Speeding To Get Out Of the Way Of A police Car – Special Reasons?


38mph in 30mph limit

I have received a NIP for doing 38mph past a fixed camera in a 30mph zone.

I don’t dispute the speed or any of the details.

However, I tripped the camera after passing through a set of traffic lights. As I went through the lights, I saw a police car approaching at speed to my right with lights flashing. I accelerated to move out of his way.

Is there much point in arguing this in mitigation? I have no points currently.


Louise says:

You may have a special reasons argument to avoid the penalty points if you are prepared to take the matter to court. If the court accepts that you only committed the offence in an attempt to get out of the way of police car then you may persuade the court not to impose the penalty points – it will all come down to whether or not the court believe you.

Did you have any passengers in the car with you at the time that can back up what you say?

Come back to me if you want to take this further. You have to bear in mind that if you take it to court and the court don’t agree you risk higher fines and court costs, but it is a good argument if you can back it up.

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