I have 4 pts on my licence already, got convicted of speeding doing 48 in a 30 zone (I think) about 2.8 years ago.
Going to the Cup Final last weekend, I got nabbed doing 70 in a 30 but am furious, it was coming out of the tolls on the M4, I didn't even see a 30mph zone, but how on earth are you meant to get back up to speed to get back on the M~Way if you have to do 30 for a while after the toll? They obviously had a mobile camera and decided to nab lots of unsuspecting English people for some revenue on Cup Final day.
So Cod, do you think I will lose my licence as s it was more than twice the speed limit? It's not like I was in a a built up area or anything.
Do you mean the little bit of road as you come out of the tolls before you go back to 'proper' motorway? Was the camera highlighted? There was actually a campaign against cameras on the M4 and a warning before the cup final because the police were out to fill their coppers and catch those going over 70 (though I don't remember any mention of the toll booth camera).
Unfortunately I seem to remember that more than 30 over the limit is very likely to be a ban rather than points.
CD, the points are counted from the date of offence so you wouldn't be able to delay the sentence unfortunately.
Not sure of what the situation is for the area you were caught in but here in this county you would get an immediate court summons rather than the offer of a fixed penalty.
Irishbird, I don't think a ban is automatic because of the speed limit, it is dependant on the number of points you already have and the reasons for the offence.
If the area where the offence occured is like here then you will be sent the summons and some mitigation forms that give you the opportunity to explain your situation before the court hearing. If you only the 4 points then I wouldn't assume a ban to be honest, however it is down to the Magistrates' decision on the day.
Please don't quote me on all this because it is all down to personal circumstance.
DH got done on his bike doing 105 mph on a sual carriageway in good conditions
He went to magistrate and pled his case and got 6 points and £600 fine but worst was his insurance prems doubled for his bike, I think the only way he kept his license was that he was a) courteous b) admitted fair cop guv and c) he had no previous offences and would def have lost his job if his license had been taken.
He was told if he had had previous speeding violations he would have been banned
He says it is by no peans certain that you will lose you license but it is certainly possible.
Good luck xxx
Good news re date of offence, I think that means that I am in the clear on my previous points as they were in the previous September ie 2001. So maybe I will get away with it on the basis that I have a clean licence.
Is it 3 years after date of offence that points expire?