The slowest red light offence ever!

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The slowest red light offence ever!

Post by jgriffin » Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:31 pm

Coming back from Sunday's match, traffic & flooding delivered me to the Fosse Park/Enderby Rd succession of gantries. There was a queue which I dutifully joined. I was silly enough to end up stopped under a gantry without really noticing, and when the queue moved, so did I.
POP! The lights had changed. I had moved about 10 feet. :smt009

Mercury headline: Tigers fan crashes red light at 5 mph and gets done!

The fine/points letter arrived this morning. :smt010
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Re: The slowest red light offence ever!

Post by Eon B » Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:29 pm

Might be worth appealing on the grounds you were trapped in a position that impeded other traffic.

I once was flashed at 31mph in a 30. North Kesteven were having a funding drive at the time.

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Re: The slowest red light offence ever!

Post by fleabane » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:39 am

For those not in the system, the fixed penalty for speeding increased last year from £60 to £100 - that makes it an expensive 1mph!

Speed limits are one of the only absolutes in English Law, and it is worth taking care to obey them. their enforcement is nothing to do with "funding drives", but with safety, particularly in built up areas. The signs are visible from a sufficient distance to allow drivers to slow down, although noting the speed of some cars coming through the village (one prosecuted for doing 61mph - she got a driving ban), one would think them invisible.
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