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Template: Speeding NIP Not Received In Time

By: Elizabeth Mugan BA/BSc, PGDipLaw, BVC, CIArb - Updated: 19 Sep 2019 |
Template: Speeding Nip Not Received In Time

This letter template can be used as a guide to send to the police force to say that you received the Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) too late.

The date of the offence will be published on the NIP, as this is required to prosecute you. Make sure you check the dates carefully. Hopefully, this template will help you to dispute the speeding ticket if it is received outside the 14 days. If not, and you receive a Fixed Penalty Notice from the police then you should plead "Not Guilty".

See our full guide on disputing an NIP that did not arrive in 14 days for more information.

When sending the letters, you must fill in the missing details, which are in square brackets such as "[INSERT]". You should use the address which is stated on the Notice of Intended Prosecution or the Summons (whichever is applicable). You may find some text in square brackets with "/" in between. Where this is the case, you must choose which option is applicable to you. You should fill in all dates where applicable and sign off your name at the bottom.

Only send copies of any enclosures to the police to ensure you still have the original evidence in case you end up in court. Always send letters by recorded delivery.

Template to send to the police/CPS if you were issued with a NIP after 14 days



Dear [Officer in Charge / Prosecutor in Charge],

[Notice of Intended Prosecution / Summons] [INSERT REFERENCE NUMBER]

I write to acknowledge receipt of your [Notice of Intended Prosecution / Summons ] (above-referenced) dated [INSERT DATE] and received on [INSERT DATE].

I reject the NIP on the grounds that it was sent to me after the 14 day period required to issue a NIP by law. You will be aware that the 14 day period begins from the day after the alleged offence. I received a NIP on [INSERT DATE] and according to the NIP, the date of the offence was [INSERT]. Please find enclosed a copy of the NIP enclosed, with the date that the alleged offence took place highlighted.

Please also find enclosed a copy of the envelope, which details the postmark. This demonstrates that the date the NIP was sent was too late to reach me within the required 14 day period.

It is clear from the above that the NIP arrived too late and therefore, is invalid. In light of this, I respectfully request that you drop the case against me.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Yours faithfully,



* Please note: This template is merely a guide to help you to dispute a speeding ticket. It is not guaranteed to discharge your liability. Hopefully, this will result in the police/CPS dropping the case against you, but this is not guaranteed. You should seek advice from a legally qualified specialist, should you need specific advice in relation to your case.

