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  #1535970 19-Apr-2016 19:56
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maybe go back and read and see why your comment is off the mark


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  #1535973 19-Apr-2016 20:00
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He'll be fine





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  #1535983 19-Apr-2016 20:09
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He'll be fine

 

 

He is actually a she




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  #1536123 19-Apr-2016 23:16
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Yes, I'm a girl :o) 

 

scuwp:Oh great.  This must be GZ speed limit discussion number ?????? ...I lost count.   

 

If you are worried about getting a  ticket, drive to the speed limit, the tolerance should be irrelevant.  If you made a small mistake, own it, and get on with life.  You can't challenge a ticket for being 'within tolerance'.  The offence has been committed.  

 

My apologies for being such a blight on your evening. I did read as much of the previous threads as I had time to - didn't find the answer to my question, hence why I posted. I believe I now have my answer, so I will pay my inevitable ticket without complaint. 

 

My late husband used to complain that I drive like old people make love (except he used a ruder word) - too slowly and carefully. He's probably laughing his bottom off now.





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  #1536132 19-Apr-2016 23:21
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My simple rule for myself, I drive to the speed limit as displayed on my dashboard. It serves me well .




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  #1536135 19-Apr-2016 23:31
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MikeB4: My simple rule for myself, I drive to the speed limit as displayed on my dashboard. It serves me well .

 

I have found the same during my 25 years as a driver. I'm usually the one with people tailgating 2 inches from my back bumper because I won't go over the limit. But alas, nobody is perfect 100% of the time, as happened today. I was just unfortunate that there was a camera there to catch my rare error.





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I could try to challenge it for being inside the normal 9km tolerance - though it might not be worth the effort for $30. The police website states:

 

If you are caught by a police officer or speed camera driving more than 10km/h over the limit, you can expect to be issued with an infringement notice.

 

Which infers that I can expect not to get an infringement notice within that tolerance. But as you rightly point out, I was speeding, so in all likelihood I will just pay the fine.

 

 

You can't challenge a fine for speeding when you were speeding. Most definitely not just because "I was only 6km/hr over the limit, not 10!" - that's still speeding. If you get a ticket, suck it up. The law says you get a ticket if you're going one kilometre an hour over the limit, the fact that the police choose not to ticket for trivially small amounts over it is not relevant.


 
 
 
 




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I could try to challenge it for being inside the normal 9km tolerance - though it might not be worth the effort for $30. The police website states:


If you are caught by a police officer or speed camera driving more than 10km/h over the limit, you can expect to be issued with an infringement notice.


Which infers that I can expect not to get an infringement notice within that tolerance. But as you rightly point out, I was speeding, so in all likelihood I will just pay the fine.



You can't challenge a fine for speeding when you were speeding. Most definitely not just because "I was only 6km/hr over the limit, not 10!" - that's still speeding. If you get a ticket, suck it up. The law says you get a ticket if you're going one kilometre an hour over the limit, the fact that the police choose not to ticket for trivially small amounts over it is not relevant.



Thanks, that point has been made very clear. I'm still not entirely clear on whether I am likely to be ticketed for that speed in a school zone outside school hours, but I am in no doubt that I will have to pay if I get one.




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Police I believe will be less tolerant in a school zone inside or outside school hours, logic would say that there is likely to be more kids in the area at any time.

A school zone is about 100 to 200 meters, the time difference for a trip over 100 to 200 meters at 40kph or 52kph is very small.
It is just not worth worry about a ticket, it is worth worrying about the safety of young Kiwis,




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I'm not sure about fixating one's eyes on the speedo 100% of the time ... either one is a robot or they aren't paying attention on the road.

 

Anyway, there is only one answer to this thread.

 

Wait 2-3 weeks, and OP can tell us any ticket - yes/no. 

 

Question answered.

 

I maintain that parallax error and speedo accuracy are the main factors at play here regardless of any "police tolerance".





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  #1536277 20-Apr-2016 09:34
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Thanks - I guess time will tell! And I do agree that fixating on the speedo is counter-productive to watching the road. You can't watch it all the time and it's hard to judge very small variations in speed, so you do your best and live with it if you get ticketed.

I have no argument about less tolerance in school zones - I've seen people on their cellphones and driving deliberately on the pavement outside my son's primary school while I am walking him there in the morning (never any cops around then, though) - I just wanted to understand how it was applied. In the grand scheme of things a $30 ticket is nothing. I was just curious.




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Did someone say Revenue Collection?

 

 

 

Having to watch every km/hr of speed closely is distracting. And the road rules are applied so inconsistantly to actually not be useful.

 

 

 

Let see that nationwide campaign pinging (and by that I mean fines) all those very slow drivers that can and do cause issues on our roads! surprised


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Did someone say Revenue Collection?

 

 

 

Having to watch every km/hr of speed closely is distracting. And the road rules are applied so inconsistantly to actually not be useful.

 

 

 

Let see that nationwide campaign pinging (and by that I mean fines) all those very slow drivers that can and do cause issues on our roads! surprised

 

 

You may have just disproved your own point. If it was solely about revenue collection, you'd think they would target the slow drivers - they're easier to catch!




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keewee01:

 

Did someone say Revenue Collection?

 

Having to watch every km/hr of speed closely is distracting. And the road rules are applied so inconsistantly to actually not be useful.

 

Let see that nationwide campaign pinging (and by that I mean fines) all those very slow drivers that can and do cause issues on our roads! surprised

 

 

You may have just disproved your own point. If it was solely about revenue collection, you'd think they would target the slow drivers - they're easier to catch!

 

 

LOL! I think the point being made, though, is slow drivers can actually be more dangerous than those who are a km or two over the limit, because they cause other people to drive recklessly in order to get past (overtaking dangerously, driving too close) which results in some pretty serious accidents. So ticketing them would be more than mere revenue collection.

 

I once almost got caught in the middle of a road-rage between someone driving at about 45 km/h and the person tailgating him. The slow guy turned into my street, the tailgater went straight on, then the slow guy flipped him off as he went past. I turned into the street behind the slow guy, as the tailgater did a u-turn and came screaming back towards us. Slow guy slammed on his brakes, leaving me, with my kid in the car, trapped between their two vehicles. I think it was only my presence which prevented tailgater from getting out and thumping slow guy - he changed his mind and drove off. Very scary. They both deserved a ticket!





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Off Topic but:

 

Saying watching the speedo is a cop out, this is not the only indication of your speed, anyone who is a half decent driver and had a good feel for their car will know what speed they are doing and if they have deviated from that by feel, from here the occasional glance is all that is needed, if drivers are not capable of this then maybe they need to hand in their licence and catch the bus.


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