I have had 3 speeding fines in the last 2 weeks. 2 in the same place. Obviously I did not know the mobile cameras were there. Apparently they have been hiding 10 yards from a 40 mph speed sign in a works entrance. I have been caught at 41, 42 and 43 mph in a 30. I last had 3 points 4 years ago.
The fines started to come through early last week. To get 3 points would be bad enough but 9 would actually kill my insurance policy. Is there anything I can do? The road where 2 were captured is in a none built up area. This is on a hill, so the car does pick up, if the gear is idling.
I am usually a really careful driver. How much money will it cost me to defend? What chances have I of getting these fines quashed? Thank you in advance
I’m afraid there is nothing you can do if you accept the speeds alleged.
The police are allowed to hide if they so chose and they don’t have to broadcast their presence for the trap to be lawful. If they were all within a few minutes of each other you could argue that they are duplicitous or one continuous offence – but as they are all on different days you wont be able to raise those points. I’m afraid you are going to have to take it on the chin if you accept you were speeding.
Alternatively if you deny the speeds alleged you should reject the tickets and ask for a court hearing – but beware higher fines and court costs if you take them to court and lose.
If you are up for a fight and deny the speeds then come back to me, otherwise sorry.