I was caught doing 35mph in a 30mph zone. If the '10% plus 2' rule applies, will I get away with it?

I was caught doing an alleged 35mph in a 30 zone by a manned operator two days ago. Using the 10% plus 2 mph rule, do I have a case to answer or not?

Asked on 26 March 2021 by Roy T

Answered by Georgia Petrie
In the eyes of the law, you’re liable for a speeding offence as soon as you exceed the limit - even if it's just by 1mph. Guidance from the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) does recommend giving drivers a so-called ‘10% plus 2’ leeway, to aid police officers in using discretion, however, it's worth remembering this is only a recommendation, not the law. I would predict 35 in a 30 will be a penalty but you'll have to wait and see.
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