If you have received what people commonly call a 'speeding ticket', you will have had a 'Notice of Intended Prosecution' letter from Warwickshire Police. The information below will provide you with advice on how to complete the form within your letter, as well as some frequently asked questions.
You only need to complete and return one form to us. The form you return depends on whether you were the driver or not at the time of the alleged speeding offence, and which option you decide to choose.
Please note: The person or company that the letter is addressed to must complete and return the relevant form within 28 days of the letter. Failure to do so will result in further prosecution and penalties.
Responding to the Form Online
If you have received a Notice of Intended Prosecution and the Notice number begins 02330…..the quickest way to view more details and respond to this Notice is online via our online Road Safety Portal.
Here you can either confirm you were the driver at the time of the offence, or nominate details relating to who was driving. Only the person who is named on the Notice should respond.
Once the online form is successfully submitted, there will be no need to return the paper form. We will update the record and process
Below are details about how to complete the paper form, and other frequently asked questions.
Were you the driver?
No, I was not the driver
If you were not the driver at the time of the alleged offence, please don't pass the letter to the driver. Please fill in the 'Reply to Notice' form on page 2 and provide details - to the best of your knowledge - of who was in possession of the vehicle at the time of the alleged offence.
Fill in your name, address and date of birth
Mark an X in the box next to the relevant reply. If you have marked box 2, provide details of the nominated keeper / driver.
Sign and date the bottom. (Unsigned forms cannot be accepted).
Return the form to:
Camera Enforcement Unit PO Box 3273 Rugby CV21 2XT
Yes, I was the driver
If you were the driver at the time of the alleged offence, the options available to you will be outlined on page 2 of the Notice.
What to do with the form:
Further information and Frequently Asked Questions
We have photographic evidence of a vehicle exceeding the speed limit or contravening a red light/red x. Either the DVLA has you recorded as the registered keeper of the vehicle, or you’re the insurance policy holder for the vehicle, or you have been nominated as the driver or person responsible for the vehicle.
You should find this in large print on the Notice of Intended Prosecution you received through the post, under the heading Notice Number.
The Notice includes a request made under Section 172 of The Road Traffic Act 1988 for the addressee to provide details of who was driving during the alleged offence.
The addressee should complete the Online Portal or the paper Notice Form, within 28 days of the Notice Issue Date.
Use the Notice offence Reference Number and your Security PIN to access the Portal. - If you are having difficulty logging in, it may take 24-36hrs from the day of the Notice issue date to upload to the portal and allow access. There may be a similar delay to view offence images. In which case try again later. If your default phone browser has difficulty logging in, try an alternative browser.
The notice is a legal requirement under section 172 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, if you choose to ignore the Notice then you may be summonsed to appear in Court for the offence of failing to provide driver details. If you choose to not to clearly identify the driver or not sign the document (electronic signature if completing online). This is likely to result in a significantly higher penalty than the original traffic offence and carries a maximum penalty of 6 points and a £1000 fine (£2,500 on a Motorway).
The requirement to serve within 14 days only applies to the first Notice issued to the details held by the DVLA. If you have been subsequently nominated by another party/company, or your current address has not been updated at DVLA, then this may be why you have received a notice after this period. In these circumstances, this request for driver information is still a legal duty, and you are required to respond.
Errors in date, time, vehicle make, model or registration number, speed or time into red light and the spelling of names and addresses which are the result of clerical mistakes will not necessarily invalidate the Notice. Any errors should be brought to the attention of the Camera Enforcement Office immediately.
No. If you were not the driver you should nominate the person, you believe was responsible for the vehicle at the time.
Visit the online portal Welcome | Road Safety Portal (rsportal.org.uk) You will need to enter your Notice number and Security Pin that can be found on the first page of the Notice. Select the nominate section on the Portal and Provide the details of the person you believe was responsible for the vehicle at the time of the offence.
Or complete the Notice by Completing Section B and Section C of the Notice and return it to the Warwickshire Camera Enforcement Unit.
The person you have Nominated will receive their own Notice. You will not hear from us unless, there is an issue with the details of the person you have nominated.
You will need to confirm yourself as the driver by either.
Visiting the Portal and selecting the admission section, and Section C if your details are incorrect. Then return it to the Warwickshire Camera Enforcement Unit.
Upon receiving your admission, your case will then be considered for one of the below Options, details of which will be sent to you:
The offence must meet the threshold criteria.
