If you want to challenge your fine, it depends on what type of ticket you receive.
If you've been handed a penalty charge notice (PCN), you'll need to contact the issuer and appeal the ticket. You have 28 days to challenge a PCN; if your challenge is rejected within 14 days, the 50% discount should still apply.
If you've been given a fixed penalty notice (FPN), you can challenge it by going to the magistrate's court. The back of the ticket will tell you how to do this. Once you've been, you'll be sent a summons with your hearing date.
I have paid a speeding fine, do I need to notify the funder?
You should inform your funder when you've paid your speeding fine.
It's worth sending them proof of payment to prevent any complications in the future, such as a summons getting sent by mistake.
Do I still need to pay my lease if I get banned from driving?
If you accumulate enough points for a driving ban, you'll still need to pay the remainder of your monthly lease payments.
However, if your ban exceeds your lease agreement, you can terminate your lease early. Usually, with an early termination, you'll have to pay 50% of the outstanding rentals plus any outstanding payments.
What other advice can you give me?
Speed limits are set to protect all road users, so to avoid all this hassle, abide by them. Our advice to all our customers is to always drive carefully and to obey the rules of the road.
Other general advice which can help avoid unwanted attention from the police includes:
- Avoiding aggressive driving behaviour
- Always wearing your seatbelt
- Staying out of the fast line unless you are overtaking
- Driving with the flow of the traffic
If you are pulled over by a police officer, our advice is to be polite and know the protocol. Police officers have to deal with angry drivers daily, so being kind and respectful can go a long way.
Looking for more advice on UK road law and other driving matters? Check out our comprehensive UK Road Law guides for more information.
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