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Speeding Fine 14 days rule

Hi, was hoping someone may be able to give me some advice. I have received a notice of intended prosecution (NIP) for doing 36mph in a 30 zone. The offence occurred on the 13/10/2020 the notice issue date on the NIP is the 27/10/2020 and the letter arrived on the 28/10/2020 falling outside of the required 14 days and as The notice issue date was 27/10/2020 there is no way this ticket could have reached me on the 27th.

Am I correct in thinking that the notice issue date is the date at which point the notice was sent and if so does this mean that I can contest the ticket as it didn’t reach me within the required 14 days?

any insight appreciated.


  • Umkomaas
    Umkomaas Posts: 41,336 Forumite
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    As we major on private parking tickets here, PePiPoo will be your best bet for police speeding tickets. Register there but please note that a hotmail address won't work - try using a throwaway gmail account instead if you do have trouble registering and post a new thread; here's your link:

    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 from the police (both sides, if appropriate) as they need to see all the small print.
    Please note, we are not a legal advice forum. I personally don't get involved in critiquing court case Defences/Witness Statements, so unable to help on that front. Please don't ask. .

    I provide only my personal opinion, it is not a legal opinion, it is simply a personal one. I am not a lawyer.

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  • As Umkomaas says.

    My guess is that you are not the registered keeper of the car in question. Is it company car, rented, leased or in some other way not strictly yours? The first NIP is sent to the registered keeper, the name and address of which is on the V5C form. Unless you have that form in your hand, and it has your name and current address on it, it is likely not out of time.

    In any case, the REQUIREMENT for you comply with the requirement of the form still stands, no matter what.
  • TadleyBaggie
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    The 14 days only applies to the Registered Keeper, are you? Even if the notice was served late, the requirement to name the driver is still valid.
  • Johnersh
    Johnersh Posts: 1,293 Forumite
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    Literally type nip 14 days and google gives the answer.   :/
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