Drivers be ‘speed aware’ state police

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Mon 18th March 2024

Police in Derbyshire are continuing a month-long campaign to raise awareness of the ‘Fatal Four Offences’ for drivers.
In their latest announcement about the campaign they have focused on ‘Speed Awareness.’
A spokesman for Alfreton Police SNT said: “Over the month of March, we are sending out advice around the Fatal Four Offences – Drink or Drug driving, speeding, using a mobile device while driving and not wearing seatbelts. These four are the top road offences which cause collisions and serious injuries on our roads.
“Please note, this post aims to provide information about what may happen in the event you are caught speeding and points on your licence.
“Speed limits are set for a reason and exceeding them is illegal – with the minimum penalty for speeding is a £100 fine and three points added to your licence.
“Did you know that if you receive 12 points within three years, may result in you being disqualified from driving.”
The spokesman continued: “If you have newly qualified driver and receive six points during the first two years of passing your test, your licence will automatically be cancelled (revoked).
“To get it back you will have to apply and pay for a new provisional licence and pass both theory and practical tests again.
“What happens if you are caught by a speed camera? This will depend on how you have been caught:
“By a speed camera – within 14 days of your vehicle being caught speeding, the registered keeper will be sent (via postal service) a Notice of Intended Prosecution; Section 172 notice.
“You must, or in the case of a company vehicle (this will most likely be the secretary), must return the notice within 28 days telling the police who was driving the vehicle. The matter will be referred to the magistrate’s court if you ignore the notice.”
The spokesman added: “By the Police (one of the following): A verbal warning; Send you a fixed penalty notice; Offer a speed awareness course; Or order you to go to court – you will receive a letter explaining what to do.”
For further information visit the Derbyshire Constabulary website.

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