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AVOID SPEEDING TICKETS AND SPEEDING FINES IN SCOTLAND

If they catch you speeding, you’ll get three points on your UK licence. (It can be more) Do it four times within three years and you’ll lose your licence. So here is how to avoid the problem.  Don’t exceed the speed limit. Well, someone has to say it. Easier said than done though.
Speeding tickets and speeding fines in Scotland
HOW NOT TO GET CAUGHT SPEEDING IN SCOTLAND

Take care around the main City Centres. Cameras will spot you everywhere around Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen and there are cameras in all the smaller towns.  Not many cameras in the Highlands apart from around Inverness and towards Elgin.

Get a cruise control fitted on your car – this is the finest way of travelling long distances without going over the limit. Hit the button, and the car cruises safely. Use it is 30 and 40mph areas.

Get a gps system fitted with speed camera warnings as you drive. You just need to upload the camera information regularly. It is legal in Scotland but not in France. The top end navigation devices also show speed cameras. Tom Tom and Garmin

Mobile cameras can be set up anywhere around towns and suburbs. They need a long straight stretch of road and usually operate from 0900 until 1700

Know the speed limit. Not so easy, but with street lights around you it is either 30mph or 40mph. That is the danger area for drifting over speed limits. But they can impose 30mph limits without street lights. The top end TomTom unit tells you of the speed of most roads you are travelling at the time.

Take especial care whenever you see a speed and distance camera sign. These are two cameras which measure your average speed over distance. Usually placed at long roadworks, if you miss the first camera then you’ll have a real problem keeping your average speed low. Try switching lanes.

If you are German, Peruvian, or Spanish the police will tear up your ticket rather than try and find you. They tear up a lot of tickets.
LITTLE KNOWN FACTS ABOUT SPEEDING IN SCOTLAND

The Police provide a wonderful web site, which shows you the fixed cameras for every road in the country and it is easy to navigate. Worth while looking at if you have a new Aston Martin Db47 coupe.

The Police will never prosecute if you are only 2mph over the limit. Courts will throw it out.  But the Police also have discretion not to prosecute if you are 10per cent over the limit. They don’t have to use this discretion, so be nice to them if you are stopped.

If you are a mile or so above their limit they’ll be harder on you if you already have points on your licence.

The national speed limit is 30mph, not anything higher.
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Flying through the Isle of Lewis, Photo GCBP television