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    Got caught speeding, issued ticket on spot to wait for letter, 50 days later still no letter! Does it means that they have let me go??

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    maybe

    Looks good maybe the rozzer cocked up. If you do get done though, ask to go on the speed awareness course. Its about the same cost as a fine but you won't get the points.

    Original Poster

    It says on back to contact who ever issued ticket after 60 days if not received anything, do i contact or just ignore?

    Bear in mind that if the offence was committed in Scotland a speed awareness course will not be offered.

    letter might have got lost in post, you haven't got off if he gave you a ticket, be careful there might be a court case without you knowing

    tallpete33

    Looks good maybe the rozzer cocked up. If you do get done though, ask to … Looks good maybe the rozzer cocked up. If you do get done though, ask to go on the speed awareness course. Its about the same cost as a fine but you won't get the points.



    It says..
    "Can I ask for a speed awareness course?
    A place on a speed awareness course is offered to those who have committed lower level speeding offences. A driver cannot request to go on a speed awareness course."

    Original Poster

    Ellie Phant

    It says.."Can I ask for a speed awareness course?A place on a speed … It says.."Can I ask for a speed awareness course?A place on a speed awareness course is offered to those who have committed lower level speeding offences. A driver cannot request to go on a speed awareness course."



    It was 38 in 30 zone, so not so serious!

    whatsThePoint

    letter might not of been sent in first place in order to have been lost … letter might not of been sent in first place in order to have been lost in post, you have got off



    op said they were issued a ticket on the spot, so i would have thought op hasn't got off

    hash7777

    It was 38 in 30 zone, so not so serious!



    Serious enough to get done my friend, I got snapped at 35.

    On the course you have to sit through the vid of the kid getting knocked over at 35mph about 18 times and the fact drilled into you that his injuries would have been a lot less had the diver been doing 30.

    26.666% over the limit is not considered minor. 35 maybe, with the 10% speedo leniency as per Highway Code.

    You get offered the course if you were doing over 10% + 2 MPH. So a 30 is 35MPH+. But I believe if you were doing over 42 in a 30 you will get a court case.

    I'm a retired magistrate and unfortunately I would strongly recommend you ring the number on the reverse. If it does go to court simply saying 'I never received a letter' is no defence as the court will take the police's confirmation that a letter was issued and sent as 'notice served', the only way you could say you never got a letter would be to supply some sort of evidence that post has gone astray with evidence of letter of complaint to postal authorities and to other institutions where you asked for duplicate mail such as bank statements, of course the dates would all have to tally.
    By stating 'got caught speeding' take it the chin and pay the fine and put it down to a life experience.
    I don't think they would offer you a speed awareness course as these are aimed at people who have accumulated points where they have been instantly banned from driving, the course is about £150 and if completed within a certain timeframe can reduce the length of the ban.

    tallpete33

    Serious enough to get done my friend, I got snapped at 35.On the course … Serious enough to get done my friend, I got snapped at 35.On the course you have to sit through the vid of the kid getting knocked over at 35mph about 18 times and the fact drilled into you that his injuries would have been a lot less had the diver been doing 30.



    Worth it though... just for the tea and biscuits you get.

    Toptrumpet

    I'm a retired magistrate and unfortunately I would strongly recommend you … I'm a retired magistrate and unfortunately I would strongly recommend you ring the number on the reverse. If it does go to court simply saying 'I never received a letter' is no defence as the court will take the police's confirmation that a letter was issued and sent as 'notice served', the only way you could say you never got a letter would be to supply some sort of evidence that post has gone astray with evidence of letter of complaint to postal authorities and to other institutions where you asked for duplicate mail such as bank statements, of course the dates would all have to tally. By stating 'got caught speeding' take it the chin and pay the fine and put it down to a life experience.I don't think they would offer you a speed awareness course as these are aimed at people who have accumulated points where they have been instantly banned from driving, the course is about £150 and if completed within a certain timeframe can reduce the length of the ban.



