Driving advice Speeding ticket sample letters

You are not legally entitled to view evidence of a speeding charge in order to decide whether or not to accept the Conditional Offer of a Fixed Penalty. 

However, if you ask for it, the police may give it to you to help you identify the driver at the time of the speeding offence. Find the most reliable cars with results from the latest Which? Car Survey.

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How to request copies of speed camera photographs

[Your address and full contact details]

[Issuing authority address]


Dear,

[Reference:
Fixed Penalty Notice Ref: xxxxx
Date of issue: xxxxx
Vehicle registration: xxxxx]


RE Request for information

I have received the above Notice of Intended Prosecution regarding an alleged speeding offence committed on [date] by vehicle registration [xxxxxxxxx], of which I am the registered keeper.

I am naturally anxious to determine the true facts in this case, and offer you my full cooperation in establishing whether this was genuinely my vehicle and if so, the identity of the driver.

I am therefore writing to request that copies of the photograph(s) taken by your camera recording the alleged offence are sent to me so that I can positively establish the identity of the vehicle and the identity of the driver.

I would appreciate this information being released to me at the earliest convenience, so that I may fulfil my obligations in relation to your request for information and not risk action for failing to identify the driver under Section 172 of the Road Traffic Act.

Yours faithfully,

[Your name and signature]

 

Contesting a speeding charge

[Your address and full contact details]

[Address of evidence-holder,
ie Crown Prosecution Service,
Camera Processing Unit or
Police constabulary]


Dear,

[Reference:
Summons reference: xxxxx
Date of issue: xxxxx
Hearing date: xxxxx]


RE Request for information

I have received the above summons regarding an alleged speeding offence [Offence Code xxxx] committed on [date] by vehicle registration [xxxxxxxxx], of which I am the registered keeper.

I intend to contest this allegation in court and have returned and provided all requested documentation to facilitate this action. I believe that [state your reasons for contesting the charge].

In accordance with the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996, I am writing to request the following information to assist with my defence:

[choose whichever of the following apply:]

  • Copies of photograph(s) taken recording the alleged offence.
  • Confirmation of the time interval between the two photographs.
  • Access to video footage recording the alleged offence.
  • Witness statements
  • A copy of the calibration certificate and maintenance records for the equipment.
  • Confirmation that the equipment is type-approved by the Home Secretary.
  • Copies of the operator's/officer's training certificates and record of training.
  • Copies of any other documentary evidence that the prosecution intends to rely on in Court.

As is my legal right under the Act cited above, I require this evidence no less than seven days prior to any hearing date [insert date].

Thank you for your assistance in this matter,

Yours faithfully,

[Your name and signature]

More on this:

Other sections in this guide

  1. Overview
  2. Speeding fines: your rights
  3. How to contest a speeding ticket
  4. Speeding ticket sample letters
  5. Speeding tickets in Scotland and NI
  6. The truth about speed cameras
  7. Speeding ticket FAQs

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