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if you dont get your speeding fine within 14days then you dont have to pay?

(16 Posts)
brandy7 Sun 18-Feb-07 22:06:05

apparently this is the law so my ex tells me whos bought a book on driving laws!

i thought i got caught 5weeks ago and have heard nothing,he says if i do i wont have to pay

JanH Sun 18-Feb-07 22:20:48

They have to get the NIP to the registered keeper within 14 days, so if it's eg a company car it has to get to the company, not to the driver.

If it's your own car, in your own name, and you haven't moved house and forgotten to tell DVLA, then you are clear

softmusk Mon 19-Feb-07 13:27:48

do u still get points

brandy7 Mon 19-Feb-07 15:36:34

thanks janh

softmusk, no points as far as i know

TwoToTango Mon 19-Feb-07 16:11:02

Thats useful to know - JanH what do you do if it arrives after 14 days return it to DVLA?

fortyplus Mon 19-Feb-07 16:18:21

This is true - but it takes a lot of proving, otherwise everyone would just tear them up and say they'd never arrived.

If it was 5 weeks ago you would've received it by now.

dh does quite a bit of work on Police enforcement systems. A lot of forces are still using traditional cameras with film inside them and moving the cameras around from one gatso unit to another. The gatso unit flashes even if there isn't a camera inside - and the film runs out quite quickly which is why they only usually flash at a relatively high speed.

So... you're safe for now, but BE WARNED - lots of Forces are moving to digital technology which catches EVERYONE so the gatso can be set to go off at a lower speed (often 33mph)

JanH Mon 19-Feb-07 22:12:26

IIRC the envelope it comes in isn't stamped or franked, it's printed (I had one the other day ) - so I'm guessing there is some sort of monitoring system to see what goes where and when - if they know it went into your sorting office on a given day you're going to struggle to prove it wasn't delivered, aren't you?

Mine arrived within about 4 days, btw

JanH Mon 19-Feb-07 22:14:13

see here - it's the despatch date that counts.

FluffyMummy123 Tue 20-Feb-07 08:08:55

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brandy7 Tue 20-Feb-07 12:08:57

well i still havent got it thismorning,it def flashed i was doing about 33/34 in a 30

petunia Tue 20-Feb-07 14:51:55

You're allowed to do 35mph (that's 10%+2mph, to allow for differences in speedometers)in a 30 zone, before they take action against you (learnt on a Speed Awareness course last year).

FluffyMummy123 Tue 20-Feb-07 14:52:21

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brandy7 Tue 20-Feb-07 15:22:51

i havent been on aspeed awareness course?

petunia Tue 20-Feb-07 16:28:03

The people running the course said that you were allowed to do 35mph to allow for differences in speedometers. They didn't mention any areas that don't apply that rule and everyone (about 20 of us) on the course had all done 36, 37 and 38mph and come from all areas of the country.

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