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Courtesy of Derby Police

Thought it was 40 but no the signs on the road have been halfheartedly burnt off so its now 30 :angry: :angry: :angry:

money making scheme

don't suppose its worth complaining

1st time in 34 years of driving and for 10 of those I did in excess of 35k a year

I'm a trifle annoyed to say the least

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Are there new signs up before that spot, to advise a new limit is in place?

If not, I would challenge it.

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By law they have to tell you the speed limit of a road (except 30 mph zones within a built up area with equally spaced street lighting - there will be no repeters) and motorways. (This is England I`m talking about, Scotland is slightly different) If there are no 30mph speed signs on what used to be a 40mph road (upon enetering the 30 mph zone there should be one but will be no repeters) then I would challenge it. I don't beleive (correct me if i am wrong) that paint on a road is an enforced sign, more of a informational regardless of the shape of the outer box.

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i also had a nice letter from nottingham county council. took the daughter into Nottingham last week for her 6th form college interview, got totally lost in the one way system, i knew where i wanted to get to so followed a bus, car and taxi up past the victoria center, and apparantly it`s a bus and bike lane only, lovely £60 fine or £30 if paid within 14 days, i did see the sign on the road surface but as everyone else was driving up it i thought maybe it`s one of those bus lanes you can`t use between certain times, mainly rush hour.

wife had a good laugh.

so did daughter,

moral of the story, she can catch the bus next time !!!!

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Thankfully, I have never received a fine or ticket for anything.

I did once get pulled over on the M1 doing 80mph, it was at about 2 in the morning so the road was totally dead. I got away with some "sensible humour"... When he asked what speed I was doing, I acknowledged it was 80mph. When he asked me why, I said I was keeping up with the flow of traffic. When he asked what traffic (empty road) I said "that's how far ahead they are". He laughed, bollocked me and then let me go. :D

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BAd luck Steve, I noticed an increase in "Road Safety" camera vans just lately, its nice to see the boys in blue arte looking out for our safety :rolleyes: A definite revenue gathering excercise.

Phil

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A6 Darley Dale

yes the motorist is certainly a cash crop esp at the pump and fixed penalty tickets

I fail to see the safety angle, if it was there would be more than 1 sign I feel

as the avatar ses Bah Humbug

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I say chaps, considering the subject matter the language is stunningly restrained, I'm afraid I would embarrass myself if you were to get me started on this one.

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Remember that there must be a speed limit sign on both sides of the road.

They quashed about 200 convictions on a road near me because there was only one sign.

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Watch out around the ring road, where there are no "specs" cameras, the digital average speed ones.They have a new van, a big merc sprinter type, but it's got telescopic pole cameras, so it hides behind things such as parked cars in the QMC grounds and gets anyone going towards the flyover.

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Thanks for the heads up, down there 10 times a week on the way to work and back, all ways do 40mph over there as that is a favorite hang out of the cash collectors!

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