The most common instance where Notice is served is an NIP for speeding. There is an NIP time limit that applies of 14 days from the offence. However, how this is calculated will depend on how the notice is given. Don't wait until it's too late. Call Motor Defence Solicitors now, on 0800 2800 912, for a fixed fee consultation with a specialist solicitor.
A summons, for offences such as speeding, careless driving, drink driving etc...is issued in the Magistrates' Court, although the case may then be transferred to the Crown Court.
Your driving fell below that expected of a competent driver or driving a vehicle on a road or in any public place dangerously or in a dangerous condition
Being in charge of a vehicle when unfit due to drink or drugs
Where an individual deliberately withholds or provides misleading information
Systems used in the UK are generally type approved and require regular calibration. You are likely to come across the following types: Cameras, Laser, Radar, Stopwatch, Video. Some of the more common devices used include the Gatso, LTI2020, Vascar, Truevelo. For more detailed information on the individual devices, please click here
You are in an ever shrinking group of drivers. Keep the first penalty points off your driving licence
If you got your full driving licence less than 2 years ago you are on the verge of revocation and re-test. Insurance premiums start to rise.
One more slip and your driving licence is gone. You could face a 6 month driving disqualification
You are looking at a 6 month driving ban unless you come up with a convincing argument at Court.
The Police can stop you by the road if they suspect an offence has occured. You will usually be given a Fixed Penalty Notice (NIP), HORT1 Producer or depending on the offence, be arrested and taken to a Police Station. Typical offences within this scenario include:
It is an offence to:
The law tightened up in this area from 18 September 2006.
The current requirements are:
No, there is no requirement for an NIP for this offence.
Fine up to £500 if the matter goes to Court or a £30 fixed penalty notice.
These vary very much depending on the vehicle. There are numerous exemptions to the regulations dependent on the type and age of vehicle. However, generally for a child under 3 the only exception is travelling in a taxi where no restraint is available. For children over 3 a lot depends on the availability of a suitable seat (which does not mean you can generally ignore the requirement to buy one). Other exceptions relate to whether the vehicle has seat belts fitted, the situation was an emergency or there is a medical reason why no seat belt was worn. The regulations are complicated and we recommend you seek legal advice on these.
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