Speeding Tickets in Scotland
Fixed Penalty Ticket for Speeding in Scotland
If you are unlucky enough to receive a speeding ticket (formally known as a Fixed Penalty) in Scotland it will offer you the chance to accept 3 penalty points and a fine of £100. The fixed penalty can be accepted and paid at any Sheriff Court in Scotland or alternatively it can be challenged in Court. In order to challenge the matter in Court, the Fixed Penalty simply requires to be ignored.
I Have 9 Points on My Licence - Can I Accept a Fixed Penalty?
If you have at least 9 active penalty points on your licence you cannot accept a Fixed Penalty notice and the case must be referred to Court. In certain situations, Fixed Penalties may be issued erroneously to motorists who already have 9 penalty points. In such cases, should you attempt to accept the Fixed Penalty for speeding, it would be rejected at the point of payment. Receiving a Fixed Penalty when you already have 6-9 penalty points on your licence is a serious matter as you risk a significant period of disqualification under the totting-up provisions.
Contesting a Speeding Ticket in Scotland
If you have received a speeding ticket in Scotland and wish to contest the case you have the right to do so. There are many technicalities and loopholes that may be available to you in order to contest the speeding ticket. It is advisable to engage the services of our expert solicitors at an early stage in proceedings in order to maximise your prospects of successfully defending the speeding allegation.
We have successfully defended hundreds of allegations of speeding over the years and it - along with dangerous driving - is our particular area of expertise. You can read about our Track Record in the defence of speeding charges here.
Speeding Ban Scotland
If you have been detected travelling at a particularly high speed the Court may impose a discretionary period of disqualification as opposed to endorsing your licence with penalty points. There is no fixed speed above which you would be automatically banned and our experience is that disqualification varies significantly between jurisdictions. We offer free comprehensive advice for motorists who find themselves in this situation. You can use the "Contact Us" button below to ask a question or alternatively you can call either one of our offices to discuss your case in confidence.