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NIP - Mobile Speed Camera Parked on Central Reservation, NIP - Crawley (Gatwick Road) - 36 in a 30
User56742
post Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 11:12
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Hi there,

My wife received a NIP for her car, which I was driving on the 17th Aug (she's not filled it in or returned it yet). Car is in her name, and she's the regular driver - however on this occasion I was driving.

It was my first time driving in Crawley, and was 17:02 - so rush hour. I missed a slip road while exiting a roundabout (Hazelwick), resulting in my entering what looked like a 40 mph zone (photos attached). Google maps shows the 30 mph signs are there, however in my fluster of missing the exit, I missed them.

I saw the mobile speed camera unit/van, however assumed wrongly I was going under the speed limit.

I remember at the time thinking it was a bit sneaky how it was parked. It was fully up on the central reservation very close to the roundabout (Manor Royal / Gatwick Road roundabout), pointing southbound. If any member of the public had parked there, I think the police would have found issue with it.

In my 20 years' of driving, I've never received a speeding ticket, been pulled, or had an accident. I've managed to gain 20 years NCB for insurance too.

I'm also a member of our village community speed watch (backed by Sussex Police and involves a 30 minute online exam and training), where we have a 60 mph >> 40 mph >> 30 mph in a close area, with a school, shop and zebra crossing, with many going through the village at 50+ with some very dangerous driving and near-misses.

I love driving, love cars and hate speeding in inappropriate areas. It's these sneaky tactics in areas and at times where it's purely a money making exercise which annoys me.

I've highlighted in red where the mobile speed camera van was parked. Do I have any grounds for appeal based on the info above?

Thanks....

30 MPH ROAD

VIEW OF WHERE MOBILE SPEED CAMERA VAN WAS

CLOSER VIEW OF VAN LOCATION


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post Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 11:19
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QUOTE (User56742 @ Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 12:12) *
Do I have any grounds for appeal based on the info above?


No.


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StuartBu
post Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 11:31
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QUOTE (User56742 @ Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 12:12) *
Hi there,

My wife received a NIP for her car, which I was driving on the 17th Aug (she's not filled it in or returned it yet). Car is in her name, and she's the regular driver - however on this occasion I was driving.



In my 20 years' of driving, I've never received a speeding ticket, been pulled, or had an accident. I've managed to gain 20 years NCB for insurance too.

I'm also a member of our village community speed watch (backed by Sussex Police and involves a 30 minute online exam and training), where we have a 60 mph >> 40 mph >> 30 mph in a close area, with a school, shop and zebra crossing, with many going through the village at 50+ with some very dangerous driving and near-misses.


Make sure your wife returns the form naming the driver
Can you get 20 years NC Discount?
As we say up here you'll now be the talk of the steamie.
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post Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 11:32
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QUOTE (User56742 @ Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 12:12) *
Do I have any grounds for appeal based on the info above?

Regardless of where they were parked, it does not affect any evidence they gather.
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User56742
post Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 11:37
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Can you get 20 years NC Discount?


From memory - I think most sites maxed out at 15+, but in my mind it's 20 biggrin.gif


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Regardless of where they were parked, it does not affect any evidence they gather.


Thanks - I've read some of the other threads, and looks like I'll just have to take this one on the chin.
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post Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 12:53
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I am afraid that the police can be as sneaky as they like in locating cameras, up to and including using a parked horse-box LINK Any evidence they gather will still be admissible, even if they were parked illegally (and often there is some exemption for police activity anyway)


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