Fines for speeding are some of the costliest you can get: In the most severe cases up to 600 Euro and loss of 6 points on the driving license.
This is because it is a dangerous and very common violation on the roads. Driving at high speed can cause you to lose control and cause a traffic accident.
The DGT is aware of this and uses the best of tools, for example, the radars it has on the roads, to hunt down drivers who break the law.
Also, it is not easy to appeal a traffic ticket and get them to agree with you, as you will have to allege error by the DGT.
In the event that you have received a fine and you feel that it is unfair, you should know that you have the option of claiming it as long as you have proper justification.
shown below 5 reasons why you can appeal a speeding ticket in detail in ADSLZone,
Defects of Form in Acceptance
Form mistakes in fine can get you out of it. Of course, you should read it carefully to find them.
Some of these failures are: that the DNI is incorrect, that your first or last name is misspelled, and most importantly, Vehicle identification data is incorrect.
The latter is what will prove you right in many cases, as it is proof that the DGT confused your car with another’s and that you, as a driver, respected the law.
2 photos are not visible in the complaint
Tickets for speeding are always accompanied by 2 images that are required to be able to fine you.
You should see 2 frames of your car taken at different times. One shows the vehicle and the other the identification plate. It serves to save the margin of error of the radar.
If both the photographs are not visible, the DGT cannot be sure that you have broken the law.
the radar was in bad condition
If you are sure that you have not broken the law, it is possible that you may have been fined by the DGT for a radar error.
These traffic offenses are common in winter and DGT can fine you up to 600 Euros
These errors are due to poor maintenance of the kinemometerWhich if they are not checked they go bad again and again.
radar margin of error
The radar jumps only when you cross the speed limit of at least 7 kmph.
This is due to the margin of error in these instruments, which are unable to make accurate measurements.
If the tolerance limits fail, you have the possibility of having your fine removed or reduced. For this, it is necessary to demonstrate that the pictures taken by the radar are not sufficient to apply a margin of error. This happens, for example, when the vehicle was not moving parallel to the radar.
conflict of approval
There are times when fines may result in contradictions. For example, If you are fined for driving at 90 kmph on a road where the maximum was 100.
This is not very common, but you should review the clearance carefully to make sure there are no conflicts.