Speeding Offences

Don’t risk points and a fine – Driving Solicitors can help you. Points received for SP10, SP20, SP30, SP40 & SP50 will remain on your licence for 4 years, beginning from the date of your speeding offence. In order to convict a person of speeding, the prosecution must prove beyond any reasonable doubt that the defendant:

  • Was driving

  • Was driving a motor vehicle

  • Was driving on a public road, or in a public place

  • Was driving at a speed that exceeded the limit for that road/place

How long do speeding-related points remain on your licence? Points received from speeding will remain on your licence for 4 years, beginning from the date of your speeding offence.

In order to convict a person of speeding, the prosecution must prove beyond any reasonable doubt that the defendant: Was driving, Was driving a motor vehicle, Was driving on a public road, or in a public place or was driving at a speed that exceeded the limit for that road/place

If you have been accused of a speeding offence, get in touch; Driving Solicitors can help you with your case.

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Speeding Offences
Speeding Offences
Speeding Offences

Fines:

The fixed penalty fine (FPN) is £100. However, for non-fixed penalty offences, fines can be as much as £1,000 for non-motorway offences, and £2,500 for motorway offences. These fines are means tested.

Essentially, the prosecution must prove that an individual drove a motor vehicle on a road at a speed that surpassed the stated limit for that particular road.

There is often confusion surrounding the way in which speed limits are communicated, and a defendant will commonly argue that no speed limit signs were clearly visible on the road to indicate that speed was restricted.

Section 81 – Where no speed limit signs are displayed

This section of the Road Traffic Act states that any road should be considered to have a speed limit of 30 mph if there is street lighting evident, specifically lamps located a maximum of 200 yards apart, even if there are no signs explicitly communicating this limit.

Therefore, if you are driving on a road where street lighting is present, and where those lamps 200 yards apart or closer, your speed is automatically restricted to 30 mph, irrespective of the presence or absence of road signs.

If you receive a speeding summons NIP (Notice of Intended Prosecution) informing you that you are being prosecuted for a speeding offence, but you believe that no speed limit signs were in place, you should first establish whether a street lighting system is in place on that road; if it is, and the lamps are correctly distanced, then the limit is lawful.

However, on roads where no lighting is present, or where streetlights lamps are more than 200 yards apart, the speed limit must be enforced by clear signs.

The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016 sets out the requirements for speed limit signs.

Road signs must meet the specified criteria and standards for colour, shape, size and visibility. They must also be clearly visible at close intervals throughout the area in which the speed limit is being enforced, and at set distances from any junctions. If these directions are not complied with, then the speed limit, as well as any related alleged offences, are not enforceable nor lawful.

If you have been accused of a speeding offence, get in touch; Driving Solicitors can help you with your case.

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Speeding Offences

Have you been accused of speeding? Don’t risk points and a fine – Driving Solicitors can help you

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Fill in this form to request a call back now

Points received for SP10, SP20, SP30, SP40 & SP50 will remain on your licence for 4 years, beginning from the date of your speeding offence. In order to convict a person of speeding, the prosecution must prove beyond any reasonable doubt that the defendant:

  • Was driving

  • Was driving a motor vehicle

  • Was driving on a public road, or in a public place

  • Was driving at a speed that exceeded the limit for that road/place

In order to convict a person of speeding, the prosecution must prove beyond any reasonable doubt that the defendant: Was driving, Was driving a motor vehicle, Was driving on a public road, or in a public place or was driving at a speed that exceeded the limit for that road/place.

If you have been accused of a speeding offence, get in touch; Driving Solicitors can help you with your case.

Contact Us Now

Speeding Offences

Fines:

The fixed penalty fine (FPN) is £100. However, for non-fixed penalty offences, fines can be as much as £1,000 for non-motorway offences, and £2,500 for motorway offences. These fines are means tested.

Essentially, the prosecution must prove that an individual drove a motor vehicle on a road at a speed that surpassed the stated limit for that particular road.

There is often confusion surrounding the way in which speed limits are communicated, and a defendant will commonly argue that no speed limit signs were clearly visible on the road to indicate that speed was restricted.

Section 81 – Where no speed limit signs are displayed

This section of the Road Traffic Act states that any road should be considered to have a speed limit of 30 mph if there is street lighting evident, specifically lamps located a maximum of 200 yards apart, even if there are no signs explicitly communicating this limit.

Therefore, if you are driving on a road where street lighting is present, and where those lamps 200 yards apart or closer, your speed is automatically restricted to 30 mph, irrespective of the presence or absence of road signs.

If you receive a speeding summons NIP (Notice of Intended Prosecution) informing you that you are being prosecuted for a speeding offence, but you believe that no speed limit signs were in place, you should first establish whether a street lighting system is in place on that road; if it is, and the lamps are correctly distanced, then the limit is lawful.

However, on roads where no lighting is present, or where streetlights lamps are more than 200 yards apart, the speed limit must be enforced by clear signs.

The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016 sets out the requirements for speed limit signs.

Road signs must meet the specified criteria and standards for colour, shape, size and visibility. They must also be clearly visible at close intervals throughout the area in which the speed limit is being enforced, and at set distances from any junctions. If these directions are not complied with, then the speed limit, as well as any related alleged offences, are not enforceable nor lawful.

If you have been accused of a speeding offence, get in touch; Driving Solicitors can help you with your case.

Contact Us Now