Special Reasons Arguments

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Drink Driving And Totting Ban At The Same Time?

Question: 12 points+drink drive My son has 9 points on his licence the other night he had 3 cans of lager in the house then realised his car was on the road, so he went out to put it in …

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Special Reasons For Medical Emergency?

Question: A camera van recorded my car at 37mph in a 30mph zone. There are no speed markings on the road. I have three points on my licence for speeding 30 dating back to 2007, and do not want this …

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Red Traffic Light – New Car – Defective Brakes!

Question: Red Traffic Light Camera Hi, the front end of my vehicle poked out across the stop line and activated the camera. I had only owned the car 3 weeks. According to the NIP I was moving at 16mph. I …

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My Child Was Desperate For A Drink

Question: Re: Alleged offence of: exceed 60mph – single carriageway (camera) speed detected was 70mph at hours on x I am e-mailing to ask for your advice on the above alleged offence to which I can confirm I was the …

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Sped Up To Let An Ambulance Past

Question: Doing 39 in 30 zone caught on camera Was caught doing 39 in 30 zone caught on camera I speeded up to allow an ambulance to pass he was using light ans sirens, am I still liable? Dominic Says: …

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Turned The Wrong Way – Avoiding Penalty Points

Question: I would like to ask for your advice on the below issue. The incident happened on x at the corner of x and x (London ). Despite of the sign ‘one way’ (green arrow to straight ahead), I turned …

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Not In That Place At That Time

Question: I was not at the place in question at the time stated. I have been sent a photo which appears to be my car, but it appears to be dark. Are all photos dark? Whilst I cannot categorically prove …

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Speeding To Overtake – TED!

Question: 68 mph in a 60 speed limit. As I was overtaking traffic that had slowed for the camera van, is it still an offence? I knew the cameras whereabouts and, as a taxi driver of eighteen years, would never …

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Driving Licence Expired

Question: I was issued with a Fixed penalty notice (endorsable) for driving without insurance. When I went to surrender my licence (paper and photo) at my local police station, I was told that my licence had expired. Until then I …

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Emergency?

Question: Metropolitan Police issued me with Speeding Offence incident warning letter, that I was doing 58mph, with Excess Limit of 18mph. I asked them, and they sent, Speed Offence Images – It was my car, they used a Gatso rsp. …

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