Our client was accused of doing 62mph in a 50 zone on the A491 in Worcestershire. Although the road was a dual carriageway with a central reservation, the Prosecution claimed that the speed limit was 50 mph. Our client believed that he was driving within the national speed limit of 70.
Our client already had nine penalty points. Had he been convicted, he would have been at risk of a further 3 and therefore at risk of disqualification under the totting-up system. This would have made it very difficult for him to run his business.
After we challenged the existence of the lower speed limit, the Prosecution dropped the case shortly before the trial date. This was much to our client’s relief.
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