Case Studies

Just How Many Penalty Charge Notices are Incorrectly Issued?

Almost 5 million Penalty Charge Notices were issued across London in 2016, a shocking statistic where there is more than 1 Penalty Charge Notice for every 2 people in the capital! At an average of £100 per notice that is £0.5 billion in fines! Penalty Charge Notices for parking made up the majority of these although PCN’s for contravening box junctions, prohibited turns and bus lanes were also a significant portion of offences. Approximately 1 in 4 PCN’s issued in London were contested and just under half of these were contested successfully, so over half a million tickets in London…

Fixed Penalty Advice Save Dave From Potential 9 Points

Dave, a company director from the south coast was surprised to receive a Notice of Intended Prosecution from the Metropolitan Police regarding an allegation of careless driving in central London. Naturally concerned due to the serious nature of the alleged offence, which could place up to 9 penalty points onto his licence which he needed for work, Dave contacted our team at Fixed Penalty Advice. Our experienced team of former police officers set about reviewing his case and identified a significant procedural issue with the Notice of Intended Prosecution which was highlighted in our report. Dave was then able to…

New Penalties Could See Thousands Banned From Driving

As the Government’s recently amended sentencing guidelines for speeding offences start to kick in Gary from Fixed Penalty Advice looks at the impact this can have on the ordinary motorist. At the end of April 2017 the Government introduced new Sentencing Guidelines for speeding offences, with the most commented on change being the increase in fines. However, in most articles written about this the most significant change has been overlooked. For an unknown reason most commentators ignored the one thing that could have a significant effect on numerous people’s driving careers. Let’s take two examples James was caught driving on…