Done for speeding....bummed :-(

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01/04/2009 at 08:15

Well i guess it was a matter of time.

Got done for 37 in a 30 mobile wanka van. I guess i should really get my spedo fixed.

I guess i will be riding like it was my test for the next couple of weeks, this sucks.

messed up my insurance, and more annoying, there crap all i can do about it.

 ride safe peeps.

A sad Ozzy.

01/04/2009 at 08:17

are you still under the 6 point probation then?

bad luck btw


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01/04/2009 at 08:21

yea this is my first 3 points.

As far as i'm aware i'm not in a probation period, as i have been driving for 7 years, but only had the bike for almost 1 year.

01/04/2009 at 08:27

well dont worry about it then, 3 points does not make for a bad summer mate

i have had 11 points on mine on 2 occasions in the past, that is when your bum starts to twitch a bit


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01/04/2009 at 08:31

haha, i bet. I think i would just hide if it were me.

but that is because i know whatever vehicle i drive / ride, i always seems to pick the one with a digital throttle, its either ON or OFF.

01/04/2009 at 11:13
i did 2 1/12 years with 9 points on.  3 points is nowt , and doubt'll affect your insurance much. At 37mph you may even get the road safety course wotsit no? 60 quid, and a few hours of being patronised but no points

Have a mint. They're free
Huw
01/04/2009 at 12:00

To get the speed awarness course you have to be clocked at 35 or under in a 30, 45 or under in a 40 etc etc.

bad luck but slow down you're giving us all a bad name!


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01/04/2009 at 12:07
Huw wrote (see)

To get the speed awarness course you have to be clocked at 35 or under in a 30, 45 or under in a 40 etc etc.

Not in A&S.  To get on a reprogramming session the criteria  is between 36 and 40 in a 30 limit.  They don't bother with those doing 35 and under....  IIRC it's points for any higher speed or any other speed limit.

01/04/2009 at 12:34
Huw wrote (see)

To get the speed awarness course you have to be clocked at 35 or under in a 30, 45 or under in a 40 etc etc.

bad luck but slow down you're giving us all a bad name!

Not so. Mrs Orb(s) got gatsoed at 48 in a 40 a couple of months ago and got the speed awareness course. (Greater Manchester jurisdiction, which may or may not be relevant)


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Huw
01/04/2009 at 12:39
Sorry I was quoting the criteria for North Wales, assumed it to be nationwide.

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01/04/2009 at 14:12
Well i can honestly say i don't want to give everyone else a bad name

as i my first post said my spedo is broken and i've been having hell trying to get a new one.

that being said is still no excuse, as i shouldn't have been riding as it is a legal requirement for the speedo to be in 'good working order'.

I'll let you know the outcome if i get offered the course instead of points - i really hope i get that. these 3 points put about £60 - £100 on my renewal quote, and as money is tight that hurts alot.
(and the same again for the cage insurance).

Fingers crossed!

Huw
01/04/2009 at 14:33

Your a very naughty boy!

I got done 85 in a 60 (bike) no difference to my insurance at all.  

Before that 31 in a 30, (car) speed awarness course, which cost 60 quid.


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01/04/2009 at 14:54

Here is an interesting one: As a rider who has just passed his test he can only have 6 penalty points on his bike licence, not 12. If Ozzy gets another 3 points then he will be at 6 points which could mean he loses his licence and has to take a re-test. Now car and bike licences are not separated so if you lose one you'll lose the other and have to take re-tests for both. But on the car part of the licence he was allowed to have 12 points.

Question: can he lose his bike licence but keep the car licence? Or is he going to lose both? Or is he going to lose neither because he has allowance for 12 points?

01/04/2009 at 15:00
Mansie125 wrote (see)

Here is an interesting one: As a rider who has just passed his test he can only have 6 penalty points on his bike licence, not 12.


If he's had a car licence for 7 years that probation period is passed.
01/04/2009 at 17:17
I got done for 34 in a 30 myself, and had to attend the speed awareness course (Northamptonshire rules).
One useful advice they gave on the course was to enter 30 mph zones with a low gear, low enough that at 30 the engine will be revving a bit. Hearing the engine revving helps to get a feeling for the speed you are doing, and helps to keep it below or just above 30 without having to watch the speedo all the time.
Also, if you keep too high a gear the engine feels like it wants to bog down, to which the obvious answer is to open the gas to go a bit faster, just the opposite of what you need.

Personally, I have found the advice useful.

Ride Safe,

PS
edited to correct stupid oversight
Edited: 02/04/2009 at 08:11
01/04/2009 at 17:36
thats all well and good principe but ist gear at high revs on lots of bikes is like 60 odd
01/04/2009 at 19:15

Not sure if I understand what you mean Brutto, in one sentence you say keep in a low gear to help keep speed down but in another you say that being in a low gear encourages people to speed?

If Ozzy is in Scotland then he can do the (tried and tested ) method of returning the nip unsigned.

Huw, 31 in a 30???? Thats nuts. I cannot believe that people are being sent on speed awareness courses for that. Crazy!!

01/04/2009 at 19:45
Ya Naughty boy Oz  Hope ya well hun
01/04/2009 at 20:15
Huw wrote (see)
Sorry I was quoting the criteria for North Wales, assumed it to be nationwide.

North Wales! I'd have thought that in Brunstrom's Kingdom you would have been disembowelled and flogged for even the smallest infraction.


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01/04/2009 at 20:25

How long do the points last for?

Is it 3 years? or more than that?

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