Fixed Penalty Notices

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Not sure how true this is ........... it's an email circular..... anyone fancy trying, and reporting back (AMG owners ;))

Pay your fine, but, NO POINTS DEDUCTED, !! Read on :-

This is how the points get added to your licence:

If you get a fixed penalty notice through the post which also

carries penalty points The computer system first sends you a

demand for the cash.

When you have paid, it then sends a demand to return your licence

for endorsement.. It cannot handle the licence endorsement and the payment at the same time, and it cannot process the points part

of the system until the financial section is complete.

If you overpay the fixed penalty, it must issue and send a refund

cheque for the overpayment.

Therefore, overpay the fixed penalty by sending a cheque for the

full amount plus £1.

The computer will then automatically generate a refund cheque for

the over-payment and send it to you.

**** DO NOT CASH THIS REFUND CHEQUE*****

***************** DUMP IT *******************


The system then remains 'open' and cannot generate the 'send

your licence for endorsement' demand part of the program..

It does, however, record your payment of the fixed penalty, so

it does not trigger the 'follow-up unpaid fine' stage.

As there is no human intervention, the system will leave you

alone, since it has got your money, which is the primary objective!

CIRCULATE THIS WIDELY !!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I have also heard this story from a pal who is a boy in blue. The big snag with it is, if you have a smack and the insurance discover you have failed to mention the points, kiss any chance of a payout. Barry
 

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I've heard it before too, and I think it's a load of rubbish.
 

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Yes you will find the boys in blue calling to collect your license..the endorsement section is made aware of the offence and they process it seperately.. the money goes to the finance dept.. which is then used to fund mps expenses ...
 

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I tried this about seven years ago, it's been around that long. I received my cheque back with a hand-written note on Police paper asking for the correct amount, and also saying something like "that one doesn't work". There was certainly human intervention back then...

I've never heard a confirmed case of it working.
 

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Not true, FPN (roadside one) asks for surrender of licence within 7 days otherwise court. Old wives tale. Sorry

Is that not just south of the border , Steve ? Never heard of it before in Scotland ; I think we have a different system ?

Agreed the overpayment dodge is a load of cobblers though .
 

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