Yup, it's another one of those speeding threads!
Let me just start by saying that I'm having a crap month! After having my gearbox eat itself to death on the M42, the beast was back on the road to recovery with a new(used) gearbox and clutch, and I'm around £800 quid lighter!! :( During the time when my gearbox was being fixed, the MOT also ran out on the car, and not being able to drive it, of course it's got no MOT.
Anyway, whilst on my way to the MOT test station, I was directed to a stop by a group of :busted_cop: , they got me speeding at 59mph in a 30Zone :no: the buggers zapped me with a speed gun from 1100FT away, and my car had no current MOT! - help!
So whilst they were giving me my rights etc., it occured to me that my car was MOT'less, so I duly pointed out my position that I was on my way to the MOT station, will this effect my proceedings?. Officer tells me there is a chance I may be done for no MOT, but said that, as I was on my way, it should be ok, as he'd made a note of it.
Now I don't dispute I was speeding, I was making an overtake manouver passing some OAP in a Rover 200, and I happen to be in second, so when the power comes in, so does the buzz, and straight to the red line in 2nd and boxed the gearbox to 4th before slowing back down to normal speeds.
Now I know the speed seems excessive which ever way you look at it, but it was an empty dual carriageway, and the rozzers in force was pulling 2-3 cars for speeding out of every 10 going pass, so they chose the perfect spot for a bit of quick revenue imo.
My question really though, is what type of fine or punishment am I looking at? I was done for speeding over 10 years ago when I was 18, which has been removed from my licence a long time ago, so my record I would believe is clean licence.