You must not have attended the same course nationally in the last 3 years.
You must have completed the Admission on the Portal or Notice correctly.
We will send you details of the course providers, You then need to contact them directly to arrange to complete the course. On successful completion they will inform us, and we will then close the offence.
Pay the £100 fine and receive 3 penalty points on your driving license.
(To be eligible for this disposal you must have less than 9 points on your licence).
We will send you the Conditional Offer which will have the details of how to pay the fine, and where to send your licence details. This cannot be paid in instalments.
If your offence speed exceeds the Retraining Course and Conditional Offer eligibility criteria, you will receive a Single Justice Procedure (SJP) notice for the case to be heard by a Court.
In such cases, the SJP allows a Guilty Plea by post, or a Not Guilty Plea, electing a Court Hearing.
If your offence takes you over the 11 points allowed by law or you choose to attend court.
Complete the paperwork and return it to us at the Camera Enforcement Unit (Address is on the paperwork) along with a covering letter explaining your reasons for requesting a court hearing. We will then process it for court, and you will in time receive the documentation we have prepared.
Please be aware that when attending court, each offence carries a maximum fine of £1,000 (£2500 for a motorway offence), excluding any victim surcharge and prosecution fees. Any driving licence endorsement is a minimum of 4 points and a maximum of 6 points, with disqualification at the discretion of the courts if a guilty verdict is reached. If a guilty verdict is reached, the penalties will always be greater than the outcomes offered in an out of court disposal.
If you choose to attend court, we strongly encourage you to seek legal advice before completing and returning your paperwork especially if the other two options are available to you. Once your paperwork has been processed by us you will have no other options other than to attend court.
As soon as possible, normally within 28 days from the Notice Issue date, which can be found on the Notice.
You will not be able to complete an online nomination, you will need to reply to the Notice providing the driver details, as well as evidence that they were in the country at the time of the alleged offence and provide a copy of the insurance policy confirming they were insured permitting them to drive the vehicle at the time.
You will be unable to complete the online nomination and should complete the Notice with as much detail as you can. Providing a covering letter as to why you are unable to provide the full details. Posting back to the Camera Enforcement Unit. Include your telephone number and email address.
Photographs can be viewed by logging in to the Road Safety Portal using your Notice Number and PIN supplied on the first page of your notice. It may take 24-36hrs from the day of the Notice issue date, to upload the images to the portal. You can view the camera calibration certificates at Camera information | Warwickshire Police or by searching Camera Information at www.warwickshire.police.uk.
We will only consider any mitigation once there is an admission to being the driver on the form. Details must be in writing, either by email or letter, and cannot be accepted over the telephone. It must be supported copies of any written evidence. Please note any mitigation request does not affect the statutory time limits – continuing to write to us after a decision has been made will not delay the process and may result in Court proceedings. Please include your telephone and email address as we may wish to contact you.
You will not be able to submit your nomination without completing this field and ticking the box stating that you are the person/representative of the company that this letter is addressed to and that the information that you have provided is true to the best of your knowledge and belief.
If you are making an admission, you are confirming you understand that you are submitting the online form in response to Steps 1 and 2 of the Notice of Intended Prosecution, to confirm you were the driver at the time of the alleged offence. You also understand that by entering your name and completing the online submission, you are signing this document in the same way as completing your usual signature to confirm the content of the information contained within in it. You also understand that the online admission may be produced in Court if necessary.
Your contact details will remain on the vehicle's DVLA record until they receive the V5C vehicle registration document from you and updated their database.
Section 172 of The Road Traffic Act 1988 gives the Camera Enforcement Unit the right to require any person, not just the current owner, who may know who was driving during the alleged offence to provide that information. You must therefore reply to the Notice nominating the person or company you sold the vehicle to.
Be aware of speeding ticket scams
From time to time, we are made aware of various scams nationally in which members of the public receive bogus Notices of Intended Prosecution by email.
One of the latest scams comes from fraudsters who are targeting motorists with realistic emails claiming to have photographic evidence of speeding.
We will only issue official Notices of Intended Prosecution by post, not by email. Anyone who receives an email of this nature is urged to immediately delete it, as it will install a virus on your device which can hack your details.
An example image of a current scam being used in the Manchester area is shown below. The 'Notice of Intended Prosecution' looks like it has been sent by Greater Manchester Police and features the force's logo and font.
For more information on speeding scams and how to report them, visit the Action Fraud website.