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Hi could you please tell me if i will recieve a nip if i was

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Hi could you please tell me if i will recieve a nip if i was doing 55mph on a dual carriage way in an hgv
why do you think that you're likely to get a NIP?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
because i was doing 55-56 on a dual carriageway in an hgv.....ive read am allowed 10% + 2....just need to make sure
have you been flashed or stopped?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
no it was a mobile speed van on an over bridge

Thank you for your question and welcome to Just Answer. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will try to help with this.

I have been asked to look at this as I'm a traffic specialist.

I just need 10 mins to read over this if thats ok?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
yes ok no problem

Thanks for the time.

Its a little more complicated but its unlikely that you would hear anything about this.

Its not quite right to say that there is a legal tolerance but most speed cameras are set to a higher speed to avoid minor breaches and to allow for the variations of device.

Normally its 10% plus 2 mph so you are just within it.

Can I clarify anything for you?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
thnx for the answer....its just that my sat nav said i was doing 55-56 mph at the time so i think that this is what i was clocked at...
Well, sat navs are not the most reliable detection device either but its probably borderline.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
for jomo1972
So in your oppinion....i will be ok because it was below 57mph
Well, it depends whether or not you actually were below 57moh. Sat navs are not the best means of detecting speed.

However, if it was below 57mph in fact then its unlikely that to be captured by a GASTO.

The only issue here actually is that the GATSO is probably set for 60 p,us because that would be the road speed but for your type of vehicle its 50 mph. That is the only way this is likely to come to light.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
for jomo1972 ... i thought the a38 in staffs is 70mph for cars vans under 3.5 thnx for ur advice i think i should b ok
If its a dual carriageway then it will be 70 for cars and 60 for vans

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