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hi guys..just recieved a letter with intending prosecution..

went thru a speed camera 35 in a 30..anything i can do to get out of it..

i dont know a traffic officer in england who would pull you over for that speed..ridiculous!!!!
 

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That's unlucky to get a ticket for 35, as the camreas are set at 10% plus 2, which would be bang on 35. Nothing you can do though, you could contest it but unless you have a bloody good reason it won't work.
 

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Only things I can think of that you can ask with a possibility of the info not being given & so you could attempt to persuade the Magistrates that you can't defend yourself properly are....

1. When was the camera last calibrated & by whom? (Pretty certain there are meant to be regular checks/certain time periods).

2. Was it set correctly? (The angle of the camera looking down on the road markings has to be precise, otherwise it will give a 'false' reading).

There is a website with good info regarding things like this but for the life of me I can't remember it! SORRY!!

Normally as said, they are set at speed limit+10%+2 (30+3+2 = 35), so you are one unlucky dude to get a summons for this!
 

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Sorry mate, 99% of the time you are screwed,

Man up and take it, usually car speedos read high so yours probably said just under 40 at the time you went through the camera.

I drive all day and this sucks but it happens
 

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I was watching a repeat of top gear the other night and they was going around a race track in old cars to see who's car would go the fastest, any how i think it was hamster who was clocked at 115mph with a speed gun, but he said over the radio, it was only showing 110mph on his speedo, so you could well of been doing 29-30mph by the speedo in the car when you was clocked at 35mph by the speed camara, it proberly happens more than we think, one big con.
 
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