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    On way home from work was driving along road and noticed police traffic car at side of road with camera facing traffic, glanced down and was doing about 41-42 in a 40 mph zone, now am i right in assuming they would have pulled me over if they had an issue. Seems stupid but i worrie about things like this, hence the title stupid paranoia. Do i have anything to worrie about ?

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    Paranoia If you're speedo was showing 41/42 then you'd have actually been doing around 40, or a bit less, anyway.

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    I would have thought you would be ok by what your speedo read. I find my speedo reads 2/3 mph less than my TomTom Sat Nav.

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    - they allow something like 10% over so dont worry about it

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    With the traffic camera they won't stop you just send you something nice in the post.

    Don't worry too much as most forces run on a rule of 10% + 2 before they start prosecuting. In this case 40mph zone + 10% = 44, 44 + 2 = 46mph before prosecution so chances are you're well safe. This is also why you will never normally be prosecuted on a motorway if doing less than 80mph (well 79 )

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    camera was attached to the top of the car with the police sitting watching the screen, wasn't a road side cam, that's why im thinking if the had an issue with my speed they would have followed and pulled me over, might sound stupid but have watched the many tv programs about police and they 100 % always pull over speeders caught in this way. Guess another 14 day wait for an n.i.p, but surely they wouldn't use traffic police cars for this purpose.

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    That just sounds like a police CCTV car/van or even just a community patrol CCTV car/van and nothing to do with speed at all.

    Either way think you're well safe anyway.

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    sounds like a anpr cam in a traffic car lol

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    If it's the camera mounted externally on the roof bar it's most likely just an ANPR sweep. Unless you were doing something stupid or your tax, MoT or insurance are out of date, you have nowt to fret about.

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    thanks for the info guys, yep it was mounted on a bar, and now you mention it it does look like an anpr cam. I went round the next round about to have a look and it had moved and looked like it was following a car in front.

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