Drive Protect offers access to speeding solicitors to drivers in England and Wales. This is regardless of what type of vehicle you drive or how long you have been driving.
Legal services are offered to anyone who is alleged to have been caught speeding. Speeding is one of the most common road traffic offences in England and Wales.
In fact, 46% of cars were thought to break the speed limit on motorways alone in 2018. Penalties for speeding can range from a mandatory speed awareness course to a penalty point endorsement.
Other drivers may find they are banned from driving. Please note that not every driver is offered the chance to attend a speed awareness course.
Our speeding solicitors have managed to get the police to accept a course for drivers. This has occurred even when they haven’t been offered one.
The speed limits for (Standard) vehicles driven in the UK are:
The speed limits in the UK are quite straightforward. If a police officer or a speed detection camera catches you speeding you will be breaking the law.
However, you do have the right to challenge the allegation made against you. There are many speeding offence solicitors who can help you should you be required to attend court.
We have a team of speeding solicitors that have a wide range of experience in dealing with motoring law and speeding cases.
If you have received a speeding ticket and you wish to contest it in court you should be aware that the court just needs to prove you were speeding. You may plan to mention that you did not notice you were speeding.
However, this defence will not be considered. When you speak to one of our specialist speeding solicitors they will make you aware of what the court could intend to do.
The severity of your punishment may depend on how far the speed limit was exceeded. If, for example, you were travelling at 35 mph in a 30 zone you’re unlikely to be disqualified.
However, if you are repeatedly caught travelling at 35 mph you could face disqualification. Alternatively, you could have 12+ points added to your driving licence within 3 years.
This could also result in disqualification. If you are caught driving at more than 45 to 50% of the speed limit you could face a driving ban.
New drivers will most likely have their revoked if they accumulate 6 or more penalty points within a period of 2 years. If you wish to have your licence back you will need to re-apply for it.
You will also need to re-sit the written test and the practical driving test. Depending on the type of speeding charge, the penalty points could stay on your licence for 3 and up to 10 years.
If a speed camera or a police officer catches you exceeding the speed limit by a considerable amount you may be summoned to court. In court, up to 6 points may be added to your licence or you may face a fine and disqualification.
If you are caught breaking the speed limit you will receive a notice of intended prosecution in the post. The NIP will arrive typically within 14 days of the alleged offence, you will then have 28 days to respond to the NIP.
If you are unable to identify the driver you must provide as much information as possible. You will need to include the driving licence numbers, dates of birth, names and addresses of all of the potential drivers.
The court may then take up to 6 months to summon you. You will receive an SJP notice (Single justice procedure).
If you receive an SJP notice you will need to contact one of our speeding solicitors.
When a police officer stops you they may issue you with a verbal warning. Alternatively, they may inform you that they intend to prosecute you.
Some drivers are offered the chance to attend a speed awareness course. A course such as this is an alternative to having points added to your licence.
Please note that not every driver is offered the chance to attend a speed awareness course. Our speeding solicitors have managed to get the police to accept a course for drivers even when they haven’t been offered one.
In many speeding offence cases, when you have returned the Notice of Intended Prosecution you will be sent a Fixed Penalty Notice. At this stage, if you think you can argue your case you will need to contest the charge in court.
The entire process can be quite intimidating for someone who is unfamiliar with speeding law. It is, therefore, in your best interest to hire a speeding solicitor to represent you.
Here at Drive Protect, we have a team of speeding solicitors who work with us to ensure you are guided through every stage of the legal process.
We work with drivers in England and Wales and our solicitor’s specialist knowledge can help you to defend your case or reduce your punishment. Each of our speeding solicitors can deal with many types of road traffic offences and they know how to defend those they represent.
As we operate throughout England and Wales it is safe to say there is a speeding solicitor near you. Here at Drive Protect, we are just at the end of the phone.
We can also be contacted via email. If you have received a Notice of Intended prosecution talk to us, we may be able to help.