If it hasn't already been said,
I was checking on line about speeding and the police can enforce the speed limit even if you are 1mph over the limit, and the fine worked out on how much over the limit and on what you earn.
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From what I have heard, most police forces do not have to enforce the 20mph, but I would imagine that it depends on how many accidents happen within the areas that they apply in.
rollflick said, QUOTE "Though police (or speed cameras) won't normally enforce unless you're going at 10%+2mph over a speed limit, they will in certain circumstances."
I believe that government "advised" the 10%+2mph idea, but that the police are within their rights to still book you at 1mph over the speed limit and fines work on a sliding scale.
I know of two people that have been done for being 1mph over the limit.
Community Speed Watch work to the 10%+2mph but this means that at 30mph 10% = 33 + 2mph = 35, so to not get clocked you must be at least at 34mph, if you are doing 35mph you will get clocked.
However Community Speed Watch will not get you a speeding ticket, you will be contacted by the police to tell you that you were speeding, if you get reported a second time will likely result in a knock on the door from the police & your registration will be put on to the police database, and this will mean that any community speed watch nationwide reporting a third offence, will likely get the driver a fine and points or the option of a speed awareness course, where you will pay the equivalent of the fine to go on the course, but receive no points, so at least you won't have to tell your insurance company.
If you have already been on a speed awareness course within the last 3 years, you will not be able to opt for that choice again and will get a fine and points.
That said, depending on your insurance company, if you have an accident they may say that you should have told them about the speed awareness course, and try to void your policy.
Just an after thought knowing how insurance companies like to try and avoid paying out when they can!
My 2 pence worth on this, if I can slow down to drive through your village or area, then you can do the same when you drive through mine!