Officer 1: do you know what speed you were doing?
Me: no officer
Officer 1: 81mph
Me: *starts laughing*
Officer 2: is there something funny about that son?
Me: well my van is limited to 65
Officer 1: are we supposed to take your word for that?
Me: well why not jump in and drive it and your pal can follow us.
Officer 2: well the limit is 50 anyway
Me: but if you have clocked me at 81 in a van only capable of 65 do you think that would stand up in court? You can book me and i'll take it further or we can leave it and both be on our way and not wasting each others time. Up to you.
Officer 1: you shouldnt be in the outside lane if you are limited
Me: thats only on a road with a 70mph speed limit. You really should know that.
Officer 2: right son no need for the cheek, on your way. Watch your speed.
Me: thank you officer
Now i am hoping this was faulty equipment and not some sort of corruption, but how many people who aren't fortunate enough to have a limited speed would just have taken their word as gospel and ended up with a fine and points when they are innocent?
For the record the official limitation of my van is 70mph on the speedo but i have used my sat nav and an app on my phone and the van does not go above 65mph