Have you been accused of speeding?

If you have been caught speeding it could have been by a fixed camera, mobile speed camera or police officer.

The specialist team at Banaway can help if you have either acquired too many points (which a 3 point conviction could lead to you being banned) or if you have been summoned to court for a speeding offence.

The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) issued revised speed enforcement policy guidance in 2013. It suggests that enforcement will normally occur when a driver exceeds the speed limit by a particular margin. The particular margin is normally 10 per cent over the speed limit plus 2 mph. The guidance sets guidelines for when it would be appropriate to issue a fixed penalty notice or for the driver to attend a speed awareness course, and also when it becomes appropriate to issue a summons. These are guidelines only and a police officer has discretion to act outside of them providing he acts fairly, consistently and proportionately.

In summary the guidelines are:

Speed limit: 20 mph

ACPO threshold for Summoning: 35 mph

Speed limit: 30 mph

ACPO threshold for Summoning: 50 mph

Speed limit: 40 mph

ACPO threshold for Summoning: 66 mph

Speed limit: 50 mph

ACPO threshold for Summoning: 76 mph

Speed limit: 60 mph

ACPO threshold for Summoning: 86 mph

Speed limit: 70 mph

ACPO threshold for Summoning: 96 mph

Speeding is the most common offence that Banaway deals with, mainly due to the high number of speed cameras around the UK.

The Banaway team has a very high success rate on both contesting speeding offences and mitigating the circumstances behind the speeding offences.

Our team can look into many different ways to contest a speeding ticket, such as:

  • If there were special reasons for speeding;
  • If you were driving in an emergency;
  • The camera may not have been operated or calibrated correctly (sometimes the police make mistakes);
  • The speed limit you are accused of breaking was not even in place;
  • The speed limit was unclear;
  • You were not driving the vehicle;

Contact Banaway for your free initial consultation.

Other Driving Offences

Careless Driving

Careless Driving

Drink Driving/Drunk in Charge of a Vehicle

Drink Driving/Drunk in Charge of a Vehicle

Drug Driving

Drug Driving

Failing to Provide a Specimen for Analysis

Failing to Provide a Specimen for Analysis

Driving while using a mobile

Driving while using a mobile


With a brake light out I was pulled over by the Police during the stop and was informed that I did not have insurance. It came as a complete shock. I was worried being taken to court for I would lose my licence and my job. The worst of it was that a payment had not gone through and I had not thought of driving without insurance. Thankfully with the right advice the case was discharged and my life was back on track.


I am a sales representative and I do around 30 thousand miles a year as part of my job. In general I am a reasonably careful driver. That being said I had picked up 9 point on my licence all for speeding though not excessively; as an example 51mph on a 40MPH dual carriageway.

I got another 62 mph in a 50 area during road works on a motorway. I was guilty as charged and faced losing my licence and for that matter my job. Thankfully the team was able to persuade the judge that I should not be banned which saved both my licence and my job.


This is the second time our family has used the services. On both times even though we dealt with different solicitors we were really impressed with the knowledge of the individuals. We wouldn’t have be able to do it without your help.

John and Claire