When driving your motor vehicle you must drive to the correct speed limits. Each road you travel on will have a prescribed speed limit. It is an offence to travel over the prescribed speed limit.
Sentencing for speeding
- 3 – 6 penalty points or may disqualify up to a period of 56 days.
- Fine maximum £2,500.
Defenses to speeding can be:
- I was not speeding
- Notice of intended prosecution or summons was not served in time – the police have 14 days to serve a Notice of Intended prosecution and 6 months to summons you to attend Court. This is usually calculated from the date of the offence.
- The signs were not displayed correctly or procedure not followed by the council to impose the speed limit.
This offence is a specialist area of law and if you are thinking of defending an allegation of speeding then you should seek expert and specialist advice.
The police use many different ways to detect speed. These can include:
- GATSO camera
- SPECS – average speed camera
- Mobile speed cameras
- Evidence of police in their motor vehicle.
If you have been stopped by the police we advise you contact us to discuss your case. We will assess the case and advise you on the best course of action.
We may advise that the case could be defended or we may agree that you should accept the fixed penalty offered by the police.
Each case is unique and we will ensure that we review your case thoroughly and professionally. We will be able to provide you with a realistic assessment of the prospects of success and if convicted the possible sentence.
We have a vast experience in defending and mitigating speeding cases and would be more than happy to advise you on your case and advise you of the best course of action.
Please contact us to discuss your case further.