Your notice is in line with the Government Strategy to make roads safer for all road users. Exceeding the legal speed limit is an offence for which a fine and penalty points are mandatory. These measures are in place to help reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads.
Your speed of the vehicle you were driving is recorded on a film or DVD which is held by the Central Ticket Office. It is printed on the notice that you have been sent.
You need to complete Part 1 of the notice that you have been sent and return it to the Central Ticket Office. In most cases you will then receive a "conditional offer" of a fixed penalty notice.
This gives you the opportunity to settle the matter without having to go to court. The fine is £60. You will also have three penalty points added to your driving licence. You may still elect to have the matter heard at court. More than eight points on your driving licence prevents the matter being dealt with by "Conditional Offer", and you will need to notify the Central Ticket Office in writing.
Penalty points are valid for a period of three years, but cannot be removed from your licence until four years have elapsed.
As a responsible employer, you have a duty to identify the driver of the vehicle in question. Your company car log or records should assist you in this. Failure to do so will result in your company being taken to court.
The Human Rights Act does not affect the returning of this paperwork. Primary legislation dictates that you are obliged to provide the information requested. Failure to do so will result in prosecution.
You have the right to challenge this offence in court. The Magistrates will then determine any fine and penalty points awarded. You are reminded that the courts have the right to increase the fine and penalty points awarded if they see fit, you may also be ordered to pay court costs.
The process is simple and quick and gives the opportunity, in most cases, to resolve the matter without the involvement of the courts. Failure to respond will result in your case being passed to the courts for failure to provide the required information.
The notice must be posted so that there is a reasonable expectation that it will be served on the DVLA Registered Keeper within fourteen days of the offence. Subsequent notices may be served on other drivers, keepers or owners for the same offence and these will not be subject to the 14 days regulations.