Driver fined for speeding on the M3

A DRIVER has been fined more than £500 for speeding on the M3.

Spencer Gallagher, of Heather Row Lane, Up Nately, pleaded guilty to speeding at Aldershot Magistrates’ Court, after he was caught driving at more than 70mph in an Aston Martin near Winchester on May 18 last year.

The 42-year-old was ordered to pay a £570 fine, with a £57 victim surcharge and £85 costs. His licence was also endorsed with six points.

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6:13pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Marina Morris says...

Dozens of drivers are fined for speeding on the M3 every day - why pick on this bloke for publicity? Presumably the speed was quite high but the Gusset don't think it worthy of mention?

And the way it's written it seems he was speeding at Aldershot Magistrates Court too!
Dozens of drivers are fined for speeding on the M3 every day - why pick on this bloke for publicity? Presumably the speed was quite high but the Gusset don't think it worthy of mention? And the way it's written it seems he was speeding at Aldershot Magistrates Court too! Marina Morris
  • Score: -7

9:11pm Sun 26 Jan 14

deepinsight says...

Cripes, speeding - and on the M3?

Who'd ha' thought it.

Must be a slow news year in Gusset Towers methinks....
Cripes, speeding - and on the M3? Who'd ha' thought it. Must be a slow news year in Gusset Towers methinks.... deepinsight
  • Score: -7

9:28pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Scotchio says...

Wow big news, someone speeding on the M3. Maybe better reporting those that speed in 30 zones, especially near schools!
Wow big news, someone speeding on the M3. Maybe better reporting those that speed in 30 zones, especially near schools! Scotchio
  • Score: -2

6:44am Mon 27 Jan 14

The BestTrip2011 says...

This article only has any value if you decide to tell us how fast ol Spencer was going in his Aston! Completely pointless otherwise.
This article only has any value if you decide to tell us how fast ol Spencer was going in his Aston! Completely pointless otherwise. The BestTrip2011
  • Score: -6

9:03am Mon 27 Jan 14

Folkestone Saint says...

Scotchio wrote:
Wow big news, someone speeding on the M3. Maybe better reporting those that speed in 30 zones, especially near schools!
I don't know why you got a thumb's down for your quote, I think it should be double points if found commiting driving offences near schools. As for this bloke, a few of my freinds are policemen and they have said in the past "at 80 you get told to slow down" above that your nicked, so we can safely assume he was doing over 80mph, but could also have been nicked for driving a nice car
[quote][p][bold]Scotchio[/bold] wrote: Wow big news, someone speeding on the M3. Maybe better reporting those that speed in 30 zones, especially near schools![/p][/quote]I don't know why you got a thumb's down for your quote, I think it should be double points if found commiting driving offences near schools. As for this bloke, a few of my freinds are policemen and they have said in the past "at 80 you get told to slow down" above that your nicked, so we can safely assume he was doing over 80mph, but could also have been nicked for driving a nice car Folkestone Saint
  • Score: -7

1:37pm Mon 27 Jan 14

deepinsight says...

Unlikely to be over 100mph as speeds over that normally result in a ban.
Unlikely to be over 100mph as speeds over that normally result in a ban. deepinsight
  • Score: 13

3:18pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Sam_Walker123456 says...

Marina Morris wrote:
Dozens of drivers are fined for speeding on the M3 every day - why pick on this bloke for publicity? Presumably the speed was quite high but the Gusset don't think it worthy of mention?

And the way it's written it seems he was speeding at Aldershot Magistrates Court too!
I use the M3 every working day and hardly ever see a police vehicle let alone anybody pulled over by one. So I tried to find statistics for speeding offences on the M3 and I have not found them yet. Please let me know where to find them.
[quote][p][bold]Marina Morris[/bold] wrote: Dozens of drivers are fined for speeding on the M3 every day - why pick on this bloke for publicity? Presumably the speed was quite high but the Gusset don't think it worthy of mention? And the way it's written it seems he was speeding at Aldershot Magistrates Court too![/p][/quote]I use the M3 every working day and hardly ever see a police vehicle let alone anybody pulled over by one. So I tried to find statistics for speeding offences on the M3 and I have not found them yet. Please let me know where to find them. Sam_Walker123456
  • Score: 10

4:10pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Sam_Walker123456 says...

