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Are you asking if this is possibly a defence?
Well, that is pretty unhelpful. I'm in a different position. I probably have more points on my licence than you do so the considerations are different.
However, the reality is that this is not a defence. Come what may, it is speeding. There is no test of guilty mind. This is a speeding matter.
It is very good mitigation but that is fairly useless here because you would only get the minimum points anyway and it might be that they would offer the speed awareness course.
If you want to take the risk of fighting this in the hope that they fail to summons then you can but be aware you face the risk of costs.
Can I clarify anything for you?
They can consider it when considering the public interest but it isn't a legal defence.
The court is unable to consider it as it is not a legal defence.
Yes, ok. It racks up the risks for you.
It doesn't change anything though I'm afraid.
Not beyond take the risk of being summonsed.
Ultimately is for the motorist to have a working vehicle.
Road traffic is mostly strict liability.