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NIP Details and Circumstances
What is the name of the Constabulary? -
Date of the offence: - September 2011
Date of the NIP: - 11 days after the offence
Date you received the NIP: - 12 days after the offence
Location of offence (exact location as it appears on the NIP: important): - A4540 NewJohn St West App Hospital St Twd A38(M), Birmingham
Was the NIP addressed to you? - Yes
Was the NIP sent by first class post, second class or recorded delivery? - Not known
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 - Was going on a two week deployment, which required an early start picked up a colleague from Lozells, Birmingham and not familiar with the route I was taking back to my Centre, I thought I had entered a 40mph zone as I was accelerating when I got flashed, hence the 39mph in a 30mph zone. As I thought I was driving to the road condition and within the law, it wasn’t my intention to speed, and I can’t remember seeing a sign stating 30mph zone, because if I did I would not have exceeded the speed limit.

As my licence is important in my field of work and I’m a bit concerned that if I were to lose my licence it will have a detrimental effect on my earning capabilities.

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
- England

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

Generated by the PePiPoo NIP Wizard v3.3.2: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 13:16:42 +0000
you dont get better answers for posting your OP 5 times

you wont be losing your liciense

most likely a speed awareness course instead of points or failing that 3 points and 60 quid

why did you think you were entering a 40 ? in the absence of signs to the contrary its always safe to assume its a 30
Thanks for that, I'm aware that posting it fives times is overkill but that wasn't intentional. I use my sat nav now for all my journey as it monitors/warn me once i approach 5mph of breaking the speed limit, plus keeping a check on that speed dial
Hotel Oscar 87
QUOTE (jobo @ Tue, 27 Sep 2011 - 14:24) *
why did you think you were entering a 40 ? in the absence of signs to the contrary its always safe to assume its a 30

Possibly because its a very confusing section of dual carriageway? If you'd come from Lozells I'm guessing you've come up from Hockley Circus and the limit doesn't change at all and, in fairness, this is a straight section of road and the camera sticks out like a boil on a baby's backside. Still we've all made mistakes. As Jobo suggests a SAC is on the cards given that you are within the recently adjusted criteria rather than sitting on the limit of the old one. It'll cost but there will be no impact on your licence.
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