Legal FAQs

Can I appeal against the Notice of Intended Prosecution?

If you wish to appeal it is necessary for you to request a court hearing. Be reminded that any appeal does not alter the statutory time limits that are imposed on the Notice of Intended Prosecution.  You must still provide details of who was the driver within 28 days of being required to do so.

A request for a Court Hearing must be made in writing.  The following arguments do not provide mitigation:

-          I didn’t know street lights indicated a 30mph limit

-          I didn’t see any signs/I was unfamiliar with the road

-          I have a clean driving licence/it is my first offence

-          I didn’t know about the cameras

-          The road was clear/it was late/it was early

-          The car behind forced me to speed up

-          The camera enforcement vehicle was not visible/was parked illegally

-          My speedometer doesn’t work/isn’t accurate

Other questions in this category:

I have received a Notice of Intended Prosecution for speeding. What happens now?

I think I've been wrongly accused of speeding - should I contest it in court?

I did not know the speed limit of the road. Can I appeal?

How can you prove that the camera is accurate and working properly?

Will I have to go to court?

How long will the penalty points stay on my driving licence?

I have received a Notice of Intended Prosecution and do not believe that I was speeding.

What happens if I ignore the Notice of Intended Prosecution?

Are my Human Rights infringed if I respond to this Notice of Intended Prosecution?

I sold my car recently, why have I been sent a Notice of Intended Prosecution?

I was caught speeding. Can I have a higher fine and no penalty points?

I was caught using a mobile phone whilst driving. Can I have a higher fine and no penalty points?

What should I do if I have lost my driving licence?

I have a clean driving licence. Is this taken into consideration?

My licence is from another country, what should I do?

Can I have a copy of the photograph of the offence?

Who sets the speed limits?

Who decides where safety cameras are needed to enforce speed limits?

What is the speed limit for a van?

I understand I can go on a course instead of a fine or having points on my licence. Is this correct?

If I go on a course, will I still receive the fine and penalty points?

I would like to attend a course but think I went on one 2 years ago. Can I go on a further course?

If I attend a Speed Awareness Course will I have to pay?

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