Consequences of speeding in the UK

Most speeding offences are committed by normally law-abiding people who have broken the law by driving slightly above the speed limit. Indeed, speeding is by the far the most common offence in the UK, with government figures showing that in 2017: 48% of cars exceeded the motorway speed limit 52% of cars exceeded the speed limit on 30mph roads 86% of cars and motorbikes exceeded the speed limit on 20mph roads A much lower 9% of cars broke the speed limit on.

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Avoiding a driving ban

The first question we hear from clients who have been accused of a motoring offence such as speeding or drink driving is ‘will I lose my licence?’ Every case we deal with is different, so there is rarely a short or straightforward answer to that question. However, the experienced motoring solicitors at Purcell Parker have a proven track record in securing the best possible outcome for our clients who have been accused of motoring offences, including where appropriate, avoiding a driving ban..

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Your legal guide: Motoring offences and their penalties

A motoring offence is by far the most common reason for usually law-abiding people to find themselves falling foul of the law. Of these offences around 70% are related to speeding. The possible consequences of a motoring offence varies hugely according to how serious the allegation in question is. With our excellent track record in successfully defending clients in all aspects of road traffic law, the specialist solicitors at Purcell Parker will use their expertise to secure the best possible outcome for.

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