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Based in Cardiff, #1 Motoring Solicitors have have defended clients throughout South Wales and the West, including Newport, Swansea and Llanelli.

Speeding Tickets

Speeding tickets or fixed penalty notices are issued by the police where the recorded speed of a vehicle falls within a certain threshold. The APCO Guidelines define the speeds at which it is appropriate to offer a speeding ticket or fixed penalty notice. Where a speeding ticket isissued, the Court cannot then prosecute a speeding offence.

A speeding ticket will not be offered to a driver who faces a ‘totting’ disqualification from driving and who is approaching 12 penalty points. For example, a motorist will not be offered a speeding ticket, where he/she already has 9 penalty points endorsed on their licence.

If you do not accept a speeding ticket or there appears to be defect in the procedure, #1 Motoring Solicitors can advise you on the next steps. Any defect in the fixed penalty notice procedure can often be fatal to the successful prosecution of a speeding offence.

Speeding Offences

There are crucial aspects of a speeding offence that the police and prosecution must prove to secure a conviction. Many of the offences dealt with by the Magistrates Court involve the police relying upon speed cameras.

Penalties for Speeding Offences

Speeding offences are punishable by way of a financial penalty, a discretionary disqualification from driving and between 3-6 penalty points. Where speeding allegations exceed the speed limit by 30mph or more, the Court will be advised to consider a disqualification from driving. #1 Motoring Solicitors have years of experience in persuading a Magistrates Court not to impose a discretionary disqualification from driving for speeding offences.

If you’re in doubt about accepting a speeding ticket or fixed penalty notice contact #1 Motoring Solicitors for advice.

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