Speeding

Speeding

Auriga advocates are specialists in speeding offences, you can call us now for free initial advice.

Auriga Advocates are expert speeding solicitors and are usually contacted when drivers are accused of higher level speeding offences or when drivers are potentially facing a totting up ban because they have attracted too many speeding points. If you are one such driver you will be worried about being disqualified as it may result in a loss of employment and in consequence the loss of your home. You do not need to worry one of our specialist speeding solicitors is waiting to help you and put your mind at rest.

If you feel adamant that you were not speeding you should contact us first often we can nip the case in the bud.

One of our clients was sure that he was not speeding despite a fixed camera showing otherwise. We did some basic calculations and were able to show that the camera was faulty. When representations were made the police withdrew the summons without our client having to go to court. You do not have to accept the fixed penalty or summons.

If you are caught speeding but were merely travelling 31 mph in a 30 mph limit, whilst it is unlikely you will be facing a speeding ban, you could be convicted and receive 3 points and a fine as well as significant costs if you decide to fight the case without representation from a Speeding Solicitor.

If you are unsure about what you should do call one of our specialist solicitors to discuss your options.

Is it right that speeding is only 3 points?
It is a common myth that you will only get 3 points whatever speed you were driving at. There are clear guidelines which will be followed by the court and the higher your speed the higher the number of points and the possibility of a short disqualification?
What do the prosecution have to prove?

The police must prove beyond all reasonable doubt that you were

  • Driving a motor vehicle
  • On a public road
  • At a speed exceeding the limit for the road

If you were not stopped at the scene that you have received a notice of intended prosecution within 14 days of the offence.

Only then can you be found guilty of driving in excess of a speed restriction.

How can they prove what my speed was?

The basic rule with a speeding case is that a police officer can simply form an opinion that you were speeding if you were travelling on a motorway and this on its own could lead to your conviction. So the “speeding loopholes” you hear about in the news rarely apply to motorway cases. However where the alleged speeding offence did not take place on a motorway there must be evidence to corroborate an officer’s opinion that you were speeding. This is where the speed guns, speed cameras and average speed detection devices come into play.

Police in the UK can use a variety of over 40 types of speed measuring devices to measure the speed of the motorist for the purpose of prosecution. The main categories of devices used are:

  • Speed Cameras (GATSOMETERS)
  • Peek Cameras. A smaller version of the GATSOMETERS.
  • Handheld Laser and Radar Guns.
  • The VASCAR (Visual Average Speed Computer and Recorder) device. Used by police officers to calculate the average speed of a vehicle over a set distance.
  • The SPECS system. The use of a series of cameras over a set route which utilise automatic number plate recognition to calculate a vehicle’s average speed.
  • Truvelo. An increasingly common form of speed camera device which relies upon road sensors to detect a car’s speed.

All speed cameras and speed detection devices must be properly calibrated and used only by officers specifically trained in their operation. There are also strict rules governing when, where and how these devices should be used.

If the stringent operating requirements have not been met, the Prosecution may be unable to prove a speeding offence.

There were no speed limit signs on the road can I be guilty of an offence?

Some roads do not need to have speed limits if there are a series of lampposts of approximately 200 yards apart  then the road will be restricted to 30 mph. If you drive in excess of 30mph then you will potentially be guilty of an offence.

Is there any alternative to being prosecuted?

If you are speeding at a low speed and you will not have points totalling 12 points or more on your licence then you may be offered a fixed penalty ticket or a speed awareness course.

Fixed Penalties

Awareness Course

If you are unsure whether you should accept a fixed penalty or undertake a court give one of specialist solicitors a call to discuss your options.

I have been summonsed for an offence of speeding but already have 9 points on my licence?

Don’t worry a minute longer than necessary put your mind at ease by discussing your case with one of our expert solicitors.

Between us we will reach the right option for you

We will not charge you a penny until you instruct us to act for you and offer an instalment payment plan to make it easier for you financially.

We are confident that we can offer you the best advice and support but you do not have to take our word for it see what our clients think of us

By all means browse our website, check out our services and fees you will find we offer our services at highly competitive rates. You do not have to pay extra for attention and support we give that naturally because we care

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