#1 Just got my first of these things ever and it all seems a little harsh to me. Anyone had one similar and have opposed it? I had left home at 5.30am to drive to Leeds to do a job on Weds 1st Aug last week. Nice drive up the A1 as I'm not far from A1. Took 3 hours and 15 mins with a 15 mins stop. Left Leeds after a nice successful days work at 9pm. Decided to go down M1 home as more services/stopping points and a bit safer (so I thought!) as mainly 3-4 lanes. Also less dark areas etc. so all good starting off. Unbeknown to me there was to be a ton of roadworks and a myriad of variable speed limits contraflows and all sorts. End up taking me 4 hours to get home with less traffic than there was driving up the A1 earlier that morning. However I'm no rush so take it easy and I get home whatever time it takes. Starts to get very confusing with Lanes 1-3 closed then 40mph contraflow along 4th lane. Then national speed limit/70mph for a bit. Then more roadworks coming up so 70mph to 60mph then 50mph, then 70mph. Then they close Lanes 22-4 and contraflow down Lane 1. Goes on like this for many miles of roadworks, then none, then roadworks, then none etc. All the time there are a ton of lorries, cars going past me, me going past slow cars/lorries. Flashing lights everywhere with massive bright flood lights for some areas. Tons of traffic with bright headlights coming the other way. All very difficult to keep in the right lane, not crash, keep at the right speed to the ever changing variable limits. I am doing about 60mph through variable 60mph overhead gantry sign, then 60mph again through another then a car comes flying passed me and jumps on his brakes a bit. I get to the next gantry sign and it is suddenly 50mph so I start to ease off my speed to get down to somewhere near 50mph but too late. As I go through the first 50mph overhead gantry sign I get flashed. A little annoying as it is hard to see what the sign says in advanced to reduce the speed before you hit the camera. The first 50mph camera is in the gantry so it doesn't really give you any warning to slow your speed in advanced of the camera at all. A few yards after the camera I have slowed enough and am at roughly 50mph now before I hit the next 50mph then I'm OK. Then it is 40mph through contraflow then 70mph national speed limit as you come out again. This must have continued for 10 junctions it seemed. I had just invested in a cheap dashcam after a little recent incident where some idiot decided on purpose to jump on the brakes to a stop immediately after leaving a red to green light. Currently all being investigated it looks as though it is one of these crash on purpose, whiplash, cash claim things. Anyway I had the new dashcam that day so have all the footage of the drive back. It is midnight on a main motorway that would normally would be fairly quiet and safe. The constant roadworks and variable speed limits with flashing lights and floodlights makes it utterly confusing and downright dangerous in my opinion. Without the roadworks or with better planning and smoother flow there are no issues. Instead we have chaos and confusion. Also I get a ticket when I am not driving silly and not doing too much wrong really. For anyone interested the footage of this bit is here: https://rocksolutions-my.sharepoint...1EtMlxMHrwQUsBFq5LGytWqEiAGOwe4XoNyg?e=xV3exx Sorry for the audio....you might want to turn it down or off! Not sure what I was listening to or what radio station. Just wanted something soothing and relaxing My question is if anyone has had a similar incident? Or any advice or help as to if I should pay the fine and take the points or do the Speed Awareness Course? Or oppose the situation as it seems a little unfair, dangerous and gives no real time to adjust your speed safely. Surely it can;t be a good thing to jump on your brakes to wipe off circa 10mph in a few yards. Should you not be given until the next gantry to have adjust your speed or 30 secs to safely do so? Anyone know if there are any rules, regulations or practices around any of this? Thanks in advanced all or any of you hopefully wiser more experienced heads.