Speeding Fine

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Not sure if this is the right forum, but seemed the best at the time of posting.

Driving through the variable speed cameras on the M6, they were displaying 60, I was just keeping up with traffic and it was fairly busy. Looked down at the clock and was doing 78. :eek:

I know I have something coming but what? Will I be offered the driver awareness course (or whatever it is called) or will I just be hit with the points and fine straight away?

Been driving for about 7 years and have never picked up any points before.

How long do the fines take to come through?
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  • Was the 60 in a red circle or just with alternating flashing amber lights above and below? In any case you will hear within 14 days whether they are going to prosecute.
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    Not at that speed.

    Pretty sure its for minor speeding. 5mph or so over the limit.

    I love the way people speed between the camera's and brake sharply when they reach it.

    Have you seen the camera's on each gantry?
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  • Not at that speed.

    Pretty sure its for minor speeding. 5mph or so over the limit.

    I love the way people speed between the camera's and brake sharply when they reach it.

    Have you seen the camera's on each gantry?

    He has every chance of being offered a course

    Only the gantrys with speed signs have cameras.
  • Try here, they will be able to advise you

    http://forums.pepipoo.com/index.php?showforum=5

    but I'd say that if you get the NIP within the next 14 days, you are prob looking at 3pts and 60 squid
  • Was the 60 in a red circle or just with alternating flashing amber lights above and below? In any case you will hear within 14 days whether they are going to prosecute.

    Only the registered keeper must be informed within 14 days.
  • Was the 60 in a red circle or just with alternating flashing amber lights above and below? In any case you will hear within 14 days whether they are going to prosecute.

    My initial thinking is flashing amber but wouldn't be able to say 100% one way or the other.

    Just hope i'm lucky and get offered the course.
  • My initial thinking is flashing amber but wouldn't be able to say 100% one way or the other.

    Just hope i'm lucky and get offered the course.

    Where abouts on the M6?
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    It must have a red roundel to be an enforcable limit. Flashing amber is advisory only.
    Speed awareness courses are generally now offered up to 10% +9 over the limit, so for 60mph that would be 75mph. If your speedo was reading 78, that's probably 73 or 74mph, so I'm guessing you'll be in line for the SAC if you get the letter.
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    I have the same question as a few other people here.

    Which stretch of the M6? (junction numbers, or at least an indication of which county you were in)

    Did the speed limit signs have a red circle around them?

    If this is the HADECS section through Warwickshire then these are indeed being enforced but most likely you will be offered a speed awareness course as these are offered for up to 75 in a 60.

    If you want to alleviate the worry, you should check your speedo against a satnav. Choose a road that is straight and flat and free of cameras, compare what the satnav reads to what your speedo reads and use this to determine what speed you were actually doing.
  • I came on at J5 (Castle vale/Birmingham) and was heading east towards Coventry. Was between J5 & M42 exit when I think I was speeding.
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