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Aurea Mon 21-Oct-19 16:51:31

I have been sent a speeding ticket (65 miles in a 50). I am the registered keeper of the vehicle. This happened on an unfamiliar dual carriageway. It was late at night and the 50 mph stretch of road that caught us was only 500 m long at 50 mph, then back up to 70mph. It wasn't intentional, in fact we put the cruise control under the speed limit so as to avoid speeding.

My issue, however, is that I was with my husband on a long 8 hour journey, sharing driving. We cannot remember who was driving on that particular stretch of road. Any advice?

Thanks!

ScreamingCosArgosHaveNoRavens Mon 21-Oct-19 16:54:49

I suppose the photo is no help if it was late at night?

Todaythiscouldbe Mon 21-Oct-19 16:59:43

As the registered keeper it is your responsibility to provide details of the driver. You should have a pretty good idea of who was driving surely? We often share driving but could work out which of us was driving by the location.

Aurea Mon 21-Oct-19 17:02:16

It was a long stretch of road - over two
hours in total so I'm really not sure. We were travelling from south of England to Scotland so we swapped over a few times.

PotteringAlong Mon 21-Oct-19 17:04:51

Write to them, explain and ask to see the photo to work it out?

ArnoldBee Mon 21-Oct-19 17:08:57

Just pick one of you and get it over with.

Todaythiscouldbe Mon 21-Oct-19 17:10:37

But you remember the 500m stretch of 50mph road?

Todaythiscouldbe Mon 21-Oct-19 17:16:14

Did you leave the road to swap over driving? Google maps timeline will show that if you did.

LIZS Mon 21-Oct-19 17:16:34

It should identify where on the road the camera was.

RB68 Mon 21-Oct-19 17:19:21

They usually provide an online photo service to view the picture so you can work it out.

ItsGoingTibiaK Mon 21-Oct-19 17:22:27

So you remember the specific stretch of road, the length of it, the speed limits at either end and the fact that you had intentionally put on the cruise control, but not which of you was actually at the wheel? Chinny reckon!

LIZS Mon 21-Oct-19 17:26:29

Photo may be on reverse of nip.

beckyvardy Mon 21-Oct-19 17:48:12

Who had the most points already? 😂 then say it was the other one. (Am kidding)

Bofster37 Mon 21-Oct-19 17:51:10

I have been sent a speeding ticket (65 miles in a 50). I am the registered keeper of the vehicle. This happened on an unfamiliar dual carriageway. It was late at night and the 50 mph stretch of road that caught us was only 500 m long at 50 mph, then back up to 70mph. It wasn't intentional, in fact we put the cruise control under the speed limit so as to avoid speeding.

Why did you include all this in your post? confused

Aurea Mon 21-Oct-19 17:51:31

Thanks!
We'll try and rethink the route again. We only know it's a a 500 m stretch via google as we assumed the whole dual
Carriageway was 70mph. It was by a very quiet section of road in the dark by a junction (which is probably busy during the day but quiet at night). According to the web,loads of people have been caught here as it's not so obvious.

Aurea Mon 21-Oct-19 17:57:07

No points ever (so far) for either of us in 30 years of driving.

DontLookBackIntoTheSun Mon 21-Oct-19 18:05:54

Who started driving? Where did you stop and change over drivers? It should be easy to work out who is responsible

Irisloulou Mon 21-Oct-19 18:08:33

Names in a hat!

PennysPocket Mon 21-Oct-19 18:13:08

Flip a coin.

Aurea Mon 21-Oct-19 18:26:52

There were lay-bys on the road so we didn't need to leave it to switch over.
Dual carriageways in Scotland often have lay-bys on the actual A road.

I think I will pick up the points as it's my car. Thanks anyway.

beckyvardy Mon 21-Oct-19 19:58:39

You should at least paper, scissors stone op.

johnd2 Mon 21-Oct-19 21:57:33

Get two insurance quotes, one with the points on each of you, and see which is cheaper! Sounds like you are a careful and considerate driver and this has knocked you back a bit, but rest assured it doesn't reflect badly on you and it happens to many people! That's why the points can go up to 12! You'll have much safe driving to come, and you'll know about that junction in future.

ProfessorSlocombe Tue 22-Oct-19 10:16:27

Just pick one of you and get it over with.

Not very good advice if it's the wrong person though. You just end up with a much more serious problem.

OP needs to write back to the issuing body explaining what they have explained here, and ask if there is any more evidence they can provide to help ascertain the person who was driving. If they cannot, it is a valid defence to the charge.

DontLookBackIntoTheSun Tue 22-Oct-19 19:31:15

* If they cannot, it is a valid defence to the charge.*

No, it is not a valid defence. A registered keeper needs to show “that he did not know and could not with reasonable diligence have ascertained who the driver of the vehicle was”
It is reasonable diligence to work out who was the driver when the offence occurred only days before the s172 notice was received.

HugoSpritz Tue 22-Oct-19 19:34:32

Tibiak - Chinny reckon grin

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