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Just got my first ever speeding ticket... 12:15 - Jan 15 with 1869 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 14:54 - Jan 15 with 362 viewsBent_double

Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 14:43 - Jan 15 by Trequartista

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.


Probably not worth contesting it, but I thought I was doing no more than 55 at the time, I think the speedo on the car is 2 or 3 miles out, ie showing a higher speed than I'm actually doing.

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Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 14:58 - Jan 15 with 358 viewsPinewoodblue

Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 14:13 - Jan 15 by clive_baker

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.


It took me 49 years to get my first ticket, one speeding alone doesn’t impact on your insurance premium, although it might if you have other adverse factors such as a claims record .

Don’t have the patience to sit through the course listening to other attendees moaning. Did you know that if you attend and don’t take it seriously you can still get a summons be fined and pick up points.

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Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 15:06 - Jan 15 with 345 viewsTrequartista

Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 14:54 - Jan 15 by Bent_double

Probably not worth contesting it, but I thought I was doing no more than 55 at the time, I think the speedo on the car is 2 or 3 miles out, ie showing a higher speed than I'm actually doing.


Yes the speedo should be showing 2 or 3 miles higher than what you are really doing, but that would mean the speedo would have been on about 60.

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Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 16:29 - Jan 15 with 302 viewsTampa_Florida_Blue

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?


You can disregard them when ever you want to, but that dont mean you wont pay a higher price when they catch up with you.
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Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 16:36 - Jan 15 with 295 viewsgainsboroughblue

Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 16:29 - Jan 15 by Tampa_Florida_Blue

You can disregard them when ever you want to, but that dont mean you wont pay a higher price when they catch up with you.


Maybe disregard was the wrong word. I basically meant that if you haven't had anything after two weeks since the event, they can't enforce the fine.

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Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 19:49 - Jan 15 with 256 viewsuppersirbob

I done a speed aware course online last year via zoom
It's just sit there for a couple of hours
They get you to write some answers down on paper and get you to show the answers etc
Nothing to worry about Tho
Just look interested lol
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Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 20:01 - Jan 15 with 251 viewsWakh

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.


Would say you have got away with it. Its usually 14-days but ok there was Christmas in that.

Not sure they would have you for that. My understanding is that Suffolk Police tolerance is 10% plus 2mph.
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Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 20:11 - Jan 15 with 244 viewsZXBlue

Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 14:45 - Jan 15 by Trequartista

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.


id take the three points. Makes litle difference and doesnt eat your time. Time is precious.
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Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 20:11 - Jan 15 with 243 viewsZXBlue

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

Generally within 14 days.


if its not 14 days, they cannot proceed.
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Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 20:23 - Jan 15 with 235 viewsPrideOfTheEast

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.


Similar mate. Living and driving in London it’s basically impossible to avoid getting them fairly regularly!
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Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 21:09 - Jan 15 with 217 viewsBluespeed225

Yup, I did one, got a ticket for doing 37mph coming up Foxhall Road from the Nuffield bend, mobile trap in a van got me. Fair enough, but it’s a very funny bit of road, just as you get on the flat bit at the top of the hill. Good pic though, even got my Jack Russell in the shot who was harnessed in her booster seat!😂
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Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 08:51 - Jan 16 with 138 viewssolomon

It’s a real pain as it’s not an intentional over speed (most cases are unintentional I’d assume) more due care and attention, we’ve all done it, of course this will be eradicated in the future with speed limit assist functions on most vehicles to prevent this. Hopefully you can just get the course done and dusted. Even if you only have a speed limiter on your vehicle it’s well worth setting to the speed limit wherever you can.
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Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 09:47 - Jan 16 with 112 viewsstrikalite

Just got my first ever speeding ticket... on 20:01 - Jan 15 by Wakh

Would say you have got away with it. Its usually 14-days but ok there was Christmas in that.

Not sure they would have you for that. My understanding is that Suffolk Police tolerance is 10% plus 2mph.


I was doing 33 in a 30 and got a ticket, easy money isn't it....

Attended speed awareness court, asked the guy about what I also thought was a 10% tolerance and he said that's a thing of the past now, these speedos are far more accurate as opposed to back in the day when the needle would flicker somewhat...
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