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fixed penalty notice

i got a fixed penalty notice for talking on my phone when i was sat at traffic lights (to my girlfriend who is pregant) when i got home i looked at the ticket and the date the police man put on was wrong it should have been 4/5/09 instead he put 5/4/09......
is the ticket valid and can i get out of the 3 points and fine???
please help.

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  • edited 25 May 2009 at 5:03PM
    dieselheaddieselhead Forumite
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    edited 25 May 2009 at 5:03PM
    Short answer no.

    Minor mistakes are seen as just that, minor mistakes. You are probably best paying up and taking the points, if you go to court you are quite likely to get a higher fine.
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  • lisawood78lisawood78 Forumite
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    Who you were talking to on the phone has no bearing on the ticket as far as I can see (I know you didn't say it has but you saw fit to mention it)

    I agree pay up, you shouldn't have been doing it and got caught.
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  • edited 25 May 2009 at 5:46PM
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    edited 25 May 2009 at 5:46PM
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  • sporedudesporedude Forumite
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    Yep pay up, Shoudnt be using a phone behind the wheel anyway, Traffic lights or no traffic lights.
  • anewmananewman Forumite
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    Fine could be £1000 in court.

    HIghway code...
    149

    You MUST exercise proper control of your vehicle at all times. You MUST NOT use a hand-held mobile phone, or similar device, when driving or when supervising a learner driver, except to call 999 or 112 in a genuine emergency when it is unsafe or impractical to stop. Never use a hand-held microphone when driving. Using hands-free equipment is also likely to distract your attention from the road. It is far safer not to use any telephone while you are driving or riding - find a safe place to stop first or use the voicemail facility and listen to messages later.

    [Laws RTA 1988 sects 2 & 3 & CUR regs 104 & 110]
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