    Your a retired magistrate giving wrong information while strongly recommending LOL

    I agree with toptrumpet. My husband got stopped on Sat in Glasgow& he was issued with a ticket but told he would not receive any letter & should pay within 28 days. I'd check it out to be safe!
    Edited by: "ajf4444" 8th Jul 2014

    In 1998 I got caught driving a mates car with no insurance. My own fault because I thought I was covered from my own insurance but I wasn't.

    I handed my licence over on the spot. I got it back not long after with 6 points and £200 fine written on it in Biro. (I thought it would be typed on but these we my first ever points so I have no idea).

    I then waited and waited for the fine to come through but it never did. I obviously declared the 6 points to my insurance but never did pay the fine and that was 16 years ago.

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    Toptrumpet

    I'm a retired magistrate and unfortunately I would strongly recommend you … I'm a retired magistrate and unfortunately I would strongly recommend you ring the number on the reverse. If it does go to court simply saying 'I never received a letter' is no defence as the court will take the police's confirmation that a letter was issued and sent as 'notice served', the only way you could say you never got a letter would be to supply some sort of evidence that post has gone astray with evidence of letter of complaint to postal authorities and to other institutions where you asked for duplicate mail such as bank statements, of course the dates would all have to tally. By stating 'got caught speeding' take it the chin and pay the fine and put it down to a life experience.I don't think they would offer you a speed awareness course as these are aimed at people who have accumulated points where they have been instantly banned from driving, the course is about £150 and if completed within a certain timeframe can reduce the length of the ban.



    Can't it be 'no further action taken'? as it states on back off notice?

    woster

    You get offered the course if you were doing over 10% + 2 MPH. So a 30 is … You get offered the course if you were doing over 10% + 2 MPH. So a 30 is 35MPH+. But I believe if you were doing over 42 in a 30 you will get a court case.


    I am going on a course in 2 weeks. I was doing 36 in a 30 zone and got offered the course.

    38 in a 30, They should throw the book at you, Not just a letter.

    Toptrumpet

    I'm a retired magistrate and unfortunately I would strongly recommend you … I'm a retired magistrate and unfortunately I would strongly recommend you ring the number on the reverse. If it does go to court simply saying 'I never received a letter' is no defence as the court will take the police's confirmation that a letter was issued and sent as 'notice served', the only way you could say you never got a letter would be to supply some sort of evidence that post has gone astray with evidence of letter of complaint to postal authorities and to other institutions where you asked for duplicate mail such as bank statements, of course the dates would all have to tally. By stating 'got caught speeding' take it the chin and pay the fine and put it down to a life experience.I don't think they would offer you a speed awareness course as these are aimed at people who have accumulated points where they have been instantly banned from driving, the course is about £150 and if completed within a certain timeframe can reduce the length of the ban.

    Toptrumpet

    I'm a retired magistrate and unfortunately I would strongly recommend you … I'm a retired magistrate and unfortunately I would strongly recommend you ring the number on the reverse. If it does go to court simply saying 'I never received a letter' is no defence as the court will take the police's confirmation that a letter was issued and sent as 'notice served', the only way you could say you never got a letter would be to supply some sort of evidence that post has gone astray with evidence of letter of complaint to postal authorities and to other institutions where you asked for duplicate mail such as bank statements, of course the dates would all have to tally. By stating 'got caught speeding' take it the chin and pay the fine and put it down to a life experience.I don't think they would offer you a speed awareness course as these are aimed at people who have accumulated points where they have been instantly banned from driving, the course is about £150 and if completed within a certain timeframe can reduce the length of the ban.

    that's not what the course is at all, I know a few people who have been offered the course as first time offenders. I really don't know why you would say this.

    Dont contact them whatever you do, I got caught without insurance when I was 18, they said I'll be receiving court papers with a fine. 3 months in & zilch. I was literally scot-free.

    From what I remember you have to wait for it to pass the 3 month mark. Once it has, they cant do sheet. My uncle was very very unfortunate to receive his papers on the last day of the given month period lol

    Sorry just realised its about speeding not insurance. Speeding is wrong dude.. But even so, if they havent contacted you, you should contact them. I remember a friend of mine rung the courts and said they had no record of the offence anyway. But best to keep it legit. Ever since that time I got caught slipping I got myself insured straight away. Young and stupid!!

