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To expect a speeding ticket or not?

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Whenismumhome Thu 08-Oct-20 14:28:32

I was driving through a town centre this afternoon.

Speed camera van was parked at the side of the road.

The limit was 30mph and I drove up towards it and I was doing 31mph. I went back down to 30mph as soon as I seen it.

I know there are tolerances in some areas, I live in NI, so I’m not quite sure whether to expect a notice through my door.

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Twospaniels Thu 08-Oct-20 14:29:55

I doubt you will get a ticket.
Isn’t there 10% leeway? Therefore you could have been doing 33mph and still not get a ticket.

BeingATwatItsABingThing Thu 08-Oct-20 14:32:06

I doubt you’d get a ticket for 31mph. How did you know it was 31? Unless it was a satnav telling you, it’s likely you were going as fast as that anyway.

Whenismumhome Thu 08-Oct-20 14:34:23

BeingATwatItsABingThing

I doubt you’d get a ticket for 31mph. How did you know it was 31? Unless it was a satnav telling you, it’s likely you were going as fast as that anyway.

I have a digital speedo. So I was able to tell I was doing 31

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BeingATwatItsABingThing Thu 08-Oct-20 15:07:14

Fair enough. I’d still be surprised.

Whenismumhome Thu 08-Oct-20 15:08:07

BeingATwatItsABingThing

Fair enough. I’d still be surprised.

I wouldn’t like to think they’d give me a ticket but they’re probably that desperate for money that they would

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Trousersareoverrated Thu 08-Oct-20 15:08:46

Yeah 10% leeway. You should be fine

BeingATwatItsABingThing Thu 08-Oct-20 15:11:31

@Whenismumhome

There is leeway for car speedos being slightly off. For 1mph more, I really doubt they’ll ticket you.

daisydukes26 Thu 08-Oct-20 15:11:42

You'll be okay. I wouldn't expect a fine

FluffyPJs Thu 08-Oct-20 15:20:20

When I did a speeding course they said there is no 10% leeway. People on the course were there for doing 31 in a 30.

BarbaraofSeville Thu 08-Oct-20 16:21:59

If your Speedo was showing 31, you will have been doing about 26 to 28 mph as they all over read even digital ones, so no need to worry.

To check, set a sat nav or your phone on sat nav running and check the speed shown, it will be lower than the Speedo.

emptyshelvesagain Thu 08-Oct-20 16:26:15

Even a digital speedo isn't accurate. It's likely you were not even touching 30moh

Wherehavetheteletubbiesgone Thu 08-Oct-20 16:28:10

You will be ok reason is whilst you can be done for 31 in a 30 the ACPO guidelines say 10%+2 the can fine at so 35mph in this instance Your digital speedo can read up to 10% high (sometimes more unless you have an ex police car then it is exactly calibrated). So you could have been doing 27mph and therefore be fully 7mph below the speed they will fine you at.

Wherehavetheteletubbiesgone Thu 08-Oct-20 16:30:33

and here is a link to the freedom of information request stating the limits some police forces use roadsafetygb.org.uk/news/foi-request-reveals-tolerance-of-uk-speed-cameras/

carolebaskinfedhimtothetigers Thu 08-Oct-20 16:42:29

Even digital ones aren't accurate you were probably only doing 26/27mph, people on courses for doing 31mph were likely doing 34/35mph according to their speedo.
Also the 10%+2 is area dependant not everywhere follows the same rule.

Wherehavetheteletubbiesgone Thu 08-Oct-20 17:19:29

carolebaskinfedhimtothetigers

Even digital ones aren't accurate you were probably only doing 26/27mph, people on courses for doing 31mph were likely doing 34/35mph according to their speedo.
Also the 10%+2 is area dependant not everywhere follows the same rule.

Indeed the MET is 10% + 3 mph

Brahumbug Thu 08-Oct-20 22:39:53

You should be ok. Digital speedos are not necessarily more accurate, just more precise.

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