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Surrey police are doing this yellow card/red card thing, where they have armed members of the pubic with speed guns and you get sent a rude letter if they record you over the speed limit.

So two old duffers got me doing 50 in a 40 the other day (a country road with about 2 houses on it btw) and I got a 'yellow card' letter asking me to mend my ways.

But the thing that gets me is they hold this information on record and if my car is recorded again I get a 'red card'. The letter states no prosecution can be brought from the data they collect, but they dont say what happens when you get this red card?

Obviously they have no idea who was driving and they have not asked either, so I doubt there is much they can do.

But it annoys me that they know this data has no legal standing and yet they can send threatening letters. Also if the police stop me in the future how do I know this information will not sway their judgement?

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What if you're driving within the speed limit, but dangerously? Much too close to the car in front, no lights on at dusk, whatever. Are they going to "yellow card" you for that? I doubt it very much cos they're not in a position to make judgement calls.

so yet again we've got a situation where speed alone is being targetted and every other dangerous driving element is ignored totally.

Insane. Flush.gif

And like you, I'd love to know what legal standing these yellow/red cards have. crazy.gif

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Surrey police are doing this yellow card/red card thing, where they have armed members of the pubic with speed guns and you get sent a rude letter if they record you over the speed limit.

So two old duffers got me doing 50 in a 40 the other day (a country road with about 2 houses on it btw) and I got a 'yellow card' letter asking me to mend my ways.

But the thing that gets me is they hold this information on record and if my car is recorded again I get a 'red card'. The letter states no prosecution can be brought from the data they collect, but they dont say what happens when you get this red card?

Obviously they have no idea who was driving and they have not asked either, so I doubt there is much they can do.

But it annoys me that they know this data has no legal standing and yet they can send threatening letters. Also if the police stop me in the future how do I know this information will not sway their judgement?

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I know what will happen (in theory anyway)

if you are recorded 3 times or more the police will send you a very strong letter and then use the imformation (i.e.time etc) to target you going through a speed trap they will have set up. this would only work if you used the same route at the same time each day.

In our village speeding is a serious problem and they are looking to set up a speedwatch scheme.

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In our village speeding is a serious problem and they are looking to set up a speedwatch scheme.

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See this is what really fecks me off. If you've got a specific speeding problem in a village then surely that's a prime good use for a speed camera, not out on some clear straight open road where it will generate more income. crazy.gif

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I would send it back with "BOLLOCKS" written all over it. 123576-assfeck.gif

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that's the community spirit yelrotflmao.gif

would suspect the sort of person that volunteers to help with this scheme is also the sort of person that frequently drives with their nose pressed firmly against the windscreen Flush.gif

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Yes and they'll be the holier than thou types who say that they never break the speed limit (which means they're liars because we all do intentionally or not). As Ari says, speeding through villages can't be condoned and should be dealt with via a fixed spped camera, preferably one relocated from one of those nice open stretches of A road where they are normally sited.

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