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Speeding Tickets UK

Speeding Tickets UK

Do you want to dispute a speeding ticket? DoNotPay can help.

In 2020, the top 10 UK councils profited $65 million from Penalty Charge Notices (PCN). In addition, it has been estimated that 22,000 tickets are issued by private companies daily. Revenue from parking tickets act as a profitable cash cow for local authorities, but it doesn’t have to affect you.

Whether it’s a parking ticket or speeding ticket, DoNotPay can help you make the best case possible for voiding or otherwise not paying the ticket.

UK Traffic Laws

Road Traffic Act 1988 - Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom, concerning licensing of vehicles, insurance and road regulation

All about Speeding Penalties by the UK government:

Driver’s license will have a code on it for 4 years.

In 2017, UK introduced new speeding penalty system: Band categories A, B, C.

Each band has its own speed limits, penalty points, and percentage of weekly wage fined


How can you solve the problem on your own?

How to Handle a Speeding Ticket in the UK

If you are caught by a speed camera, within 14 days, you will be sent a:

  • NIP

  • Section 172 notice

You are required to send the Section 172 notice within 28 days, telling the police who was driving the car.

If the Section 172 is ignored, you will most likely be required to go to court

After the Section 172 is received, you will either:

  • Receive a FPN

  • notice telling you to go to court

More details found here:

How Do Tickets Affect One’s License?

Penalty points are added to your license if you break traffic laws in the UK. While different offenses carry different penalties, if you collect enough points over a specific time period, it can result in a driving ban.

The minimum penalty for speeding **is £100 and 3 points off of your license.

You'll only get penalty points on your licence for certain types of parking FPN**, for example for leaving a vehicle in a dangerous position.

You can also get an FPN for speeding and minor motoring offences.

<aside> 🚨 Accumulating 12 points off your license within 3 years will lead to a driving ban.


Important Terms

Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) - Fines for a relatively minor traffic offense that must be paid to avoid being charged for a criminal offense

Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) - Formal notice that warns the driver that he faces prosecution. Sent within 14 days of receiving a speeding ticket

Section 172 notice - Section 172 of the Road Traffic Act, 1988, gives the police power to serve notice upon the registered keepers of vehicles, to whom the section applies, of a requirement to identify the driver at the time of an alleged offense.

If you were the driver of the vehicle at the time of the alleged offence you are required to complete part 1 of the Section 172 statement.

How Can DoNotPay Help?

DoNotPay Can Help Dispute UK Speeding Tickets

How DoNotPay Can Help

DoNotPay can help you fight your speeding ticket

  1. Log-in to DoNotPay and go to the Ticket Disputes category. Select the Speeding Ticket product.

2. Upload a photo of your citation.

3. Provide us with some details on why you believe the citation issued is a mistake.

4. That’s it! You’ll receive an appeal letter that contains the best argument to win your case.