Well, i sat back and waited for my £60 fine and 3 point’s letter to come in and it never arrived.
Instead, i got a letter from the Automobile Assocation, all about instead of me paying the fine etc, i should take part in a National Speed Awareness Scheme. The AA were told by the police that i had committed the offence.
If you take part in the scheme it take’s 4 hour’s to complete and the content is an interactive presentation and discussion. The cost of the scheme is £86.81.
They must think that some-one who is working can afford to take a day of work AND pay £86.81 plus petrol and maybe lunch, that could amount to over £200.00 and ordinary people who are finding it very hard just now cannot afford to do that , so i would think that most people would do as i did , pay the fine and take the 3 point’s.
But i think the police were wrong in giving out the information about me, because all my detail’s are protected under the Data Protection Act 1998.
So now i’m going to try to find out more about this and try to take it a bit further with the police. I don’t see why the Automobile Assocation should be making money out of people’s misfortune.
***** this is the link to speeding ticket part one. ******