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I recently received 2 parking tickets through the post for speeding. One was 57 in a 50 and the other 62 in a 50. When the first one came through I was convinced I wasn't speeding but like many shrug my shoulders and accept it as I must have drifted with the traffic or something like that. The second ticket I know for a fact I wasn't speeding, or if I was would only have been an indicated 2mph on my speedo as I remember the incident and remember looking at the speedo before I got to the speed trap and as I was going through it. It's a common location for the trap so I'm always extra careful around there. This set alarms off with me as I know even I'm not that unlucky. Checked over the car and nothing obvious was amiss. A friend suggested to check to see if the speedo on my car was reading correctly as I've had a few electrical issues with my car lately so went out for a drive armed with a couple of GPS units. When I was driving at an indicated 51mph or so using cruise control the 2 gps units I had with me both registered 59 to 62mph. I managed to trace this fault to a faulty brake control unit (my car uses the braking system to work out speed) and replaced it and all is fine with the world again. Unfortunately being my own worst enemy I can't prove it wasn't working before hand now. Was wondering if any guru's out there had any suggestions if it's worth trying to defend the case or not? I think I know the answer but worth an ask isn't it.