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09/05/2003 at 17:00
hi i hope everyone's well and enjoying their running, i was wondering how many points you can have on ur driving licence b4 getting DQ'd. this isn't related to running much, i know, apart from the fact that i was travelling to a race in another county when i was caught on camera doing 34mph in a 30mph zone. this was in lancashire, they have lots of speed cameras there.

i now have 6 pts on my licence (3pts from another minor offence)and am driving really carefully wherever i go (which i guess i should anyway). so does anyone know anything about the rules? any info much appreciated.
09/05/2003 at 17:02
12 points I think
09/05/2003 at 17:03
your allowed 12 providing you have been driving for longer than 2 years but i htink that means your allowed 11 and dsql on 12
09/05/2003 at 17:03
I think it's 12 SS.

Take it easy!
09/05/2003 at 17:03
It's 12 and you're out (for a year, I think?).

09/05/2003 at 17:05
They only count for 3 years though.
09/05/2003 at 17:08
34 in a 30 does seem a little harsh. I had heard that the generally accepted amount over the limit went something like:-

35 in a 30
46 in a 40
57 in a 50
68 in a 60
79 in a 70.

Read a good 'un in the paper today about a Leeds Utd footballer who has just been done for drink driving. Seems the police caught him getting out of his car outside his house after some of his colleagues had phoned the police when they saw his car in the city centre and they wanted to check that it wasn't stolen. Sounds like they were letting the police know that he was DD'ing to me. Serves him right. Tee Hee.

09/05/2003 at 17:14
How do I avoid the speed cameras travelling between Belfast and London?
09/05/2003 at 17:16
thanks for that, i thought it was like 5 for some reason, and was dreading sending off my licence for the 2nd time! i'm sure i wont amass that many points in 3 years!
09/05/2003 at 17:17
o, and do i need to inform the council that i'm travelling into london on the motorbike?
09/05/2003 at 17:19
No, RR, but you may need to inform the coastgaurd.
09/05/2003 at 17:20
Get caught doing 100 on the motorway and you wont have to worry about the points, instant ban.
Yes ban on 12 points, but banned for how long ? think you will find that is decided by the court, only drink driving is a year by default
09/05/2003 at 17:23
I don't think there is an accepted amount over the limit (otherwise that would be the limit). It's discretionary if it gets to the point of police/court involvement and you can mitigate to a certain extent UNLESS it's 20 over any limit then you'll be banned automatically. Take heart though, most cameras don't have film in them and are often forgotten when it comes to reloading the film unless in a real black spot. It's definitely 12 points, by the way, on a totting up system and various points carry forward so if you have some which are 2 years old and some fresh ones, beware the fresh ones coz they'll obviously stick around longer.
09/05/2003 at 17:24
How do they catch you on the motorway? Do the police have to follow you for a while or are there cameras on any motorways?
09/05/2003 at 17:24
though do i need to register with london council to take my motorbike in???
09/05/2003 at 17:25
Oh and 12 month DD ban is a minimum (reduced by 25% if you attend DD rehab course), it's up to 2 years if you're way over and the magistrates have discretion to send you down in various circumstances.
09/05/2003 at 17:26
There's cameras on some m/ways but otherwise the police have to follow you for certain distance in a car with a calibrated speedo or one with all the clever gadgetry for measuring other car's speeds.
09/05/2003 at 17:28
RR
if you are talking about congestion charging no, bikes are free
09/05/2003 at 17:28
So basically as long as you keep your wits about you you're OK? Are all police cars on mways marked?
09/05/2003 at 17:28
they were talking about having cameras on bridges which matched up your reg'n so that even if you slowed down before the cams it would be your average speed between the cams that got you in trubs. big brother or what... think it was too pricey in the end.
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