How soon will I hear if I’m going to get a speeding ticket?
If you are caught speeding or if you go through a red traffic light, the camera will capture the registration of the vehicle you are driving, and a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) will be sent automatically to the registered keeper of the speeding vehicle within 14 days of the offence.
What happens if the speeding ticket doesn’t arrive in 14 days?
If the NIP isn’t sent to the regitered keeper with 14 days, then you can expect not to receive the speeding ticket.
Will I have to go to court?
Usually, where the speed is not too much over the limit, as an alternative to prosecution the driver will be offered a Fixed Penalty Notice (Speeding Ticket) of £100, which must be paid within 28 days of the notice being issued, and three penalty points which will be endorsed on the driving licence (SP30). However if you want to contest the fine you will expect to go to court.
How long do the points stay on my licence?
Penalty points for speeding offences are valid for a period of three years but you have to wait 4 years to have the points removed from your licence.
What if I have to go to court?
If your speed is above certain limits., you may be prosecuted in court where, if found guilty, you will receive a fine and your driving licence will be endorsed with penalty points or you may even be disqualified from driving altogether.
Will I get disqualified?
Anyone who gets 12 points on their licence is automatically disqualified. Under the New Driver Act, if you’re a new driver and you get 6 or more penalty points in your first 2 years of driving, you will be disqualified and will then need to resit both the theory and practical driving tests