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Traffic Offences: Speeding

bannerjones solicitors Traffic Offences: Speeding Whether your offence is minor or major, they all attract penalties, which can often lead to fines, points on your licence and sometimes the loss of your licence. It is because of this, many people require a driving offence solicitor. Magistrates court only tend to get involved when: • Offence is denied • High speed offences • Existing points on licence 4 million summonses were dealt with last year (many defended by specialist lawyers). Facts About Speeding Offences Control your speed Speed kills! It can cost up to 25% more in fuel to drive at Don't fool yourself that you're skilled enough 70mph compared to 50mph (The AA) to control a speeding car. Speeding contributes 40,000. 1,000 deaths a year (The AA) to serious injuries and Since 1994, licensed vehicles in Great Britain ,35% 34.5 million ACPO's speed enforcement policy suggests that when a driver exceeds the speed limit, generally have increased by now with over over 10% + 2mph, (DVLA) enforcement will nomally occur (DVLA) There has been fewer deaths and serious If you exceed the speed limit and are caught injuries per year at doing so, the police could give a verbal warning, camera sites (Which?) offer you the chance to attend a speed-awareness course, issue a fixed penalty notice or prosecute you (Which?) The risk of death is approximately times higher when a pedestrian is hit at 40mph han at 30mph In certain road conditions, even the speed limit can be too fast (Think!) (Think!) Likely Court Punishment for Speeding Offences Speed Limit (mph) Recorder Speed 20 mph 21-30 mph 31-40 mph 41-50 mph 30 mph 31-40 mph 41-50 mph 51-60 mph 40 mph 41-55 mph 56-65 mph 66-75 mph 50 mph 51-65 mph 66-75 mph 76-85 mph 60 mph 61-80 mph 81-90 mph 91-100 mph 70 mph 71-90 mph 91-100 mph 101-110 mph FINE FINE FINE Points/Disqualification: 3 points 4-6 points OR Disqualify 7-56 days Disqualify 7-28 days OR 6 points Our specialist driving offence solicitors in Chesterfield Our experienced solicitors can help to reduce driving are experienced in defending or mitigating driving offence charges and penalties if we can demonstrate offence charges and penalties, often with the result to the Court any 'special reasons' and also that the loss that a driving ban is avoided. of the license will cause 'exceptional hardship'. All speeding offences committed on roads If you are caught speeding on a motorway, (excluding Motorways) can lead to a fine of up to £1,000 and a A ban is more likely when your speed exceeds 45% of the statutory the offence tends to be more serious and can discretionary ban of 7 days - 8 weeks, or 3-6 points carry a fine of up to £2,500 limit Why Choose Banner Jones? 96% 135 YEARS ***** FIXED FEE PROMISE We will 96% of our Variety of specialist lawyers Over 135 travel to cdients would 5 Regional Expert wherever you driving offence recommend Fixed fee, years of experience Representation offices need us solicitors us to a friend Don't hesitate to get in touch with one of our expert driving offence solicitors for specialist advice: Phone: 0333 200 2300 Web: Join our Social Networks bannerjones in You Tube 8+ solicitors References: • • •

Traffic Offences: Speeding

shared by bannerjones12 on Jun 19
In a hurry? Driving at 70mph costs up to 25% more compared to driving at 50mph. See our facts about speeding.


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