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Have You Been Caught Speeding?

If you think you've been caught speeding it is probably because:
a) you've been flashed by a speed camera
b) you've just gone passed a mobile speed trap and realised you were going too fast.

 

The two main ways that you can have been caught speeding are either by a fixed speed camera or a mobile camera.

Fixed speed cameras are broadly of two types - Gatso or Truvelo cameras which register your speed at a given point or specs cameras which check your average speed over a given distance.

Specs cameras are often used at long term road works and on major routes such as Motorways.

GATSO cameras produce a flash and are generally fixed so as to take a picture of the rear of the vehicle. If you have been flashed by a Gatso camera then you have probably been caught speeding and can expect a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) in the post within the next 14 days. However, some Gatsos flash but have no film in them - so you may be in luck! However don't take the risk and ensure you keep to the limit next time!

TRUVELO cameras use infra red technology and so don't produce a flash in the same way. They generally take a picture of the front of the car and so may help identify who was driving. You may have passed through a Truvelo camera and may not know whether it has flashed. In which case you can only sit it out and wait to see if an NIP turns up in the post. Remember that the NIP goes to the registered keeper of the vehicle.

SPECS cameras also do not flash, so again you will only know if you will be prosecuted if the registered keeper gets an NIP in 14 days.

So you probably need to sit tight to see if you get a Notice of Intended Prosecution to find out if you've been caught speeding.

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