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I have been served with a notice of prosecution for speeding

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I have been served with a notice of prosecution for speeding at 90 on a dual carriageway. I have had a clean licence for 27 years. I need my car for my job. Will I be banned
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.

Thank you for your question. My name is Jo and I will try to help with this.

Was this a reduced speed limit please?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I don't think so. I have driven down this road many time and not noticed one. This was not a fixed camera

Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.

If this is a dual carriageway and the speed limit was not reduced in any way then you will get 4-6 points or a ban of between 7 - 56 days and a fine.

Realistically this will lead to a points. People don't get banned on first offences for this speed.

You might even find they will offer the fixed penalty. You are only just into the higher sentencing bracket and they can use the fixed penaly and speed awareness courses when they want to.

A ban for this speed in this area is not a realistic outcome.

Hope this helps. Please let me know if you need more information.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Should I wait until they contact me or should I contact them. I have returned the form stating I was driving and agreeing with the offence. I don't mind the points but I cannot afford to get banned.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.
No, I wouldn't contact them.

All that will do is remind them of the need to prosecute your offence.

Do nothing. The onus is upon them.