Marina Morris says, 'And the way it's written it seems he was speeding at Aldershot Magistrates Court too!'
Poor sentence construction and punctuation are to blame. There are several ways the sentence could have been written to avoid confusion. The simple use of a comma, between 'speeding' and 'at', would have made the meaning clear - although we would still be left with a poorly constructed sentence.
Marina Morris says, 'And the way it's written it seems he was speeding at Aldershot Magistrates Court too!' Poor sentence construction and punctuation are to blame. There are several ways the sentence could have been written to avoid confusion. The simple use of a comma, between 'speeding' and 'at', would have made the meaning clear - although we would still be left with a poorly constructed sentence. Sam_Walker123456
  • Score: 1

5:15pm Mon 27 Jan 14

lovemychildren says...

Unless you witness the drivers being caught speeding it would be interesting to know where your information has come from.
Source: Hampshire Police Q, How many people have been caught speeding and been issued fines/ points/ attended driver awareness on the M3?
A, Hampshire Constabulary does not hold this information as no mobile camera enforcement takes place on motorways by the Safer Roads Partnership'.
Unless you witness the drivers being caught speeding it would be interesting to know where your information has come from. Source: Hampshire Police Q, How many people have been caught speeding and been issued fines/ points/ attended driver awareness on the M3? A, Hampshire Constabulary does not hold this information as no mobile camera enforcement takes place on motorways by the Safer Roads Partnership'. lovemychildren
  • Score: 4

7:11pm Mon 27 Jan 14

jonone says...

Marina Morris wrote:
Dozens of drivers are fined for speeding on the M3 every day - why pick on this bloke for publicity? Presumably the speed was quite high but the Gusset don't think it worthy of mention?

And the way it's written it seems he was speeding at Aldershot Magistrates Court too!
Are they? For my experience, Hampshire Traffic Police have virtually abandoned any form of law enforcement on this road. Apart from the odd burst of publicity seeking, existence justifying "crackdowns" that always seem to be "day job!"
[quote][p][bold]Marina Morris[/bold] wrote: Dozens of drivers are fined for speeding on the M3 every day - why pick on this bloke for publicity? Presumably the speed was quite high but the Gusset don't think it worthy of mention? And the way it's written it seems he was speeding at Aldershot Magistrates Court too![/p][/quote]Are they? For my experience, Hampshire Traffic Police have virtually abandoned any form of law enforcement on this road. Apart from the odd burst of publicity seeking, existence justifying "crackdowns" that always seem to be "day job!" jonone
  • Score: 5

7:27pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Marina Morris says...

lovemychildren wrote:
Unless you witness the drivers being caught speeding it would be interesting to know where your information has come from.
Source: Hampshire Police Q, How many people have been caught speeding and been issued fines/ points/ attended driver awareness on the M3?
A, Hampshire Constabulary does not hold this information as no mobile camera enforcement takes place on motorways by the Safer Roads Partnership'.
They may not use camera enforcement on the M3 but officers definitely patrol it and enforce speed limits and as their performance is measured by the number of tickets issued (thank Thames Valley for that) then there will be records of how many it's just that the person who answered you doesn't know where to look. In fairness I should have probably said per week rather than per day.
[quote][p][bold]lovemychildren[/bold] wrote: Unless you witness the drivers being caught speeding it would be interesting to know where your information has come from. Source: Hampshire Police Q, How many people have been caught speeding and been issued fines/ points/ attended driver awareness on the M3? A, Hampshire Constabulary does not hold this information as no mobile camera enforcement takes place on motorways by the Safer Roads Partnership'.[/p][/quote]They may not use camera enforcement on the M3 but officers definitely patrol it and enforce speed limits and as their performance is measured by the number of tickets issued (thank Thames Valley for that) then there will be records of how many it's just that the person who answered you doesn't know where to look. In fairness I should have probably said per week rather than per day. Marina Morris
  • Score: -5

7:29pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Marina Morris says...

