Driving at a dangerous speed is an offence under Section 117(2) of the Road Transport Act 2013.
To establish the offence, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that:
Exceeding the speed limit is not enough by itself to establish the offence rather, the court must determine whether the speed you were travelling created a real and present danger to members of the public.
When making that determination, the court must consider:
A passenger in your car is considered to be a member of the public for the purposes of the offence.
If it is your first major traffic offence in the past 5 years the maximum penalty is:
If it is your second or more major traffic offence in the past 5 years the maximum penalty is:
However, there will be no criminal record, licence disqualification or fine where the court deals with you by way of:
Defences to the charge include:
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