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Just got my first ever speeding ticket... 12:15 - Jan 15 with 3092 viewsBent_double

after more than 30 years of driving....woohoo.

58 in a 50mph, so hopefully I'll be offered one of those speed awareness courses instead of 3 points. Apparently these can be done on-line at the moment, anyone know if that's right?

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Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 12:21 - Jan 15 with 2123 viewstractorboyjames

That’s correct.
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Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 12:22 - Jan 15 with 2115 viewsSitfcB

Awareness course and a £100 fine.

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Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 12:33 - Jan 15 with 2077 viewsBent_double

Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 12:22 - Jan 15 by SitfcB

Awareness course and a £100 fine.




100 quid, what happened to £60???

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Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 12:55 - Jan 15 with 1985 viewsoldburian

I passed my driving test 60 years ago and just before Christmas found myself in a Colchester bus lane. A £30 fine, my first in those 60 years. Nothing, even a parking fine, before.
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Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 12:58 - Jan 15 with 1963 viewsPinewoodblue

Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 12:22 - Jan 15 by SitfcB

Awareness course and a £100 fine.


No fine but you pay a fee for the course, around £90.

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Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 13:08 - Jan 15 with 1896 viewsclive_baker

Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 12:55 - Jan 15 by oldburian

I passed my driving test 60 years ago and just before Christmas found myself in a Colchester bus lane. A £30 fine, my first in those 60 years. Nothing, even a parking fine, before.


That’s remarkable, assuming you venture far in your motor rather than pottering around villages.

I lost count of the number of fines I got, especially in London. Haven’t had too many speeding points though, only caught twice in 15 odd years of driving. There have been times where I’ve done less miles such as when I was at university where at one point I didn’t have or need a car, but others where I’ve done loads. I would imagine I’m close to 250,000 all in, so not too bad a result.

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Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 13:16 - Jan 15 with 1862 viewsgtsb1966

How long does it take for the ticket to come through. I got flashed by a road side camera in Shenfield on 22/12 doing 35 in a 30. Nothing has come through yet.
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Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 13:21 - Jan 15 with 1823 viewsElephantintheRoom

Have you thought about solemnly apologising for not knowing it was a 50mph zone - and being furious with one or other of your assistants for not telling you?

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Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 13:26 - Jan 15 with 1788 viewsLord_Lucan

Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 13:16 - Jan 15 by gtsb1966

How long does it take for the ticket to come through. I got flashed by a road side camera in Shenfield on 22/12 doing 35 in a 30. Nothing has come through yet.


I reckon the next weeks post is make or break.

As for the OP. Because of covid excuses you now do the course on a zoom thing which cuts it down from 4 hours to 2.5 hours.

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Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 13:27 - Jan 15 with 1776 viewsSitfcB

Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 12:58 - Jan 15 by Pinewoodblue

No fine but you pay a fee for the course, around £90.


Tomato, tomato.

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Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 13:29 - Jan 15 with 1769 viewsgtsb1966

Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 13:26 - Jan 15 by Lord_Lucan

I reckon the next weeks post is make or break.

As for the OP. Because of covid excuses you now do the course on a zoom thing which cuts it down from 4 hours to 2.5 hours.

Happy days!


I'll tape my letterbox up 😁
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Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 13:31 - Jan 15 with 1752 viewsbazza

Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 12:58 - Jan 15 by Pinewoodblue

No fine but you pay a fee for the course, around £90.


Correct, be careful not to miss the coarse, and forget all about it, as you get a court summons after a month or two.. and it can be quite costly… so a friend told me 😇
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Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 13:35 - Jan 15 with 1741 viewstractorboyjames

Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 13:16 - Jan 15 by gtsb1966

How long does it take for the ticket to come through. I got flashed by a road side camera in Shenfield on 22/12 doing 35 in a 30. Nothing has come through yet.


Generally within 14 days.
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Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 13:45 - Jan 15 with 1702 viewsbazza

Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 13:16 - Jan 15 by gtsb1966

How long does it take for the ticket to come through. I got flashed by a road side camera in Shenfield on 22/12 doing 35 in a 30. Nothing has come through yet.


Chances are if you were showing 35, speed camera would pick up slightly below that, so probably wouldn’t get a ticket for 34mph..
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Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 13:54 - Jan 15 with 1664 viewsclive_baker

Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 13:16 - Jan 15 by gtsb1966

How long does it take for the ticket to come through. I got flashed by a road side camera in Shenfield on 22/12 doing 35 in a 30. Nothing has come through yet.


