Q. How many points do I have to have before I am liable to be disqualified under the totting up provisions?
A. 12 within a 3 year period going from the date of conviction to the date of latest offence.
Q. If I delay the court proceedings can I take it over the 3 year period?
A. NO. The time limit starts on the date of the oldest conviction and runs to the date of offence. So if you have 9 points and the oldest was imposed on 12 September 2006. You are stopped for speeding today (28th July) it’s todays date that counts not when it is dealt with in court so even if you delayed it until after 12 September at the time of the offence (28th July) you would have had 9 points.
Q. I think I was flashed by a speed camera a few weeks ago but I still haven’t heard anything how long do I have to wait to see whether I get a speeding ticket
A. The Police have to issue a notice of intended prosecution to the registered owner of the car within 14 days so assuming the car is registered at your address you should have heard within 2 weeks. If you haven’t then they are out of time (assuming it hasn’t got lost in the post!)
Q. There are road works on the motorway and a temporary speed limit of 50 I was doing 70. I have been told that temporary speed limits don’t count. Am I right.
A. No, you can still be fined and points imposed for exceeding temporary limitsTags: motoring solicitors, Speeding