Some help needed here.
A week ago I was caughtspeeding by a speed camera, doing 37 mph in a 30 mph road, in central Cambridge.
The bike is registered and insured, I live in the UK, so no chances to get away with this, I guess (which is fine). Now I’ve been offered the usual options here, of either:
- A speed awareness course
b) A fixed penalty (and 3 points).
Reading on this I’ve learnt that since 2009 the Police creates a ghost licence where they put your 3 penalty points (if you go for b).
My concerns are mainly on my options to get out of this situation as clean as possible. So these are my questions:
Paying the fine /Course: is it a better option to get the 3 points penalty? If they’re not taking your EU licence away (I assume they can’t!) and you’re not to be caught very frequently, the points would go away in 3 years, wouldn’t it?What happens if you return the fine saying I wasn’t the driver? I’ve got friends abroad that might be willing to take the blame, since they’re not driving in the UK and will never be.In all this legal process, Do you have to show/send your actual licence at any time? Let’s say you accept the course by letter: they can’t check your licence online 'cause it’s abroad. Do you have to send the licence at some point to someone? I think that can’t be legal, and at the same time they don’t have any details on you (type of licence, when you got it, etc…).
Any chances of this not being prosecuted at all? Thanks in advance, Alvaro