Have a clean driver's lisence and was driving my partners car (as he had had a few drinks) when I was 'flashed'. My partner is a police man and was cross! I assured him that I was going dead on 30mph - next town (3 minutes later) the exact same thing happened!! I have now been offered a course for the first offence at 00:09 and 3 points and £100 for the second (occured at 00:12). Speedometer on partners car is very confusing and what I thought was dead on 30, was in fact 35!! Speed offences are each logged at 36mph. Having explained to my partner, he can see how I misunderstood the speedometer!! I have asked that the offences be treated as one (as this is my first - well - first two) and have been told NO (bit unreasonable). I can photograph the speedometer in my car and my partner's and bring it to court. I resent being treated so harshly when genuinely trying to do the right thing (drive my partner home) and genuinely misunderstanding the speedometer of the car I was driving (its relatively new to me as my partner has only just bought it since we had our first child). Ordinarily I would just give in and accept the consequences, but I really do feel that this is unfair!!
Where do I stand? What should I do?
No thanks - that's great! Thanks for your help Jo - at least I know where I stand!! I will pay both fines and accept both points of 3 each. I'll be damned if I am going to sit and be lectured to about speed for four hours when I know full well how to abide by the law. Grrrr :(