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Driving above the legal speed limit, usually determined by a police radar check, can result in a speeding ticket.

When issuing a speeding ticket, the police will consider how far over the limit a motorist was travelling and whether the infraction occurred in a school or construction zone. You may also receive a ticket for driving at the posted speed limit in poor conditions.

Penalties of speeding

In BC, driving 20 km/hr over the speed limit will result in a $138 ticket. Driving more than 40 km/hr over the speed limit is considered excessive speeding, which can result in fines ranging from $368 to $483—the fines for speeding in a school or construction zone range from $196 to $483. A speeding violation may also result in the immediate impounding of your vehicle, the cost of which you will have to shoulder.

In addition to a fine and the possibility of your vehicle being impounded, a speeding ticket will cause penalty points to be added to your licence.

Should you dispute a speeding ticket?

It is always recommended that you dispute a ticket, whether you believe you have a strong case or not. You have 30 days, from the date you receive a ticket, to file a dispute.

Accumulating too many penalty points can result in increased insurance premiums and, eventually, licence suspension. Successfully disputing a ticket will remove the penalty points and the consequences they carry.

Speeding ticket lawyer in Vancouver

If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of receiving a speeding ticket, contact us at the law office of Tom Doust for legal advice.

With years of experience representing clients in traffic matters, we possess the requisite skills and expertise to help you successfully dispute a speeding ticket.

Let us help you maintain a clean driving record. Call or visit our website to schedule a consultation today.

If you are facing criminal charges, you need to know all of your options. Contact trial lawyer Mr. Doust now to set up a free consultation to discuss the potential defences to your case.

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