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WHAT SPEED CAN I DO BEFORE I GET A SPEEDING TICKET?

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The moment of dread. Did I activate that speed camera? Will I receive a ticket in the post?

According to the latest official data 74% of all motoring offences are speed related and can be a major contributing factor to deaths and serious injuries on our roads.

It may surprise you to know that different areas have different thresholds for prosecuting drivers which means you are more likely to get a speeding ticket in one area of the country than another.  

SPEEDING IN LEICESTERSHIRE

Jonathan Clarkson, spokesperson for the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Road Safety Partnership says that Leicestershire Police follow the national guidance. This is 10% over the speed limit plus 2 miles.

WILL I GET A SPEEDING TICKET

The following table illustrates what will mean you should expect your postman to come calling in Leicestershire:

Speed Limit

Don’t Expect a ticket

Expect the Postman

30mph

35

36 plus

40mph

46

47 plus

50 mph

57

58 plus

60mph

68

69 plus

70mph

79

80 plus

WHAT IF I AM CAUGHT SPEEDING:

You should expect to receive a Notice of Intended Prosecution within 14 days of the offence. You are required to complete a form saying who the driver was at the time. You return this to the police within 28 days.

The level of the speed will determine how the police deal with this matter. You can expect to receive 3 points as a minimum. You can only have 12 points on your licence before you face disqualification under the totting up procedure unless you are a new driver.

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

At Johnson Astills we know how important you driving licence is to you and we can advise you on how to avoid a disqualification.

Our experienced criminal team regularly deal with speeding offences and have an excellent record of winning exceptional hardship applications, saving our client’s licence.

Our criminal defence specialists advocates are highly experienced in dealing with matters at both the Magistrates’ and Crown Court.

If you find yourself facing any offence it is vital to contact a solicitor as soon as possible to obtain expert legal advice. Representation at the police station is free, and legal aid may be available for your case at the Magistrates’ and Crown Court. For offences which do not qualify for legal aid, we offer fixed fees for appointments and representation.

To discuss any offences please contact our Criminal Defence Team at Johnson Astills at our Leicester Office on 0116 2554855 or our Loughborough Office on 01509 610312.