- Dec 15, 2008
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- PRESTON, LANCS.
- Your Mercedes
- 97. E300.TD. 7 SEAT.ELEGANCE. EST.TOYOTA SUPRA MK4. RS. VAUX. CORSA.GLS AUTO. SPORT.
hi everyone, hope everyone is enjoying their motoring, does anyone know the law on speeding with reference to the time factor from detection to being served with the summons? i was once told that in the england side of the uk the summons must be served within fourteen days, and scotland can be up to six months? i have just covered a 600 mile trip from preston in lancashire to the isle of bute in scotland, the M8 is littered with the average speed cameras and every bridge where the M6 approaches the M74 has the council lazer van parked on it. i tried to avoid all of this but due to the saturation i may have missed one. basically i want to know how long one has to wait to see if the stealth money grabbing snipers have got me? i drive curteously and crawl near schools and other obvious areas, but out on the motorways on the high moors, beatock etc, you can , or should i say used to be able to go a bit. in england if you are pulled for a speed in excess of 100 mph you are arresred and you leave your car, same as drink driving, in scotland this is not the case, speeding not drink driving. i was followed for 8 miles some years ago by the scottish police just north of carlisle, they used binnoculars and vascar, i was taken before the procurator fiscal in dumfries for averaging 132 mph, the coppers said i was driving carefully and road conditions were good. i had a barrister at £450, letters from my place of employment, wife's doctor, etc. i was fined £550 and banned for 3 months, apparantly the barrister saved me from a 6 or 12 months ban, suprisingly no points on my licence,you do not get points with a ban. i informed my insurance company and then all our cars were not insured from midnight that day. just think if i had been on the autobahn in germany non of this would have happened. i hate drink drivers and drivers who speed in built up areas etc. but unfortunately in uk we are all tarred with the same brush and you cannot ignore the motivation the authorities have with the revenues generated from speeding. herbiemercman.