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Old 05-18-2006, 07:00 AM   #1
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Default Captured on speed camera

I have received the following e-mail and on checking I found my Land Rover registered on the system. I strongly recommend that you check your vehicle also. It can apparent also pull data from International sources!


Warning - Speed Camera

Following the Government freedom of information act you can now get
access to speed camera offences registered in the last 12 months.
Did you know that every time your car goes past a speed camera even
1mph over the set limit it is registered and put on a database ?
You only get a ticket if you are way over the limit or, (this is the
bit that we didn't know) if you receive over 20 near misses, you will
be classed as a serial offender and get a ticket the next time you go
just over the limit. This is why you hear of people being done for
34mph in a 30 limit area whilst others doing 39 do not. You can check
what has been registered against your vehicle at the following
address.

http://www.e-database.co.uk/

You will be asked for a password but just click on 'need a login'.
This gets you into the site and you will be given a user name and
password for future use. If there is any data on your vehicle you can
click on the camera window to see a copy of the photograph.


   
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Old 05-19-2006, 12:40 AM   #2
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Kelvyn: it's not April 1st any more :-)

I tried all 3 of our vehicles and according to the site, we have been caught speeding in Middlesborough, near Cambridge, and in Guildford, all on the same day and when the furthest I went was the village post office!
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In the page source I find:
Code:
<!--This is a fake program that is not intended to harm anyone (c) Paul Suggitt 2003-->

   
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Old 05-19-2006, 07:19 AM   #4
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In the page source I find
That tends to give the game away....

   
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That tends to give the game away....
View -> Page Source is almost a reflex when I see something interesting - or odd.

Professional deformation, as we call it (beroepsdeformatie).

   
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View -> Page Source is almost a reflex when I see something interesting - or odd.
Me too. Then I get to see ancient HTML very often, too.

   
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Speaking as one with 12 points, I am now fireproof. It is difficult to do even 20mph on my byke. Roll on October 4th.

   
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Translation? I assume you're not referring to a font size?

   
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Translation. If you are caught speeding in the UK you get 3 points on your licence and 60UKP fine. This is laid down by the idiots at Westminster. When you tot-up to 12 points you get disqualified for 6 months plus 60UKP fine plus about 30UKP costs for the police. Don't bother to plead hardship as you are unlikely to win. And it seems you will have to turn up in court, and if it is a long way away, tough. And you better go by train cos you are banned immediately, so you cannot drive home.

It is of course much easier to catch criminals in cars like me for speeding than to go after drugged youths on a Saturday night. It raises a lot of money for the government and they can count another conviction for the performance measures. So there seems to be a speed camera every 40 yards down every road.

   
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Translation. If you are caught speeding in the UK you get 3 points on your licence and 60UKP fine. This is laid down by the idiots at Westminster. When you tot-up to 12 points you get disqualified for 6 months plus 60UKP fine plus about 30UKP costs for the police. Don't bother to plead hardship as you are unlikely to win. And it seems you will have to turn up in court, and if it is a long way away, tough. And you better go by train cos you are banned immediately, so you cannot drive home.
Excellent! Just don't speed and you have no problems - and why should you? It's bad for your health, too.

   
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