Fixed Penalty points avoidance.

antijam

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Does anyone confirm whether this actually works?

....not that I desperately need to know of course!

Pay your fine, but, NO POINTS DEDUCTED!!

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!
 

mikestrivens

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Now that you have posted this some jobsworth at DVLC will no doubt close that loophole, if it ever existed.:) I'm sure they have you down somewhere as not having put the points on your licence.
 

SQ_W211

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American law is different to UK so it wont work in same way.
 

whitenemesis

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The system may leave you alone but the self-same system has already marked your license. So when police / insurance do a check it will show up?
 


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