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User56742
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


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


No.


StuartBu
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.
BaggieBoy
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.
User56742
QUOTE
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


QUOTE
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.
Logician
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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