I have received a conditional offer of fixed penalty notice. I am a new driver having just passed my test in October x. This is my second speeding offence and will mean a total of six points on my licence and therefore licence revocation. I was driving at 73 mph in a 60 mph on x.
I believe I have mitigating circumstances but am unsure of what to do and need some advice. I am in the military and due to the nature of my job and location, it is essential for me to have a car, I cannot carry out my duty without one.
At the time of the offence, I was on my way to visit my partner and as I was going through a relationship breakdown at the time, was perhaps overzealous in trying to get to my destination as quickly as possible.
I am perfectly willing to accept guilt and pay the fine but am desperate to seek mitigation (or reduction to a lesser punishment) from licence revocation on the grounds that it will leave me unable to do my job.
If you take the fixed penalty offer you will have your licence revoked and you will have to take a full retest. The DVLA have no discretion in that respect.
Your only hope is to reject the ticket and ask for a court hearing. At court if you accept the speed alleged you will need to try and convince the court to give you a short discretionary ban rather than the points.
Perhaps for a week or two. Hopefully you will be able to cope with that in terms of your work.