Know Your Rights – Prosecution by fixed or mobile safety (speed) cameras

In circumstances where an oral notice of prosecution is not given at the time of the offence then a summons or written Notice Of Prosecution (NIP) must be served within 14 days.

The Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 states that a failure to comply with the 14 day requirement is no bar to conviction if a court is satisfied that the name and address of the accused or of the vehicles registered keeper could not be ascertained in time to serve a summons or NIP.

If you are in any doubt in regard to a prosecution involving a safety camera offence then seek independant legal advice.