“How do I avoid a speeding fine?”

“I’ve got a Notice of Intended Prosecution through the post”

These are the two main reasons that people this site according to our recent survey. If you want to know what happens when you get a speeding ticket, if you want to know whether you’ll have to go to court or what sort of speeding fine you can expect, then here we have all the relevant speeding information.

Maybe you have been flashed by a camera or that you have been caught by a mobile camera. If you were caught by a speed gun, then normally you will be stopped at the side of the road and will be given a verbal notice of intended prosecution. If however you were caught by a speed camera then you will receive a notice of intended prosecution through the post. That will come within 14 days to the registered keeper of the vehicle.




How long till I get a Notice of Intended Prosecution

The police have to write to the registered keeper of the vehicle within 14 days of the alleged speeding offence. If the registered keeper heard nothing in this time then you are in the clear.

 

Will I have to go to court?

If your speed was a lot over the speed limit, then you will receive a summons to attend the magistrates court. Most speeding offences however are dealt with by way of a fixed penalty notice as they are for people whose speeding is not by much over the speed limit.

 

What is the penalty for speeding?

A speeding fine issued under a fixed penalty notice is currently £100 with 3 points on your licence. If your case is not dealt with under a fixed penalty notice (FPN) then the fine or points could be more. Full details of speeding fines in the UK can be found at the sentencing council – speeding.