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Joe88
Recieved a nip today for 50 in a 30.. And 38mph in a 30mph It's was at 5 in the morning roads wer absolutely dead I had just finished a very long night shift with some very unpleasant customers. Perks Of being a cabbie lol. I thought the
Road was a 40mph witch I now no isn't. YoU come off a road that is 40mph off a round about straight into a 30mph I wasn't paying much attention to signs just wanted to get home as was tired and ****** off... For some reason my sat nav was saying
It was a 40 zone. Should no not to buy cheap electricals lol

I put another post on here as I recevided another nip for 46mph in a 30mph I've had all 3 of these in one week sad.gif

What would you say I'm looking at?

Many thanks
ItchyCrakus
"What would you say I'm looking at?"

Certainly not your speedometer and the signs.

Three different convictions deffo.

In your job this is going to make a big hole in your profits after conviction so you might want to get a specialist.
jimster
QUOTE (Joe88 @ Fri, 10 Aug 2012 - 15:44) *
What would you say I'm looking at?

Dunno .... maybe your clock instead of the speedo wink.gif


You should get offered a speed awareness course for one of the offences if you qualify

How far apart were the first two?

Joe88
I got one on 28th last months received the nip Monday. Got the 38mph early hours of Friday-sat morning and the 50mph early hours sat-sun morning
jimster
Possible hat trick of speed awareness course for the 38, fixed penalty for the 46, and a summons for the 50




Joe88
QUOTE (jimster @ Fri, 10 Aug 2012 - 16:17) *
Possible hat trick of speed awareness course for the 38, fixed penalty for the 46, and a summons for the 50



Thanks for your info jimsters... What will the summons be?
jimster
Speeding ... I think 50 is over the limit for COFP




Do you have any active points at present?



Aretnap


Assuming you're offered a course for the 30 in a 30, grab it with both hands and you're unlikely to lose your licence. But you will quite likely be left on 9 points, so a further offence in the next 3 years would put you in line for a 6 month totting ban. You're going to have to be more careful in future, especially in your line of work.
Joe88
QUOTE (jimster @ Fri, 10 Aug 2012 - 16:27) *
Speeding ... I think 50 is over the limit for COFP




Do you have any active points at present?



No a clean licence I can't afford to have points. My Insurance is £4,000 a year already. Plus 2 months ago I have just got myself max in debt for a £32,000 taxi. So basically if I lose m licence I'll be homeless no job and in serious debt with no way to pay back what I ow
Logician
For the 38 in a 30 you should get a speed awareness course, which it seems you could benefit from! Unless of course this was in Scotland. For 46 in a 30 it should be a fixed penalty of £60 + 3 points. If your luck is in you might also get a fixed penalty for the 50 in a 30, but you might be summonsed for that in which case it is likely to be 6 points, if that was while working as a taxi that will be an aggravating factor.

Therefore you are likely to end up with either 6 or 9 points, and it is not going to do your insurance premium any good.

At your current rate of progress you will soon be a totter. Obviously you need to modify your driving style and think about what you are doing. You also need to start doing voluntary jobs as a hospital car, taking disabled children to school, taking elderly pensioners shopping etc because you may need to put forward a very convincing exceptional hardship argument.
norahl
Whatever you do don't say you were doing 50 in a 30 because you thought it was a 40.
It has amused me but a bench of magistrates will be stern in court and will have a laugh when they adjourn to their room after the hearing.
Joe88
End of the day I'm not gonna lie as to why I was speeding its my own fault. On the 50mph offence
It was early hours of the morning and had a awkward rude customer as my last job who verbally abused me for being a cabbie and saying Illd never go no where in life. And alls I wanted to do was just get one after that
Exapirance Being tired and ****ed off witch any one in my situation would be. I had just left a. 40mph zone and wasn't paying attention to the next carage way witch was a 30mph. And set the camera off

The Only thing I'm worried about is losing my licence of I do it puts myself in astronomical debt witch I can't afford and makes me homeless and puts my mother and father in debt witch they can't afford to take on... I'm gutter not been able sleep properly or eat feel sick
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