- Business transport offences
- Careless driving
- Dangerous driving
- Drink driving/excess alcohol
- Drunk in charge
- Exceptional hardship
- Mobile phone use
- Notices of intended prosecution
- Penalty points/totting up
- Remove disqualification
- Special reasons
- Speed cameras and furnishing information
- Traffic light offences
Speed Cameras and Furnishing Information
There are many devices in operation throughout the country. Although most of them will be accurate it is possible for inaccuracies to occur which may raise issues about matters including calibration, the training and use of the device by the officer and whether the device is in fact approved.
In the majority of speed camera cases the vehicle is not stopped and the police therefore do not know who was the driver. In order to find this out they will normally send out a Notice of Intended Prosecution to the vehicle’s registered keeper who may not necessarily be the driver, and request the name of the driver at the time of the offence.
This notice must be served on the driver or the registered keeper within 14 days of the alleged offence.
We would urge you not to return this document without speaking to us first.
There are a significant number of matters which the Prosecution are obliged to prove in cases alleging failing to furnish information. We are able to advise you about the evidential hurdles which the Prosecution most overcome and the experience which we have had in successfully defending such cases throughout England and Wales.
Section 29 of the Road Safety Act 2006 came into force on the 24th September 2007 and increased the penalty from 3 points to 6 points.
The Department of Trade and Industry have confirmed that this increase only applies to offences committed on or after the 24th September 2007. If the offence was committed before the 24th September 2007, the penalty is still 3 points.