How to get out of a speeding ticket
Many of the UK’s roads are policed with speed cameras, and the police also have mobile speed camera units that they use on a daily basis to catch speeding motorists. If you are caught speeding you will receive a fixed penalty notice in the post. For most speeding offences this is a fine of £60 and three points on your driving licence.
Note that the fixed penalty fine is what is known as a ‘conditional’ notice. This means you have the choice to accept the fine and penalty points, or contest the notice. You have 28 days in which to make up your mind. How to get out of a speeding ticket will depend on your own particular circumstances and memory of the event.
Getting out of a speeding ticket will mean you have to prove that the evidence that your speeding offence is based on is faulty in some way. Check the details of your ticket:
- Were you actually using that road at the time the speed camera photographed your car?
- Are all the proper warning signs about the speed cameras on the road legible?
All of these elements can be used to dispute your notice and can be the basis for how to get out of a speeding ticket.
If you do think you have a good case to contest your fine, you must reply to the fixed penalty notice and state that you do not accept its findings. This will then trigger a court hearing where the details of your case will be heard. In these circumstances it is important to have properly qualified legal representation. As you are challenging the law, the help and support of a solicitor will be invaluable to your case.
If you would like to obtain legal advice about speeding fines, Contact Law can put you in touch with a local specialist motoring solicitor free of charge. So, if you have any questions or would like our help in finding local motoring solicitors please call us on 0800 1777 162 or complete the web-form above.
- Last Updated on 30/05/2013