The other day i was stopped by a cop on a bike hiding in a side road/layby.
When pulled over the officer claimed i was doing around 50mph in a 30mph zone.
Im sure i was doing nowhere near this speed and disputed the matter firmly with the officer who in the end issued me a fixed penalty for doing 45 in a 30mph zone which i still disagree with.
I have to produce my license documents in the local station with n 7 days. The penalty is for 60 pounds and i think 3 points (does anyone know)
At the time i was pretty annoyed and it didn’t cross my mind to ask for proof of my alleged speed but when i got home and spoke to a mate about it he asked me if i was captured using speed gun/camera. To my knowledge there was no speed camera used and i think the officer just did a visual check.
If this is the case can anyone advise me where i stand with regards to challenging the penalty?
am i with in my rights to challenge, asking for photographic evidence of me committing the alleged offence?
does anyone know what the procedure would be if i were to challenge and would i likely cost more than the ticket itself?
Finally the officer asked me to sign the penalty notice at the roadside which i did. In doing so have i made the mistake of admitting to the offence which would reduce my chances of successfully challenging the penalty.
Many thanks in advance for the help.