We pretty much all do it. You're in the car, you have the music on and you're sat there getting your Mariah Carey on, and you're creeping further past the speed limit.
You've been caught by a speed camera or the fuzz.
The minimum penalty for speeding is a £100 and 3 points on your licence.
You will receive a letter titled "notice of intended prosecution" and a "172 notice" within 14 days of you breaking the law (you disgusting human being). The section 172 notice must be sent back within 28 days informing the police who was driving. Once this has been sent back you will receive a fixed penalty notice.
When receiving a FPN you can either pleas guilty or not guilty. If you please guilty you will have to pay £100 and have 3 points added to your licence unless you're given the option to go on a speed awareness course.
You'll only be given the option of attending a course if it's your first offence or you've not been on a course in 3 years.
If you plead not guilty you will have to go to court but you run the risk of being fined more and getting more penalty points if found guilty. The amount of the fine is usually a percentage of your weekly wage.
How to avoid a Speeding fine.
Speeding fines and courses are a pain in the arse. I've been on a course and it was boring, but, it was obviously, totally my fault.
There is one very easy way you can avoid a speeding fine. It doesn't take any extra effort but it is 100% effective. Scroll down for the answer...