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NIP Details and Circumstances
What is the name of the Constabulary? -
Date of the offence: - November 2010
Date of the NIP: - 6 days after the offence
Date you received the NIP: - 7 days after the offence
Location of offence (exact location as it appears on the NIP: important): - Chester Rd,Stretford
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 - 37mph on a 30 mph road. Flashed by GATSO camera. Wasn;t aware of any speed limits but standard lim,it would apply. Incident was at 21.48 pm. Road not busy at the time. Road surface dry and clear conditions . What can I expect

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: Wed, 24 Nov 2010 18:30:34 +0000
QUOTE (retroman62 @ Wed, 24 Nov 2010 - 18:30) *
What can I expect

At that speed, you'll be offered a fixed penalty of £60 and 3 points on your licence, which are unlikely to add much, if anything, to your insurance premium these days if you're not in a high risk group. If you refuse the penalty, go to court and are found guilty you'll get a bigger fine, but still 3 points.

While there are no guarantees, you may also be offered a speed awareness course in lieu of a fixed penalty - costs £60 in Greater Manchester and takes four hours of your time, but you don't get the points and don't (usually) have to tell your insurer. (Some insurers are apparently starting to ask about them now, so check the small print on your policy)
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