Some legal advice needed,
A friend of mine friends friend acquaintance, ahem cough cough, has “allegedly” been caught speeding in Central London!!!
“he” was doing about 40 in a 30 zone and got flashed by a fixed yellow camera on the footpath as per usual.
No complaints, no excuses, no arguments regarding the “alleged” speeding or getting caught, fair cop n all that.
My only question is this: the person involved is riding a UK registered bike, fully insured, registered to rider, taxed n mot’d etc but is not a UK citizen. They hold a valid EU license from another country not too far away and are legally in the country doing some work for their parent office in London. The letter popped in the post and is requesting the person to reply giving details about driver license number etc. It states on the letter that if the person does not hold a UK driving license then just fill out the original country of origin Driver’s Licence number on the form and the person will then be issued with a UK driving license number to which the points will be attached. So my question is this: are they forcing this person to take/apply/convert their valid EU licence to a UK one or is it simply a case of having the persons details on the DVLA system for future reference so that if they ever do apply for a UK licence then the points will automatically be added then when the new UK licence is issued?
I have been told that 90% of these letters are not followed up and this friend should not reply to it. I’m not so sure about that and wouldn’t like to see the friend end up getting a court summons, a larger fine and more points added. The letter has pics of my mate on the bike with reg visible etc but nowhere does it state what “alleged” speed he was doing?? So is he being done for 40 or 140mph!!! yikes (he was doing 40 tho, just seems odd not to show it on NIP.
I am keen to emphasis that this mate is taking this on the chin, was caught fair and square, and is just trying to find out what they are supposed to do. Paying the fine is ok and getting the points is a pain in the arse but what is the procedure as their licence was issued from another EU country of which they are a citizen (i.e. this person is not from the UK originally).
Cheers for any info for my erm mate…