This morning while driving to work, a traffic officer on a motorbike tapped my window and said I was doing 50 in a 30 zone. As I started to talk his response was ‘don’t argue with me, I was doing 30mph and you were pulling away from me, you will be getting 3 points’ and then he just drove off.
I have not received any notice of prosecution yet but my question is where do I stand with this? As I am sure I was not doing 50. Can I be incriminated on solely the word of an officer or do they have to provide some sort of speed detection evidence? Which I doubt the officer had at the time. Is this called a verbal NIP? Are they allowed to just say ‘you will be getting 3 points’ then just drive off without asking if I understand it? Any help would be appreciated thanks
You would be very lucky to get 3 points for 50 in a 30 limit.
You normally get a summons to court for that speed because you will be at risk of a ban.
Have you got any penalty points already? If so, how many?
They have to issue the summons within 6 months of the date of the alleged offence. Did the officer take your names and address etc?
You can be convicted based on the word of one officer if he claims to have done a follow check with the speedo on his motorbike.
Come back to me if you would like my help when you get the summons because you will be at risk of more than 3 points I’m afraid.