- November 19, 2023 at 9:58 pm #247769
Received a letter from Surrey Police informing me that one of their speed cameras recorded me doing 37mph in a 30mph zone so i’m liable for a £100 fine and 3pts.
I’ve not had much luck in my new Ford Kuga (but i still love it!)
Firstly i was involved in a minor RTA the day after collecting my new car from the dealership so £100 excess insurance payment. And now another £100 payment but this time to the cops . . . oh and 3pts too.
Nearly 40yrs of driving yet within the space of a few short weeks i’ve experienced my first ever car accident and my first ever ticket (parking or speeding!)
Hey, both incidents were my fault so i’m not really grumbling.
- November 19, 2023 at 10:50 pm #247790
Wern’t you offered or thought of asking if you can do a speed awareness course, save getting the 3pts?
Don’t forget to inform DLM insureanceNovember 19, 2023 at 11:48 pm #247799PhaedraParticipant
I’d write back and ask to do the course, you’ll still pay the fine but you won’t get the 3 points.
From Surrey Police website,
What are the speed awareness criteria for Surrey police?
The police will consider the following grounds when assessing your eligibility for the driver awareness course: your speed narrowly exceeded the limit and falls within the guidelines set out by the National Police Chief Council (NPCC) up to: 31 mph in a 20 mph area. 42 mph in a 30 mph area.
Please excuse spelling/typos. Apart from being a clot it turns out I have one on my cerebellum causing various problems!November 20, 2023 at 12:25 am #247801
I requested I did a speed awareness course online a couple of years ago, when I got busted for doing 73 in a 60 zone. The benifit of doing an online course is you can book anywhere in the country. I booked a course with Durham council, as it was the cheapest £74 compered to £95 for my local provider. The benifit of doing an online course is the boredom time is halfed, than it would be attending a face to face type course (yes done those to) though I believe the face to face course’s is now the same times depending who you book with.November 20, 2023 at 1:06 am #247802CallmejohnParticipant
Wern’t you offered or thought of asking if you can do a speed awareness course, save getting the 3pts? Don’t forget to inform DLM insureance
Kezo, am I right in assuming that if you do the course (and pay the fine) and don’t get the three points, you do not have to inform DLM, as you still have a clean driving licence.November 20, 2023 at 1:10 am #247803CallmejohnParticipant
Gee, I hope you have also recovered from your health scare and have had better luck with your health than you have with your new car.November 20, 2023 at 1:30 am #247804
Hi @Kezo, nope wasn’t offered the speed awareness thing sadly.
Only thing i’ve received was the Notice of Intended Prosecution letter.
I checked out the Surrey Police website and it states that there is no way one can apply for the speed awareness course.November 20, 2023 at 2:02 am #247805
Thank you for enquiring about my recent health issues.
I am back home now and feeling grand!
A heart attack caused my admission.
And another heart attack whilst i was an in-patient (if you’re gonna have a HA best place to have one is if you are already in the hospital)
I rejected the quadruple bypass and went with the more stents option.
Why did i reject the bypass?
Firstly i was too frightened at the prospect of going under the knife.
And secondly, once i was made aware by the surgeon that he would agree to go with the more stents option if i was adamant that i didn’t want the bypass i signed up straight away.
I accept that the bypass would’ve been the better option for me but i simply didn’t feel lucky.
Also i’ve had lots of stents previously so rightly or wrongly my thinking was better the devil i know.November 20, 2023 at 2:15 am #247807
On reading your post i have now decided that i will write a letter to Surrey Police and ask if i can join their speed awareness course. Nothing ventured nothing gained.
Thank you.November 20, 2023 at 7:09 am #247785Berzerker
Could be worse… it could have been a new and popular 20mph zone and at that supersonic speed you would postively be sent before the chamber on the tower, tortured and parts of your body displaced in various parts of the country!! 🙂November 20, 2023 at 7:15 am #247797SamSpectator
is it £100 now, did it not used to be £60November 20, 2023 at 8:04 am #247828ColinParticipant
I’m equally well-behaved/lucky/boring (choose your preferred description) – never had an accident worth mentioning (reversed into someone once possibly cracking a number plate – the guy claims it was me, the dirt in the crack claimed the crack was old but I gave him a tenner for a new plate and left – figured it was worth a tenner not to have to argue) and a single (in my case 4 points due to a whingy magistrate) speeding incident nearly a decade ago.
Even on private insurance, a first offence with 3 points would be unlikely to affect you, but as previously mentioned, you should let the insurance know – belt and braces kinda thing
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"Man is born in freedom, but he soon becomes a slave, in cages of convention, from the cradle, to the grave."November 20, 2023 at 8:14 am #247833November 20, 2023 at 8:47 am #247839November 20, 2023 at 8:49 am #247840
I’ll be calling direct line today to let them know.
Thank you.November 20, 2023 at 9:18 am #247848swwchrisParticipant
Nobody has been prosecuted yet, so no point in telling anyone yet
You return the form and say who was driving
Then you will receive a letter giving choices, fixed penalty and points, speed awareness or go to court. At 37mph in a 30 and as long as you have not done a speed awareness course already, I would expect you to be offered one then.
November 20, 2023 at 9:39 am #247853November 20, 2023 at 10:03 am #248414
- This reply was modified 2 weeks, 6 days ago by swwchris.
WOW thank you for your post @swwchris!
Yes i returned the letter confirming that i was the driver yesterday.
I’ll definitely now postpone writing to the Police regarding the Speed Awareness Course.
And i’ll also postpone calling insurers Direct Line.
Thank you again.November 20, 2023 at 10:04 am #248474November 20, 2023 at 11:23 am #248679MarcParticipant
Nobody has been prosecuted yet, so no point in telling anyone yet You return the form and say who was driving Then you will receive a letter giving choices, fixed penalty and points, speed awareness or go to court. At 37mph in a 30 and as long as you have not done a speed awareness course already, I would expect you to be offered one then.
Exactly this, I was done for 37 in a 30 about 6 years ago, in a company car and did the speed awareness course.
It looks like what has happened here is the police know the car was doing 37 in a 30 but don’t know who was driving so sent the NIP to motability as the car belongs to them. They would have given the police your details so the police have contacted you, you need to return the form with the details of who was driving the car at the time.
The police will then send you a letter giving you three options, £100 fine and 3 points, a speed awareness course, cost me £90 six years ago, and no points or deny speeding and have your day in court.
Don’t tell anyone yet as there has been no admittance of guilt, 6 years ago you did not need to notify your insurer if you did the course because you had no points, though this could have changed so it’s best to check.
Daughters motability car Vauxhall Grandland 1.5 diesel automatic Ultimate.
My car SEAT Ibiza SE Tec 1.2 petrol TSI 2017.December 6, 2023 at 10:00 am #250963
Received a speed awareness course offer from Surrey Police.
I’ve signed up for the first available spot at Lingfield race course commencing 9th January.
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