Keep Your Driving Licence
We all know that the best way to beat speed cameras and avoid paying speeding tickets is to not speed in the first place! However, you didn't come to this site to be told that! Many ordinary people get speeding tickets. Maybe they were in a hurry, maybe they just didn't notice what the speed limit was. Whatever the reason, they get the summons through the post and pay the £60 fixed penalty fine...
Overturn Your Speeding Fine
However, there are opportunities to challenge your speeding ticket or overturn the speeding fine. Here are some of the key grounds for challenging a speed ticket:
- Make sure that all the details on the speeding ticket are correct.
- If you get a notification of intended prosecution, make sure it has been sent to you within the 14 day time limit (plus a day or so allowed for post to get to you)
- Make sure that the vehicle details and date, time and location of the alleged speeding offence are correct. However a minor typograhical error will not help you.
- If it was a speed camera ticket, go back to the place where it happened. Are the speed limit signs correct and legal eg they must be on both sides of the road, are they obscured by trees etc? Take (non-digital) photos if necessary.
- If you are sure that you were not speeding you can ask for copies of the photographs and other evidence
You may want to challenge the speeding ticket yourself or get legal representation from a lawyer who specialises in motoring offences.
It is estimated that 60% of speeding and parking tickets are not correctly issued. So you've got a good chance of avoiding the speeding fine and no points on your licence...