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Re: How to Prove the Date that a Speeding Notice Arrived?
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2024, 04:09:35 pm »
But are you the Registered Keeper?

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Re: Have I been caught?
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2024, 05:20:01 pm »
Yes, I'm the registered keeper.

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Re: Have I been caught?
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2024, 03:59:30 pm »
Any advice or experiences please as I'm sh*tting myself!

I have done two speed awareness courses in the past. On one of them I was discussing the speeds needed to trigger speed awareness & prosecution with the instructor. He advised me that speed limit + 10% + 2mp over the limit would trigger a fpn and that provided you were between this and speed limit + 10% + 9mph you were eligible for speed awareness.

So I rarely speed at all these days, the exception being on the motorway, where I would ensure my speed did not exceed 75mph.

I have done several motorway journeys recently without any issues at all.

Saturday night driving South on the M1 from Nottingham I was sitting with the cruise control on 75 mph, it's smart motorway with the HADECS cameras at the side of the gantries. Initially, no problems, passed cameras without issue as usual. Somewhere around the Northamptonshire border, I saw a flash as I passed one it didn't really register at the time as I was doing 75 and didn't think I could possibly have triggered it and put it down to cars behind me. I've then gone past another camera and thought again there was a flash but didn't seem very bright and there were other cars around. By now I'm getting wary and on approaching the next camera, I've taken the cruise control off and slowed to 72 maybe 73mph, no other cars around, almighty flash as I pass the camera.

Has anyone had any experience of getting caught and issued tickets at these speeds on the motorway? Have camera tolerances been lowered? I've driven these roads before many times without issue. Is there any other explanation? I am concerned I may have tripped multiple cameras in a row and will receive multiple fixed penalty notices even though it was the same stretch of road I assume they will just treat them as separate offences?

Any advice appreciated. Thanks

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Loading bay with no timing
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2024, 01:09:38 am »
HI

If a loading bay is intertwined with a resident permit holder's bay which was free when the driver went there but hurriedly parked in loading bay having no timing for about 12 minutes. It was the day of sunday evening after 6pm so do you guys think that if no warden was perambulating there by that time then no contravention have committed. Or there might be an hidden camera installed somewhere in trees or walls. In above scenario typically how the PCN is issued either by post or by warden on the spot.

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Re: Loading bay with no timing
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2024, 08:26:07 am »
HI

If a loading bay is intertwined with a resident permit holder's bay which was free when the driver went there but hurriedly parked in loading bay having no timing for about 12 minutes. It was the day of sunday evening after 6pm so do you guys think that if no warden was perambulating there by that time then no contravention have committed. Or there might be an hidden camera installed somewhere in trees or walls. In above scenario typically how the PCN is issued either by post or by warden on the spot.
If we're talking about England and Wales or Scotland, a PCN could only be issued by an officer at the roadside. In Wales, it could be a camera but it would be more likely to be a camera car than a hidden camera, parking enforcement cameras cost at least 50k and they're not going to stick one in a bush just to monitor a single bay.
I am not on the "motorists's side", nor am I on the "police/CPS/council's" side, I am simply in favour of the rule of law. Section 6 of the Interpretation Act 1978 applies to everything I post as it would apply to an Act of Parliament. I am a Conservative councillor, this means some people think I am "scum". I am not a lawyer.

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Re: Have I been caught?
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2024, 03:53:24 pm »
Does that mean that if no warden came to detect this then precisely no contravention was committed. Worth adding that the said loading bay had no shops around but only the residential flats, and it was located in an ordinary street in London instead on the main road. Also, the bay wasn't marked with any yellow or red colored lines. It would be egregious waste of money if a camera would be monitoring this bay.

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Re: Have I been caught?
« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2024, 04:09:29 pm »
Does that mean that if no warden came to detect this then precisely no contravention was committed.
No, it means no contravention was detected.