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recently got a speeding ticket for doing 81 through average speed cameras in a 50 zone on the motorway, i sent in a guilty plea by post so i didnt have to go to court and have just got a letter back saying 'because of the seriousness of the offence or the amount of penalty points on your licence you are reuquired to attend court and disqualification is being considered"

 

i had no idea i was in this much trouble... i have 3 points on my license already, is a ban really probable???

 

does anyone have any advice for me for court that might help?? thanks in advance

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Please don't use the following instead of proper legal advice, but I was under the impression that a ban is always a possibility if you exceed the speed limit by more than 30mph. Whether it's probably is a different matter.

If there is any reason why a ban would cause real hardship e.g. you would lose your job, disability, then get legal advice a.s.a.p. Some solicitors will offer a free initial appointment.


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You are correct. The amount you were speeding by is significant. It isn't based on 30mph but a percentage I believe. Your defence should be that you genuinely believed it was 70mph and if so yuou were still speeding, but by a reasonable amount. You are obviously horrified that it was 50mph and would not knowingly have driven that much above the limit - If that is the case.

 

Magistrates do base decisions on how the defendent appears. Smartly dressed (Respect for the court/system), polite (respect for the magistrates) and obvious concern and remorse do go a long way. Also if your livelihood depends on your licence they may be lenient.

 

Go in expecting a ban though. 81 in a 50 is considerable and a little luck on the day will be needed here.

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Even if it was a 70 speed limit, you would still be in some trouble...

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10% +4mph is the basic rule. 70mph x10% = 7mph, +4mph =11mph. 81mph is the limit of where you might have got away with it.

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maybe a good idea to speak to a solicitor then?? ur average speeding ticket is 3 points and a fine is it not?? is there not a chance i will get 6 points and a bigger fine cause of the greater speed??

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Minimum is 3 points and £60 fine. There is an option to refer MINOR cases to speed awareness courses if run by your local police. Yours woukld not qualify. You could get 3,4,5 or 6 points plus a ban.

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10% +4mph is the basic rule. 70mph x10% = 7mph, +4mph =11mph. 81mph is the limit of where you might have got away with it.

 

Home Office guidelines are up to and including 10% + 2mph

 

Anything below this you "should" get a warning

 

Above that is prosecution, either fixed penalty or summons.

 

30mph+ over the speed limit brings you into the magistrates guidelines for disqualification.

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Were Traffic Cones On The Motorway During The 50mph Zone

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