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Little-known legal loophole means motorists can refuse a speeding ticket

DRIVERS have an opening to challenge a speeding ticket, even if they have been caught in the act of committing a serious offence.

Accused motorists must be notified within two weeks of the incident, under the Road Traffic Violators Act 1988.

    Speeding tickets may be refused if they are received after the 14-day deadline

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Speeding tickets may be refused if they are received after the 14-day deadlineCredit: Alamy

If drivers are required to pay more than two weeks after the violation, they can refuse to pay the fine.

You must answer the speeding ticket with a plea of ​​not guilty and successfully argue your case in court.

But it’s harder than it sounds – all police All that needs to be done is to present the ticket that would have reached the registered owner under normal circumstances within 14 days.

David Beckham was able to take advantage of a little-known legal warning in 2018 after was caught driving his £160,000 Bentley Bentayga at 59mph in the 40mph zone.

His attorney Nick Freeman, known by the nickname “Mr Loophole,” successfully argued when the papers arrived too late one day.

That’s because the recorded delivery notice landed on Bentley’s desk on February 7, with the incident taking place on January 23.

If you’re a first-time offender, you can also avoid a speeding penalty if you take a speed awareness course.

The amount you’re fined depends on what the speed limit is and how much you’re speeding.

That’s usually a percentage of your weekly earnings, up to a maximum of £1,000 (£2,500 if you’re driving on the motorway).

Repeat offenders will be fined a minimum of £100 and three penalty points.

Vehicle owners who fail to report driver details to police after their vehicle is caught breaking the law on camera face a £1,000 fine and six penalty points – even if they weren’t in the car at the time.

Driving fines have been raised to tens of thousands of pounds in recent years.

Ant McPartlin is charged a record £86,000 and banned from driving for 20 months in April 2018 after being caught drunk driving.

The number of points you can get hit varies depending on the severity of the offence.

Dashcam captures the horrifying moment a car is hit by a speeding vehicle in a head-on collision in Barnsley

https://www.thesun.co.uk/motors/7202127/how-to-reject-speeding-ticket-fine/ Little-known legal loophole means motorists can refuse a speeding ticket

Caroline Bleakley

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