NIP Rules

Need to know more about UK NIP rules? These questions and answers cover most of the most common notice of intended prosecution situations.

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Don’t Know Why It Took More Than 14 Days

Question: Speeding NIP – 14 Days Rule I have been sent a NIP. Date of Offence x. Issue Date of x this is clearly out of the 14 days rule. I am the owner and registered keeper and have been …

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Is NIP A Myth

Question: Speeding I was caught doing 87 mph in a 50 mph Zone on x 2010 but the NIP did not come through until and is dated x 2010. Is there a 14 day rule for this or is it …

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NIP Out by One Hour

Question: Speeding When my letter for speeding came through they had the wrong time, out by one hour as I was working then, 2 weeks later they sent a letter telling me there clock was out by one hour. According …

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Wrong Registration

Question: I have received citation to appear in the justice of the peace court for the above speeding offence. In the complaint against and summary of evidence provided to me, my vehicle registration is incorrect, does this invalidate the charge? …

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Name Wrong On NIP

Question: 83 in a 60 I have been driving 28yrs and have 3 points from 3 yrs ago. I was driving my car which I have owned for 4 yrs, but on the NIP letter my name is spelt x …

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NIP Not Sent By Registered Post

Question: My boyfriend went through a speed trap. He received a letter within 2 weeks informing him of the offence and asking if he was the driver. This letter was not sent recorded/registered delivery therefore there is no proof that …

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No Notice Of Intended Prosecution (NIP)

Question: I THINK I was caught a 3 weeks ago. Is there a time scale for issuing of a NIP? Rob Says: A NIP has to be issued to the registered keeper of the car within 14 days of the …

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Late NIP Delivery

Question: Exceeding temporary speed limit of 50mph Alleged offence took place x but I was not informed until x. Is there a minimum period when Safer Roads Bureau (SRB) should inform alleged offender of offence? Rob Says: If you are …

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Served An NIP Then Withdrew The NIP

Question: I received a Notice of Intended Prosecution on x. Then, on x, I received an apology saying that there had been a ‘clerical error’ and no further action would be taken. On x I received a Final Reminder. I …

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I Don’t Want Three Points

Question: I was driving 37mph in a 30mph zone. I have admitted the offence but was hoping to be offered a speed awareness course rather than points as I rely on my driving for my current and future profession and …

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