The cost of challenging a speeding prosecution unsuccessfully is now so great that many people choose to take the fixed penalty option or attend a Driver Awareness Course. If you have to go to Court over a speeding allegation, this is more likely to be because the alleged speed was too high for the fixed penalty option or because you were at risk of a disqualification from driving under the totting-up provisions due to the existing number of points on your licence.
There are a number of potential defences to speeding allegations. For you to be convicted, the prosecution have to prove so that the Court is sure that you were driving a motor vehicle on a public road or in a public place at a speed exceeding the limit for that road.
If you were on a road that has street lighting in place with lamps that are less than 200 yards apart and even without specific speed limit signs, the road is restricted to 30MPH.
There are plenty of “urban myths” surrounding what the prosecution need to do to secure a conviction and if you would like genuine expert advice as to whether or not a technical defence may be available to you, please contact us.