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    • JustAnotherSaver
    • By JustAnotherSaver 8th Sep 17, 10:59 PM
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    Speeding offences & insurance policies
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    • 8th Sep 17, 10:59 PM
    Speeding offences & insurance policies 8th Sep 17 at 10:59 PM
    I recently got caught 42 in a 30. First offence for speeding. I returned the paperwork this week so i imagine i'll hear from them next week at the earliest, maybe the week after depending how long it takes to process.

    Now someone at work (yeah that classic - where we find all the experts ) who got caught doing 41 in a 30 said that 41 is the cut off point for a speed awareness course. You'll get the option at 41 but not 42.

    Correct or not?

    They went on to say that i certainly wont get the option of a speed awareness course as when they got the initial paperwork through the post, it stated what the punishment would be (points, fines) & gave the option of a course.

    I don't know if this is area specific but when i got mine there was no mention of this. I just had to fill out my name and give in my driver licence number.




    I believe i am looking at, with the change in punishment this year, '4 to 6' points.
    So as i don't yet know what's happening, do i phone my car insurance company to tell them i just got given points? If so i assume i wait on the points being given rather than now to say i got caught speeding.
    Or do you just do it at renewal?

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    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 16th Sep 17, 1:48 PM
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    Those offences are devalued by the fact they get handed out indiscriminately, even to those who are otherwise responsible drivers OR (as mentioned) 90yr old Doris in her WagonR.
    The Police actual aren't going to chase down a 90yr old for doing 35 in 30 limit.
    In fact Doris could probably whiz past them every day at 40 and all they'd do is run the plates, that is until there is something wrong with the car or she upgrades to a Focus RS with blacked out windows.

    If you these offences to mean anything, then you'd have to to leave speed enforcement to traffic officers, and we know the Police don't the have resources or funding to do that.

    A Police traffic officer saying "yeah this guy is a dangerous driver", means a hell of a lot more than some sad little man in van pointing a glorified laser pointer at passing motorists.


    If that doesn't make sense then I can't really help you.
    Originally posted by Strider590
    But this whole thread is about an SP30, not the difference between speeding and dangerous driving conviction effects on your policy.
    • Strider590
    • By Strider590 16th Sep 17, 1:59 PM
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    But this whole thread is about an SP30, not the difference between speeding and dangerous driving conviction effects on your policy.
    Originally posted by Warwick Hunt
    Since when has that ever mattered on these forums? If you can find one thread on the motoring forum that hasn't turned into a tirade of abuse and down shouting (or at least spun off topic), i'll be rather surprised.
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    • Mercdriver
    • By Mercdriver 16th Sep 17, 2:35 PM
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    Those offences are devalued by the fact they get handed out indiscriminately, even to those who are otherwise responsible drivers OR (as mentioned) 90yr old Doris in her WagonR.
    The Police actual aren't going to chase down a 90yr old for doing 35 in 30 limit.
    In fact Doris could probably whiz past them every day at 40 and all they'd do is run the plates, that is until there is something wrong with the car or she upgrades to a Focus RS with blacked out windows.

    If you these offences to mean anything, then you'd have to to leave speed enforcement to traffic officers, and we know the Police don't the have resources or funding to do that.

    A Police traffic officer saying "yeah this guy is a dangerous driver", means a hell of a lot more than some sad little man in van pointing a glorified laser pointer at passing motorists.

    If that doesn't make sense then I can't really help you.
    Originally posted by Strider590
    So you think breaking the law should be ignored?

    I bet you're the type that if stopped doing 38 in a 30 you'd turn around to the officer and tell him to go catch proper crimnals.
    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 16th Sep 17, 3:20 PM
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    Since when has that ever mattered on these forums? If you can find one thread on the motoring forum that hasn't turned into a tirade of abuse and down shouting (or at least spun off topic), i'll be rather surprised.
    Originally posted by Strider590
    Well done in keeping up the tradition.
    • Strider590
    • By Strider590 16th Sep 17, 3:22 PM
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    So you think breaking the law should be ignored?

    I bet you're the type that if stopped doing 38 in a 30 you'd turn around to the officer and tell him to go catch proper crimnals.
    Originally posted by Mercdriver
    I wouldn't be doing 38 in a 30 in the first place, I always aim* to drive at the speed limit on every road.

    * Where it's possible/safe to do so.

    Whether you choose to believe that or not is entirely your own problem.
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    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 16th Sep 17, 3:54 PM
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    A Police traffic officer saying "yeah this guy is a dangerous driver", means a hell of a lot more than some sad little man in van pointing a glorified laser pointer at passing motorists.
    Originally posted by Strider590
    And that would be a completely different offence and totally irrelevant to this thread. This thread is about speeding, and the police will quite happily issue speeding fines as well as any camera partnership will.
    • bigadaj
    • By bigadaj 16th Sep 17, 4:16 PM
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    Since when has that ever mattered on these forums? If you can find one thread on the motoring forum that hasn't turned into a tirade of abuse and down shouting (or at least spun off topic), i'll be rather surprised.
    Originally posted by Strider590
    You've not noticed them because they are only ones you don't post on.
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