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Buick7
28-02-2012, 21:10
Quick question...

Drove past police holding speed gun, they already had someone pulled over. Do they need to pull you over to do you? Or not? Not a clue what the speed limit was... Sure it was a 60 and I was going 50...


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Idaeus
28-02-2012, 22:53
If its a handheld I'm 90% certain they need to physically pull you over as it only records speed and not the car details/licence plate. May be wrong though. :dontknow:

rezelion
28-02-2012, 22:55
agreed i think they do need to pull u over to actually do you, im sure speed guns don't take photo's just measures speed

Fozy
28-02-2012, 22:57
yes they need to pull you over, some geezer was going 40 on a 30 road (i slowed down way before cos i spotted the popo) and the police officer had to block the car and wave him down to pull over

gruffydd420
28-02-2012, 23:53
You don't necessarily need to be pulled over, you could receive a letter called a notice of intended prosecution through the post.

Idaeus
28-02-2012, 23:58
You don't necessarily need to be pulled over, you could receive a letter called a notice of intended prosecution through the post.

Only if the Police officer holding the gun had superhuman eyesight and memory.

Ian-VXR
29-02-2012, 03:08
Some people know best as usual, you don't need to be stopped to be prosecuted.

Calum Purdon
29-02-2012, 05:06
If you were going 50 in 60 then .... Go 60 next time hahahah !!

300 bhp vxr
29-02-2012, 06:54
banned for driving too slow

Idaeus
29-02-2012, 06:56
Some people know best as usual, you don't need to be stopped to be prosecuted.

With a handheld speed gun yes you do. How else do they know who you are or where you live? The handhelds only measure speed, they dont register your cars details so unless you are immediately pulled over there is nothing to link you with the number on the speed gun except the officers testimony and will not stand up in court.


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princesscharlotte
29-02-2012, 06:58
With a handheld speed gun yes you do. How else do they know who you are or where you live? The handhelds only measure speed, they dont register your cars details so unless you are immediately pulled over there is nothing to link you with the number on the speed gun except the officers testimony and will not stand up in court.


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But he is... *gasp* "one of them" :wow: :surprised: I think he knows ;)

Sarah-vxr
29-02-2012, 07:15
If you were going 50 in 60 then .... Go 60 next time hahahah !!

+1 lol xxxx

Idaeus
29-02-2012, 07:46
But he is... *gasp* "one of them" :wow: :surprised: I think he knows ;)

I'm more than happy to believe him if he actually backs up his comment with some genuine information :) instead if the usual "some people know best" bs. :shrug:


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gazza5
29-02-2012, 07:53
I believe the old bill have two types - as discussed in my thread - one is one where it can't take pictures - and there is also one that can - but I don't know if all police forces have these yet - this is only based on the information I have heard so maybe wrong.

All I know is I will be bricking it for the next 14 days as my insurance on my sri will go up by 60!

Carlos
29-02-2012, 08:02
Im sure we have this conversation every week

binesy11
29-02-2012, 08:38
All depends on how fast you were going. they can issue you with a fixed penelty notice by the side of the road, or just caution you. But most times you wont get pulled over as they will gain your details viv the PNC

Mez
29-02-2012, 09:41
"stopping the person is the preffered option. However, if the officer cannot do so (unsafe etc) then they can issue a summons by post"
This has been discussed numerous times, I was done by post with just the officers testimony. You can fight it in court but it would cost more for the soliciter than the fine would cost. They won't give you legal aid to fight a speeding ticket, just advice on the day. And most courts would believe an officers testimony over joe public.
People who can afford good soliciters get off occasionally, but how many times have you read about someone without a soliciter getting off a speeding fine ?


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Bilzaaa
29-02-2012, 09:47
If you were going 50 in 60 then .... Go 60 next time hahahah !!

+1 :yippe:

gazza5
01-03-2012, 08:42
just to update people - here is proof that a picture can be taken with a speed gun

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2108294/Chris-Eagles-facing-driving-ban-caught-speeding.html