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On what basis are you seeking to challenge it please?
The road on which I was stopped was a decline and it was a slip road just off the motorway (M8 Glasgow to Edinburgh) - my argument is that I came off the motorway at 70+ to the 50 and was caught doing 63 mph over a half mile therefore I was not vastly over the limit and was slowing down therefore I think there is enough justification to challenge? If was quiet around 10pm on a Sat night with no other vehicles. Also if I was doing 73 I could understand but I think I'm being punished just because it was quiet.
Sadly that makes no difference - that is mitigation only;
Yes but what about the fact that it was a decline and just off the motorway?
Unless the equipment was defective or you were NOT doing over 50mph then you have no defence
The fact it was reduced down just goes to mitigation, the offence was made out
How can I prove their equipment was defective?
However Police forces are clued up on this, they have calibration certificates, the kit is Home Office approved, it will be used by trained officers etc
You can't but they would show it had to be
If you refuse the ticket it will go to Court. You will plead not guilty and it will go to tria
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They will provide logs and certificates to show it was working correctly.
If you lose you get a higher fine, plus Court costs of about £500 for making it go to trial
I am sorry if this is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Ok so if I cannot challenge the offence, i have heard that if you pay off the fine quickly the courts can be lenient and possibly not endorse the license? Have you heard of this?
If you dont have any other point for speeding they CAN offer you a driver awareness course
You take that and no points - but that is down to the Police force
How long does it last?
1 day, fairly boring and about £100
Is it a test or simply an course?
I dont know, I have never taken it
I suspect you just attned
Ok do you know how to apply for this?
I have a horty slip at the moment
The fixed penalty office should give you the option
Ok so if I write them a letter with the payment for the fine, should I mention it then?
I would just write and ask if you can have the course
Would I write to the same court as the fine should be paid?
It wont be a Court, it will be a fixed penalty unit or Police force
Ok so I would write to the local police station?
Well the area that gave you the ticket.
Ok not really sure on that one ie where to write too but I'll figure it out. Thanks
Can I clarify anything else for you about this today?
No all questions answered thanks
Great. Can I help with anything else today?
NO but thanks
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