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No driving ban for motorist with 42 points after successful exceptional hardship argument

A motorist from Essex who triggered seven speed cameras has had his licence endorsed with 42 points after a successful exceptional hardship prevented him from being disqualified from driving.

The motorist triggered the cameras seven times between June and August 2014 but failed to respond to the notice of intended prosecution sent by police.

His offences were as follows:

  • Royal Artillery Way, Southend – 109mph and 82mph in a 50mph limit
  • A127 at Rayleigh – 69mph and 59mph in a 50mph zone
  • A127 at Laindon – 55mph in a 40mph limit
  • Marine Parade, Westcliff – 32mph in a 20mph limit
  • A127 Southend – Red light offence

The motorist initially pleaded not guilty to the above offences but later changed his plea to guilty when he appeared at Southend Magistrates’ Court.

The court heard that if he lost his licence then he would lose job, home and be unable to pay off any outstanding debts.

After a successful exceptional hardship application, Magistrates’ awarded 42 points on his licence and was warned any further points would result in an instant driving ban.  He was fined £100 for each offence, ordered to pay costs of £50 per offence and told to pay a victim surcharge of £20.

Speeding Solicitor currently has a 100% success rate when dealing with exceptional hardship arguments in court.  To discuss your application, please contact Marcus Johnstone on 0151 422 8020.

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