Special Reasons Arguments

FAQ’s for special reasons arguments and defences

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Level Crossing

Question: My son is accused of crossing a level crossing when the lights were going. We have responded to the original NIP to give his details and now he has received his NIP we don’t know whether to send it …

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I Was Insured By My Work

Question: I was taking my friends car into work (I am a mechanic) and instead of going straight to work which I would have been covered by work insurance I parked up for a short time. I got done for …

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Temporary Speed Limit

Question: I have been accused of speeding, doing 62mph in a temporary 50mph zone on the M6. I have returned the NIP form and stated that I was the driver of the vehicle. I don’t think I was speeding as …

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Moving Car To Car Park!

Question: My son was charged with drink driving his reading was 54 he was caught moving car from a main road to a car park at 5 am in the morning so he would not get a parking ticket there …

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Multicar Policy

Question: I recently borrowed a friends van on the advice by my partner Meg that we had a multicar policy, comprehensive and that she believed we had 3rd party insurance on any vehicle. I was stopped by the police given …

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Passenger Became Violently Ill!

Question: I was caught speeding (36 MPH in 30 mph). I was in a hire car and initial document was sent to the Hire Co. The follow up letter did not indicate how fast I was traveling. Never the less, …

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Sticky Speedo – Defence?

Question: Not sure who was driving both me and wife use car. Asked for photo evidence but police refused. The speedo on my car recently started to stick and jump. Sometimes it sticks at lower speed than shown by TomTom. …

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Insurance Set To Start A Month After Taken Out?

Question: While driving home from work last Thursday 27 may I was pulled on the M5 for having no insurance which was news to me as I had taken insurance out with Swinton on the 12 may just gone. After …

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Defective Accelerator – Defence?

Question: I have recently been given a notice of Intended Prosecution for 70mph in the above zone. I had recently had a new Toyota Avensis fleet car and was awaiting the date for fixing the accelerator pedal problem when the …

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Speeding Because I Was Harrassed

Question: Via a Gatsometer photographed doing 40 in a 30mph. I admit speeding but there are mitigating circumstances ie 5.41am, no other traffic; area unknown to me; looked run down; semi-dark and being harrassed by men in a white van …

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