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Hi - so 80mph in a 40mph zone is this correct? I assume the car is insured, taxed and registered to you?
That is not good news I'm afraid.
If this is a 40 mph zone and you are doing even 80 mph then you are nearly 20 mph over the highest sentencing bracket.
They could charge that as dangerous driving rather than speeding. If they do a ban is inevitable.
If it remains speeding then a ban is fairly likely I'm afraid although it would be short. I would expect in the region of four months. It depends what the Bench make of the guidelines. Technically they don't apply as you are over the bracket but they will still apply them anyway sometimes.
I'm afraid that exceptional hardship doesn't apply here as this is not a totting offence.
For that reason it really doesn't matter what impact it would have upon you if you were banned except that they could reduce the fine accordingly.
I'm very sorry but that is your position
Can I clarify anything for you?
If it remains a speeding then you will almost certainly be banned.
The question is for how long.
Applying the guidelines is has to be more than 56 days as that is the top range of the bracket.
No, I am sorry. The speed is just plain too high proportionate to the limit.
On your point above, your personal circumstances are a non issue save for the fact that it may reduce the fine.