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TwistedEdge

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26mph in 20 zone - East Smithfield, E1
« on: April 03, 2024, 01:13:30 pm »
Today I received this - apparently for doing 26 in a 20 zone. ::)

I honestly have no recollection of going too fast - and cannot remember any speed camera flashing me.

The more I think about it, the more baffled I am - I mean, it might be true, but I'm sat here scratching my head. I live by that stretch of road and I'm usually the one plodding along while other cars whizz past me. I've been like that since the last time I was caught out - I just don't take risks nowadays. :-\




I have uploaded a redacted copy of the NIP, the provided Camera calibration data and the main photo...


I have not yet done anything with this - need advice first - but I did a speed awareness course at the start of 2022 (also a 20 zone), so don't think that'll be an option this time.



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Re: 26mph in 20 zone - East Smithfield, E1
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2024, 01:32:00 pm »
Whatever issues you have with the speeding allegation, you must respond to the "Request for Driver's Details." Failure to do so within the 28 days allowed will see you commit a separate offence which, on conviction, carries six points.

If you are not eligible for a course you should be offered a fixed penalty (£100 and 3 points) for that speed.
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Re: 26mph in 20 zone - East Smithfield, E1
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2024, 01:07:06 am »
cannot remember any speed camera flashing me.
They don't all flash these days.

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Re: 26mph in 20 zone - East Smithfield, E1
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2024, 03:11:21 pm »
So, I just had the expected conditional offer of £100 fine plus 3 points.

I still have no recollection of going too fast, but it is possible, I guess.

Is it worth fighting?

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Re: 26mph in 20 zone - East Smithfield, E1
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2024, 03:35:04 pm »
So, I just had the expected conditional offer of £100 fine plus 3 points.

I still have no recollection of going too fast, but it is possible, I guess.

Is it worth fighting?

The only way to fight it is to go to court. Unless you have a good defence - which you haven't told us- it will cost you a lot more. Think 10x.
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Re: 26mph in 20 zone - East Smithfield, E1
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2024, 08:14:43 pm »
Go to court and if you lose it will cost you circa 50% of your weekly take home as fine, 40% of that as court surcharge and prosecution costs of circa £660.

Unless you know of a viable defence itís a massive gamble on long odds you turn something up or they screw up.

Is it worth that risk to you?
There are motorists who have been scammed and those who are yet to be scammed!
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