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speeding at 120mph - SOLVED

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hi there.

 

in regards to this thread:

http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/parking-traffic-offences/206987-speeding-120mph.html

 

I went to court, charges were: speeding only, 120mph on motorway.

 

I admit it was my fault.

 

My defense was:

I wasn't aware of a speed I was driving as the motorway was empty and because of that I felt relaxed.

I mentioned that i need a car to commute with my workplace, and public transport won't be available in such early hours.

 

penalty was:

500 pounds and 50 days ban

- my 1 year old uk licence has been taken, but I won't have to re-test after this time

- my 4 year german licence stays with me, but I can't drive on UK roads because of that ban.

 

so I wasn't that scarry as some of you wrote.

It's worth to go to court yourself as you can explain your behavior and make a better impression.

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thats not a bad result. well done.

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It seems to me that you were lucky.

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I think there may be a legal issue with having two current EU licences in the same name. Potentially you could drive in Germany on your german licence and not mention your incident in the UK.

 

I am not 100% certain, but I am fairly sure it is illegal to hold two current EU licences for the same class of vehicle. I believe your German licence should have been surrendered when you applied for a UK one.

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I think there may be a legal issue with having two current EU licences in the same name. Potentially you could drive in Germany on your german licence and not mention your incident in the UK.

 

I am not 100% certain, but I am fairly sure it is illegal to hold two current EU licences for the same class of vehicle. I believe your German licence should have been surrendered when you applied for a UK one.

 

Yes, the OP could drive in Germany. Any ban from a UK court only applies within the UK

 

An EU licence does not need to be surrendered on getting a UK licence. If surrender was required it would be to the issuing (German) authorities and DVLA would not know if it had happened anyway.

 

It is perfectly legal to hold 2 different EU licences concurrently.

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correct !

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