Speeding Case Studies
In early 2018 I represented Mrs M who was charged with driving at 110 mph on the M20. She had suffered a sudden back spasm which caused her foot to jam on the accelerator. It was witnessed by her husband who was a front seat passenger. She faced a lengthy disqualification because of the speed but the court accepted evidence from her, her husband and from medical records that the speeding was involuntary. She left court with no disqualification, no penalty points and an absolute discharge.
In 2017 I represented Mr Z caught driving on the M25 at well over 100 miles an hour. The court accepted evidence from his passengers that he had quickly speeded up to avoid another vehicle driving erratically. He left court with no endorsement on his licence and an absolute discharge.
In 2014 I represented Miss W who thought she was being followed by another driver. She drove quickly along the motorway to reach a place of safety but was photographed exceeding the limit. The court accepted her evidence and gave her an absolute discharge.
In 2016 I represented Mr D whose wife, the front seat passenger, became very unwell during a journey home from a function. She had a pre-existing medical condition that the family knew about and he drove very quickly along the M20 to get her to hospital. He faced a lengthy disqualification because of his very high speed, but after medical and other supporting evidence was introduced the court gave him an absolute discharge.