Speeding and Careless Driving

Speeding and Careless Driving

A Case Study The Background This case study involves speeding and careless driving. Michael had been seen by police officers speeding at over 40mph above the speed limit. They put the accelerator down and chased him. When he belatedly saw them approaching very quickly...
Failure To Provide a Specimen

Failure To Provide a Specimen

A Case Study Failing to Provide a Specimen of Breath The Background Joseph is a professional of outstanding good character but for once in his life he went for a drink and took his car with him! He was stopped by the police and breathalysed at the roadside. Having...
Can Pleading Guilty To Speeding Reduce The Penalty?

Can Pleading Guilty To Speeding Reduce The Penalty?

A Case Study – Speeding   The Case – Dealing With a Speeding Summons Henry was accused of speeding at 46mph in a 40 mph limit and had received a speeding summons. He needed his driving licence for his job. His employer’s insurers would not cover any of the...
How Should I Respond to A Notice of Intended Prosecution?

How Should I Respond to A Notice of Intended Prosecution?

Notices of Intended Prosecution and S172 Road Traffic Act Notices Introduction When there is an incident involving one or more motorists someone may make a report to the police. If the police decide to enquire they will often serve a S172 Notice under the Road Traffic...
Totting Up and Exceptional Hardship

Totting Up and Exceptional Hardship

A case of fixed penalty tickets and a well constructed exceptional hardship argument. David had received 3 fixed penalty tickets for speeding in 30 mph zones (never at more than 35 mph).  When he received a fourth notice for speeding in a 30 mph zone he knew he was at...