Momentary lapse can lead to speeding fine or road ban

3rd November 2016

Momentary lapse can lead to speeding fine or road ban

If you were one of the 4,000 motorists caught speeding during the first three months of the new 60mph limit on the Orwell Bridge, you’ll know how easy it is for a momentary lapse in concentration to result in a fine or a road ban.

Speeding is the most common road traffic offence in the UK, with around 50,000 motorists summoned to court each year.

Traffic calming measures in Suffolk seem to be having an effect, with the number of those caught in the last five years almost halving – from nearly 55,000 in 2011 to less than 30,000 last year.

Given that there is a direct correlation between speed and the likelihood of an accident, not to mention the effect on the severity of a crash, attempts at encouraging drivers to slow down should be commended.

One such scheme could soon be launched in Kesgrave, where concerns have been raised about speeding in the town, particularly in the Grange Farm area.

One idea is to run a volunteer speed watch scheme, where residents could report motorists who drive too fast. Special advice would be given by Suffolk police on how to work safely and effectively.

How can our criminal law solicitors help you?

Briefly losing concentration at the wheel can have profound consequences, including the loss of your driving licence and, as a result, your employment.

Gotelee has a wealth of experience in representing drivers who, for whatever reason, have fallen foul of the law. Our team of expert lawyers can explain the options open to you in a clear and understandable way.

Where the circumstances allow, we will defend you at trial or, in other cases, seek to mitigate the outcome of a prosecution.

Gotelee has offices in Ipswich, Hadleigh, Melton, Woodbridge and Felixstowe.

If you have been charged with speeding and would like to know where you stand, contact Hugh Rowland on 01473 298141 or by email at hugh.rowland@gotelee.co.uk

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