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wowimamazing Sun 08-Oct-17 23:25:08

Found out I had a speeding fine sent to an old address. Didn’t respond obviously and it’s been 10 weeks and not heard anything else. Should I just keep quiet.

khajiit13 Sun 08-Oct-17 23:25:58

Why would you keep quiet? It won't just go away?

NC4now Sun 08-Oct-17 23:27:08

No. They'll go to court in your absence and come after you for a massive fine. Better to hold your hands up and take a speed awareness course or a FPN.

CamperVamp Sun 08-Oct-17 23:27:23

Er, probably not.
Because apart from anything else you can be in trouble for not updating DVLA with your address!

I think.

Livedandlearned Sun 08-Oct-17 23:27:32

Yeah why not! When it has gone to court and interest added and the whole bill has tripled don't cone back here complaining.

peekyboo Sun 08-Oct-17 23:28:08

Plus it's an offence not to keep your address details up to date on the DVLA database, which I assume you haven't seeing as they sent it to the old address?

OliviaStabler Sun 08-Oct-17 23:29:03

No. You own up and pay the fine.

AnathemaPulsifer Sun 08-Oct-17 23:30:04

£1000 fine just for not updating your address, I believe. Your call but I'd be showing willing sharpish.

wowimamazing Sun 08-Oct-17 23:32:18

I’ve never known of anyone actually getting a fine for not updating address. I’m not worried about that. I have now updated it online anyway.
I’m just thinking if I leave it I expect they don’t bother to follow them up and wondered if anyone else had done the same

cestlavielife Sun 08-Oct-17 23:34:07

It s all automated.
It will go to next stage .
Will cost you a lot more.
Call them and explain.

Nicknacky Sun 08-Oct-17 23:34:56

You won't he convicted of the speeding offence but one under S172 RTA which is failing to identify the driver. Better the contact the court and make a statutory declaration and start the process again. A speeding is better than S172!

PerryPerryThePlatypus Sun 08-Oct-17 23:35:04

Of course they follow it up. Pay your fine and slow down.

stopbeingadramallama Sun 08-Oct-17 23:37:28

It won't just disappearhmm

CamperVamp Sun 08-Oct-17 23:38:22

Of course it gets followed up.

It isn't like spending too long in Tesco's car park.

LoniceraJaponica Sun 08-Oct-17 23:39:02

You aren't above the law. Pay up now. It will cost more if you don't. They will catch up with you sooner or later.

CamperVamp Sun 08-Oct-17 23:40:33

"They will catch up with you sooner or later." At your new address.

Fluffypinkpyjamas Sun 08-Oct-17 23:40:46

What makes you think they won’t chase it up? Are you special? hmm

GetOutOfMYGarden Sun 08-Oct-17 23:42:43

YABU. Pay up.

LoniceraJaponica Sun 08-Oct-17 23:43:21

Info here

ShellyBoobs Sun 08-Oct-17 23:43:46

OP you would be bonkers to ignore it.

Never in a million years will it just go away because you didn't update your address. You're in more trouble, not less, because of this.

These are exactly the sort of circumstances under which they do fine people for not changing their address as they've got you bang to rights, now.

The only other option when they catch up with you is failure to disclose who was driving which is an S.172 offence with 6 points.

I.e. You can either say you received the NIP but ignored it, or you didn't receive it because you didn't change your addrsss. Both are offences with little defence.

AnathemaPulsifer Sun 08-Oct-17 23:45:53

I’ve never known of anyone actually getting a fine for not updating address.

I've never known of anyone actually getting a fine to their old address and ignoring it, so perhaps neither of us has the full picture on how it all works...

peekyboo Sun 08-Oct-17 23:50:02

It doesn't matter what mumsnet says, you'll still get fined

eddymonsoon Sun 08-Oct-17 23:53:39

DH got a speeding fine, put it in the drawer and forgot about it.
Ended up with a court summons.

SilverySurfer Mon 09-Oct-17 00:04:44

That would be a really stupid thing to do - your final fine could be massive. If you can afford to throw money away, go for it hmm

safariboot Mon 09-Oct-17 00:13:53

You need to deal with it. Exactly how depends on whether you are the registered keeper of the vehicle or not, but don't ignore it.

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