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[NIP Wizard] NIP recieved for Speeding on A9
post Wed, 16 Feb 2011 - 17:55
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NIP Details and Circumstances
What is the name of the Constabulary? -
Date of the offence: - February 2011
Date of the NIP: - 2 days after the offence
Date you received the NIP: - 4 days after the offence
Location of offence (exact location as it appears on the NIP: important): - A9, Edinburgh/Perth Road, Dunblane, District of Stirling at a part near to Allan Water
Was the NIP addressed to you? - Yes
Was the NIP sent by first class post, second class or recorded delivery? - First
If your are not the Registered Keeper, what is your relationship to the vehicle? -
How many current points do you have? - 3
Provide a description of events (if you know what happened) telling us as much about the incident as possible - some things that may seem trivial to you may be important, so don't leave anything out. Please do not post personal details for obvious reasons - Forward facing speed camera on the road heading southbound. I was in the Outside lane, there was other traffic on the road.

NIP Wizard Responses
These were the responses used by the Wizard to arrive at its recommendation:
Have you received a NIP? - Yes
Are you the Registered Keeper of the vehicle concerned (is your name and address on the V5/V5C)? - Yes
Did the first NIP arrive within 14 days? - Yes
Although you are the Registered Keeper, were you also the keeper of the vehicle concerned (the person normally responsible for it) at the time of the alleged offence? - Yes
Were you driving? - Yes
Which country did the alleged offence take place in? - Scotland

NIP Wizard Recommendation
Based on these responses the Wizard suggested that this course of action should be considered:
  • The law requires you to provide the information requested in the Section 172 notice within the 28 day period, naming yourself as the driver. If you are considering obtaining formal legal advice, do so before returning the notice.

    Depending on your circumstances, you may wish to consider completing the form, but returning it unsigned. By doing so there is a risk that you will be convicted under s172, which would attract 6 penalty points and a fine; in most cases this is likely to exceed the penalty for the speeding offence itself.

    You should note that there is nothing to be gained by responding any earlier than you have to at any stage of the process. You are likely to receive a Conditional Offer of a Fixed Penalty (COFP) and further reminder(s). If you want to continue the fight, you should ignore all correspondence from the police until you receive a summons. You need to understand from the outset that while you will receive much help and support from members on the forums, you will need to put time and effort into fighting your case and ultimately be prepared to stand up in court to defend yourself.

Generated by the PePiPoo NIP Wizard v3.3.2: Wed, 16 Feb 2011 17:53:36 +0000

Some additonal information i forgot to include.

Alleged 82mph in a 70mph.

They say they have viedo evidence.
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post Wed, 16 Feb 2011 - 17:55
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post Wed, 16 Feb 2011 - 18:51
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Going 'unsigned' still remains an option north of the border, for the time being at least.

I'd suggest having a trawl around the boards for 'Scottish' cases, reading up and getting an idea of what you might be facing if you go down this route (ie increasingly threatening letters, multiple home visits from police for upto 6 months, possibility of 6 points, etc).
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post Thu, 17 Feb 2011 - 15:15
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As that part of the A9 a is national speed limit (from memory) you could consider the following; my friend (retired plod) got a NIP for 84 mph for speeding on A74 in a 70 mph zone. He returned it (completed but unsigned) and ignored all further communication from the scammers and never received a citation (it was ten months ago so he is in the clear now). Hope this helps, if it was me, I would go the unsigned route.
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