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This morning i undertook a car on a dual carriage way. The

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This morning i undertook a car on a dual carriage way. The car was driving (in my view) without due consideration at 10 / 15mph below the speed limit. In order to complete the passing as quickly as possible, i broke the speed limit, in front of a camera (mobile speed van camera). What am i looking at in terms of points? I think i was 20mph over the limit.

Max Lowry :

Hi welcome to Just Answer. Thanks for your question.

Max Lowry :

You're looking at 3 - 6 points if you end up in Court with this, although you're likely to be offered a fixed penalty of 3 points if you accept the offence and deal with this by post.

Customer:

3 or 6 points Max

Customer:

is there no danger of driving without due care/ dangerous driving?

Max Lowry :

Not simply for speeding, no.

Customer:

undertaking?

Max Lowry :

Oh you went around to the left?

Customer:

yes

Max Lowry :

Okay. Well, still, not necessarily. It's likely to just be a speeding offence.

Customer:

ok - 40 zone - what speed would i get away with 3 versus 6 points?

Max Lowry :

I expect 3.

Max Lowry :

I expect you'll be offered a fixed penalty.

Customer:

at 65 mph, 3points?

Customer:

at 75, 3 points?

Customer:

(dont know how fast i was going)

Max Lowry :

75 might be pushing it .... you're more likely to be sent to Court for 30mph over the limit. 20mph you might get away with a fixed penalty. Each police force has different policies, although you can contact them ask what their policy is.

Customer:

north west uk - what's policy?

Max Lowry :

Don't know - you'd need to ask them.

Customer:

how do i ask them?

Max Lowry :

Give them a call tomorrow, ask to speak to central ticket office, and they will tell you.

Customer:

and at 75mph that would be 6 points presumably?

Max Lowry :

Yes, more like it.

Customer:

points (topping up) stay valid for 3 years

Max Lowry :

Yes.

Customer:

no danger of court summons vis a vis the undertake?

Max Lowry :

No, I don't believe so.

Customer:

if court summons do i just do the usual and delay time wise

Customer:

keep a diary of when and how i use my car?

Max Lowry :

If you get a summons, that's it - you have to deal with it.

Customer:

any more advice - other than drive within the speed limit?!

Max Lowry :

:) Not really! Sorry, if they have evidence of you speeding, you're likely to just have to accept it!

Max Lowry :

And slow down :)

Max Lowry :

I hope this answers your question. If you need further information, either now or later, just let me know and I'll gladly help out.


 


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