M1 &M25 Speed Cameras going live today

Discussion in 'SMB' started by molthemackem, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. tunstallhill

    tunstallhill Striker

    i got flashed by a camera on the way home from charlton on saturday, doing about 82mph. on the A1 though, just near cambridge
  2. Roger Mellie

    Roger Mellie Midfield

    If it's a real person they can use discretion.
    I was in triple figures and got a monster telling-off and written up at 95mph for 3points and a fine.

    Learned my lesson and all that.
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  3. southstander

    southstander Midfield

    I tend to set limiter at 80 on car which means 77 according to GPS speed camera app, then ease off when the app tells me the gantry has a speed camera.
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  4. The Fitter

    The Fitter Winger

    They are going the whole hog..... the A1 is notorious for camera's - I got done at 73mph in July and a speed awareness course so I don't believe they are allowing any deviation. Done a lot of driving up and down the country recently and its true there are tons of new camera's along the new 4 lanes stretches.
    It's not bollocks mate and you can bet your bottom dollar that their admin system is ready to accept all our money.
  5. MonkeyLove

    MonkeyLove Striker

    I’ll never understand those people who stick rigidly to 70 mph all the way down the motorway but fail to understand that a variable speed camera zone or average speed check zone where it’s reduced to 50 or 60 is where you most likely get a ticket. And then sail through those above the limit.

    Usually works out that you overtake them on the main motorway, they go past you in the average speed check, then as soon as it clears you overtake them and never see them again. Getting to the destination quicker but less likely to have got a ticket.

    It’s like they don’t understand that’s it’s more stupid to continue doing 70 in a 50 average speed check then doing 85 on the rest of the motorway Where there are no cameras and limited chance of getting caught by a car :lol:
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  6. Dave Herbal

    Dave Herbal Striker

    It would be much easier to just make car manufacturers fit limiters wouldn’t it?
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  7. errant

    errant Striker

    do the insurance companies fit "black boxes" for young'ins these days that do something like that?
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  8. No
  9. Frijj

    Frijj Striker Contributor

    There is. It isn’t enshrined in law and police officers don’t have to obey it but I believe most forces give at least 10% and some 10% + 2.

    They do. You can still speed but go over and they say they will penalise you. Had one for my first year of driving. It was reasonably lenient but hammered me for driving a lot at night. Despite no accidents, no speeding, no points, etc they wanted to double my premium.
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2019
  10. JonnotheMackem

    JonnotheMackem Striker

    What am I missing here and why is night time driving such a big deal?
  11. Frijj

    Frijj Striker Contributor

    Inexperienced drivers must be disproportionately likely to have accidents at night time, so when you drive between 9pm
    And 5am on the policy I had, you lost points, and it impacted your average score at the end of the policy

    I had something like

    Speed 95
    Acceleration 90
    Braking 30 (???)
    Night driving 0

    So my average score was proper low. What they have against my braking I do not know :lol:
  12. Chugger

    Chugger Central Defender

    Nothing to see here- same shit gets circulated each year
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  13. johnnyat87

    johnnyat87 Winger

    It's dark mate.
  14. Only as it should be. Stick to the limit and you’ll be fine.....as opposed to fined.
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  15. JonnotheMackem

    JonnotheMackem Striker

    I see - thanks a lot for the explanation. Fucking glad I didn't bother with the black box when I passed like.
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  16. Frijj

    Frijj Striker Contributor

    The first year my policy was £500 or something, was very cheap so was happy to take it. I pay more than that now with three years no claims though!
  17. JonnotheMackem

    JonnotheMackem Striker

    Mine was about a grand. £600 2nd year. :neutral:
  18. lurker

    lurker Striker

    No newspaper link

    So a load of bollocks
  19. Dave Herbal

    Dave Herbal Striker

    I was thinking more of the limiters they put in vans to keep them below 60. Or the ones German car makers put in to limit them to 155 :evil:

    No claims bonus seems to be a load of shit nowadays anyway. You might have full protected no claims, but they’ll still put your premium up citing rising costs.

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