News : February 2014
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POINTS, HOW MANY?
Most speeding offences would normally be dealt with by way of a Fixed Penalty Notice, resulting in 3 penalty points and a £60 fine depending on how fast you were travelling and what the speed restriction was at the time. Generally speaking, the higher the speed, the greater the risk of an instant ban and as a general rule of thumb, when the speeding offence is in excess of 45% of the speed limit, there is a risk of an instant driving ban:
A ban can vary in length from 7 days to 6 months depending on how many points you already have on your licence. Totting up 12 or more points normally means a 6 months ban will follow.
For speeds in excess of 100 mph (or more than 30 miles above the relevant limit) the punishment starts at disqualification as opposed to penalty points. However, the decision is at the discretion of the Court and in certain circumstances, a disqualification can be avoided.
- Do you suffer from a Fear Of Driving? then regain
Official Speed cameras 'not on worst roads'
says BBC - Read the full report. - more
The UKs most dangerous
Road is the A537 between Macclesfield, Cheshire
and Buxton, Derbyshire and guess what...no speed
cameras on this road!
Shoot Out the speed cameras in this unique game
courtesy or Mike Hughes.
here to play
Out our UK Speed Camera Guide to speed cameras and radar and
What to look out for, what they do and how to keep your licence...more
Seen on M-way Bridges
Plate Recognition |
a mobile CCTV Van? Worried its a speed camera van?
ANPR devices work by scanning vehicle registrations and checking
them against information stored in databases including the Police
National Computer, to identify vehicles of interest to the police,
such as stolen cars or those involved in crimes. When a suspicious
vehicle is recognised it can be the focus of targeted interception
and enquires. They do not monitor vehicle speed...more
More about ANPR Systems here
The police now use Laser as the most common form of mobile capture
method. Typical sites for these laser guns are....Mounted on a
tripod on a bridge overlooking a motorway or A road or from within
a van or car parked at the side of the road.
Lancashire became the latest county in the UK to announce
on TV a massive Speed Camera investment program. With 60 cameras
currently, the number is set to rise to 300 over the next two
years. Police will also be using long range radar out of mobile
vans to trap speeding motorists.
Police will use local media
to tell motorists where they will be operating mobile speed
cameras. The Department of Transport is also advising 15 forces
to post details on the internet.
Roaming units are designed to catch speeding drivers who escape
prosecution by slowing down at fixed camera points.
The recommendations are being only made to forces which keep
a larger percentage of revenue from speeding fines.
The RAC says telling drivers will be a deterrent and save lives,
but motorists in some counties will not receive the information.
Department of Transport guidelines says policemen on the roadside
must wear fluorescent jackets and be clearly visible, as must
their patrol cars. Police are authorised to use the cameras
where there have been four or more speed-related deaths or serious
injuries in three years.
The cameras must be moved elsewhere if 30% of the traffic is
not breaking the limit, says The Daily Telegraph.
Be Aware : Northampton has more speed cameras than any other
part of the UK. Also it is an area where many new developments
in speed camera technology are tried first.
The Truvelo Forward Facing Camera, often installed in a GATSO
style housing at the side of the road is not detectable by any
conventional radar detector. Only a GPS
system will pick these up.
Watch for the Red Lens which uses light and a series of rubber
sensor lines in the road to record time taken to travel over
a set distance.
These cameras dont flash (it would be dangerous) and were developed
to ease identification of the person driving the car
when it came to issung a fine. Doesnt work on Motor Bikes as
they have no front number plate.
Visit the GATSO
more popular on Motorways through roadworks and A roads.
and A Road drivers can expect to see more SPECS cameras. High
surveylance video that time you from point to point.
These are designed to prevent motorists from braking at the GATSO
camera and speeding up later as they calculate your average speed
between points, upto a mile and if you're over the limit, you're
These are normally mounted on bridges or easily identifiable ganties
and can be spotted by the infra red detectors either side of the
These cameras are currently undetectable by standard radar detectorsbut will be by a quality GPS,
satellite tracking system.
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