my daughter was stopped for speeding recently by a lone policeman who stepped out from behind a bush and his car was parked in a side road. she was told she was doing 44 in a 30 zone but she disagrees. this will be her 2nd offence in 2 years and as such her licence will be revoked for a provisional. Is there anything that she can do to fight this or is it just not worth it.
Province/Country relating to question : merseyside england
Does she accept she was speeding but not at that level?
she didn't think she was but is not entirely sure
Well, if she isn't sure then she can't say she wasn't speeding.She can put them to proof and hope they forget to summons her. Its probably worth doing that given that she is facing revocation. I can give you more information upon that if you'd like.But she can't raise a positive defence here. The officer is free to do this. There is no requirement for two officers. A single officer with a laser gun is good corroboration. There is no obligation to warn motorists of the presence of speed detecting devices. All that is a myth. What they cannot do is hide the speed limit signs in any way.If she doesn't know that she definitely was not speeding then she can't deny it in court.I am happy to discuss this but please remember to click on accept. I will continue to help thereafter for free.
thank you for your information but I do not accept your answer. I am still looking into this and will be taking it further. I am not happy that he was hiding behind a hedge for a start and would contest this. There were 2 other cars ahead of her that had to be doing a similar speed as she had followed them for most of the way. Thank you anyway
Mrs C Jones
Ok. She will lose and have to pay costs but do take this to court.
thank you your answer it was not helpful in the least but do feel free to pay back my £22 you charged me even though I did not accept your answer!
Oh I quite understand. Costs at court will be substantially higher and she will have to take her test again incurring more cost so I completely understand why you are worried about this.
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