Little-known legal loophole could mean drivers avoid paying for speeding tickets

Driving around in your own car is all fun and games until you get slapped with a hefty fine.

There are many charges on the roads, from speeding fines to parking tickets so you have to be careful.

But now there is a little-known legal loophole which means drivers can dodge speeding fines after all.

Anyone asked to pay a speeding fine more than 14 days after the offence is able to reject the request completely.

Although it does mean you could risk going to court where you would have to plead not guilty to the offence.

They would also have to state that the ticket took so long to reach them.

However, one thing that drivers aren't aware of it that this law still remains the upper hand in any situation like this.

That's because the police would only have to show the ticket should have reached the registered owner within 14 days.

Another way speeding drivers can avoid a fine is to take a speed awareness court or if it's a first offence.

The amount of any fine can also depend on the limit in place and how far over the driver was going at the time of the offence.

Speeding fines are usually based on a percentage of the driver's income and can go up to a hefty maximum of £1,000.

But this can jump to £2,500 if the speeding incident took place on a motorway.

Also repeat offenders face a minimum fine of £100 and a mandatory three points on their driving licence.

Drivers could receive a fine of £1,000 and six points on their licence if they fail to give their details to the police when they're caught.

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This also applies to the driver even if they weren't in the car at the time of when their vehicle was caught on camera.

And any offence committed while under the influence of alcohol can see fines rise too.

You can check out the rules of the road by reading the Highway Code.

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