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    • zebra7t4
    • By zebra7t4 17th Nov 17, 3:34 PM
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    Will points affect my insurance? potential fine
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    • 17th Nov 17, 3:34 PM
    Will points affect my insurance? potential fine 17th Nov 17 at 3:34 PM
    I'm looking for some clarity on a potential speeding ticket i may receive.

    I was going 53 (I think) in a 40 zone when i saw a police van at the side so assume I was caught.
    I've not had a fine since 2004 and was wondering what I might expect.
    I've heard that the police may offer a driving awareness course instead of the fine and points?
    And if it comes down to the points, will it affect my insurance renewal?
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    • Umkomaas
    • By Umkomaas 17th Nov 17, 4:18 PM
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    • 17th Nov 17, 4:18 PM
    I’m afraid you’re not really in the right place for this. We deal with private parking matters (and it’s hard to park at 53mph! ).

    The very best place for help on this is PePiPoo. Register there (but please note that a hotmail address won't work) and post a new thread; here's your link:

    http://forums.pepipoo.com/index.php?act=SF&s=&f=5

    Have a read through some of the other threads there before you post your own to get the hang of what information they need from you in your opening post - but as a minimum you will need to post redacted photos/scans of all correspondence you've received (both sides, if appropriate) as they need to see all the small print.
    We cannot provide you with a silver bullet to get you out of this. You have to be in for the long run, and need to involve yourself in research and work for you to get rid of this. It is not simple. We will help, but can't do it for you.

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    • kryten3000
    • By kryten3000 17th Nov 17, 5:06 PM
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    • 17th Nov 17, 5:06 PM
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    • 17th Nov 17, 5:06 PM
    Short answer is yes, points will almost certainly affect your insurance premium.
    You also need to tell your insurer about the points when and if you incur them.

    If you attend an awareness course, you will have to tell the insurer if they ask you.
    • zebra7t4
    • By zebra7t4 12th Jan 18, 11:38 AM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 11:38 AM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 11:38 AM
    Just to update, I never received anything, so was lucky.
    • Herzlos
    • By Herzlos 12th Jan 18, 12:19 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 12:19 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 12:19 PM
    And the lesson was suitably learnt, I take it?

    (I got 3 points last year, put my insurance up by about £70. Very expensive lesson)
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