Hi, I am a new driver and my probation is up in October. I may have got picked up on a speed camera doing 36 in a 30 zone. The camera I’m sure was round a corner, I’d come off the M40 onto the A404 and did not see it in time, my reaction to it was slow as I took time to see if a car was close behind me and I’m worried I will get a letter stating that I’m banned, I already have 3 points on my licence.
If this happens I’m wondering how long a ban would be for? My first conviction I was doing 51 on motorway during roadworks where there was a temporary speed limit of 40 and I was a very new driver at the time and did not slow down in time as had been doing 65 along that road for over an hour. Any advice would be appreciated as I need to be ready to act if this letter does arrive. Thank you in advance.
If you get a NIP it has to be within 14 days of the date of the alleged offence. If the speed is under 39 then you will probably get offered the speed awareness course that will mean that you avoid the points and avoid revocation.
If you do get 3 points then you can take the matter to court and try and persuade them, to give you a short ban rather than the points if that would be easier for you to manage than being revoked and having to do a complete retest.
As a new driver if you get 6 points in the first two years you don’t get a ban you simply get your licence revoke and you have to do a full retest.