displays. I'm thinking meh whatever, but then I see the driver in front get flashed so slam the brakes but still get flashed!! What the fuck WHY THE HELL DO WE HAVE TO DO 40MPH AT MIDNIGHT WITH NO TRAFFIC OR LANE CLOSURES???

Fucking hell
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Quote:
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recently noticed a lot of people getting flashed at the opposite lane from the variable speed limit cameras even if they are not turned on.
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I'm sure that's not allowed, IIRC the rules are quite clear that fixed cameras are not permitted to operate on motorways unless temporary / variable speed restrictions are in place.

So the gantry cameras cannot give you a ticket if the speed limit signs are off, they may flash (perhaps to start rumours like this one), but no prosecution can take place.

Same as roadside GATSO rear facing speed cameras will still flash at oncoming speeding cars, but they are only Type Approved to be used as evidence in the one direction, i.e. away from them.


Me, a steady 90 (85 GPS) if traffic permits, and watch out for 'unmarked' secret volvos with two men with moustaches in.
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      07-11-2013, 05:35 AM   #21
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I tend to hover around 80 on the M1 and M62, the only motorways I use round here I think... Though saying that about half of the M62 is a 50 limit
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      07-11-2013, 06:37 AM   #22
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On motorways I stick the cruise control on at 70 and do my best to resist nudging the accelerator. It's not worth the hastle for me to get somewhere slightly quicker and with the cost of fuel it saves me a few quid as well.
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