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 Post subject: NIP
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:12 pm 
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so is a speed awareness course a conviction?

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 Post subject: Re: NIP
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:33 pm 
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wannabeeahack wrote:
so is a speed awareness course a conviction?

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no

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 Post subject: Re: NIP
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:23 pm 
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But you need to declare it on your cab licence and to your insurance.

I was offered one a couple of years ago, but at the age of 66 thought it was a waste of time. It was cheaper to pay the fine and have 3 points. The course was well over £120, plus a day off work, plus the cost of getting there and back. My insurance hasn't gone up because of it.


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 Post subject: Re: NIP
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:34 pm 
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roythebus wrote:
But you need to declare it on your cab licence and to your insurance.

I was offered one a couple of years ago, but at the age of 66 thought it was a waste of time. It was cheaper to pay the fine and have 3 points. The course was well over £120, plus a day off work, plus the cost of getting there and back. My insurance hasn't gone up because of it.

Why do you need to declare it on your cab licence?

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 Post subject: Re: NIP
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wannabeeahack wrote:
so is a speed awareness course a conviction?

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No.

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 Post subject: Re: NIP
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But you need to declare it on your cab licence and to your insurance.

Only if they ask.

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 Post subject: Re: NIP
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Sussex wrote:
roythebus wrote:
But you need to declare it on your cab licence and to your insurance.

Only if they ask.


my badge runs out in july 2021 ...ill be 66

do i care?

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 Post subject: Re: NIP
PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:00 am 
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40mph in a 30 zone ... whats the likely fine?

"residential area".........picture of car only shows rear of car and NIP doesnt state WHERE it was taken, thought it ususlly says "100mtrs from junction" (etc)


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 Post subject: Re: NIP
PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:36 pm 
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40mph in a 30 zone ... whats the likely fine?

Fixed penalty is £100.

If it goes to court the fine will be a band A fine (half your weekly earnings), plus costs (usually £85), and victim surcharge (either 10% of fine or £20, whichever is higher).

If you earn the average income, currently £440 a week and plead guilty (33% off), your total costs will be £147 fine + £85 + £20 = £252. Plus 3 points.

If you are on benefits or earn £120 a week or below and plead guilty, your total costs will be £40 fine + £85 + £20 = £145. Plus 3 points.

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 Post subject: Re: NIP
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That's a 30 zone? Is there a system of street lights the regulation distance apart? I can jus about see 1 on the left. If not, where are the 30 repeater signs?

Challenge it if you can afford to lose, otherwise the £100 and 3 points.


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 Post subject: Re: NIP
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My advice would be to not challenge it.

Unless of course you are certain you didn't commit the offence.

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 Post subject: Re: NIP
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:35 pm 
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Sussex wrote:
My advice would be to not challenge it.

Unless of course you are certain you didn't commit the offence.


Or like the female driver who got off claim you were fearing for your safety from the advances of a passenger.


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 Post subject: Re: NIP
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heathcote wrote:
Sussex wrote:
My advice would be to not challenge it.

Unless of course you are certain you didn't commit the offence.


Or like the female driver who got off claim you were fearing for your safety from the advances of a passenger.



David Beckham and Alex Fergueson got off

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 Post subject: Re: NIP
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roythebus wrote:
That's a 30 zone? Is there a system of street lights the regulation distance apart? I can jus about see 1 on the left. If not, where are the 30 repeater signs?

Challenge it if you can afford to lose, otherwise the £100 and 3 points.


the exact spot isnt stated, seems the whole mile or so of the road IS 30mph with houses at each end

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wannabeeahack wrote:
roythebus wrote:
That's a 30 zone? Is there a system of street lights the regulation distance apart? I can jus about see 1 on the left. If not, where are the 30 repeater signs?

Challenge it if you can afford to lose, otherwise the £100 and 3 points.


the exact spot isnt stated, seems the whole mile or so of the road IS 30mph with houses at each end



If it is then it isn't correctly marked (no repeater signs)

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