View Full Version : help!! speeding ticket... aah!
wasn't sure where to put this thread so it's goin here to see if anyones got any 'hints and tips' on how to get out of a speeding fine... i know, i know its my fault in the first place!:frown:
i keep hearing about the trick where you send a cheque for £2 more than the fine then they can't process their accounts if you don't cash the refund cheque...
the thing is they ask for the licence to be sent with the cheque which defeats the object of me not getting points on my licence :mad:
does anyone know exactly how this works or anyone other proven method?
or am i in at the deep end?? :frown:
An urban myth unfortunately :frown:
Quentin Wilson presented a True or False feature on "5th Gear" not long ago, and this trick was revealed to be BS.
Bad luck, it's a bummer.
Getgaff is quite correct - fraid that if you're guilty of the crime you've gotta take it on the chin. :sick:
This is a good link
Leon the Diesel
Go read the site www.pepipoo.com full of useful stuff re speeding.
DO READ IT I AM SERIOUS! The fuzz may already have bogged up on your NIP don't do anything util you've read the site!
get a name of a dead dude out of the paper and say he was driving,bloke got away with it once according to quintin wilson
quite sick really that one:sick:
Was it a speed camera that got you?
There's loads of "escape" info on www.pistonheads.com under "Speeding and Plod"
theres a few things just send letter back saying "not at this address!" Cause i know some1 who has had 5 sperate speeding tickets and done this with all of em the oldest being 1 half years, apperntly they got such a backlog they dont chase em up!!! or like above claim a dead guy or a foreigner was driving....
BUT (and I know this might seem dumb) but isn't that illegal?
I got stopped about 4 years ago going 13mph over & got let off. Basically I decided I don't want to afford the points.
I live in fear of getting caught speeding round here & just keep to the speed limits (aside from M-ways where I just cruise along with the outside lane)
I'm sure I'll get caught - but I'm sure like everyone here - I'll just drop 'em and wait for the fine.
or otherwise, say you have lost yer licence (keeping old one) and send the new one off to get points put on and you will have one clean licence and 1 with points :)
hmmm thanx for the advice guys :) but it all seems a little irrational i might jus have to take them on the chin and hope the insurance co. doesnt try and bleed me dry for the points! :frown:
cheers you guys...
IMO at least try one of the options or why ask the question? :confused: :confused: :confused:
the thing is they're all illegal and the consequences i'm sure would be higher if i got caught...
i was looking for more of a loophole as an escape route...:)
thanx for all the posts anyway, i might have to try one of your methods if i have another moment of stupidness !!
does anyone know how much 3 points will affect the insurance qoutes for a 20 yr old? :confused:
apperntlym 3 points does not affect yer insurance at all, didn't on mine or 2 other people i know.... but if u got over 3 points i.e. 4 or more then u will see yer premium increase
I got done for speeding about two years ago for doing around 50mph in a 30mph residential area (very stupid & dangerous I know and havent done it since) and got done by a copper with a radar gun, procedded to give me a mild *******ing and gave me 3 points for the trouble and saying how lucky i was not to lose my license.
later found out that I could of got off the offence becuase the the copper was hideing behind a big drystone wall with the radar gun which is not allowed, and jumped out of nowhere to stop me..
it was one of these mobile units on a tripod behind a marked van and with the coppers wearing bright yellow jackets... :frown:
had a transit van obscuring the view, went to do him then got an eyeful of a smiling copper! ********'s
shouldn't be too much to worry about... hopefully! :rolleyes:
Originally posted by Shock_Xe
apperntlym 3 points does not affect yer insurance at all
It depends upon which insurance company you're with (although most will waive an SP30) but perhaps more importantly it depends where you get caught speeding and the nature of the offence. This will decide the offence code, as it's a different offence. Insurance companies are more lenient towards SP30 than SP50.
i haven't got all the details back yet but i feel sure it was about 55mph in a 40mph zone (dual carriageway)... what is this coded as ?
It should be an SP30 then - a list of endorsement codes can be found at http://www.dvla.gov.uk/drivers/endorsem.htm
thanx for that mate i should be ok... i thought it was gonna make a major difference but theres abit of reassurance! cheers :D