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£3 million speeding fines in Portsmouth year

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£3 million speeding fines in Portsmouth year

watch out in portmouth  http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/local/east-hampshire/number_of_motorists_caught_speeding_goes_up_by...
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THE number of motorists caught speeding in our area in the past year has increased by a fifth, The News can reveal.
In the period between April 2009 and March 2010, a total of 51,747 drivers were caught. But in the same period in 2010/11 the figure rose to 62,768 – an increase of 21 per cent.
Throughout last year more than £3m was paid out by drivers in fines or speed awareness courses.
Superintendent Chris Brown, head of the roads policing unit, said he was not surprised by the figures, and said: ‘That 62,000 is a very, very small percentage of people who are out on the roads.’
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Re: £3 million speeding fines in Portsmouth year

Everyone drives Jeremy Clarkson playthings down there don't they?  Wink
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Re: £3 million speeding fines in Portsmouth year

Better ask Shutter...
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Re: £3 million speeding fines in Portsmouth year

Well, we love living in the fast lane down here....  Cheesy
can`t say I have noticed (m)any speeding when I have been on the roads..... hardly ever see a traffic car on the local motorways (M27, M275 or A3M) nor on the A27 ... as for "down town" hardly ever go there, so would not know about "in town" speeding...
The 20 mph speed limit mostly applies to short residential  (coronation street type) roads, with cars parked on both sides so have to be careful about "opposing" traffic, and wing mirror clearance.... hardly the sort of place where you would see the speed police.
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Re: £3 million speeding fines in Portsmouth year

In nautical Pompey most of the natives have their speedometers set  to Knots rather than mph. According to Google 30 knots = 34.5 mph
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