    Toptrumpet

    I'm a retired magistrate and unfortunately I would strongly recommend … I'm a retired magistrate and unfortunately I would strongly recommend you ring the number on the reverse. If it does go to court simply saying 'I never received a letter' is no defence as the court will take the police's confirmation that a letter was issued and sent as 'notice served', the only way you could say you never got a letter would be to supply some sort of evidence that post has gone astray with evidence of letter of complaint to postal authorities and to other institutions where you asked for duplicate mail such as bank statements, of course the dates would all have to tally. By stating 'got caught speeding' take it the chin and pay the fine and put it down to a life experience.I don't think they would offer you a speed awareness course as these are aimed at people who have accumulated points where they have been instantly banned from driving, the course is about £150 and if completed within a certain timeframe can reduce the length of the ban.

    Toptrumpet

    I'm a retired magistrate and unfortunately I would strongly recommend … I'm a retired magistrate and unfortunately I would strongly recommend you ring the number on the reverse. If it does go to court simply saying 'I never received a letter' is no defence as the court will take the police's confirmation that a letter was issued and sent as 'notice served', the only way you could say you never got a letter would be to supply some sort of evidence that post has gone astray with evidence of letter of complaint to postal authorities and to other institutions where you asked for duplicate mail such as bank statements, of course the dates would all have to tally. By stating 'got caught speeding' take it the chin and pay the fine and put it down to a life experience.I don't think they would offer you a speed awareness course as these are aimed at people who have accumulated points where they have been instantly banned from driving, the course is about £150 and if completed within a certain timeframe can reduce the length of the ban.



    this...I got on the course with a clean license.

    The only caveat is that you cannot do it again within 3 years so next time you get the points no questions

    tallpete33

    Looks good maybe the rozzer cocked up. If you do get done though, ask to … Looks good maybe the rozzer cocked up. If you do get done though, ask to go on the speed awareness course. Its about the same cost as a fine but you won't get the points.

    you cant ask for that mate they offer you it but if they offer take it well worth it

    Toptrumpet

    I'm a retired magistrate and unfortunately I would strongly recommend you … I'm a retired magistrate and unfortunately I would strongly recommend you ring the number on the reverse. If it does go to court simply saying 'I never received a letter' is no defence as the court will take the police's confirmation that a letter was issued and sent as 'notice served', the only way you could say you never got a letter would be to supply some sort of evidence that post has gone astray with evidence of letter of complaint to postal authorities and to other institutions where you asked for duplicate mail such as bank statements, of course the dates would all have to tally. By stating 'got caught speeding' take it the chin and pay the fine and put it down to a life experience.I don't think they would offer you a speed awareness course as these are aimed at people who have accumulated points where they have been instantly banned from driving, the course is about £150 and if completed within a certain timeframe can reduce the length of the ban.

    your wrong there mate i got offered the course and never had any convictions at all , the course was boring and long winded but saved my points so that was a plus also on my course was a guy who said this was his third course in 4 years

    kramvic

    I am going on a course in 2 weeks. I was doing 36 in a 30 zone and got … I am going on a course in 2 weeks. I was doing 36 in a 30 zone and got offered the course.


    Exactly 35-42MPH= course. 43+= court

    The criteria used for assessing eligibility for the speed awareness … The criteria used for assessing eligibility for the speed awareness courseis speed within range of speed limit + 10% + 2mph to speed limit + 10% +6mph. i.e. in a 30 mph limit 35 - 39 mph, also must not have completed aprevious course within the last 3 years and the offender must haveidentified themselves to police by fully complying with legal requirementsunder Section 172 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and is able to be referredto our service provider within 95 days of the alleged offence



    As per previous posters I would suggest ringing and seeking advice on how to proceed

    done speed awareness course myself. Fed up with insurance companies now asking any claims, accidents or SPEED AWARENESS course in last 5 yrs just to get another premium price from you. Yet another reason to pay more.
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