Well i got pulled on monday the 17th at about 10.30ish at night.
I was at a set of traffic lights and the car infront pulled off and was doing about 15mph in a 30 so i overtook on a slight bend (i could see if there was any oncoming traffic) and then the road goes into a 40mph, so anyway i had a friend with me and he said hes sure he seen blue lights so at the end of the road the police had caught up with me and i stopped, he got out and got me into the back of his car.
He said i cant let you get away with this you overtook on a blind bend and had no view of the road ahead, well i did because im not stupid enough to do that! I was being nice with him to begin with and hoping he would let me off so then he says i want to show you the road you overtook on, so in the back of his car (he was on his own in a patrol car) he drove the the point where i had overtook and said you were in second gear changing into 3rd and i know your car can do 60 in 2nd i said no i was in first changing into second doing 25 mph.
Then he said i thought you were trying to get away with the speed you were doing down there, so i said well if you were not even on the same road as me and i was already travelling at a constant speed you are going to have to go faster than the speed limit to catch me up and by not being on the same road as i was and only sitting on a side street how do you know what view of the road ahead i had??
Anyway then he said you have three options:
1. Admit you were speeding and driving without due care and attention.
2. Dont admit it and il take you to court to be dealt with.
3. Il give you 3 points and a 60 pound fine now.
So i said number 3, he then got me to drive my car to the police station as he followed me, in the police station he starts writing a statement, and filling out a speeding ticket he asked me to sign it and i said im not signing that because it says request only next to the box!
So he said thats fine, and starts getting arsey with me, then he asks me to read the statement and sign that i agree with it, the last sentance said "the driver admits he was speeding in a 30mph zone" i said i havnt said i was speeding so im not signing that could you please show me your proof and what were you recording my speed on and he went quiet and i could tell he was starting to get angry! lol
He then says well im gonna get you taken to court, so i said thats fine, he then interviewed me and asked em loads of questions (which i recorded on my my phone and told him i was which he was nto happy about either) i answered every question with no comment!
Then he let me go and said i will recieve a court summons, it has been over 14 days which im sure they have to send you a lettor of "intent to prosecture" for them to eb able to take me to court.
Also he gave me a section 59 on my car, if i do not get done for this can i get it removed??
Could someone please clarify if i could still get done and taken to court and what to do about the section 59.