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    The deal from the Avon and Somerset Safety Camera Partnership is that they will take two "in motion" photographs of your car for only £30 for each photograph.

    I'm reasonably pleased with the results: not bad value for money, considering.





    Seriously, folks: drive safely, and never exceed the speed limit, especially not on a bright, dry morning, on a dual carraigeway round a gentle curve with a barrier in the middle, no other traffic around whatsoever, no buildings nearby, no junctions nearby: it would be the height of irresponsibility to be doing 61mph along there in a vxr instead of the posted 50mph limit.


    The chairman of the partnership, Assistant Chief Constable Rod Hansen, had this to say:

    "It is imperative that drivers recognise that travelling at excess speed is socially unacceptable and presents a danger not only to themselves but also to their passengers, cyclists, pedestrians and others living or working near our roads."

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    I've been had doing 74mph in my work van and didn't think it was excessive,but the law is the law and i broke the speed limit,learnt my lesson and don't go over 65mph now,so just take the rap on the knuckles and move on m8........

    Nice pic of the car btw......

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    In fact, I was going so fast that I completely failed to see the midget carrying the bowl of fruit across the road.

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    Did you also get 3 ticks on your licence?

    Breaking the 'speed limit' and 'speeding' are 2 different things.

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    3 points.
    £60.
    SP30.

    First points in many years.

    Not really looking for sympathy, other than I'd like to think that in similar circumstances, a traffic officer might have used "discretion", and issued a warning.
    Then again, he might have been having a bad day, or disliked the colour of the car and thrown the book at me.
    Who knows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VXR_DV View Post
    Not really looking for sympathy, other than I'd like to think that in similar circumstances, a traffic officer might have used "discretion", and issued a warning.
    Then again, he might have been having a bad day, or disliked the colour of the car and thrown the book at me.
    Who knows?
    If this was safety camera lot it probably wasn't a traffic officer, as such - I don't know for certain but I thought a lot of these were run by "civilian" staff.

    Quote Originally Posted by VXR_DV View Post
    no other traffic around whatsoever
    It looks to me as if you are in the outside lane - no other traffic?

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    you werent smiling for the camera lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by MysteryElite View Post
    If this was safety camera lot it probably wasn't a traffic officer, as such - I don't know for certain but I thought a lot of these were run by "civilian" staff. ?
    Yup. That's my point.

    It looks to me as if you are in the outside lane - no other traffic
    Well, not much traffic. I can't remember exactly, but I think there was a much slower car somewhere behind in lane one which is out-of-shot to the right hand side. By the second shot, I have pulled back into lane one. No traffic in front, anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neverlandandy View Post
    you werent smiling for the camera lol
    Sorry, will drive around with fixed cheesy grin at all times in future

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    Quote Originally Posted by VXR_DV View Post
    3 points.
    £60.
    SP30.

    First points in many years.

    Not really looking for sympathy, other than I'd like to think that in similar circumstances, a traffic officer might have used "discretion", and issued a warning.
    Then again, he might have been having a bad day, or disliked the colour of the car and thrown the book at me.
    Who knows?
    Yes probably. But cameras are deliberately indiscriminate, whereas a human being can exercise discretion. I was once warned by flashing lights from a car going in the opposite direction to me that a hidden police patrol was in the vicinity (I guessed correctly why he flashed me) and sure enough someone who had passed me had been pulled over. I had been doing 50 in a 40 and he had left me for dead. And I spoke to someone who was pulled on the same stretch, same night for doing 50 and he got a warning. So that implied to me that (probably) 10 miles over on that night on that stretch of road was 'pulling territory'. Trouble is you can never be sure.

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