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    Speeding

    Just got caught doing 45mph in a 30mph zone, didnt even realise i was doing it because i had been driving at 70 for the last 3 hours comming back on the motorway, anyway saw the blue lights flashing behind me and then i realised i was doing 45 in the 30 so i pulled over and got out the car and the police asked me a few questions like did i have any documents on me etc... but i didnt and asked if the car was mine. they then went on to say we know you were speeding but its 1pm at night and the roads were clear so we will let you off this time but make sure you keep the speed down. Pheww.... that made me learn my lesson and i drove like a woman the whole way home, i just honestly didnt realise i was speeding.

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    A lucky escape, sometimes a fright like that is all it takes to make people slow down.
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    Good to hear that police are still able to use their discrection.

    Bet you were relieved!

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    Quote Originally Posted by darrenturbo View Post
    Pheww.... that made me learn my lesson and i drove like a woman the whole way home,
    Im sure i am going to get flamed for this, but did you mean you put your make up on, phoned your friends for a good natter on you mobile etc. Take spots in the vanity mirror? lost the ability to reverse park?






    or did you just drive slowly

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    Gah I've just got home from court cause I didn't pay a speeding fine..doing 39 in a 30 on a road that i thought was a 40
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    wat did they do toby?

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    Lucky escape there indeed. Police Officer must have been in a very good mood
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    Just blabbered on about my offense, then said I have to pay £60 and get 3 points on my license and then pay £35 court fee and £15 for something else. Paying it off in 2 lots of £55 each
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    very lucky then
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tlee View Post
    Gah I've just got home from court cause I didn't pay a speeding fine..doing 39 in a 30 on a road that i thought was a 40
    Quote Originally Posted by Tlee View Post
    Just blabbered on about my offense, then said I have to pay £60 and get 3 points on my license and then pay £35 court fee and £15 for something else. Paying it off in 2 lots of £55 each
    I have to ask... why didn't you pay the fine in the first place? even if you thought it was 40, as soon as the ticket dropped through the door you should have gone to the road, realised it was 30 not 40, and then paid it well within the time. You've been lucky you only got a £15 fine + court costs over the original punishment, I have a mate who moved house the day before a ticket dropped through the door, even though he had a legitimate excuse for not paying a fine (he didn't get the ticket forwarded on in time from his ex-landlord) they still doubled the speeding fine to £120, gave him the original 3pts, and ordered him to pay costs which were £50 IIRC. nnedless to say he takes it a bit easier now, think he was done for 38-40 in a 30mph zone, similar to you..
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