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.