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I have received a Notice of Intended Prosecution, What happens next?

If you are the registered keeper of a vehicle and have received a Notice of Intended Prosecution this will have been sent to you within 14 days of the offence. On the Notice is a section which asks you to provide the name and address of the person who was driving the vehicle at the time. You must provide this information within 28 days.  If you do not you will commit an offence which carries a higher penalty than the original offence.

You should fill in the form with the full name and address of the driver and return it to Kent Police at the address given on the Notice. If the registered keeper was the driver you simply need to tick the box confirming this to be the case. DO NOT PASS THE NOTICE DIRECTLY TO THE DRIVER.  A further Notice will be sent to the driver when the details are provided by the registered keeper.

Frequently asked questions

I would like to attend a course. Is this possible?

Kent Police deal with offences in accordance with National Guidelines. For speeding offences, this means that courses will only be considered if you were not driving at more than 10% + 9 above the speed limit for the road. Additionally, you cannot attend a course if you have already had a course within 3 years of the current offence. If you are offered a course you can attend at any of the many venues within England & Wales.

Can I just pay a fixed penalty?

If the driver does not want to attend a course or is not eligible they may be offered a conditional offer of a fixed penalty. To take this option they must send in their driving licence and £100 penalty to the address on the Offer letter. Your licence will be endorsed with 3 penalty points. You will not be able to take this option if the points for the latest offence will take you to more than 12 on your licence.

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For more information about your fixed penalty options contact the Kent Police Traffic Enforcement Team.