A speeding fine - with a twist

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Q: Within four months of passing my driving test I was caught speeding at 46mph in a 40mph zone.

To my amazement I’ve recently noticed this same road on which I was caught, now has a 50mph speed limit.

Surely I’m able to appeal against my previous conviction and have the three points overturned?

You can only normally appeal against conviction if you pleaded not guilty and you were convicted

A: It depends whether or not the speed limit was 50 at the time you committed the offence.

If it was a 40 limit at the time, you can’t appeal. Also you can’t appeal if you accepted the fixed penalty offer.

You can only normally appeal against conviction if you pleaded not guilty and you were convicted.

 


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