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I have just received (7/7/2015) a nip by the Scottish police

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I have just received (7/7/2015) a nip by the Scottish police for traveling at 51 miles per hour on the A1 in a class C vehicle on the 15/6/2015. what is my position in this?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Traffic Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will try to help with this.
Were you speeding?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

That is what the letter says.. Exceeding 40 mph speed limit in a goods vehicle over 7.5 tonnes on the A1 road Penmanshiel Scottish borders

Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
Yes, so were you travelling in excess of 40mph?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I have no idea it is too long ago to remember

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

how do I rate your answerFrown

Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
You won't be able to do that until I answer.
I'm not sure what your question is? If you were driving a van of this class then the speed limit upon an A road is 40 mph. The speed limit for cars is 50mph but vehicles over 7.5 are required to travel at no greater than 40 mph.
You don't seem to be raising any positive defence. I presume you accept or cannot contradict both driving and the speed in question? If so, then there is no defence arising from that.
If you can be more specific about what you want to know I might be able to offer more.
Can I clarify anything for you?
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