Within 14 clear days of a camera recording an alleged offence, a notice of intended prosecution will be issued to the registered keeper of the vehicle. This notice will contain the date, time and location of the alleged offence.
If you are not the registered keeper of the vehicle, then a new notice of intended prosecution will need to be issued in your name. The registered keeper has a legal responsibility under section 172 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 to provide the identity of the driver and will need to complete the driver information form, which is enclosed with the notice of intended prosecution (NIP).
Included with the notice is a driver information form. The registered keeper of the vehicle has a legal responsibility to return this form giving the identity of the driver at the time of the alleged offence. This means recipients can choose to accept the penalty or to have the case heard before a court. Cases involving speeds of more than 26mph above the limit must be dealt with before a court - a conditional offer of fixed penalty cannot be made.
Any enquires relating to a NIP, Conditional Offer of Fixed Penalty or Speed Awareness Course must be directed to the Police address found on your correspondence.
Road Traffic Offences Guidance on Fixed Penalty Notices
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