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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBoof View Post
    So I'm wondering if I should wait for the official letter or go into the DoT and sort out double or nothing soon as.

    I don't know if official letter = you're suspended as of today and missed your window to claim double or nothing.

    Whats the best approach here?
    Wait for the letter. From memory, the letter tells you to hand your licence in - once you've handed it in, you're suspended. I could be wrong, my memory's a bit dim.. old age 'n stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pnork View Post
    Wait for the letter. From memory, the letter tells you to hand your licence in - once you've handed it in, you're suspended. I could be wrong, my memory's a bit dim.. old age 'n stuff.
    Not entirely correct - the letter will advise that you;

    a) can choose to do nothing (beyond paying any fines), and after a period of time stipulated on the letter (from memory about a month), your license will be suspended for X months.

    b) can choose the good behaviour / double or nothing agreement, which requires you to (within a period of time stipulated on the letter, from memory about a month) complete a 'Good Behaviour application' form and either mail it in or visit a DOT centre and pursue it that way. As long as the DOT have received the form before the date stipulated on the letter, or you visit a DOT centre before that date, you will then have one calendar month before the good behaviour / double or nothing period commences.

    My advice is to get on it as soon as possible, go into the DOT, and get it over with, because you'll likely be driving / riding like you're on good behaviour anyway, might as well clear it ASAP.

    You don't hand your license in or anything like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benzo View Post
    Not entirely correct - the letter will advise that you;

    a) can choose to do nothing (beyond paying any fines), and after a period of time stipulated on the letter (from memory about a month), your license will be suspended for X months.

    b) can choose the good behaviour / double or nothing agreement, which requires you to (within a period of time stipulated on the letter, from memory about a month) complete a 'Good Behaviour application' form and either mail it in or visit a DOT centre and pursue it that way. As long as the DOT have received the form before the date stipulated on the letter, or you visit a DOT centre before that date, you will then have one calendar month before the good behaviour / double or nothing period commences.

    My advice is to get on it as soon as possible, go into the DOT, and get it over with, because you'll likely be driving / riding like you're on good behaviour anyway, might as well clear it ASAP.

    You don't hand your license in or anything like that.
    Ah yes, that rings a bell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pnork View Post
    Ah yes, that rings a bell.
    The bell is still ringing for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benzo View Post
    The bell is still ringing for me
    Yeah, that was the longest 3 months for me - I rely on my car for work as I have to drive out to customer sites every day for my job - at the time, Uber didn't exist, so it was public transport... and begged rides from my wife. Horrible. I'm now a Zero Hero... boring as batshit though..
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    I noticed that on our last ride Andy...its got to the point where I rarely ride now due to the possible loss of licence down to a moment of throttle to pass a slower moving vehicle fast....so unsafe hey!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benzo View Post
    The bell is still ringing for me



    Quote Originally Posted by pnork View Post
    Yeah, that was the longest 3 months for me - I rely on my car for work as I have to drive out to customer sites every day for my job - at the time, Uber didn't exist, so it was public transport... and begged rides from my wife. Horrible. I'm now a Zero Hero... boring as batshit though..
    So am I and I still speed everywhere I've had a few low level speeding fines but no points loss in nearly 10 years Since the early days when I lost 9 points in a couple of months I've become quite adept at picking when and where I mash the throttle both on the bike and in the car I've had some close calls as well so some luck involved but after many years I've also developed a bit of a spidey sense for cop cars and places that they are likely to put cameras, TBH the last couple of speeding fines were when driving and not being a 100% aware due to being tired/distracted by kids etc as I should have seen the camera position well before

    I'd have to take the 3 months though if I did lose my licence though as I couldn't hold myself back for 6 Maybe take my long service
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    Quote Originally Posted by Para045 View Post





    So am I and I still speed everywhere I've had a few low level speeding fines but no points loss in nearly 10 years Since the early days when I lost 9 points in a couple of months I've become quite adept at picking when and where I mash the throttle both on the bike and in the car I've had some close calls as well so some luck involved but after many years I've also developed a bit of a spidey sense for cop cars and places that they are likely to put cameras, TBH the last couple of speeding fines were when driving and not being a 100% aware due to being tired/distracted by kids etc as I should have seen the camera position well before

    I'd have to take the 3 months though if I did lose my licence though as I couldn't hold myself back for 6 Maybe take my long service
    The take three months and zero hero count is growing everyday a few years ago i would have been happy with that statement but riding now myself i find it hasn't made one ounce of difference to the road toll, i really used to believe it would but i guess there must be a lot of other causes at work than speed alone, so i would like to say to rich i was wrong and he was right as far as speed being the cause, i hope he comes across this post.
    Mate stick to the facts not a fantasy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by llbuono View Post
    The take three months and zero hero count is growing everyday a few years ago i would have been happy with that statement but riding now myself i find it hasn't made one ounce of difference to the road toll, i really used to believe it would but i guess there must be a lot of other causes at work than speed alone, so i would like to say to rich i was wrong and he was right as far as speed being the cause, i hope he comes across this post.
    GsxInShed can you translate for us...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich... View Post
    GsxInShed can you translate for us...
    I got nuthin'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich... View Post
    GsxInShed can you translate for us...
    Hi rich think back to what i used to say, not very often i admit i was wrong.
    Mate stick to the facts not a fantasy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by llbuono View Post
    The take three months and zero hero count is growing everyday a few years ago i would have been happy with that statement but riding now myself i find it hasn't made one ounce of difference to the road toll, i really used to believe it would but i guess there must be a lot of other causes at work than speed alone, so i would like to say to rich i was wrong and he was right as far as speed being the cause, i hope he comes across this post.
    There's only so much you can to to stay alive on a bike not matter what speed you are doing. Ultimately you can't the fact that the roads are full of dickheads in cars and on bikes. The best we can do is keep our eyes open wide for them dickheads no matter what's speed ya doing.
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    There's some good documentaries/articles/reports etc out there that show how ineffective cameras etc are (aside from raising revenue) and how they would actually increase the likelihood of a crash.

    https://www.suvauthority.com/2181/wh...snt-dangerous/
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