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I have been caught speeding 110mph by police car

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hi ,i have been caught speeding 110mph by police car
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Traffic Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

What would you like to know about this please?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
what i have to do , don't want to be banned ,cannot afford to lose driving licence
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Well, obviously there are no magic wands.

Are you asking what sentence you will face?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

do you have any other points? Although a ban is likely I'm afraid.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
4 points
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Ok. What was the speed limit?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

No, sorry, I meant the limit on the road?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
70mph on motorway
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

That does place this at the highest point of the highest bracket then. The guidelines say either 6 points or a short ban of between 7 - 56 days but since it is the highest point there is a significant chance of a ban.

Generally speaking, you want to be emphasising the shortness of any distance travelled at speed, the absence of heavy traffic, clemency of the weather and your hitherto good driving record if indeed you can do those things truthfully.

If they do add 6 points then you are on the cusp of a ban but not quite there yet as you only have another 4.

It is always possible that they could forget to summons you. That does happen sometimes. You can't rely on it but it could happen.

there will also be a fine of 125-175% of your weekly income, costs of £85, unfortunately for the moment the court charge of £180 and the victim surcharge.

Can I clarify anything for you?