Minimum Endorsement For VASCAR Speeding case
This matter was heard at Glasgow Justice of the Peace Court on 26 March 2018. Our client had been detected by a VASCAR (Visual Average Speed Computer and Recorder) travelling at 84.57mph within a 50mph limit on the M8 motorway between junctions 17 & 16. Due to the alleged excess of speed, the case presented a risk to our client’s driving licence.
VASCAR cases can often cause the Crown a variety of evidential issues due to various steps which have to be followed for a conviction to be successfully secured. It was clear that that the Crown had failed to prepare the case for trial and was not in a position to prove the case. Our client adopted a pragmatic approach and instructed an offer be made to the Crown at much lower speed of 65mph. The amended speed removed the risk of disqualification and would guarantee the retention of our client’s driving licence.
Whilst we would have been on strong ground to oppose any Crown motion to adjourn, we listen to our clients and try to understand what they are looking to achieve from a particular case. In this instance our client stated he would be delighted with a three point endorsement and, following brief representations to the court, that was precisely what happened
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