As you might suspect, the only way to really avoid getting a speeding fine is to stick to the legal speed limit on the road you are driving on. It’s as simple as that.
But when you do fall foul of the law and receive a speeding fine notice in the post, there are some things you can do about it.
First and foremost is to check that the details on the notice are accurate. Check everything, and I mean everything. Check your name and address. Any errors could result in the offence being overturned in an appeal.
Check the photographic evidence to ensure it was you driving the car at the time the offence occurred. This is critical if you are not the only person that has access to your car.
Check to make sure it is indeed your car, and not a cloned registration place on a similar vehicle. Criminals often clone a registration plate to put on a stolen car of the same make, model and colour. It can be very difficult to prove your car is not the one in the photograph.
Some drivers now have very distinguishable markings on their cars for that very reason. You can also add something to your windows like a unique sticker in the front and rear windows, or something on the registration plates. Anything that will assist in distinguishing your car from a fake will be a benefit.
Check the time and location of the offence. Were you in that vicinity on that day around that time? If not, can you prove you were elsewhere? Can you get any witnesses?
Quite often, the sun or another reflection can mis represent the registration plate and make it look like a different number. So again, check the photographic evidence. Mistakes are made all of the time.
There are professional organisations that will help you have the speeding fine overturned, but they will charge a small fee. However, when you compare that fee to the cost of increased insurance premiums, or a possible driving ban, it can be well worth it.
So there are legitimate ways to avoid paying a speeding fine. Just check the speed camera evidence and check the details on the notice. But it remains that you should not speed. This article has given you some basic guidance on what to do to give you a better chance of how to avoid paying a speeding fine, but there is never a legitimate reason to speed.