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The dealership replaced the damage console to my Antara yesterday, everything looking good
Then today on my way home from dropping my Police Dog off into kennels, still finding my way around the Antara I drove straight into a mobile speed trap at the edge of a village
I didn't realise I was doing around 35 mph in a 30 zone, only had the car for less than 2 days and it looks like I've been nicked ( A very expensive journey )


Before anyone asks, this will be my first penalty since passing my test at the age of 17 y/o, still doesn't make feel any better
 

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Doghandler said:
The dealership replaced the damage console to my Antara yesterday, everything looking good
Then today on my way home from dropping my Police Dog off into kennels, still finding my way around the Antara I drove straight into a mobile speed trap at the edge of a village
I didn't realise I was doing around 35 mph in a 30 zone, only had the car for less than 2 days and it looks like I've been nicked ( A very expensive journey )


Before anyone asks, this will be my first penalty since passing my test at the age of 17 y/o, still doesn't make feel any better

From my experience of driving lorries, is that most car speedometers are under so at 30 you were closer to 28 and if it's a police controlled., then from the programs I've seen they allow you 10% plus 3-4 mph.
Thankfully we do live in a country where most of our officers use common sense.
Then again I did get done for doing 46 in a 50 by a static camera and I was driving a hgv so should have been doing 40 and no leaniance given.
 

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Guess I can't blame anyone but myself, however the Antara is a big vehicle so until I get use to it I better keep checking my speed as I come into 30/40 mph zones? The mobile speed camera unit was un-manned so couldn't even check if I was over the limit?

If caught I will probably elect to go on a driving awareness course, so no plenty points, but the half day course is £92, a very expensive trip to the kennels



 

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Doghandler said:
The dealership replaced the damage console to my Antara yesterday, everything looking good
Then today on my way home from dropping my Police Dog off into kennels, still finding my way around the Antara I drove straight into a mobile speed trap at the edge of a village
I didn't realise I was doing around 35 mph in a 30 zone, only had the car for less than 2 days and it looks like I've been nicked ( A very expensive journey )


Before anyone asks, this will be my first penalty since passing my test at the age of 17 y/o, still doesn't make feel any better
Nice one Joe - you've done well to get away with it for this long!


I've only had the one penalty on my licence before as well and it still has 18 months to run before it's served.
Glad to see there was no hassle getting your centre console fixed.





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Doghandler said:
Guess I can't blame anyone but myself, however the Antara is a big vehicle so until I get use to it I better keep checking my speed as I come into 30/40 mph zones? The mobile speed camera unit was un-manned so couldn't even check if I was over the limit?

If caught I will probably elect to go on a driving awareness course, so no plenty points, but the half day course is £92, a very expensive trip to the kennels

Not all areas offer the course, l just got a letter and it said send your License.



 

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I have been driving for 26yrs and have had a clean licence for that time, can you not appeal against it, as driving I think is part of your job and explain the situation, it can be really hard to keep the speed down in the big car, sometimes I put the cruise control on when coming into the village, and put it at 28 mph. I feel sorry for you my husband got points when our daughter was 2 yrs old we were driving to Falkirk and going through the villages, there were no sights just fields on both sides, we were coming into a village down hill and this Policeman jumped out from behind a wall with a speed gun and got him, we got stopped up the road and told he was doing 40mph in a 30 zone my hubby tried toned plane about no signs and the fields being both side but no, so I feel your pain, we were driving our Nissan Trano at the time. Try not to let it blight your enjoyment of your new car.
 

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Doghandler said:
The dealership replaced the damage console to my Antara yesterday, everything looking good
Then today on my way home from dropping my Police Dog off into kennels, still finding my way around the Antara I drove straight into a mobile speed trap at the edge of a village
I didn't realise I was doing around 35 mph in a 30 zone, only had the car for less than 2 days and it looks like I've been nicked ( A very expensive journey )


Before anyone asks, this will be my first penalty since passing my test at the age of 17 y/o, still doesn't make feel any better

What is the "minimum" speed that you must be travelling at for a speeding ticket to be issued in England ?


Up here in Scotland, no action is generally taken if the driver of a vehicle is 10% over the speed limit plus 2 mph, meaning that 35 mph in a 30 mph limit is okay as long as there are no other mitigating circumstances.


"Yer teas oot if ya dae mair thun thurty six tho'"
 

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Put it down to experience, what's done is done, that's what I say to the family if something is wrong and you cannot do anything about it, if you are not driving tomorrow have a wee bourbon and relax. Enjoy the car.
 

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I've only ever had one speeding ticket. That was for doing 55 in a 30zone on a motorbike when I lived in Portsmouth.
Got caught by a bike cop. Only reason I got caught was some mindless yob had smashed my wing mirrors the night before, and I didn't see him coming.

That was back in about 1976 and I got an endorsement and a £25 fine.
 

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I've only ever had one speeding ticket. That was for doing 55 in a 30zone on a motorbike when I lived in Portsmouth.
Got caught by a bike cop. Only reason I got caught was some mindless yob had smashed my wing mirrors the night before, and I didn't see him coming.

That was back in about 1976 and I got an endorsement and a £25 fine.

That was quite a hefty fine was it not ?
 

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And i thought police officers never got speeding ticket!!!


Joe your new Antara needs a bit a of modifying.

if it looked like this you would have been okay





Now the dogs would look good in the back of that
 

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Grumps said:
And i thought police officers never got speeding ticket!!!
The Police are only "human"
and do come a cropper now and again



You wouldn't believe the paperwork involved whenever a speed camera was activated while driving a police vehicle with lights and sirens on going to an emergency call.
 

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Same in Nursing paperwork paperworkpatientcare start to get affected gets
 

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Same in Nursing paperwork paperworkpatientcare start to get affected gets

Wilma, in 1995 there was a new police office built in Wishaw on the grounds of the old office and this was supposed to be the "flagship" of the force with CCTV, latest computers, internet and intranet. It was described by the then Chief Constable as the way forward for policing as everything was going to be held on servers and hard drives and that if mirrored across the force, a small fortune would be saved in paper purchases.


Within three weeks, the office was ordering 50% more paper than it had under the old system. The staple diet of the Police, the "crime report" used to be a three page document, under the new system it would take anywhere between five and eight pages to print out.


Obviously the hope was that these crime reports wouldn't need to be printed out as they could be viewed online but the powers that be forgot to factor in an important problem.


The problem....the "gaffers" themselves. These were "older" men/women with no inkling about computers and they demanded that every crime report should be printed off so that it could be read as they had under the old system.


This is just one of the scores of separate cases where this occurred.


The job itself, like nursing, is just full of forms which were basically introduced to cover the top brasses "asses", to prevent them becoming the fall guys and place the blame fairly and squarely on the shoulders of the front line officers.


Before I finished up, I was involved in checking the reports of other officers before I forwarded them on to the Procurator Fiscal. A "domestic BOP", which could be as simple as one of the partners shouting at the other and using the "f" word would result in the arrest and detention for court the next day, for the perpetrator.


The report itself would be on average six pages which included the charge(s) and a description of the incident. The ancillary forms that accompanied this report would total thirteen different forms, each between one and eight pages.


While that may not sound a lot, it is if you accept that one incident like the one mentioned above could and usually did, take the two officers up to six hours to complete once photographing, finger printing and DNA testing took place.
 

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Northumberland Police have Antaras marked up that like, the only trouble with driving a marked up vehicle is that everyone slows right down when they see you


Update, no speeding summons received yet? Only another week to wait, still keeping my fingers and toes crossed lol
 
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