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Speeding Ticket Obscured Sign on A40 London
« on: May 04, 2024, 04:53:16 pm »
There is a section on A40 West London called Terrick St and there are cameras just before a flyover when the speed limit changes from 40 to 30 on the triple carriageway.
There are 2 30 mph signs before the cameras, one in the middle of the road (next to the barriers), and the one on the pavement on the farthest left lane.
Late at night I was travelling on the far right lane, so I couldn't see the sign on the left that was NOT obscured but the one on the RIGHT was (also on the camera NIP evidence)
I was travelling at 37 as I am generally a very cautious driver further down the road.
Thinking of taking this to court. Never had any previous convictions or points and was offered the speed awareness course instead.
Evidence from TFL of the graffiti and damage to the sign below.
What are my chances if I take it to court?

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Re: Speeding Ticket Obscured Sign on A40 London
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2024, 05:11:53 pm »
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(also on the camera NIP evidence)

It might be useful to show us that evidence.

That last image you have uploaded looks remarkably like the Google Street View image from September 2022, but in that image the sign is not obscured... Where did you get that image from?

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Re: Speeding Ticket Obscured Sign on A40 London
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2024, 06:10:20 pm »
I'd never heard of a triple carriageway, so I eagerly looked at the evidence above, and at Streetview.

Only a dual carriageway after all. Disappointing.

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Re: Speeding Ticket Obscured Sign on A40 London
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2024, 06:17:57 pm »
The limit has to be "adequately conveyed". From those photos I think you might struggle to convince a court that you were unaware you were entering a 30mph limit. And that's what you'd have to do.