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chairmanmiaow
NIP Details and Circumstances
What is the name of the Constabulary? -
Date of the offence: - July 2018
Date of the NIP: - 7 days after the offence
Date you received the NIP: - 11 days after the offence
Location of offence (exact location as it appears on the NIP: important): - Preston Rd, Weymouth twd Osmington
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? - 0
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 - I was driving along in what I thought was a 40 zone on Preston Rd. I got a ticket stating that I was doing 37 in a 30 zone. I wasn't aware of a camera at the time, and from looking at the Dorset police site, it was a mobile van. I think that the speed limit may change on that road, but I'm not sure as I'm not local. I definitely remember seeing 40 signs though.

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? - England

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.

    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: Sun, 29 Jul 2018 23:14:08 +0000
cp8759
At that speed you should qualify for a course.
Logician
QUOTE (cp8759 @ Mon, 30 Jul 2018 - 00:43) *
At that speed you should qualify for a course.


Provided you have not done one for an offence in the last three years. You will have to go back to Dorset to take it though. The speed limit changing from 30 to 40 frequently only helps you if you can show that you were actually in a 40 limit at the time of the alleged offence.

chairmanmiaow
QUOTE (Logician @ Mon, 30 Jul 2018 - 01:16) *
QUOTE (cp8759 @ Mon, 30 Jul 2018 - 00:43) *
At that speed you should qualify for a course.


Provided you have not done one for an offence in the last three years. You will have to go back to Dorset to take it though. The speed limit changing from 30 to 40 frequently only helps you if you can show that you were actually in a 40 limit at the time of the alleged offence.



Yes, I'd be eligible as haven't had any speeding tickets for nearly 20 years! I'm annoyed by it as I was carefully sticking to what I'm pretty sure was the limit.

Any ideas how I could go about finding out exactly where I was got and what the limit is there?

I may just take the course and avoid the hassle as it's only a couple of hours' drive though.
AntonyMMM
QUOTE (chairmanmiaow @ Mon, 30 Jul 2018 - 08:31) *
Any ideas how I could go about finding out exactly where I was got and what the limit is there?


You can ask to see any photos they have to "help identify the driver". They don't have to provide them, but usually do - and they may direct you to a website to view them. They may help pinpoint exactly where you were. Note that this doesn't stop the 28 day clock for nominating the driver.

To speed things up, you can try making the request by phone.
chairmanmiaow
QUOTE (AntonyMMM @ Mon, 30 Jul 2018 - 08:41) *
QUOTE (chairmanmiaow @ Mon, 30 Jul 2018 - 08:31) *
Any ideas how I could go about finding out exactly where I was got and what the limit is there?


You can ask to see any photos they have to "help identify the driver". They don't have to provide them, but usually do - and they may direct you to a website to view them. They may help pinpoint exactly where you were. Note that this doesn't stop the 28 day clock for nominating the driver.

To speed things up, you can try making the request by phone.



Thanks, will doing that affect my ability to get a speed awareness course later?
666
QUOTE (chairmanmiaow @ Mon, 30 Jul 2018 - 11:47) *
QUOTE (AntonyMMM @ Mon, 30 Jul 2018 - 08:41) *
QUOTE (chairmanmiaow @ Mon, 30 Jul 2018 - 08:31) *
Any ideas how I could go about finding out exactly where I was got and what the limit is there?


You can ask to see any photos they have to "help identify the driver". They don't have to provide them, but usually do - and they may direct you to a website to view them. They may help pinpoint exactly where you were. Note that this doesn't stop the 28 day clock for nominating the driver.

To speed things up, you can try making the request by phone.



Thanks, will doing that affect my ability to get a speed awareness course later?

No.
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