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baddriver
All,

I was caught speeding doing 79mph in a 50mph (thought it was a 60mph), but still i was speeding..... the date of the offence was 16/10/08, the police took my details and said i will hear from them..... as of yet i have heard nothing, the car is mine, registered to me at my address, and i dont know where i stand!!!!! my questions are:
1) can i still expect something through the post?
2) is there anything i can do to prevent a ban, as im on 9 points already huh.gif

Your advice is welcome as its worrying me.

Thankyou
A. baddriver
Martyn_Oldman
I'd go on a driving course myself before you get a summons, that way you at least say that because of this incident you have already undertaken a driving course. If you don't get a summons then the more training the better!

As it stands you have at least another 2 months to wait.
glasgow_bhoy
Are you sure all your points are still "live"- i.e. all less than 3 years old
baddriver
All,

Thanks for the replies,
Yes all the points are still "live" wish they werent.....
What would doing the driving course do for my case and what are the costs involed in said driving course?
ford poplar
Try for the IAM Advanced Driving Course and test. May not help with your Court case but may make you more aware.
Hotel Oscar 87
QUOTE (baddriver @ Mon, 9 Feb 2009 - 23:16) *
All,

Thanks for the replies,
Yes all the points are still "live" wish they werent.....
What would doing the driving course do for my case and what are the costs involed in said driving course?

As you currently stand as a result of this case you may well fall foul of "totting". At the speed alleged that you are liable, on conviction (based on a plea of guilty at the earliest opportunity) to a fine of between 125 and 175% of your "relevant weekly income" (your gross pay. calculated on a weekly basis, minus tax and NI), a short term ban of 7-56 days or 6 points. Almost certainly your case will not be finalised without you appearing personally before the court and so a guilty plea by letter will not see this out.

If you were minded to attempt to offer some decent mitigation (which I would have thought was something of a "no brainer" in your case as you are hard up against it at present) then one of things that it would be useful to impress upon the court is the impact this incident has had on you and your attitudes to driving. It might be useful to be able to say something along the lines of "I've realised that my driving was so poor that I have started the IAM "Drive for LIfe" course in a concerted effort to change my outlook and driving style".

Google IAM for you local group. DfL course costs £79 and, IMHO, is worth every penny.
baddriver
oscar 87,

yeah thanks i can see the point of taking a driving course ...may stand me in good stead, at a guess!!!!!
Is it usual for this type of speeding to take so long without hearing anything though?
or is it a ploy of the cps to keep you on tender hooks till the dying final mintues, till you fall fate of thinking that they have mess up and let me off the hook!!!!
andy_foster
If you were running a sweepstake, I'd take 5-6 months after the alleged offence for service of the summons.
They have 6 months from the date of the alleged offence to lay an information with the court (apply for a summons), and the summons can be served after that time (although if it is more than about a month afterwards they'd need a good excuse).

Don't rely on the summons taking the lion's share of the 6 months (or longer) - if you're going to book a course do so as soon as you reasonably can.
baddriver
All,

Do you suggest that i hire a lawyer?
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