Here you can find a list of frequently asked questions.
There are no accepted reasons for speeding. Exceeding the speed limit is an offence. Therefore correspondence (e.g. letters, emails and phone calls) providing the following are not accepted as reasons for speeding:
It is the responsibility of the registered keeper to provide sufficient details of the driver at the time of the alleged offence. If you are not the current keeper you must provide any information which may lead to the identification of the driver. It is also the registered keepers responsibility to inform the DVLA if a vehicle is sold and provide the details of the new owner.
Under the requirements of Section 172 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, you are required to respond and provide the requested information within 28 days. If you fail to comply with this requirement, you shall be guilty of an offence of failing to supply information. On conviction this offence carries a maximum fine of £1,000 and six penalty points.
In all cases a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) will have been issued to the registered keeper of the vehicle within 14 days from the date of the alleged offence.
All speed cameras used within Derbyshire are Home Office type approved. They are fully calibrated and checked in accordance with the manufacturer's operating guidelines.
You can make a request to CREST for a calibration certificate or photographic evidence.
The absence of speed limit signs where a road has a system of street lighting indicates the road is restricted to 30mph. Other limits require repeater signs. You may wish to examine the Highway Code for further information.
If you have received a conditional offer, then the option of a speed awareness course is not applicable. the driver is either ineligible to attend or the sped of the alleged offence exceeds the course thresholds.