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Offline Chunky

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« on: January 05, 2011, 03:53:37 PM »
Not that I need any help speeding, I can do that fine on my own!! :big grin:

I've read the sticky thread to do with the 2 week rule, however I was pulled by Mr. Plod back in September.  I will be honest he was a nice guy, very polite, and the first words he said to me as he got out of his car was "Ooops!".

Anyway, he clocked me doin an Average of 79.5 coming out of Weston.  I was in a 50 Zone which dropped down into 40 zone about quite a while before I spotted the blue lights chasing me.  

After all the usual checks he told me that the speed I was doing falls out of the parameters that enable him to issue a Fixed Penalty (3 Points/?60) and to basically expect a Court Summons.  I've heard absolutely nothing.  Bugger!!

The only thing I find strange is that I didn't have to sign anything to say I'd been stopped, I wasn't given a 'producer', admittedly probably because everything checked out via PNC.  Is this common practice??

Any advice would be greatfully received.
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2011, 03:57:43 PM »
Normally youd get a producer but because it falls outside of the fixed penalty and your PNC came up clean theres no point.

Chances are a summons will be coming through the post.

(But I havent lived in the UK for a long time so things could have changed)
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2011, 04:06:02 PM »
http://www.pepipoo.com/
you should find all you need on here mate:wink:
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2011, 04:09:45 PM »
Everything be on 'puters these days. Producers are a thing of the past really cos they can tell if you're pulling a fast one by checking their records. A summons for speeding can take quite a while to get you as far as I know.

Theres a plus point to living in Scotland, the summons can be thrown out by the Procurator Fiscal if its deemed to be a waste of the courts time (in which case a letter and fixed penalty comes through the door.). Nae totally sure how it is for you southerners, my advice is just wait a bit, if they dont get back to you consider yerself lucky!:big grin:
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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2011, 10:30:58 AM »
I received a summons through the post this morning.

Court on the 28th February.

BOLLOCKS!!

Any advice?
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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2011, 10:42:32 AM »
Wear a tie.:big grin:
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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2011, 10:46:15 AM »
Quote from: Chunky;305684
I received a summons through the post this morning.

Court on the 28th February.

BOLLOCKS!!

Any advice?

Get a bus pass for a bit.

It is going to court because they are going to take your licence and fine you lots, depending where you live in the UK

30 over any limit is a ban.

So was you doing 30 + over any limit

Your going to be walking and paying out a nice wedge unless you can proove other wise.........or find a technicality.

People on DTP will have plenty of advice........but the BEST advice is click on the link below........have a good read................then seek pro advice to limit the damage.

http://www.pepipoo.com/


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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2011, 10:59:29 AM »
The summons states 77.97 in a 50, although the coppers statement does say that a small portion of the road towards the end was a 40, so it's a bit of a grey area.

However I have just noticed that the summons and coppers statement both show an incorrect vehicle registration!
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« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2011, 11:01:56 AM »
Get a solicitor!
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« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2011, 11:02:51 AM »
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However I have just noticed that the summons and coppers statement both show an incorrect vehicle registration!

You might be able to use that to your advantage, the cops paperwork needs to be water tight to get a conviction. You might get it thrown out for that....:wink:
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« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2011, 11:04:43 AM »
I did look on pepipoo after 7thrifty commented when I first started the thread.

Most of it seemed to point towards fixed penalty cameras, as opposed to getting stopped.  However, I'll take another look later.

And "M", I've already made a few enquiries :wink:
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« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2011, 11:05:33 AM »
If the vehicle reg.no is wrong then I think you'll find thats your get out of jail free card.
Innacurate evidence will not be accepted by the court.
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« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2011, 11:06:23 AM »
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You might be able to use that to your advantage, the cops paperwork needs to be water tight to get a conviction. You might get it thrown out for that....:wink:

That'd be nice, although I'm not getting my hopes up!

Looks like I need to live with a few "I told you so's" from her indoors.
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« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2011, 01:15:50 PM »
My boy got stopped in his cage on the m4 doing (wait for it) 97mph in a 1.1 corsa :rolleyes: FFS. Pleaded guilty by letter and put in a what can only be described as a blinding mitigating statement cause he got away with a hefty fine and points but kept his licence which he`d only had for six months. So get get ya thinking cap on chunky but as said, you may not need it if the paper work is all to cock. Good luck with it fella .
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« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2011, 02:00:47 PM »
If you can convince them you need your licence for your job then this can get you out of a ban or have the ban reduced. You can only use this once every 3 years (although i have used it on a friday in one court and in another on the following monday) but it might be worth a try. I managed years ago to have my ban reduced from a year to 28 days for 85+ in a 30 using this reason.