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    Quote Originally Posted by JonMMM View Post
    I got caught on a camera doing 34 in a 30 area, I believe that its now just limit plus 3 miles the 10% is gone
    unless my maths has gone to rat shit, 30 + 10% is 33..... So 34 is greater than 10%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MH View Post
    unless my maths has gone to rat shit, 30 + 10% is 33..... So 34 is greater than 10%.
    It was 3 mile + 10% now I think its just 3 miles

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    Each force is different but when I done my speed awareness course it was a flat 3 miles

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    All this talk of 3 miles plus 10% means diddly dont speed full stop if you do and get caught dont bitch about it, Most people drive for a living so doing 30mph will still get you from A-B but without a fine is it really worth it

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    Quote Originally Posted by digi247 View Post
    All this talk of 3 miles plus 10% means diddly dont speed full stop if you do and get caught dont bitch about it, Most people drive for a living so doing 30mph will still get you from A-B but without a fine is it really worth it
    I agree with 20 and 30 zones in built up areas but the not so smart motorways are just money makers and are in no way there for safety . The so called smart motorway ones are on for no reason at all times of day. I have been through them on a night and gone 60 then to 50 then to 40 then to 30 to 20 on a motorway with 0 other road users for absolutely nothing. This has happened to me on many occasions .

    Built up areas, yes they should have loads , motorways and most dual carriage ways even, are just for money.

    It does irk me but if you do the crime then you have to do the fine unfortunately.

    In London I got caught buy a camera in a box junction and paid an 80 for my trouble . I wasn't in the junction for the fun of it there was a lorry in front of my and the traffic stopped and I was stuck. I feel that one was harsh.

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    I always thought it was 10% never heard of the +3 on top though.

    Can't believe what they have done near Birmingham now with the average speed cameras on a 30 road lol, I think everyone speeds it's just another money making scandal from the government, if they don't already get enough from us in car tax and petrol tax, they can't even fix the roads already as it is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic2k26 View Post
    I always thought it was 10% never heard of the +3 on top though.

    Can't believe what they have done near Birmingham now with the average speed cameras on a 30 road lol, I think everyone speeds it's just another money making scandal from the government, if they don't already get enough from us in car tax and petrol tax, they can't even fix the roads already as it is!

    Try that argument with someone who has had a loved one killed or injured by a speed related accident

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    Quote Originally Posted by IANB View Post
    Try that argument with someone who has had a loved one killed or injured by a speed related accident
    I do think it's wrong to speed though I'm with you on that one, the main thing you are taught when having lessons is to be observant and many drivers don't do it. I see a lot of young drivers around and they never think of their actions before they do them (I had one undertake me on a 40 dual carriageway a few weeks ago and there was no way he was doing 10% above either, must have swerved in and out of lanes several times.)

    If they're in that much of a rush to get somewhere they should set out 10 mins earlier

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic2k26 View Post
    I do think it's wrong to speed though I'm with you on that one, the main thing you are taught when having lessons is to be observant and many drivers don't do it. I see a lot of young drivers around and they never think of their actions before they do them (I had one undertake me on a 40 dual carriageway a few weeks ago and there was no way he was doing 10% above either, must have swerved in and out of lanes several times.)

    If they're in that much of a rush to get somewhere they should set out 10 mins earlier
    Contradicting yourself lol and while I'm at it did you read the pm I sent you

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    I'm with everyone that's saying you do the crime, you have to be ready to do the time.

    All too often do people cry wolf when they're caught red handed. Limits are there for everyone to abide by, not a guideline for a chosen few. If you can't perform the manoeuvre safely, which includes staying within the limit, then you shouldn't be performing the manoeuvre at all.

    I do think traffic management needs to be addressed in this country and laws enforced for these more strictly e.g. middle-lane hoggers, the 40mph club, lane hoggers in the overtaking lanes etc. From my experience it's usually middle-aged drivers and the older generation that cause these frustrations for other drivers. The ones who have taken much more lenient tests, haven't taken theory tests and hazard perception tests and have their own opinions on the highway code.

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