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    • Nathaniel Essex
    • By Nathaniel Essex 16th May 17, 2:35 PM
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    At what speed do you get a speeding ticket on the M25?
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    • 16th May 17, 2:35 PM
    At what speed do you get a speeding ticket on the M25? 16th May 17 at 2:35 PM
    Alright people, there must be a lot of you who have drove on the M25, or even drive on it regularly. You might have noticed a lot of speed cameras almost every half-mile in certain regions and the new camera part of this smart motorway.

    Now here's the thing: I drive quite often on the M25 and I do go over 79 mph a lot, but I have never seen a speed camera flashing, nor have I gotten a speeding ticket so far. Three of my friends also drive regularly on the M25 and have never been caught speeding neither; but none of us goes over 95 mph.

    I have seen, and you have probably also seen a lot of people driving way over 95 mph on the M25, and I don't think that all those people would be doing it if they all knew that they would certainly get caught.

    So what's the deal here about those speed cameras and when will you actually get a ticket?

    If anyone knows anything please share, event if it's not for the M25. I'm mainly talking about when the variable speed limit is not enforced though I regularly see people speeding when it is.
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    • Mercdriver
    • By Mercdriver 17th May 17, 4:45 PM
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    Manchester. But that's an argument that's gone on for over a decade. It will be interesting to see what the government enquiry states. I think it's due out soon.
    Originally posted by waamo
    If people want to fly to London, why would they fly to Manchester? My most frequent commutes are 200 mile commutes to Heathrow. Boris International was a non starter since too many people would have to go all around London to get to it. Personally I think both Gatwick and Heathrow need an extra runway.
    • Car 54
    • By Car 54 17th May 17, 4:46 PM
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    Manchester. But that's an argument that's gone on for over a decade. It will be interesting to see what the government enquiry states. I think it's due out soon.
    Originally posted by waamo
    The enquiry reported in 2015. Is there another one?
    • warehouse
    • By warehouse 17th May 17, 4:46 PM
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    The only person I know who's ever had a ticket on the M25 was speeding in a variable limit area where the signs were set to 50, he went past one of the new smart cameras, (painted yellow), at less than 60. Do not speed when under variable limits unless you know for sure where the smart cameras are.

    As for the fixed cameras, well I drive around the M25 quite a lot and I've seen them go off a fair few times over the years, but I've never set one off myself and when it's clear I'll stick to 77 max.
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    • waamo
    • By waamo 17th May 17, 4:53 PM
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    The enquiry reported in 2015. Is there another one?
    Originally posted by Car 54
    Sorry it's the consultation that reports soon. I shouldn't rely on memory.
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    • waamo
    • By waamo 17th May 17, 4:58 PM
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    If people want to fly to London, why would they fly to Manchester? My most frequent commutes are 200 mile commutes to Heathrow. Boris International was a non starter since too many people would have to go all around London to get to it. Personally I think both Gatwick and Heathrow need an extra runway.
    Originally posted by Mercdriver
    Much of the traffic going into Heathrow is people catching connections. It seems mad going from Manchester to Heathrow for a flight that could go out of Manchester.

    Whilst it wouldn't reduce commuter traffic it would reduce the amount of support service vehicles needed. It would also ease the pressure on Heathrow.

    This is drifting way off topic though. Besides which I stop making the regular trek down there in August so the south can do what it wants after then.
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    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 17th May 17, 5:04 PM
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    Sorry it's the consultation that reports soon. I shouldn't rely on memory.
    Originally posted by waamo
    The consultation is over the detail of the extra Heathrow runway, which was approved last October.
    • waamo
    • By waamo 17th May 17, 5:10 PM
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    The consultation is over the detail of the extra Heathrow runway, which was approved last October.
    Originally posted by AdrianC
    Just had a quick Google (other search engines are available). There does seem to be another one going on https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/heathrow-expansion-draft-airports-national-policy-statement

    Not that it matters just I didn't think my memory was that bad lol.
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    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 17th May 17, 5:11 PM
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    Just had a quick Google (other search engines are available). There does seem to be another one going on https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/heathrow-expansion-draft-airports-national-policy-statement

    Not that it matters just I didn't think my memory was that bad lol.
    Originally posted by waamo
    Correct. And that consultation is over the detail of the Heathrow runway, which was approved as a concept last October.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37760187
    • DarkShadow
    • By DarkShadow 17th May 17, 9:43 PM
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    Airports in Heathrow, Gatwick & Manchester need an extra runway. It's no brainer.
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    • GarthThomas
    • By GarthThomas 18th May 17, 6:26 AM
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    Why are you driving above 70mph, you do realise how dangerous this could be. If you aren't think of yourself then think of others who could be impacted.

    https://www.gov.uk/speed-limits clearly states 70mph for a standard car.
    Originally posted by DarkShadow
    Can you explain how it's dangerous please? You've accidentally posted the speed limits, not a link to how dangerous speed is.

    If it's dangerous to do 100mph on an empty stretch of clear motorway in the U.K., is it also dangerous to do so where it's legal in Germany?
    • esuhl
    • By esuhl 18th May 17, 9:12 PM
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    Airports in Heathrow, Gatwick & Manchester need an extra runway. It's no brainer.
    Originally posted by DarkShadow
    Not Heathrow -- it's in a densely populated area and the flights already cause a lot of disturbance. And air pollution levels are bad enough without making them worse.

    Gatwick, on the other hand, is in a more rural area, and there's the space and capacity to improve transport links.
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