Speeding Offences in Derby
Speeding must be one of the most common of motoring offences. The first notification that may be received will be a section 172 notice requiring the registered keeper to advise the police who was driving when a speed trap was triggered. It is important to get advice early in the process, as a conviction for failing to comply with a 172 notice attracts 6 penalty points.
The penalties that can be imposed for speeding offences in Derby can range from 3-6 points with fines of up to £2500. Disqualification can be imposed where a motorist is 30mph or more over the speed limit. Also if the penalty points being endorsed leads to a motorist having 12 penalty points on a licence in a 3 year period the court will have to disqualify the driver under the “totting up provisions”; unless exceptional circumstances can be put before the court. Our advocates are experienced in representing clients and avoiding disqualification.
It is important to avoid penalty points if at all possible, as they will lead to increased insurance premiums and could lead to the loss of a licence if further driving offences are committed during a three year period. The loss of a driving licence is devastating for many motorists, with many of us relying on our cars to get to and from work, and if driving is a main part of your current position you could even lose your job! Not being able to drive can lead to many personal problems, and at Broadbents Solicitors we will do all we can to try and retain your licence.
If you have been notified of a speeding offence and you live in Derby or the surrounding areas, be sure to get in touch with a member of our experienced team. We have a specialist department which specialises in driving offences, this team includes John Last, Rob Whetton, Paul McLeod, and Amie Godson. Speak with us today regarding your speeding offence in Derby and telephone us on 01332 369090.