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Calling cod - please help my stupid sister

(22 Posts)
Prufrock Mon 15-May-06 15:09:46

DSis (17) has been caught by a manned camera doing "about 58, maybe more, definately not more than 70" in a 50 mph zone. She only passed her test 6 months ago!

Would you mind looking in your big book and letting me know what she can expect? Is it likely to be 6 points straight away - hence meaning her licence is revoked? And if her licence is revoked, is there any time limit on how soon she can re-take her test?


Prufrock Mon 15-May-06 17:37:42

Bump I know you are there Cod

Prufrock Wed 17-May-06 15:11:34

Bump bump bumpitty bump.

Cod - please please please could you advise? My mother is doubting the power of Mumsnet!

CountessDracula Wed 17-May-06 15:12:33

surely 58 in a 50 is 3pts surelyc

Esmummy Wed 17-May-06 15:18:33

I think it will only be 3 points Prufrock. I think the only time it is different is if you are doing over 100 on motorway then that's loss of license or if you are caught by one of those camera's in the back of van's. Don't take that as 100% though, Cod will defo know.

Esmummy Wed 17-May-06 15:19:23

CD are you not on your way to gay paris ? Thought you were heading over there for tonights footie ?

SaintGeorge Wed 17-May-06 15:20:19

There are some different rules for new drivers under 21 though.

Not sure if they cover speeding offenses.

LeahE Wed 17-May-06 16:04:01

In general 'speeding' is listed as 3-6 points, hence the need for the wisdom of cod which passeth all understanding. Normally it's 3 points and I'd guess that's what it would be for 58 in a 50 zone, but would 69 in a 50 zone be more than 3 points?

I don't think there's any limitation on when you can retake your test if you lose your licence on the 6 points / 2 years rule after that, although you have to reapply for a new provisional licence, book and take all the bits of your test and depending on your area that can take a good while in and of itself, but again cod will know.

JanH Wed 17-May-06 16:16:31

New driver conditions.

Magistrates' sentencing guidelines

For 65mph or less she should get 3 points by that; for 66 - 75 still only 4-5 points, so she should be under the 6 point limit (fingers crossed that she learns from it)

Would she just get a statutory notice of intended prosecution for this?

CountessDracula Wed 17-May-06 16:31:43

I got 4 points for 52 in a 30

And 3 points for 75 in a 50

And am about to get another 3 for 63 in a 50 <sigh>

CountessDracula Wed 17-May-06 16:35:41

Hang on a minute

They have to tell you what speed you were doing, they wouldn't send you a speeding ticket saying "between 58 and 70"

Has he just been flashed by a camera? That does NOT mean that he will get a ticket. I was once flashed 12 times in one journey along the Embankment (had crucifying toothache and was trying to get to the hospital before the emergency dental clinic closed in my defence, the pain was SO bad that I didn't care if I lost my licence!) And I got NO tickets

Bozza Wed 17-May-06 16:44:56

Yes but if it is manned more chance of a ticket surely?

CountessDracula Wed 17-May-06 16:53:38

oh yes didn't see that


cod Wed 17-May-06 16:55:16

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PinkKerPlink Wed 17-May-06 16:56:09

my husband got done for douing 60 in a 30 when he was 17, he got 3 points, had a good bloody talking to but got off without a ban

erm how many years ago was that?

cod Wed 17-May-06 16:59:37

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cod Wed 17-May-06 17:00:30

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cod Wed 17-May-06 17:04:10

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Esmummy Wed 17-May-06 17:17:06

Ok sorry judge Cod . Thought that was the general rule.
Bit of a result though Prufrock, at least she will only get 3 points. does the fine change for how much you are breaking the limit by?

cod Wed 17-May-06 17:17:55

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Prufrock Wed 17-May-06 17:24:40

Thank you very much Cod (and everybody else). She has just got the notice of intended prosecution so far - so that's why she doesn't know exactly what speed she was clocked at. Will she actually have to go to court, or will it jsut be a postal exercise?

cod Wed 17-May-06 18:12:58

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