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I got caught doing 36 in a 30 mph how sure can they be maybe

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hi I got caught doing 36 in a 30 mph how sure can they be maybe I was doing 34?
I'm not sure what you mean?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
as far as I`m concernd I was only doing 34 mph how sure can the police be with there device of only 2 mph more?
I'm not sure what difference that would make? You were still travelling at more than 30?I suppose you could enter a guilty plea on the basis that you were travelling at 34mph. They would accept that as it would make no difference to sentence.But then you could accept the fixed penalty so the sentence would be higher anyway.
Can I clarify anything for you?Jo
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
is there no grace that you don`t get fined up to 35 mph? over 30
No. If you are travelling at 1mph over the limit then you are guilty of the offence of speeding.
Generally speaking, they won't prosecute for low transgressions to allow for inaccuracies but they can prove 34 in a 30 mph zone easily enough.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
so its no point going to court
No. not on these facts. You will be convicted and end up paying costs.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK, I only answered that I was the driver because there was no other option but in reality I can`t remember who did drive at that time, would that make any sense in front off a judge?
No. For two reasons - firstly you have declared yourself as the driver and if you start saying now that you can't remember then that declaration was perverting the course of justice for which you could expect a custodial sentence of three months or thereabouts. Secondly, S172 reverses the burden onto you to find out who was driving so there is no defence in saying you can't remember.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK I think that summers every think up.
No problem. All the best.