It has to be said that you should not be driving your van above the speed limit in view of the inherent dangers ie children crossing the road on the way home from school.
Some drivers who receive speeding fines let off their frustrations because they know that their action has, potentially, cost them dearly. Not only have they been fined but they will also receive points on their license and it can also affect the cost of their van insurance as van insurers ask a question about convictions when you apply for cover with them.
There are occasions when a van driver is caught marginally exceeding the speed limit and is “clocked” by a mobile camera and then waved down a little further along the road by another police officer. Some van drivers who receive speeding fines let off steam at the officer holding the speed-gun that really does no good at all. After all, that officer has the legal right to issue the van driver with a speeding fine and 3 penalty points. However, for whatever reason, sometimes an officer will merely give you a verbal warning and, in some instances, this has a more beneficial effect on the van driver than if they had been fined.
Overseas drivers were let off speeding fines totalling £3.6 million in 2011 because authorities in the UK did not have any records for them. This will no doubt have displeased many British drivers and they will be hoping that the UK authorities can sort something out with their EU partners to ensure overseas drivers caught speeding in the UK are treated in the same way as their British counterparts.
It is so much safer and should not prove difficult just to keep within the speed limits that are there for very good reasons.