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    speed cameras, whats the threshold?

    my uncle got caught doing 37 in a 30 zone and was fined £500 and 6 points, but he went to court and got it reduced to £100 and 3 points...at what point does the speed camera "activate"? how many miles over the limit does it flash? is it dead on the sign posted limit or does it allow you a couple of miles over?

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    I think they allow 10% onto the limit. So 30mph they allow 33mph. Can anyone confirm?
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    Usualy 10% plus what ever the local amount is. So something along the lines of 10% + 3 so 36 before it would flash

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    Its rumoured to be 10% + 2 but its best just to stick to the speeds in 30's and 40's.
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    It differs from force to force. Generally it seems to be +10%.
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    MOBILE cameras -10%+2 from your ACTUAL speed...not speedo

    FIXED cameras - 2mph from your ACTUAL speed...not speedo

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    Quote Originally Posted by DubCoup View Post
    MOBILE cameras -10%+2 from your ACTUAL speed...not speedo

    FIXED cameras - 2mph from your ACTUAL speed...not speedo
    is speedo not your actual speed? can you explain more please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DubCoup View Post
    MOBILE cameras -10%+2 from your ACTUAL speed...not speedo

    FIXED cameras - 2mph from your ACTUAL speed...not speedo
    Where has that information come from please?


    Steve, speedos tend to be slightly out generally. Most over read I believe.
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    Speedo's always tend to be out slightly a sat nav will tell you your exact speed, I can do over 30 according to my car and my actual speed is always slightly less!!
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    speedos are arround 10% over, satnav speed is prety much dot on.... info comes from a meeting i attended as part or iam (institute of advanced motorists) with the nottinghamshire and derbyshire safety camera association

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