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MattyB
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At 48mph, on 17"s (2.2% smaller than my 65R14 rims), what sort of speed do you believe i was actually doing (as read by a police radar gun)

Do u think its possible, i could be under the 44mph (10% over policy?)

cheers

Matt
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but if the police radar got u u ant blame the wheel size!
SXi_Tim
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i was doin exactly the same speed in a company van, 48 in a 40 and i still havnt heard anything, that was 2 weeks ago
MarkM
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Thats coz it will be sent to your company not you...
SXi_Tim
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shut up
MattyB
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quote:
Originally posted by 16vmarc
but if the police radar got u u ant blame the wheel size!


no - u dont understand. i said the new 17"s are 2.2% SMALLER, meaning it will actually be a good thing. ie: the speedo will over read

It was only on Tuesday - so i'm prob gonna get something through next week i reckon.

Its 14 days is the latest it can reach me right?

Matt
SXi_Tim
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i thought with radar guns they pulled u there and then?
Fraser Young
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4th Dec 03 at 21:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

there aint no defined 10% policy anymore...
0 tolerence an all that...
MattyB
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Well they were sitting in a renault van, right up in a lay-by (almost in the bush), just after a sweeping corner, where the 50 dropped to a 40.

They had one door open, and it was very dark inside, but i think i just about saw 2 figures sittin inside, with screens + a camera.

I was expecting a traffic car to come steaming out at the next slip road, but he didnt. But i did get off the dual carriageway sharpish coz i was VERY low in fuel.

Matt
MattyB
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quote:
Originally posted by SXi_Tim
i thought with radar guns they pulled u there and then?


oops sorry - i suppose its not a radar "gun", if they are sittin in the back of a van is it??
SXi_Tim
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oh right it wasnt a radar then, it was a mobile speed trap, where u live matt?
MattyB
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quote:
Originally posted by Fwaza esquire
there aint no defined 10% policy anymore...
0 tolerence an all that...


not heard bout that - i mean Gatsos ARE DEFINATELY still in tune to the 10% policy, so i dont see why a camera van would be any different?
MattyB
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quote:
Originally posted by SXi_Tim
oh right it wasnt a radar then, it was a mobile speed trap, where u live matt?


Down in NW London - but i was working, driving along the A602 near Stevenage.
SXi_Tim
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yeah, if they have got you u will get something through the post, but apparantly you can do 47 without getting caught on the mobile ones?
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they wouldnt bother sending out a traffic car to pull u over for 48 in a 40 i spose you think they would send out helicopters if u went over 50

on a serious note, they have 3 months to send it through the post!
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quote:
Originally posted by Steve106GTi
they wouldnt bother sending out a traffic car to pull u over for 48 in a 40 i spose you think they would send out helicopters if u went over 50

on a serious note, they have 3 months to send it through the post!


nah - coz i know up near Norwich on the A47, they have a camera van, then parked in front they have a couple of Omega traffic cars, that basically go on pursuit once an offender is caught with the radar.

3 months??? argh man, thats alot of waitin.
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came thru in 13 days, waiting to see what the points and penalty is

[Edited on 04-12-2003 by Dave17]
MattyB
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3 points, 40 fine? or is it 60?

Nevertheless - southend area is notorious for that!! Wheneva i'm down that way, i drive dead slow everywhere!!! My bro got caught 3 times in one night. Basically, in 40 mins, he got him self a ban and 100+ quids worth of fines!

Idiot.

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haw can u have 0 tolerence when speedos are allowed to be 10% out due to error

i thought 3 months was bull? i always went on the fact that after 21 days they could not do u
Adam-D
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60 and 3 points i know throu experience wish i didnt
DAYZEE
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14 days for a Notice of Intended Prosecution, after that if they still issue you with a summons your solicitor will have it thrown out no probs.
Ditch
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5th Dec 03 at 09:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by MattyB
quote:
Originally posted by SXi_Tim
oh right it wasnt a radar then, it was a mobile speed trap, where u live matt?


Down in NW London - but i was working, driving along the A602 near Stevenage.



Horrible road for getting busted on mate, there is always at least one mobile speed trap between Stevenage and Hitchin on the 602.

And im afraid that if it was the white renault van that im thinking of then before your 14days is up you will be receiving 3points and a 60 fine
MattyB
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yeah it was a white renault van, but i still dont no if i really was over the limit.

it could work out (if i was REALLY cheeky and pushed my luck):

speedo read 48mph

2.2% smaller wheels = 1mph
10% speedo inaccuracy = 4.8mph

Total = 5.8mph

48mph - 5.8mph = 42.2mph

But i reckon i'll still get done

Matt

 
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