Have You Been Caught Speeding By The DVLA?

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If you’re wondering whether you have been caught speeding by the DVLA you can read the guide below to find out everything you need to know being caught speeding by the DVLA. The DVLA is the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in the United Kingdom.

About Speeding Penalties

If you are caught speeding by the DVLA by one of their speeding cameras you will face the minimum of a £100 fine and 3 penalty points on your licence. You will first be sent a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) and a section 172 notice within 14 days of your speeding offence. You will need to complete section 175 notice within 28 days and send it back to the DVLA to inform the police who was driving the vehicle. You may be taken to court if you do not respond to these letters. You will then either be sent a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) or a letter informing you that you will need to attend a court hearing. You will be informed in these letters of the actions you will need to take in response to the actions the DVLA has chosen to take against you.

Be aware that if you build up more than 12 points on your licence over 3 years you will be disqualified from driving and your licence will be taken off you.

How to Check if You Have Been Caught Speeding by The DVLA

To find out how many penalty points you have on your licence you will need to go to the Government website at Gov.UK and then select the DVLA penalty points (endorsements) page. You will be able to access your online driving licence record to see how many points you have accumulated from speeding as well as change incorrect endorsements and remove expired points from your licence. You will need your personal and driving licence information to log into the system.

Contact The DVLA

You can call the DVLA customer contact number on 0844 453 0118. You can call the number if you have experienced some issues with your penalties, you do not believe you were driving when your vehicle was caught speeding, you would like to dispute a penalty, your vehicle was stolen and you’re receiving speeding tickets in the post, you would like to report an issue viewing your online driving licence record, you would like to dispute a court hearing, you cannot make it on the day your court hearing has been scheduled for, you would like to make a fine payment or if you have any other issues or inquiries regarding your speeding penalties that you wish to discuss with the DVLA.