Camera van

atreyu1

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I have been told that following an alleged speeding offence, in this case being possibly caught by a camera van that the police have to notify the offending person within 14 days. Does anyone know whether this is 14 working days or just 14 consecutive days? Asking for a friend.
 

Andyk

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Unless its a company car in which case they have longer due to the summons going to the company first.
 

Scaf

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I don’t think it’s straight forward, this a quote from one of the many website on the subject:

“The Police must serve the Notice of Intended Prosecution to either the driver or the Registered Keeper within 14 days of the alleged offence. If they are out of time, the driver cannot be convicted of speeding. However, the rules about how the 14 days are calculated are fairly complicated, and just because you didn’t receive the form, doesn’t mean you can’t be prosecuted”
 

Hawk13

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NIP must be issued within 14 calendar days of the offence but the date on the letter is the important bit as there is nothing in Statute about it being received in a timely manner (or indeed at all!)

And, as has been said, it may take significantly more time to reach you if a lease car, hire car, company car etc.
 

hashluck

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NIP must be issued within 14 calendar days of the offence but the date on the letter is the important bit as there is nothing in Statute about it being received in a timely manner (or indeed at all!)

And, as has been said, it may take significantly more time to reach you if a lease car, hire car, company car etc.
This, though should say 'alleged' offence :)
 

dem maser

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I posted something back in May regarding getting pulled over for going over the limit with them adding points and a fine and i have not heard anything yet.....dont know if this is relevant but thought I’ll post it
 

midlifecrisis

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This should keep you awake at night...

from http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1988/53/section/6

Time within which summary proceedings for certain offences must be commenced.
(1)Subject to subsection (2) below, summary proceedings for an offence to which this section applies may be brought within a period of six months from the date on which evidence sufficient in the opinion of the prosecutor to warrant the proceedings came to his knowledge.

(2)No such proceedings shall be brought by virtue of this section more than three years after the commission of the offence.
 

atreyu1

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Thanks for all your replies. It's 17 days now since I crossed the path of a camera van so having heard nothing yet I'm hoping I'm going to be ok.