Intended prosecution

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  • Yorkie1
    Yorkie1 Posts: 11,550 Forumite
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    Briefly, just to explain the procedure.

    Step 1 is the Notice of Intended Prosecution. This has to be sent out to you within 14 days of the alleged offence. Its purpose is to put you on notice that there may be a prosecution, so that you can obtain your own evidence etc etc not too long after the date in question.

    Also with the NIP was the notice to give driver details - which you fill in and return, as you've said you'll do. The penalty for not returning this within the time limit is a fine and 6 penalty points.

    Once you've returned the driver notice, the police decide whether to offer you the course or to issue a summons. I'd have thought either could well take several weeks or even a couple of months to happen.

    Take the course if offered. If summonsed then you take it from there - enter your plea by post or in person. If by post, fill in the means form and tell them any mitigation (how sorry you are etc).

    Good luck.
  • sassy_one
    sassy_one Posts: 2,685 Forumite
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    OP, unless you were doing less than 5 miles over the speed limit, you would not get a course on speed awareness.

    I got 3 points and a £60 fine for speeding a few years ago, did 37 MPH in a 30 zone, however was NOT offered the course.
  • sassy_one
    sassy_one Posts: 2,685 Forumite
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    Also, trying to appeal the speeding offence in court, can sometimes make you worse off, as the courts can give you points and a bigger fine, beware appealing a speeding ticket UNLESS you can be very sure you are within your rights and will most likely get the ticket awarded in your favour!
  • tomitma
    tomitma Posts: 390 Forumite
    They don't take Court action, unless the speed you were driving at, is 26 miles or more over the national speed limit, I am surprised that they havent offered you a SPEED AWARENESS COURSE, if you attend one of these courses you still have to pay the 80 pounds but you dont get the three points.
  • cyclonebri1
    cyclonebri1 Posts: 12,827 Forumite
    You do the crime, you pay the fine!!!!!

    Nothing else to be said really,
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    Apart from the fact that less than 1 in 100 crimes get detected, ie, we are all super chancers. :T
    I like the thanks button, but ,please, an I agree button.

    Will the grammar and spelling police respect I do make grammatical errors, and have carp spelling, no need to remind me.;)

    Always expect the unexpected:eek:and then you won't be dissapointed
  • CHR15
    CHR15 Posts: 5,193 Forumite
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    edited 9 August 2010 at 2:48PM
    sassy-one wrote: »
    OP, unless you were doing less than 5 miles over the speed limit, you would not get a course on speed awareness.

    I got 3 points and a £60 fine for speeding a few years ago, did 37 MPH in a 30 zone, however was NOT offered the course.


    Christ, another load of old nonsense.

    Do you actually know ANYTHING???

    I have done a course for speeding. The forms states (for a 30mph zone):

    35-39mph Speed awareness course may be offered

    There is nothing listed for 30-35 mph

    From that, it is a fair assumption they do not prosecute those going less than 35mph. This stacks up with the old rumour of 10% +2mph (35mph)

    The offer of the course is at their discretion. You are NOT entitled to it, nor can you insist on one.
    Just because you didn't get offered one, doesn't mean nobody else does.
  • cyclonebri1
    cyclonebri1 Posts: 12,827 Forumite
    CHR15 wrote: »
    Christ, another load of old bollox.

    Do you actually know ANYTHING???

    (35mph)

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    I think not, any argument?????
    I like the thanks button, but ,please, an I agree button.

    Will the grammar and spelling police respect I do make grammatical errors, and have carp spelling, no need to remind me.;)

    Always expect the unexpected:eek:and then you won't be dissapointed
  • DCFC79
    DCFC79 Posts: 40,598 Forumite
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    LandyAndy wrote: »
    I think they are only offered for exceeding a 30 limit by less than 9 mph.

    Of course they are likely to be scrapped along with speed cameras in lots of places.
    sassy-one wrote: »
    OP, unless you were doing less than 5 miles over the speed limit, you would not get a course on speed awareness.

    I got 3 points and a £60 fine for speeding a few years ago, did 37 MPH in a 30 zone, however was NOT offered the course.

    i dont know alot about the courses as you can tell, thanks

    You do the crime, you pay the fine!!!!!

    Nothing else to be said really,
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    Apart from the fact that less than 1 in 100 crimes get detected, ie, we are all super chancers. :T

    cyclonebri, if you read my previous posts you will have seen that i dotn want to get away with not paying the fine etc as i dont have much choice in the matter and ive already said i feel a div for doing what i did
  • DCFC79
    DCFC79 Posts: 40,598 Forumite
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    sassy-one wrote: »
    OP, unless you were doing less than 5 miles over the speed limit, you would not get a course on speed awareness.

    I got 3 points and a £60 fine for speeding a few years ago, did 37 MPH in a 30 zone, however was NOT offered the course.

    i know the road is a 40 and i was at least 50 but no more than 50
  • taffy056
    taffy056 Posts: 4,895 Forumite
    I think I might have been caught doing about 36 in a 30, should know in due course, but the problem is I didn't know I was in a 30 zone as I didn't see the sign, went back the way I came and discovered the sign hidden behind branches of trees and the sign had been twisted around so it wasn't facing me as I came to it, the problem is there was a sign on the other side of the road and a 30 on the road, but there is a junction opposite the sign that a couple of cars were turning at the time, this is an extremely busy road and I honestly didn't see the sign. What would be my chances of appealing this if it came to it ? I have images of the sign and road.
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