You need to complete and sign part one/section A of the notice and return it to the address on the front of the form within 28 days.

You'll normally then be sent a conditional offer of a fixed penalty £100 fine and have three penalty points added to your licence. However, you may be eligible for a National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme course instead.

If you don't respond to the notice your case will be referred to court because you failed to provide the information you were asked for.

Don't send any payment or your driving licence to us.

If you already have nine points on your licence

You need to complete and sign part one/section A of the notice and return it to the address on the front of the form within 28 days.

You may be eligible for a National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme course, but if you aren’t then the matter will be referred to court.

Driver awareness courses

You may be eligible for a National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme course if:

  • your speed narrowly exceeded the limit and falls within the guidelines set out by the National Police Chief Council (NPCC) up to:
    • 31 mph in a 20 mph area
    • 42 mph in a 30 mph area
    • 53 mph in a 40 mph area
    • 63 mph in a 50 mph area­­
  • you contact us to request a course within 90 days of the offence
  • you haven’t already completed a course within three years or are booked on an upcoming course
  • you can send us your correct driving licence details and date of birth. If you are a foreign national you should have been issued with a DVLA licence and can send us the DVLA number. If you do not hold a UK licence then you must send us the correct licence number and country of issue.

Please note: There is no legal entitlement to a course, these are offered at the sole discretion of police, and the courts have no powers regarding courses. If an offer for a course is made to you, the police are at liberty to withdraw the offer at any time up to the point that the course has been successfully completed.