They only have 14 days to notify you. If it’s not with you by day 14 I don’t think it can be enforced. I’ve heard of people getting off on that loophole.

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Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 13:55 - Jan 15 with 1661 viewsgainsboroughblue

Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 13:35 - Jan 15 by tractorboyjames

Generally within 14 days.


Doesn't the ticket have to arrive within 14 days otherwise it can be disregarded?

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Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 14:01 - Jan 15 with 1625 viewsPinewoodblue

Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 12:55 - Jan 15 by oldburian

I passed my driving test 60 years ago and just before Christmas found myself in a Colchester bus lane. A £30 fine, my first in those 60 years. Nothing, even a parking fine, before.


Passed test 58 years ago just the one speeding ticket. Took the points rather than do the course.

More by luck than good judgement, as far as speeding is concerned.

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Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 14:04 - Jan 15 with 1617 viewsBent_double

Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 13:16 - Jan 15 by gtsb1966

How long does it take for the ticket to come through. I got flashed by a road side camera in Shenfield on 22/12 doing 35 in a 30. Nothing has come through yet.


Mine came in the post today, the offence was on the 6th, caught by a mobile unit parked in a layby at Gorleston. I saw it, but just too late obviously, although to be fair, I have always disregarded the '50' limit on that section of dual carriageway (shhhh, don't tell anyone!), so I've only got myself to blame. Don't know why it isn't a '60' there though.

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Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 14:07 - Jan 15 with 1599 viewsBent_double

Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 14:01 - Jan 15 by Pinewoodblue

Passed test 58 years ago just the one speeding ticket. Took the points rather than do the course.

More by luck than good judgement, as far as speeding is concerned.


Any reason why you chose to take the points? If the internet is to be believed, seems like 3 points only adds about 5% to your insurance, a lot less than the £90/£100 course fee, but then you're only 3 points from a massive insurance hike (25%)

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Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 14:13 - Jan 15 with 1569 viewsclive_baker

Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 14:07 - Jan 15 by Bent_double

Any reason why you chose to take the points? If the internet is to be believed, seems like 3 points only adds about 5% to your insurance, a lot less than the £90/£100 course fee, but then you're only 3 points from a massive insurance hike (25%)


The course means you don’t pay the fine though. The choice is course +£90 or 3 points +£100. So it’s cheaper before you even consider insurance premium.

I guess most people who opt not to do the course can’t be bothered to do it. I would’ve needed a half day for it so I refused it and took the points instead. Agree it’s a bit risky, especially incase you get done again.

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Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 14:17 - Jan 15 with 1548 viewsoldburian

Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 13:08 - Jan 15 by clive_baker

That’s remarkable, assuming you venture far in your motor rather than pottering around villages.

I lost count of the number of fines I got, especially in London. Haven’t had too many speeding points though, only caught twice in 15 odd years of driving. There have been times where I’ve done less miles such as when I was at university where at one point I didn’t have or need a car, but others where I’ve done loads. I would imagine I’m close to 250,000 all in, so not too bad a result.


I have done a lot of miles in my time, in the 70s and 80s over 20,000 a year. I did get stopped by a copper in 1972 coming out of Shenfield after the Town payed at West Ham. I was doing 40 in a 30 limit. Put my Suffolk accent on as my licence still had my Suffolk address on asking where the country was. Had a severe telling off though.
I have done well over a million miles I reckon.
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Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 14:20 - Jan 15 with 1522 viewsFixed_It

Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 13:54 - Jan 15 by clive_baker

They only have 14 days to notify you. If it’s not with you by day 14 I don’t think it can be enforced. I’ve heard of people getting off on that loophole.


14 days to send the letter, not to receive it.

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Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 14:22 - Jan 15 with 1508 viewsFixed_It

Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 13:55 - Jan 15 by gainsboroughblue

Doesn't the ticket have to arrive within 14 days otherwise it can be disregarded?


No. They have to notify you within 14 days - but that means send the letter, not necessarily receive it.

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Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 14:43 - Jan 15 with 1438 viewsTrequartista

You get 10% + 2 allowance so 58 is the lowest you will be prosecuted for, so would imagine it easily qualifies for speed awareness course.

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Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 14:45 - Jan 15 with 1433 viewsTrequartista

Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 12:55 - Jan 15 by oldburian

I passed my driving test 60 years ago and just before Christmas found myself in a Colchester bus lane. A £30 fine, my first in those 60 years. Nothing, even a parking fine, before.


Whatever you do don't drive in Chelmsford near the railway station. If you've never heard of a "bus gate" before you will soon find out.

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