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Speed Cameras

With more than 3 million motorists being caught by speed cameras, it is little wonder that Britains motorists are becoming more and more desperate to find ways to avoid the inevitable three points and 60 fine.

Unfortunately, speed cameras are not always about being safe. You may be driving perfectly safe along an empty motorway at eighty miles an hour; this does not mean that you will escape the hidden camera.

As a result, many motorists are opting to fight speed camera fines.

Speeding Fines and Penalty Points

If a vehicle is caught speeding or jumping a red light by a safety camera, the registered keeper will be sent a form called ‘Notice of Intended Prosecution’ within 14 days. Part of this form asks the registered keeper to identify the driver at the time of the offence.
If you are the driver, you may be eligible for a conditional offer of a fixed penalty. This means you will not have to attend a court hearing if you pay the fixed penalty.
The minimum fine for speeding or running a red light is 60 and three penalty points added to your licence.

You may need to go to court if ...

... the offence is a serious one or if you already have a certain number of points on your licence. In this case you will not be offered a fixed penalty and will have to go to court.

You can choose to go to court if ...

... you wish to challenge the penalty or there are mitigating circumstances you think should be taken into consideration. If you tell the police you wish to go to court they will normally issue you with a summons. You can give reasons for disputing the speeding fine on the summons, plus any evidence you want the court to take into account.