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Old Nov 28th 2011, 6:40 am
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Hi all

Checked the Dubai Police website this morning just to ensure I'd been a good boy in the car. Seems I have fines related to speeding and an unknown violation in Sharjah??? Problem is both 'violations' took place in parts of the UAE I haven't been to... There is a picture of my plate on the site and looks like the speeding fine may be my car but the location simply wrong.

Anyone got experience of appealing these things or is it not worth the bother...? Might take a wander down to the RTA.

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Old Nov 28th 2011, 7:34 am
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Yeah, dispute it strongly. An Arab colleague has got every fine withdrawn.
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Old Dec 4th 2011, 9:45 am
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Rumour I heard was that people were 'cloning' car plates on the most obvious vehicles (Corrolla's, Landcruisers etc) and selling them to other owners of the same vehicle make / colour.....
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Originally Posted by TGFKASE View Post
Rumour I heard was that people were 'cloning' car plates on the most obvious vehicles (Corrolla's, Landcruisers etc) and selling them to other owners of the same vehicle make / colour.....
Would you please explain that one in greater detail as my brain isn't functioning at the moment.
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thats why in abu dhabi they brought in the new number plates, more safeguards in there making it more difficult to clone the plates
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A lot of people here get what they call 'phantom' speeding fines. In actual fact, what has often happened, is that they have bought new tyres that are a different size to the old tyres and the tyre fitters have not adjusted the speedometer. So, they appear to be going slower than they are.
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Originally Posted by LaLaLayla View Post
A lot of people here get what they call 'phantom' speeding fines. In actual fact, what has often happened, is that they have bought new tyres that are a different size to the old tyres and the tyre fitters have not adjusted the speedometer. So, they appear to be going slower than they are.
If you have non-stock tyres on your vehicle - and we do on both of ours - then set your gps to show the speed you are travelling at, as that will be correct regardless of the tyre size.
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If you have non-stock tyres on your vehicle - and we do on both of ours - then set your gps to show the speed you are travelling at, as that will be correct regardless of the tyre size.
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change your speedometer, isn't that illegal, i am assuming this is a tongue in cheek post
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Originally Posted by LaLaLayla View Post
A lot of people here get what they call 'phantom' speeding fines. In actual fact, what has often happened, is that they have bought new tyres that are a different size to the old tyres and the tyre fitters have not adjusted the speedometer. So, they appear to be going slower than they are.

Really???????????????? come on i can't even begin to point out what is wrong with this statement. Hope it is tongue in-cheek
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101 compared with 100 km/hr.....big hairy deal!
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Depends on how much you change them. Ours are 4kph different and if you drive at the limit by your speedo then that will get you a fine. Huge offroad tyres will make a big difference as will increasing the rim size.

Having said that, most speedometers err on the side of caution, so using your gps is the most accurate way to know the true speed you are travelling at.
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101 compared with 100 km/hr.....big hairy deal!
Not if you are doing 121 km/h in a 100 km/h zone.
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Really???????????????? come on i can't even begin to point out what is wrong with this statement. Hope it is tongue in-cheek
My disco now has a 10-12 Km/hr difference between actual and speedometer speed
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