How We Can Help You Fight your Speeding Charge:
We can investigate the street signage, visibility and other technical requirements needed for a prosecution to be successful. Speed restrictions are determined by the nature of the road – A class, motorway etc and whether or not it is in a built-up area. All other speed restrictions, such as those due to road works, schools etc. must be backed up by local by-law. The accuracy and reliability of devices, such as speed cameras, can also be challenged at trial; the police must prove that the device is working properly.
If you are facing disqualification under the totting up procedure, we may be able to argue exceptional hardship to avoid or minimise penalty. One such case recently, saw the client facing disqualification for 6 months; instead he was disqualified for 1 month and received a fine.
Recent Speeding Cases:
Speeding Dunfermline JP Court – Penalty points and a fine
Speeding Edinburgh JP Court – Exceptional hardship successfully argued, no disqualification
Speeding Stonehaven JP Court – Case dismissed
Speeding Glasgow JP Court – Insufficient evidence
Speeding Stirling JP Court – Not guilty
Speeding Stonehaven JP Court – Exceptional hardship accepted; no disqualification
Speeding Kilmarnock JP Court – Not guilty
Speeding Perth Sheriff Court – No disqualification; fine & 6 points
Speeding Ayr Sheriff Court – Three clients not guilty; fourth pled guilty – points & a fine
Speeding Inverness JP Court – Not guilty
Speeding Kilmarnock JP Court – Case deserted by Crown
Speeding Forfar JP Court – Not guilty
Speeding Edinburgh JP Court – Not guilty
Speeding in Scotland: the Law
Road Traffic Regulation Act Sections 14 & 16: Exceeding Speed Limit
Speeding is the most common road traffic offence. Speeding offences carry with them a minimum endorsement of 3 penalty points and a fine. If you go to court the fine and endorsement can be higher.
If a speeding offence is being prosecuted in any court a period of disqualification can be imposed. If you are caught driving on the motorway at a speed in excess of 100mph then you will normally be looking at a period of disqualification.