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Hello, I have received a speeding ticket from thames valley police from 19/05/2019 stating I was doing 86mph in a 70zone I received this today on 14/08/2019 so it’s been 3 months from the date of the offence - they have not offered me course where do i stand????
Victim - 19-Sep-19 @ 10:33 PM
Hello, I have received a speeding ticket from heddlu police from 27/04/2019 stating I was doing 38mph in a 30 zone I received this today on 14/09/2019 so it’s been 4 and a half months from the date of the offence - where do I stand with this?
Webbs - 14-Sep-19 @ 12:21 PM
hi there I receive a final notice from heddlu police saying I got seven days to respond on nip it been a month since I flash by a mobile van on the 16/6/19 and I receive this letter on the 16/7/19 a month later what can I do with this
wolvesfc - 17-Jul-19 @ 11:12 PM
Hi I have been stopped by the police on the motorway and issued a ticket for Middle Lane hogging. This incident happened on 15-Jan-2019. I am traveling in the middle lane and it was not safe for me to get into the leftmost lane also I was traveling 70-mile speed. I got a letter on 24-March-2019 with an incorrect incident date ie 13-Jan-2019. The letter asking me to pay 100£ fine within 28 days. It will cost three points in the license. I called the call center and reported to them about the incorrect incident date. They told me the date will be corrected and will reissue a penalty notice once again. I will be given another 28 days to make the payment. The next letter I got 16-May-2019 with correction of the incident date on the first page of the letter. In the back side of the page (where payment reference number was given) again had wrong incident date ie 13-Jan-2019 instead of 15-Jan-2019. I tried to make the payment on 27-may-2019 and system was showing an error. I called the call center again. They told me they can see the letter been reissued again however due to the technical issue with software it was gone to court. There are unable to do anything. They told me only option available for me is reply to the court summon. Please advice me. Should I accept the court summon and make the payment (it will be more now) or is there any other option for me. I work in a security area any court records against me can affect my job. Please I am kindly requesting for some advice Thanks Manoj I called up the call center again (101 Ext -number ) ,
Rav - 6-Jun-19 @ 2:19 PM
MALIBU - 22-Apr-19 @ 12:41 AM
I was recently caught by a camera in a parked police van doing 36mph in a 30 zone just before it turns into a 60 zone but there were no signs anywhere near the area where I got caught telling me I was in a 30 zone. Is there a law stating a minimum distance a speed limit sign must be displayed from where the offence takes place?
Andy - 12-Apr-19 @ 1:06 PM
I was caught speeding by a policeman using a radar gun on 24th Feb and given an NIP on the spot from the Police Officer. However I have just received the FPN today (25th March) which is more than 28 days after the offence took place and the NIP issued. Is it still valid. Every website I have been on talks about the 14 day period for NIP's to be issued but none mention the time period for FPN's
Quinster - 25-Mar-19 @ 11:15 AM
My partner recieved a NIP for an offence dated 9th Jan, NIP dated 28th Feb. Objected to this as way outside the 14 days, but that's been ignored. They have stated that DVLA never updated their records, even though the log book was issued to my partner months ago, so don't see how this can have gone to the old owner.
caben - 21-Mar-19 @ 1:26 PM
I have just recieved an NIP (9th March 2019) but the 24th Nov 2018. Surely I can refuse this considering it's been over 3 months since the incident? Cheers
LC - 10-Mar-19 @ 8:25 AM
HI I was forwarded a notice of intended prosecution by my employer. I was driving a company car on the 14 of November. The nip is dated 27 November and was received on the 29th. Can I appeal as the driver even though I'm not the registered owner? What alternatives do I have? Thanks
Interoma - 5-Dec-18 @ 10:43 AM
Hello the camera speeding offence too place 06/08/2018 and the NIP was dated 05/09/2018 and send to my employers old address. Can I still challenge in on the 14day rule ? Many thanks
underwp - 12-Nov-18 @ 11:00 AM
I received a NIP and returned form as requested. But have now seen that they are supposed to send within 14 days. I was sent a NIP, dated in the letter 10/08/18 for an offence on 23/05/18, at least 77 days after offence. In addition, I had called up several weeks after the offence date to ask if I had an NIP (as was about to leave the country for a month), and was told No! Feel like they have fraudulently taken £100 off me. Should I try and reclaim?
Charles - 4-Oct-18 @ 7:40 PM
Hi there. Do I need to provide a photo of the envelope if it was franked? I can't see any distinguishing marks to say when it was sent/received. Thanks
speeddemon111 - 4-Oct-18 @ 4:39 PM
NIP 54mhp in 40mph (on motorway) Incident date: 13/7 Date on NIP 18/8 Date received in post: 30/8 I'm registered owner and keeper Not driver. Should I challenge the NIP being outside 14days?
aliawee - 3-Sep-18 @ 6:07 PM
I recieved a NIP for an offence dated 21/05/18. This was sent to my employer who i left. I personally recieved the NIP dated on 23/07/18. 2 months later and respondedimmidiatley .They sent me a reminder out forthe the paperwork already sent back.Can i appeal this.They also ststevtgat sat nave readings are not accurate against the speedo, but evidence suggests they are more accurate, I was flashed doing 36 in a 30 my sat nav was recorded at 34 whilst my speedo was 36 2mph above my sat nav. All veicles revird a variance but sat nav has been deemed more acurate .Shall i appeal a fixed penalty ir accept it? Thanks Mike
Mike1850 - 20-Aug-18 @ 6:28 PM
I got caught by a mobile camera on the 18th June whilst driving my works vehicle. The vehicle is brand new and I had been driving it for maybe a month. The NIP arrived with my employer (registered keeper) on the 19th July and was dated 18th July. A full month after the offence. I received the NIP addressed to me dated 1st August. I wrote and challenged the first NIP and they have now written back saying that because further enquires needed to be made which made it take longer than 14 days, the NIP is still lawful. Any suggestions?
Damot1969 - 18-Aug-18 @ 9:38 AM
I was pulled over by a traffic police officer on the 16/04/18, for driving over 50 in a 60 but was in my work van. The officer told me he didn’t know if I would receive option of a speed awareness course or not, etc. Issues me a ticket. Two weeks pass and I hear nothing so I call the police headquarters in Carmarthen and speak to the trafic department, they have no record of me or my vehicle being pulled over or a ticket issued. Then today I recieve a “single justice procedure notice” in the post dated 20/0718, three months after the fact, detailing my offence and asking for my plea? Can they take 3 months even though the ticket I was issued with said they would be in touch within 21 days?
Beggan - 21-Jul-18 @ 1:20 PM
alexr - Your Question:
Hi,I have recieved an offer of a speed awareness course letter dated 17/05/2018. The offence in question was on 05/04/2018, I was caught doing 59mph in a 60 zone however I was in a works company van and as I now understand should have been doing 50mph. The initial letter which my company recieved in order to get my details to then send me a letter was dated 21/04/2018. As this is outside of the 14 days can I still appeal? Failing that can I ask they send proof of calibration for the mobile camera unit or are there any other ways to dispute this?Many thanks in advanceAlex

