“There are zigzags, Your Worship”
”A change in the tarmac from black to pink”
”Warning signs of an accident blackspot”
Look again at the witness statement. Focus on the paragraph beginning “Speeding at the site .....” (and ending) “fail a driving test”.
(BTW, their typo of ‘sped’ for ‘speed’ is de minimis....)
Either the speeding or the overtake would fail a driving test, according to the officer. If you are planning to dispute this, be prepared for them to (in response) introduce evidence of testimony to support it. If you want to dig your heels in, and in response they have to adjourn to then get a DVSA driving examiner to appear : expect to get hammered for extra costs!
It is the opinion of the traffic officer that the speeding at the site of the crossing (without the overtake) constitutes “below the standard of a careful and competent driver”. By conjoining the speeding and the overtake: I doubt they’ll have trouble persuading the court.
As for “But in my opinion the act of overtaking on a duel carriage way should not been seen as careless driving”
funnily enough, they aren’t prosecuting you for overtaking on a duel carriageway, nor even doing so while slightly over the speed limit.....
They are doing so for 59 in a 40, at or on the approach to a controlled crossing.
They don’t need video (or even stills).
People were convicted of these offences (based on testimony alone) even before speed devices, speed cams, and video evidence.
Having a speed device showing the OP was doing 59 in a 40? Just makes it more likely they can “prove beyond reasonable doubt”.
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