Sam_Walker123456 wrote:
Marina Morris says, 'And the way it's written it seems he was speeding at Aldershot Magistrates Court too!'
Poor sentence construction and punctuation are to blame. There are several ways the sentence could have been written to avoid confusion. The simple use of a comma, between 'speeding' and 'at', would have made the meaning clear - although we would still be left with a poorly constructed sentence.
Well yes, that was my point really but thanks for explaining it!
[quote][p][bold]Sam_Walker123456[/bold] wrote: Marina Morris says, 'And the way it's written it seems he was speeding at Aldershot Magistrates Court too!' Poor sentence construction and punctuation are to blame. There are several ways the sentence could have been written to avoid confusion. The simple use of a comma, between 'speeding' and 'at', would have made the meaning clear - although we would still be left with a poorly constructed sentence.[/p][/quote]Well yes, that was my point really but thanks for explaining it! Marina Morris
  • Score: -5

10:25am Tue 28 Jan 14

Folkestone Saint says...

Scotchio wrote:
Wow big news, someone speeding on the M3. Maybe better reporting those that speed in 30 zones, especially near schools!
It would appear people on this comment section think it is more than ok to speed near schools given the thumbs down we are getting, at least on the motorway there should be no padestrians and we are all going the same way, infact I think slow drivers especially those who use the slip lane onto the motorway as a right hand turn are far more dangerous.
[quote][p][bold]Scotchio[/bold] wrote: Wow big news, someone speeding on the M3. Maybe better reporting those that speed in 30 zones, especially near schools![/p][/quote]It would appear people on this comment section think it is more than ok to speed near schools given the thumbs down we are getting, at least on the motorway there should be no padestrians and we are all going the same way, infact I think slow drivers especially those who use the slip lane onto the motorway as a right hand turn are far more dangerous. Folkestone Saint
  • Score: -1

11:20am Tue 28 Jan 14

ChinehamIan says...

Why is this even news? Who cares he was doing over 70 on the M3...who doesn't? Clearly picked on because he's driving an Aston and the rozzers have nothing better to do!
Why is this even news? Who cares he was doing over 70 on the M3...who doesn't? Clearly picked on because he's driving an Aston and the rozzers have nothing better to do! ChinehamIan
  • Score: -6

4:05pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Opinions_opinions says...

The Police certainly *do* patrol the M3 but it is usually in unmarked cars. I am a frequent user of the M3 and often see the unmarked BMW/Skoda.Audi's parked up with lights flashing on the hard shoulder. However they only really tend to pull over the idiots that drive too close at speed and flash every car in their path. Or obviously those that are doing 85+. They biggest traffic calming measure on the motorways is the Traffic Officers who everyone seems to think are the Police in their Land Rovers. Most drivers slam on the brakes and stick to 69mph for fear of being stopped ! So, the Police are out there, but they are pretty much targeting who they want to stop and with the onboard ANPR system it is usually those with no insurance or dangerous speeding drivers.
The Police certainly *do* patrol the M3 but it is usually in unmarked cars. I am a frequent user of the M3 and often see the unmarked BMW/Skoda.Audi's parked up with lights flashing on the hard shoulder. However they only really tend to pull over the idiots that drive too close at speed and flash every car in their path. Or obviously those that are doing 85+. They biggest traffic calming measure on the motorways is the Traffic Officers who everyone seems to think are the Police in their Land Rovers. Most drivers slam on the brakes and stick to 69mph for fear of being stopped ! So, the Police are out there, but they are pretty much targeting who they want to stop and with the onboard ANPR system it is usually those with no insurance or dangerous speeding drivers. Opinions_opinions
  • Score: -2

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