Visit the pages below to find out what to do if you have been caught speeding. Answers to some frequently asked questions can also be found in this section along with useful links to other road safety organisations.
If you have been caught by an LSCP speed or red light camera you will receive a letter from the Police within 14 days. This letter is called a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP). The NIP will ask you to confirm the identity of the driver at the time of the offence. The NIP form must be sent back to the Police within 28 days (to the Police address given).
If the NIP is received by the Police within the given 28 days, the driver of the vehicle will be sent a Conditional Offer of Fixed Penalty (COFP). The COFP offers the driver the chance of paying a fixed penalty notice of £60 and accepting 3 points on their licence. If the driver chooses not to accept the COFP, they may contest the allegation at court. However, if found guilty by a magistrate, the driver may have to pay court costs, plus up to the maximum penalty of £1000 and receive 6 points on their licence.
If at the time of committing an offence, a licence already has 9 points on it, and/or the speed was excessive, the driver will be dealt with directly by the Magistrates' Court and will not receive a COFP.
If you fail to complete or sign a NIP, you will be sent a summons for the secondary offence of Failing to Furnish Information.
Any enquires relating to a NIP or COFP must be directed to the Police address found on your correspondence.
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