Will You Take My Speeding Points?

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  1. bernardfeay

    bernardfeay Funster

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    We were chatting with a couple of our motorhome pals the other night and the topic of speeding points being passed from one spouse to the other cropped up. It became apparent to us at least that sharing points between man and wife was quite common.

    I am curious to know if others think it is:
    a) very rare
    b) rare
    c) happens now and again
    d) frequent occurrence
    e) happens so often as to make a mockery of the judicial system

    I am not looking for confessions and comments are readily accepted under the proviso "I know somebody, not me of course......"
     
  2. Yorick

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    6 months in prison if caught.
     
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    Illegal?
     
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    Very rare I would have thought. After all the publicity when that MP got caught and his wife took the points. It is an illegal activity and if you were caught by camera it should show who the driver was. Just not worth the risk IMHO
     
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    very common .
    most cameras dont show the driver.
    amazed me after winning a speeding incident how many people told me they had got there fines back , and how many partners had took the hit .
    folk you would never drean would do it.
     
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  6. Chris

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    My ex wife was in a right panic about 20 years ago because she had made a late exit off the M4 and was convinced the cameras had caught her.

    I had to calm her down by saying I would take the points.

    Nothing ever happened thankfully.

    I would say it's rare generally.
     
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    I'm curious to know are you...........
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    Yes, and much worse than the offence itself which suddenly becomes "perverting the course of justice" and if found guilty a short hair cut and rubber gloves become involved.
     
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    I wouldn't think of asking the wife to take my points. Would be stupid really, I have three driving licences, all in the same name, and they can only put points on one of them. (y):)
     
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    When cameras were first about it was quite common.
     
  12. Momo

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    Very common in Spain! Just look on the web! Very easy to do and also make a nice little income!:laughing:
     
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    some years ago we got caught in a 'camera trap', what really pissed me off was we slowed down to 30 through a village bear Buxton, traffic ahead didn't, so when we got to derestricted I caught up and was photographed at 67mph, FFS

    Anyway, I ignored the first letter, opened it and ignored it, about a month later got another telling me I had to reply, I waited a couple of weeks, then replied saying we never got the first and had been away apologising for my delayed reply, but asking for photographic proof

    A couple of weeks later we got a great photo of car, but indistinguishable images of driver / passenger. SO I wrote back saying we have vague recollection of that journey, but could not recall the driver at that time and were quite sure we had swapped drivers around that point, what do we do if we don't know

    They replied to say I had to declare the driver, so we sent in both driving licences and a cheque for the fine, asking them to chose as we really could not remember, got reply within a couple of weeks returning my cheque and advising they couldn't chose.

    I have policeman friends who kind of assisted my letter content, but mainly I know that if not fully served in 6 months the police have to drop the charge (or at least that it how it worked 10 tears ago)

    So no lies (sort of) no points, not even a fine or driver awareness, result, probably a fair one, as the 6 cars that did 40+ in the 30 zone in front of me deserved the penalty IMO
     
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    Not any more they do not go on your licence but will go on the central record as the paper copy is going and it will all be that central record the police and courts use.
     
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    they still try to give you points if you do not have a licence
     
  16. scotjimland

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    AA report in 2011 ... (Survey results from an AA/Populus survey of 16,961 AA members)

    http://www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/news/points-swapping.html

    Swapping penalty points
    300,000 get others to take their points
    13 October 2011


    A new AA survey shows that up to 300,000 drivers (mainly males) may have persuaded others to take their penalty points for speeding.

    But drivers who look for someone else to take the blame and the penalty points for a speeding offence face a one in eight chance that they will be reported to the police - 12% of AA members said that if asked, they would not only refuse to say they were driving at the time of the offence but would also report the point-swapping attempt to the police.
     
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    I used to be game for anything but not any more, we are now the most photographed drivers on the planet and I value my freedom too much.(y)
    Could I ask a related question.....If you are banned for six months through totting up to over 12 points, when you get your license back will it be free of points?(y)
     
  18. grumps147

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    Simple answer is no, but look here for a fuller explanation, 4 years for minor offences, 11 years for more serious ones.... http://www.findlaw.co.uk/law/motoring/driving_licence/endorsements_and_disqualifications/9842.html
     
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    What freedom? :frowny: :mm:
     
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