Undercover car which meant i had to sign some forms. Anyway theres no getting away with this one, ive just sent my reply and pleaded to give me a smaller fine due to loan repayments, insurance costs all on an 18yr olds wages.
Here it is if your all that interested;
The Clerk to the Justices
I plead guilty to exceeding the speed limit of 50mph.
I plead not guilty to ‘No test certificate’ and ‘Fail to produce test certificate’.
When detected speeding I was simply accelerating to get past a long vehicle and pull into the inside lane as I thought I was impeding the progress of following drivers. However, traffic was so busy that by the time I had passed the long vehicle I had caught the traffic ahead, which meant I stayed in the outer lane. I was only over the speed limit for several seconds and in road conditions and speed which many motorists travel on that particular stretch of road consider to be a safe and not above average speed.
I apologise for the inconvenience of having to appear in court, as my cheque for the fixed penalty was two days late in posting. Considering my attempt to pay the fixed penalty fine, nature of offence and my financial situation I’m hoping to receive as small a fine as possible.
I would like to add that my response to the officer pulling me over when he declared it was for speeding by both my passenger and I was shock and disbelief. When explaining the fact that everyone travelling in the outer lane was exceeding the speed limit as many do on that bypass and I was travelling in the flow of traffic, the officer interrupted me and acted arrogantly and rudely leaving me to make no comment when he officially asked for my response because he was over-bearing and unreasonable. The fact of the matter is that if I were not a young male driver then I wouldn’t have been given the penalty let alone treated with little respect and talked down to. Although I accept the offence for speeding I feel victimised by the officer and unlucky to have come across such an unforgiving traffic patrol officer.
As regards to the offence of failure to produce test certificate, I went to the police station well within the 7 days allowed and produced all my documents except the MOT certificate as I had forgotten it. I enquired to a friendly PC at the desk in Oldham police station whether I had to bring it in by the stated 7 days and he replied that it didn’t really matter and was not important to rush it in. At the time I was working 7 days a week in my employment and it made it inconvenient to produce it that week and as the officer had said that it didn’t matter, I waited a few weeks before travelling to Oldham and producing it at the desk. On this occasion the officer at the desk told me not to lose the copy of confirmation that he gave me as proof that I produced my test certificate. The sheet that I have enclosed (green A4 slip) is proof of this.
I very much regret speeding that day and am much more aware of my speed and haven’t exceeded the road speed limits since. I hope the court can understand my situation and reduce any fine that is imposed.
I needed to make my point about the pig but dont want a hefty fine so ive toned it down a little.