If you are caught speeding in the UK then you are breaking the law, but by just accepting the allegation you could end up receiving unnecessary points, a disqualification through totting up or even a charge for dangerous driving.
Generally speaking, the punishment you receive for speeding will depend on the severity of the offence. You will usually receive a Notice of Intended Prosecution which you have to respond to within 28 days stating who was driving the vehicle at the time of the offence. You may then either be offered a speed awareness course or issued a Fixed Penalty Notice of three penalty points and a minimum £100 fine; however if you accumulate more than 12 points within a three year period you will be automatically disqualified from driving.
Current speed limits in the UK are 20mph or 30mph in built-up areas; 60mph on single carriageways; and 70mph on dual carriage and motorways. Depending on the type and level of speeding offence you have committed, an endorsement code and a number of penalty points will be put on your driving record for four years; these include:
SP10 – exceeding goods vehicle speed limits; 3-6 points
SP20 – exceeding speed limit for type of vehicle (excludes goods or passenger vehicles); 3-6 points
SP30 – exceeding statutory speed limit on public road; 3-6 points
SP40 – exceeding passenger vehicle speed limit; 3-6 points
SP50 – exceeding speed limit on a motorway; 3-6 points
At Rotheras our motoring defence team have considerable experience in challenging speeding offences on behalf of clients and appealing cases where a client has already been convicted.
We have a site dedicated solely to Motoring Offences whilst still using the same expert Transport solicitors, so if you’re looking for more information about types of offences, our team, where we operate or case studies from some of our previous clients, then head over to KeepMeOnTheRoad. If you feel you’ve read enough and want to speak to one of the country’s leading transport Law teams, give us a call now on 0115 910 0600.
Why use Rotheras for Speeding Offences?
We will assess your situation to best advise you on how to defend your speeding offence or get a reduced punishment.
We represent clients all over the UK.
We provide a free initial consultation (state how many minutes?).
We can provide an out of hours service.
If you contest the charge at court we can advise and guide you through the court process.
We may be able to help you defend a charge even where there is evidence against you, such as being caught be a speed camera or police radar.
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Impressive group with expertise in both matrimonial finance cases and children matters. A strong childcare team handles cases involving physical and emotional abuse, as well as fatalities. Well versed in matters with international aspects, Hague Convention cases, as well as adoption and guardianship issues.
Chambers UK, 2018
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Anton has substantial experience acting for commercial goods hauliers and other transport operators. He advises on a range of contentious issues including operator licence, maintenance and tachograph matters, with a wealth of experience acting in public inquiries before Traffic Commissioners."Anton is a highly informed and personable lawyer.
Chambers UK, 2020
Chris Powell focuses his practice on road transport issues, regularly representing haulage, transport and logistics companies. He has considerable experience in regulatory matters involving operator licences and compliance failings, as well as more serious criminal investigations relating to fraud.
Chambers UK, 2020
Anton Balkitis leads the Transport Law team and is a nationally recognised Transport and Motoring Law specialist at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors.
Olivia Maginn is a transport and motoring law specialist at Nottingham based law firm Rotheras Solicitors.
Chris Powell is an associate solicitor at Rotheras, specialising in road transport law and motorist defence. He advises and represents haulage and PSV operator licence holders, Transport Managers and drivers on all road transport regulatory matters.
Lindsey is a Chartered Legal Executive and Paralegal based in our transport and motorist offence department.
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Posted on 10/05/2021