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NIP Details and Circumstances
What is the name of the Constabulary? -
Date of the offence: - April 2013
Date of the NIP: - 18 days after the offence
Date you received the NIP: - 19 days after the offence
Location of offence (exact location as it appears on the NIP: important): - A46 Caistor road, Swallow UK
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 - travelling south on the A46 at 17:05, overtook a transit van doing approx 50mph, didn't see the camera van parked in a layby on the left hand side of the road with its camera facing me, approx 100M away at the time I spotted it. I braked to slow down, obviously too late.
this happened on Monday the 15th of April. I picked the car up on friday the 12th of April, so I did not and still do not have the V5 document as i write this. However, the dealership that I bought the car from, phoned me the following weekend to tell me they'd received some paperwork (a NIP I guess) and that they'd filled it in and returned it.

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? - Unsure
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: Mon, 06 May 2013 17:10:02 +0000
Its only the first NIP that needs to be within the 14 days, the 2nd and later ones do not have this restriction.
No joy with a late NIP defence, what speed is alleged?
And the limit?
Would qualify for a SAC in lieu of points, assuming one hasn't previously been attended in the last three years.
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