- 3 points
In July ’07 i let the speed creep above the national speed limit and got pinged for it.
When do the points come off the licence? i know they are not “valid” after 3 years but thought they stayed on for a year after that.
Is it bad that the have not appeared when my photo licence was renewed? Only noticed when i got it back yesterday.Posted 7 years agoB.A.NanaMember
Just been on a speed awareness course and can concur with funkymonkey and hairychested. #Posted 7 years ago
I also learnt (yesterday) that the national speed limit is 60mph (always thought it was 50mph), unless there is a central barrier between you and oncoming traffic, the NSL then becomes 70mph.pixelmixMember
Just been on a speed awareness course and can concur with funkymonkey and hairychested. #
I also learnt (yesterday) that the national speed limit is 60mph (always thought it was 50mph), unless there is a central barrier between you and oncoming traffic, the NSL then becomes 70mph.
I used to think this was common knowledge, but then when I tootle past people on derestricted sections of dual carriageway, I think a lot of people still think it is 60mph, as the average speed of other drivers is generally slower than motorways etc.
At the other end of the spectrum, some drivers seem to think that an overtaking lane is a 70mph derestricted area. The A9 is a good example of this, as people fly up and down the overtaking lanes.Posted 7 years agosuperfliMember
Just renewed my insurance and was very suprised to hear the lady ask for any motoring convictions in the last 11 YEARS! WTF?! I havent even got any record of my older offences!
as for OP:Posted 7 years ago
3 years for legal reasons
4 years for printed license
5 years (typically!) for insurance
I also learnt (yesterday) that the national speed limit is 60mph (always thought it was 50mph)
Doh how long have you been driving about at 50 mumbling about the “speeding idiots”? 🙂
Similarly my missus, who has been driving for 18 years, was surprised to learn that “dual carriageway” doesn’t mean two-lanes. She’d been happily doing 70 on two-lane A roads all that time (and never got a ticket). 🙄Posted 7 years ago
Interested Q. I thought the limit on a ‘dual carriageway’ was 70 but the inference from above is:
single carriageway but with a central barrier = 70? (I’m pretty sure not on this but that’s inferred)
dual carriageway with a central reservation but no barrier = 60?Posted 7 years ago
theotherjonv: 70 on a dual-carriageway, 60 on single.
See the rule 124 at http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Highwaycode/DG_070304
There is no “single with a central barrier” as a barrier means it is dual.
“Dual carriagewaysPosted 7 years ago
A dual carriageway is a road which has a central reservation to separate the carriageways.”
so (taking aside the fact you can’t see past the brow and there is a warning of queues ahead) you could legally do 70mph on a road like that?
It means the maximum speed you can legally do is 70 (I think, i’m assuming the grass counts as a central reservation) that doesn’t mean if you do 70 and hit something/someone you get away free, you can be under the limit and still be driving dangerously. I know plenty of derestricted roads that you’d have to be a grade A tool to do 60mph on.Posted 7 years ago
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