Fixed Penalty Offers

Frequently asked questions and answers for fixed penalty offer road traffic offences.

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Different Standards For The Police

Question: Recently I was given a fixed penalty because when I pulled away from a set of traffic lights I let the clutch out too quick and my motorbike front wheel came off the ground by about 1 to 2 …

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Police Officers Hiding Again!

Question: Not wearing a seat belt I have looked at all of the other questions asked about fixed penalty notices where the police have either written the wrong d.o.b or the wrong date & time for the offence – what …

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I Demand The Evidence

Question: What evidence can I demand to ask them to send me (under the Freedom of Information Act?) in order that the validity of their actions relative to the NIP being issued can be verified. (The original NIP was sent …

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A Defective Ticket Is Not A Defence!

Question: Failing to comply with the direction indicated by a green arrow traffic signal The offence code is 025a which is incorrect is there anyway I can challenge that on the basis of technicality (wrong information and therefore defective ticket)? …

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Wrong Date

Question: Accused of using a mobile whilst driving. Tomorrow’s date has been put on ticket were do I stand legally? Rob Says: If you reject the ticket and take it to court the officer will attend and correct his mistake. …

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Missed Fixed Penalty Offer

Question: The police authority in question- due to an admin error- did not send me a Notice of Conditional fixed penalty Offer and have now issued a Court Summons as time is running out- they have suggested that if I …

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Defective Ticket

Question: I was issued with a fixed penalty notice last night for doing 44.97 in a 30 limit. I have noticed this morning that the time of offence on the notice is wrong. It was an hour earlier than it …

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Mistake On The Ticket

Question: I was given a speeding ticket for excess speed on 11-04-10. Upon re-reading the ticket I noticed that the officer had written my incorrect date of birth on the ticket despite being told the date twice and having the …

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Is Fixed Penalty Defective – Can I Ignore It?

Question: I have just been stopped by the police for failing to obey a no entry sign, and given an endorsement. They copied my address onto the fixed penalty slip from my driving licence. My correct address is on my …

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Altered Number Plate

Question: I was wondering if you could give me some advise on the following. I was recently stopped and issued a Fixed Penalty Notice (non-endorsable) automated number plate recognition fine for £60. It is the first time I have been …

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