I was doing 37mph as the summons stated but I feel it was unfair because of the reason stated below:
I came from home and traveled along the x
I was driving my partners car at the time and was on route to take the dog for a walk. The car needed fuel and I did a detour and turned right to travel on the road toward x for petrol.
I had only approx half a mile to travel to the garage. I bought fuel and oil at the garage for which I have the receipt which has the time on it. From the garage I traveled back along the same road as I came along x and this is where I noticed the camera flash.
I said to my partner that as the flash had gone off I was doing no more than 40mph and why did the flash go off? On the return journey from taking the dog for her walk I deliberately went back along the route and this is my mitigation.
From the place I turned onto the x to the garage and back, there are NO speed limit signs. The camera warning signs have no limit warnings on them. The last speed limit I had seen was 40mph and so I was led to believe that the limit in that area is 40mph and I was in fact doing less than that.
I feel that this is deceptive and confusing, shouldn’t there be some sort of speed limit sign every so often? Or a speed limit notice on the camera warning sign?
These days its all about whether or not the signage was adequate. It does not have to strictly follow the rules.
In any event this is probably a 30 limit due to a system of street lighting. In the absence of signs a system of street lighting automatically makes it a 30 limit and we are all supposed to know that I’m afraid.
Have you got Any points already? You will probably get the speed awareness course for this rather than 3 points if you have not done the speed awareness course before.