Our Response:
Do you mean you have received an NIP? No, you can't really challenge this under the 14 day rule as you are not the registered keeper of the vehicle. If you want to challenge the calibration of the camera you will need to be willing to attend court and to be able to argue any techical details posed to you. Do you have a reason to believe the camera was not calibrated correctly? We don't know of any other reasons you could dispute your speeding penalty.
NoPenaltyPoints - 29-May-18 @ 3:25 PM
Hi, I have recieved an offer of a speed awareness course letter dated 17/05/2018. The offence in question was on 05/04/2018, i was caught doing 59mph in a 60 zone however i was in a works company van and as i now understand should have been doing 50mph. The initial letter which my company recieved in order to get my details to then send me a letter was dated 21/04/2018. As this is outside of the 14 days can i still appeal? Failing that can I ask they send proof of calibration for the mobile camera unit or are there any other ways to dispute this? Many thanks in advance Alex
alexr - 29-May-18 @ 6:34 AM
Hi, received the NIP today (24/05) letter dated 23/05 relating to an offence of 35 mph in a 30 in North Wales on the 05/05 at 19:45. I count 18-19 days. No address issues or postal strikes. Should I send the template letter?
Tomo - 24-May-18 @ 7:25 PM
On Thursday 26/04/2018, at 14-20 pm (ish) my car was flashed by a speed camera traveling at 37 in a 30 MPH speed limit. I received the NIP, which I completed to inform them I was apassenger in the car, and it was in fact my husband driving, and he fully admits this. The NIP arrived on the 02/05/2018, but as yet my husband has not heard anything about the speeding incident. It is now 15 days since the incident happened, but where do we stand on the 14 day ruling if nothing else happens in the next 5 days? Any information or advice would be gratefully appreciated.
DebbieG - 11-May-18 @ 3:06 PM
Received NIP today 09/05/18 dated 05/05/18 for speeding (36 in a 30) on 27/02/18 is it worth pursuing 14 day rule ???
Flo62 - 9-May-18 @ 10:11 PM
Hi, I received NIP for speeding on the motorway on 60 variable speed limit. The date of the offence 03/04/2018 and I received the letter today which is 04/05/2018. I'm assuming I'm able to contest. I've had the car over a year in a 4 year lease. I've not change my address during that time and I'm the registered keeper of the vehicle. My question is whom should I send the letter rejecting the NIP
Mon786 - 4-May-18 @ 5:27 PM
Hi guys, I would very much appreciate some further advice regarding the 14 day appeal. For context: Offense date: 19/03/2018 Notice Issue date: 24/04/2018 Variable speed limit (on a motorway) Limit was 40 recorded speed 54. I understand that this NIP is served well out of 14 days so I can send the rejection letter above. I am worried though about the next step, if the police don't accept this and drop the charge. Can they take me straight to court? Can they increase the fine or points? Do I still have the opportunity to pay fixed penalty £100 and accept 3 points? Would really appreciate some feedback on this, been searching but couldn't find the answer anywhere so apologies if this has already been covered. Thanks,
john - 25-Apr-18 @ 7:44 PM
Hi i was pull over by police on 7/02/2018 for overspending buth i get letter today 22/03/2018 it’s have chances to disput that penalty i not change my address for last 6 year and the car is on my name and is registered on my adress before 9 mouth ???Thank you!
Stan - 22-Mar-18 @ 1:55 PM
Apologies, the notice issue date is the 13/03/18, not 13/02/18 as stated in my previous comments. Kind regards, Tony
tbro12 - 15-Mar-18 @ 9:50 AM
Hi, I would really appreciate your help. I have just received a NIP for an offence that happened on the 22/02/18. The notice issue date was 13/02/18 and the NIP was received by post the following day. Can I appeal it as the NIP was received after 14 days? Are there any reasons that this appeal may be rejected, due to the recent bad weather for example? Many thanks, Tony
tbro12 - 15-Mar-18 @ 9:23 AM
Hi, further to my previous question and your response, I did change address 4 weeks before the offence took place, however made sure my license and insurance were updated straight away. If this has caused the delay in getting the NIP to me, does this decrease the chance of my dispute being upheld? thanks,
Faz - 7-Mar-18 @ 3:25 PM
T - Your Question:
Hi I received a NIP to my company that date of the offence was the 2nd feb and was received at my firm on the 28th ?Is it worth contesting it

Our Response:
Did the company complete the form and return it? If so, you can't contest it.
NoPenaltyPoints - 7-Mar-18 @ 2:55 PM
Hi I received a NIP to my company that date of the offence was the 2nd feb and was received at my firm on the 28th ? Is it worth contesting it
T - 6-Mar-18 @ 8:06 PM
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