NIP Details and Circumstances
What is the name of the Constabulary? -
Date of the offence: - September 2008
Date of the NIP: - 19 days after the offence
Date you received the NIP: - 20 days after the offence
Location of offence (exact location as it appears on the NIP: important): - M4 (E/BOUND) BET JCT 16 & 15, NR MP 129/7 (SITE MA8)
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? - I am a motor trader selling the car on behalf of the owner.
How many current points do you have? - 9
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 had taken the car to a bodyshop for an estimate and also to show to a potential buyer. I am not sure at which part of my journey the camera took a picture. The pictures are available on the Wiltshire "Safety" Camera website along with a certificate of calibration showing that the device was tested at up to (but not beyond) 100m range. They are not super clear but it does look roughly like me, or any other bloke with short hair. It could easily have been the folks who test drove the car. I don't recollect speeding that day, since I was driving a customers car and hence taking greater care than usual. The "offence that is alleged was that the vehicle that I was apparently driving was said to be doing 97mph, and the picture taken at 425.6 metres away. It appears to be a clear dry day with sparse traffic. The "Enforcement Officer" seems to be a civilian working for Swindon & Wiltshire Safety Camera Partnership. I understand that Nick Freeman is currently appealing against an NIP that resulted from a civilian in this constituency. From what I can make out of the law, a police officers opinion that a vehicle is speeding must be sought before a hand held device may be used to corroborate his or her opinion. In this case, I want to find out whether the operative was indeed a civilian, whether a police officer was present, and what my chances are of appealing against this NIP.

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)? - No
Is the NIP addressed to you personally? - Yes
Although you are not the Registered Keeper, were you the keeper of the vehicle concerned (the person normally responsible for it) at the time of the alleged offence? - Yes
Were you driving? - Unsure
Do you know who was driving? - Unsure who was driving

NIP Wizard Recommendation
Based on these responses the Wizard suggested that this course of action should be considered:

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