Well a few of you may remember the debate about wheelies and what I could expect after getting stopped in November…
I’ve now got a letter from ‘DriveTech’ saying that they are about to launch a new Rider Improvement Scheme mid May, which they intend to invite me on at the end of May… instead of reffering me back to TVP for prosecution and getting points and a fine. Sounds ok, even at £100.
But, the end of May coincides with the 6 month time period TVP have to prosecute me within. So do I still have to go? Is the time period calculated in calendar months or a set number of days eg. 180?
If I get the letter after the six months, I refuse and it gets reffered back to TVP can they still legally prosecute me? Or, if the letter arrives before the six months is up and I refuse, but TVP don’t contact me within before 6 months, can they still prosecute? So many possibilities!!! But really I just want to know if any paperwork from the scheme acts as any legal notification, that can be subsequently used to progress a prosecution (the letter I’ve just received wasn’t special delivery or recorded, doesn’t specify any incident… its just a generic info letter).
Interestingly the DriveTech website says I should have done the course within 5 months of the incident, but that was last week! Its also apparent that the courses are specific to speeding rather than road craft… as I was not reported for speeding how relevant?
What do you lovely lot reckon? Do I stand a chance of not having to fork out any cash or am I done for?