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Not enough of a penalty in my opinion.

 

As they didn't catch her in the act, it's always a bit dubious whether it was actually her driving at all though.

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Punishment seems about right, given she was only charged with speeding. Good condition motorway, reasonably empty (I assume anyway, at that time of night), early guilty plea.

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On a provisional license she shouldn't be on a motorway at all though and if her passenger was drunk wouldn't that be classed as driving without an instructor?

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The whole thing is wrong on so many levels, unqualified driver without competent supervision = potential disaster.

 

The story is ridiculous anyway, so he takes her out and what happens, he accidentally drinks over the limit forcing her to have to drive him back? It was all premeditated and as mentioned above then deliberately put it into a position where she had to drive.

 

Provisional must have L plates, must be properly supervised, and its illegal to drive on motorways - not only all that then decides to tank along at 130mph+ which is insane on a public road at night instead of making steady progress. I could understand if they were 17 and doing one of those daft things you do as an immature person but they are 28 years old and should know better.

 

Another person taking the p*** and getting off relatively scott free. Only hope the insurance costs she gets whacked with if/when she passes give her the appropriate kick up the backside.

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Is it just me or is it obvious that she wasn't the driver in the first place?

Seeing as she only has a provisional licence (for ID purposes most likely) and was likely to get off with a smaller fine, she obviously took the hit for her boyfriend. Driving ban means nothing if she doesn't actually drive too.

 

Rest of the sob story is just to reduce fine.

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Only hope the insurance costs she gets whacked with if/when she passes give her the appropriate kick up the backside.

 

"if" she was the driver i can only imagine she is the kind of person that probably doesnt worry about insurance and see's it as an optional extra ;)

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Her Driving? Don`t think so. I think he should have had a ban as well.

Really? So with no proof whatsoever, you'd be happy if you had a ban just because the mags think you're pulling a fast one?

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132.....that's faster than I've ever driven in my life :scare:

 

Pete

 

Pete, that's probably 102mph faster than you've ever driven in your life. :p:lol:

and 132mph faster than your Zed has gone in the last year :lol:
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Her Driving? Don`t think so. I think he should have had a ban as well.

Really? So with no proof whatsoever, you'd be happy if you had a ban just because the mags think you're pulling a fast one?

Yes he was in the car , by her own admission, supervising the learner driver. To me he was still in charge.

 

sent by my Zed eating a Welsh cake

 

 

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Correct, by law he was deemed to be in control of the vehicle. However, you can't prosecute someone for speeding when they weren't driving.

 

Drunk in charge? Possibly, but they have no idea how much he'd drunk and he might say he was just being cautious after having half a shandy. It's impossible to prosecute beyond reasonable doubt.

 

 

So I say again, would you be happy to be banned from driving in the same circumstances?

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