Idiot of a Dh got caught doing 70mph on a 50 mph duel carraigeway back in Nov by speed camera. For some reason that really is beyond me and beyond the reasons of logic he deciced to let it go to court rather then just except his idiocy and pay a fine etc He has no grounds for anything. He did it. He got caught. He should pay the consequences.
So anyway does anyone have any idea just how much we are now going to be paying in court fees when his case is heard? I am worrying terribly and quite simply could leave him over his utter arrogence and pig headedness over this matter. Aarrgghhh!!!!
dh had the same thing, total cost was £600 I think BUT that included fine, solicitor & barrister.
He ended up banned for 3 months for going 76 in a 50 on a dual carriageway (we were going to miss our ferry even though we'd set off in very good time, as the A1 was closed from near Leeds all the way down to near Harwich - it all got very fraught at the end and that's when it happened ). It makes my blood boil reading about all these celebs who go over 100 and just get fined and points.
woops, got the figure wrong there sorry - the fine was £600 but did not include the legal representation, which was nearer £800, IIRC (this was 4 years ago). The fine is based on your weekly income though and dh's was very high at the time.
Thanks geekgrrl. Do you know if fines are always based on income and will they be liable to increase the fine simpky because its gone to court ratyer than him just paying what i presume would have been a set fine?
Keep in mind that sometimes, if you're banned, you have to reapply for your license and resit all the tests. That alone costs about £100 - £38 for the license, £20 for the theory test, and about £40 for the road test.
If he doesn't take a fixed penalty he will get a more formal conviction won't he? I got caught on a similar charge - 70 in a 60 zone. The penatly wasn't huge (either £50 or £100) but the increase in my insurance premiums was very significant. Again if it has gone to court the insurance company may need more details?