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I got pulled over 3 weeks ago for under taking 2 cars on a

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I got pulled over 3 weeks ago for under taking 2 cars on a dual carriage way, who were hogging the outside lane,the second car trying to push the other to the inside lane as it was completely clear of traffic,in fact we were the only 3 cars on that stretch of road.The second car of which was an unmarked police car with one policeman inside (not in uniform) It was only after I undertook that he put on his lights to move the other car out of the way and pull me over?
My question is what sort of punishment will i expect from the court (i have no points on my licence at present) And I really feel that i was "encouraged" shall we say to undertake,as I mentioned to the policeman,why he didn't do the other car for lane hogging or at least flash him out of the way,then I wouldn't have been put in that position. Please can you help Regards XXXXX

Alex Watts : Hello Mark my name is XXXXX XXXXX I will help you with this. Please note that I am a working Solicitor and may be on and offline as I have to attend Court and meet with clients, even at weekends. As such you may not get an instant response when you reply, but rest assured I will be giving your question my immediate attention upon return You do not need to wait here as you will get an email when I reply.
Alex Watts : What offence have you been reported for please?

To be honest Alex not sure what his actual words were but it is for undertaking! All i do remembering him saying was "you no why you were pulled over mate dont you!"


Something else he did say was he was an advanced police training driver and he was lic to drive up to 130mph and he wasnt allowed to undertake!

Alex Watts : Thank you. Undertaking in itself is not illegal.
Alex Watts : However it may be that you are summonsed for inconsiderate or careless driving.
Alex Watts : The police would have to show that your standard of driving fell below that of a reasonable person.
Alex Watts : But there is no specific offence of undertaking.
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Alex Watts : The Highway Code though does state
Alex Watts : Do not overtake on the left or move to a lane on your left to overtake.” The use of 'do not' instead of 'must not' means it is technically legal to overtake in any lane except the hard shoulder.

Ok thanks for the information didnt no that,just one last thing how long does it take to hear from the courts? as i say its been 3 weeks since the offence.

Alex Watts : They can summons up to 6 months

oh joy thanks

Alex Watts : Rule 264 states
Alex Watts : “You should always drive in the left-hand lane when the road ahead is clear. If you are over-taking a number of slower-moving vehicles, you should return to the left-hand lane as soon as you are safely past.”
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything else for you?

thats it thanks

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Hiya Alex I will indeed leave feedback in due course,however the one thing you didnt mention which I need answering was as to what sort of punishment (in general of course) do you get for this type of offence be it inappropriate driving or careless driving. Just so Im prepared really.

Alex Watts :

If it is careless driving then it would be minimum 3 points and a fine relating to your income.


Ok many thanks

Alex Watts :

Does that answer everything?


Yes I think so..

Alex Watts :

Great. Have a good weekend.


You too ;-)

Alex Watts :

Thanks - please do remember to leave feedback before you go.

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Good luck with thisd

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