Category: Speeding

How to Get Out of a Speeding Ticket

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Are you looking to get out of a speeding ticket? Well, you’ve come to the right place. I am Julian Harris, a Barrister for over 25 years. I specialise in speeding tickets and road traffic court defence, helping you with your case. If you’ve been issued a speeding ticket and you are looking to get… Read more »

The £2.7 Million Traffic Camera!

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BBC News ran a TV report concerning the most profitable (for the authorities!) traffic camera in the UK. The camera is at a junction of the Kings Road in West London and is operated by Hammersmith & Fulham Council. Last year this “golden camera” earned the Borough a staggering £2.7 million in fines for drivers allegedly… Read more »

CPS Mistake Leads to Acquittal at 101 mph!

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Salisbury Magistrates’ Court was a happy venue for my client who was due to face trial having picked up a speeding ticket for allegedly doing 101 mph in his BMW on the A303. The case had been set down for trial over two months previously and everything required to be done by the defence had been… Read more »

Police Laser Devices

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A significant proportion of speeding tickets are generated by mobile police lasers; the favourite seeming to be the notorious LTI 20-20. You’ll know these devices as they’re normally poking at you from a police van on a dual carriageway; motorway bridge or on the side of the road. The vans are usually easy to spot –… Read more »

Fighting a Speeding Ticket!

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The whole process of allegedly detecting you speeding and landing you with points and a speeding fine should run like clockwork, as far as the authorities are concerned. It’s all very neat and tidy: a bit of a sausage machine process really!

Acquittal at 120 mph!

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I defended a speeding case in Warwickshire. My client who was driving a sports car joined the bottom end of the M6 near Rugby. He was followed by two officers in an unmarked car who alleged that he was speeding and driving well over the ton! The evidence looked bad for my client who had… Read more »

Speed and You’re a Criminal – it’s Official!

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In 2012 the Government announced plans for an increase in fixed penalty speeding fines, and other motoring fines, which, will increase from £60 to £80 or £100. The purpose of this new “stealth tax” is apparently to fund a gap in funds available for the victims of crime. It seems that proper criminals i.e. those… Read more »

Brakes Put on 80 mph Limit!

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The financial Times reported on Saturday 16/02/2013, that proposals to increase the motorway speed limit to 80 mph are likely to be parked on the hard shoulder for the foreseeable future. The proposal was first put forward by the then Transport Secretary, Phillip Hammond, in 2011; as he believed that the change would generate “….. Read more »