Speed enforcement guidelines

When you are caught speeding the police will take action mainly based on how far you exceeded the speed limit.

20mph Speed limit Zone

If you have been caught speeding in a 20mph zone then you should receive a speeding ticket if you were caught driving faster that 25mph and you may be prosecuted it you were caught driving at over.

30mph Speed Limit Zone

If you were caught speeding in a 30mph Zone then it is likely that you will be given a ticket if you were caught driving faster than 35mph, and you could be prosecuted if you were driving over 50mph and may face losing your driving license.

40mph Speed Limit Zone

If you were speeding in a 40pmh zone then you will receive a speeding ticket if you were driving faster than 46mph, but you may be prosecuted for driving faster than 66mph.

50mph Speed Limit Zone

If you drive faster than 57mph in a 50mph zone then you will probably be issued with a speeding ticket and if you were driving faster than 76mph then it is highly likely that you will be prosecuted and face losing your licence.

60mph Speed Limit Zone

If you are caught speeding in a 60mph zone and are caught driving faster the 68mph then you will probably receive a speeding ticket, fine and penalty points, but if you are caught driving over 86mph then you will more than likely be prosecuted and face losing you licence.

70mph Zone

If you are speeding on the motorway and caught by either the police or a safety camera, then you may receive a larger fine.

If you are caught driving over 79mph then you will be given a speeding ticket but if you are caught driving faster than 96mph then you will probably be prosecuted, if you are caught driving faster than 100mph then it is likely you will lose your driving licence

You should dinf a solicitor and take legal advice as soon as possible if you have been prosecuted for any of the above speeding offences, so they can help you try and keep your driving licence.

Drink Driving Offence

You can re apply for your driving license only once your driving ban has ended. If you apply any sooner you might have to wait even longer before you can drive again

If this it is your first conviction most insurers will ask if you have any convictions in the last 5 years. But the convictin will stay on your record with the DVLA for over 10 years

Yes. Only a uniformed constable can stop you, they must have goon reason to suspect you have been driving, attempting to drive, or in charge of a vehicle with alcohol in your body or you've committed a motoring offence.

Careless Driving

Careless diriving is when your standard of driving is considered to be below what is expected of a reasonable and prudent driver. You do not have to be driving a motor vehicle to be charged with this offence, you can be driving any mechanically propelled motor vehicle. The driving offence does not have to take place on a public road either, the offence can be committed on any place which the public have access.

It is possible depending on how serious your offence is. You can lose between 3 - 9 points on your license and recieve up to a �2,500 fine. It is always best be represented in court to help avoid losing your license.

It is not compulsory to have a solicitor, but highly advisable to seek some kind of legal advice. If you have a defence a solicitor can help fight your corner.