How soon should a speeding fine come through?

chubsta
chubsta Posts: 390 Forumite
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I know there is a 14-day window in which you have to be notified of a speeding offence (and that the day of the offence is 'day 0' etc), but I what I would like to know is how quickly in practice do such things actually arrive.

I am very stressed because I think I was caught by a van camera and am expecting a fine, and although I don't know how much it will be under the new guidance I am anticipating it to be large enough to have an impact on my ability to book a holiday for the summer.

At the moment I am waiting each day for the post to come, I don't want to get a ticket but if I am going to then I would rather know as soon as possible so I can adjust my finances - it is always better to deal with something than keep it dragging out.

So, if you have received a speeding ticket, how quickly did you get notified - 5 days, 10 days etc?
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  • Aylesbury_Duck
    Aylesbury_Duck Posts: 13,965 Forumite
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    Why not just have your finances ready just in case?

    Are your address details up to date? There are often people on here who discover they've got a problem very late on because they've not kept things up to date with their address after moving.
  • alfie1950
    alfie1950 Posts: 166 Forumite
    If you are the registered keeper it should come through within the 14 days....
    If it is a company car or a car not registered in your name the 14 days doesn't apply.
    I once got a ticket through for my company van 13 weeks after the offence date because it took that long to be redirected to me....I still had to pay it ��
  • They have 14 days to get the first NIP to the registered keeper. Are you the registered keeper on the V5C and is the address correct? If you are not the RK there is no time limit on subsequent NIPs, except that they can't initiate a prosecution after six months of the date of the offence.


    Are you eligible for a course or conditional fixed penalty?
  • chubsta
    chubsta Posts: 390 Forumite
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    I am the registered keeper and all the details are correct. My finances are sorted in terms of I can pay any fine I am issued but naturally the money has to come from elsewhere as I don't have a 'speeding fine' budget as this is my first 'offence' after 35 years of driving - I really do drive within the limits but this was a very bad day for all sorts of reasons so I wasn't concentrating enough.

    Anyway, just wondering how soon other peoples fines came through within that 14 day period...

    eligibility for a course would depend on my speed I guess, I don't have any previous speeding issues...
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  • AdrianC
    AdrianC Posts: 42,189 Forumite
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    edited 20 May 2019 at 12:42PM
    chubsta wrote: »
    I am very stressed because I think I was caught by a van camera and am expecting a fine, and although I don't know how much it will be under the new guidance I am anticipating it to be large enough to have an impact on my ability to book a holiday for the summer.
    How much over the limit were you?

    Don't believe the misleading guff that was in the papers a while back. The "new guidance" only applies to penalties issued by a court for the very highest speeds - a fixed penalty is still issued for the same range of speeds, and is still £100/3pts. A half day of tea and biccies may still be on offer, too.

    Course, FPN or court?
    Speedlimits.jpg
    Below the blue column - unlikely to get anything.
    Green column range - course may be available, else FPN.
    Above green, below pink - FPN,
    Above pink - get the suit to the dry cleaners'.

    Court sentencing guidelines from 2017:
    https://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk/offences/magistrates-court/item/speeding-revised-2017/
    ...and fine bands:
    https://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk/explanatory-material/magistrates-court/item/fines-and-financial-orders/approach-to-the-assessment-of-fines-2/2-fine-bands/
  • gzoom
    gzoom Posts: 530 Forumite
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    If your the registered keeper and live in local area as the offence your hear something within a few days.

    The only time I got a NIP in my younger days I got clocked for doing 40mph in a 30mph zone by a camera van. 100% my fault didn't pay enough attention to the speed limit change. Got the NIP in the post within 48hrs of the offence.

    There is no good reason for them to delay the NIP till last minute of the 14 day period, but even if you don't get a letter within a few days you still have to just wait.
  • Jackmydad
    Jackmydad Posts: 9,186 Forumite
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    I used to worry about stuff. Then I realised that it's not worth worrying about the things you can do nothing about.
    If you've been caught over the limit, it's done. Nothing you can do about it apart from pay up and take the points.
    Worrying about when the NIP will come achieves nothing.
  • Car_54
    Car_54 Posts: 8,208 Forumite
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    gzoom wrote: »
    If your the registered keeper and live in local area as the offence your hear something within a few days.
    What has that got to do with it? NIPs are sent first class, so normally arrive within 2 days anywhere in the UK.
  • DoaM
    DoaM Posts: 11,863 Forumite
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    Surely you have an idea of the speed you were doing when you thought you may have been "clocked"? That information plus post #6 should let you know how much you need to budget.

    If the offence was in Scotland then it'll be a FPN ... no option (currently) for a SAC in Scotland.

    PS - my last NIP came within 14 days (from memory), even though my car is a lease vehicle company car.
  • The van's are usually mobile ANPR's checking for no tax; you might be OK.
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