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I have been given a cofpn notice 80 mph in a 70 mph

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I have been given a cofpn notice for doing 80 mph in a 70 mph dual carriageway.
The fine is £100 and 3 penelty points. Is that a fair deal or should I contest as I have had a clean licence for 8 years and had one speeding conviction 13 years ago. Which was 3 penalty points
Many thanks
Gordon smillie
Thank you for your question.
That is the minimum penalty for a speeding charge.
Unless you are contesting the charge itself, ie, you say you are not guilty of speeding, then it would be unwise to contest the fixed penalty.
If a court convicts you, the penalty will be higher and you will also end up with a criminal record.
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