A fortnight ago today I drove through a Police Speed Trap. I didn't see it until the last minute but on the whole I never exceed the speed limit. I glanced at the speedometer - and I think I was doing 32 miles per hour, certainly no more than that. (it was a 30mph limit).
So since then I have been waiting with trepidation to see if I would get a notice to say I was over the speed limit. But what has surprised me is the folk lore that surrounds such events. Here are some of the things I have been told:
Whether you get caught or not depends on who is pointing the camera - they could let you off if they like the sight of you.
All speedometers are set in such a way that if you think you are doing 32 you will only be doing thirty anyway.
They will allow you 10%.
They won't allow you 10%
By law (!) they have to send you the notice within fourteen days.
Well, fourteen days is up today and I have heard nothing. I will keep you posted.