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What happens when you get caught speeding over 100mph

MCN, 13 August 2010 15:41

If you are caught speeding at over 100mph on a national speed limit road, you are probably looking at a ban, even if your job relies on you having a driving licence. For speeding the penalty is between 3-6 points, with a fine not exceeding £2500 on a motorway or £1000 on any other road. Alternatively, the magistrates can give a ...

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Fines for small plates

MCN, 23 July 2010 17:15

Darren Izzard was riding home from a shopping trip when the boys in blue flagged him down. “I pulled over and turned the bike off, removed my helmet and approached the officers with a friendly smile. I hadn't been speeding or riding aggressively so was a bit curious about the pull.” Said Darren. “One officer engaged me in conversation and ...

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Am I to blame for crash while overtaking?

MCN, 07 May 2010 16:38

Q. Last year I was the victim of a pretty bad motorcycle accident where I ended up with a fractured pelvis and arm. I was following a couple of friends on a rideout. They had overtaken a line of three or four cars ahead and I was overtaking the same cars when one of them pulled across me without indicating, ...

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Can I claim against council for road debris?

MCN, 16 April 2010 14:38

Q. I recently had a bike accident on the way back from college. I was about to overtake a bus which was slowing down as it was approaching a bus stop, so I assumed it would stop there. As I pulled out to go round it there was a car coming towards me on the other side of the road. ...

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How to contest a speeding charge

MCN, 07 January 2010 17:49

If you get stopped by two police officers in a car and you don’t agree with the speed they say you were doing, you can contest the charge in court, though it will be an uphill struggle. Unfortunately if you have the TWO officers both saying you were travelling at a speed (corroborating each other) that is usually evidence enough ...

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