Speeding

As one of the UK’s leading speeding defence solicitors we provide our clients with  expert legal advice to help get them back on the road as soon as possible.

Drivers can fall foul of the UK speeding laws and enforcement policies, whether it is being accused of a higher level speeding offence or facing a ‘totting up’ ban due to the accumulation of multiple speeding points.

Speeding is a criminal offence and if convicted you could receive penalty points or a disqualification and a fine in addition to Court costs.

We understand the value of a driving licence. It provides drivers with the freedom to carry out day-to-day tasks and a driving disqualification can have life changing effects.

Speeding Devices

There are various types of devices that are used to detect speeding; these include hand-held devices, fixed cameras, police in-car equipment and average speed cameras. These devices are not always set up or used by the police correctly; this can give rise to successfully challenging a prosecution.

You can be prosecuted for speeding simply on the witness evidence of one Police officer who has formed the opinion that you were speeding and the evidence from a speed detection device that corroborates that opinion. These types of cases can be challenged by our expertly trained and experienced Higher Court Advocates and motoring law experts through robust and fearless cross-examination of the officers.

Our team regularly challenge in efforts to obtain reduced penalties or have a case ‘thrown out’ completely.

Legal knowledge and expertise is imperative if you believe you were not at fault; our vast experience in identifying potential loop holes or overlooked evidence could be the difference in getting you back on the road or losing your licence completely.

Speeding Penalties

Penalties vary depending on;

a) The speed you were alleged to be exceeding;
b) The limit on the road where the offence occurred; and
c) The number of points you have on your licence.

After three years the points will be deleted from your licence.

First Time Offences

If you have received your first speeding ticket, the table below outlines the penalty points and/or fine you can expect to incur.

 Speeding Table JML

It is important to remember that if you have had your driving licence for less than 24 months and receive six points, your licence will be revoked and you would be required to retake your test.

Exceeding the speed limit at high speeds can leave you open to allegations of careless or dangerous driving  if it impacts upon your driving ability. This means that speeding in circumstances which led to the quality of driving falling far below that which is expected of a careful and competent driver, and could carry a prison sentence.

Exceeding Nine Points

If you have nine points live on your licence and the imposed new points bring them to a total of 12 or more you will be what’s commonly referred to as a “totter”.

This means that the Magistrates will impose a minimum of six months disqualification unless there are special reasons not to impose the points. For example, if the disqualification caused exceptional hardship to the driver and any dependants.

Seeking expert legal advice when you reach 12 points on your licence is imperative in allowing our specialist motoring team to identify any potential exceptional hardship circumstances that may prevent the loss of a licence.

Mistakes Happen

Speeding offences rely on evidence taken via various technical devices, for example speed cameras.

Our success rate in handling cases where the speed allegation can be challenged is exemplary.  We regularly review cases where errors have occurred and the mistakes become apparent.

For example, where equipment has been incorrectly used, records inaccurately kept or the use of unlawful road signs.

Equipment should be operated within guidelines and records must be correctly maintained. This doesn’t always happen and that is why with the expertise of Just Motor Law you have access to leading legal representation to examine each and every detail that could change the outcome of your case.

We have represented clients across the UK in such cases, including the nationally reported M6/M42 variable speed signs cases.

We understand that not everybody wants to challenge the evidence of the Police and may accept that they were speeding. However, it may be that although you admit to speeding, you dispute the alleged speed. In such cases our motor law experts enter into negotiations with the Crown Prosecution Service to achieve the best possible outcome to protect your driving licence.

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What our clients say...

I would like to thank Matthew Reynolds for acting on my behalf regarding my speeding case. I was impressed by his prompt responses to any queries I had. 

Matthew got the best possible outcome for me and avoided a driving ban. I would highly recommend his services.

Mr Wadsworth