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i was driving at 60mph in a 30 zone. it was 1030 at night,

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i was driving at 60mph in a 30 zone. it was 1030 at night, the road was clear with no individuals or others drivers around. I have 3 penalty points. ? what do you think
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Traffic Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will try to help with this.

What would you like to know about this please?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

what fine/ban is likely

Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Thanks.

Its not particularly good news.

You are at the very highest point of the highest sentencing bracket.

The guidelines say either 6 points or a ban of between 7 - 56 days. Realistically I would brace yourself for a short ban. They would have to mark the speed with a ban I think.

On the positive side, it was late at night when there would be limited traffic and vulnerable pedestrians so there is an outside chance of points.

You will face a fine of between 125-175 % of your weekly income, costs of £85.

Can I clarify anything for you?

Jo
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Does my pensions count as weekly income i am 69 years old and do not work

Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Yes, all income from any sources counts. That would even include benefits.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

how can the court validate weekly income?

Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Well, they consider your weekly income.

You have to complete a means form disclose it and your outgoings.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

thank you i just wonder how they can prove you are disclosing the truth of your income. 125% to 175% for a 69n year old in receipt of pensions seems very harsh

Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
They can ultimately order that people are searched to see if they have funds upon them. Its rare that they do that but then can.

Also, failing to disclose correctly is an offence.