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NIP Details and Circumstances
What is the name of the Constabulary? -
Date of the offence: - March 2009
Date of the NIP: - 23 days after the offence
Date you received the NIP: - 24 days after the offence
Location of offence (exact location as it appears on the NIP: important): - A14, Exning
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 - Alleged 81mph in a 70mph temporary speed limit on dual carriageway.
In middle lane of 3 on A14 travelling towards Newmarket, noticed safety camera van parked just off the carriageway on the grass verge. Can it be parked there?
Picture on suffolksafecam website shows car infront, car on inside carriage way and a sign post on the grass verge next to van.

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? - 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: Tue, 07 Apr 2009 18:23:45 +0100
It doesn't really matter where the van was parked, in terms of the alleged speeding offence.

A 70mph temporary speed limit would be odd, to say the least.
captain swoop
Wasn't the 70mph limit introduced as a temporary measure and just continued?
QUOTE (captain swoop @ Tue, 7 Apr 2009 - 18:42) *
Wasn't the 70mph limit introduced as a temporary measure and just continued?

Aye - the 70mph, 60mph & 50mph (Temporary Speed Limit) Order 1977 came into force on 1 June 1977 and applied to all roads other than motorways within England, Scotland & Wales. The Order should have ceased in November 1978 but it was continued indefinitely by SI, also in 1978, and remains in place today.
Indeed. A "permanent temporary" order wink.gif

What I was cack-handedly saying was that a "true" 70 mph temporary limit would be odd!

The OP might wish to write to the police asking for a photograph to assist in identifying the driver at the time (no more, no less). This will allow the quality of the ping to be assessed.
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