What a joke- i was caught speeding back at the end of march doing 91mph on a duel carriageway racing some muppet in a civic who wouldnt leave my rear end alone when i was overtaking two lorries.
Now im not proud of the speed and i was fairly lucky to get away with 3pts and a 60squid fine. I didnt have the paper part of my licence on me and was asked to present it at my local station within 7 days as it "CLEARLY STATES" on the back of the ticket.
No problem at all till i got home and of course cant find my licence- so i rang the officer and and he said no worries just have a look for it and if you cant find it ring the police station and let them know. I still couldnt find it so i went to apply for a new one and low and behold it takes 14days to come. So i ring the statin and am told quote unquote that if i cant hand it in by tmr (the 7th day) it will go back into the hands of the officer to be dealt with. I ask to be put through to the switchboard so i can get in contact with him directly but im told in no uncertain terms it wont help.
So i take his word for it- big mistake- and leave it thinking its out of my hands and i will just have to accept whatever comes of it. Five months later i get the court summons throught the door after forgetting about the whole blimmin thing. Paid the fine alright as you can do that separately but still no licence. I was completely unaware the paper part was needed to put the points on- i thought it was all done by computer.
So i ring the prosecution service and am told i had up to 5weeks!!!!!! to hand it in!?!?!?!? How was i meant to know that- it states very clearly it must be handed in within 7days and thats before i get to what the tube at the station told me.
So now im probably going to be landed with double my original fine for time wasting + court expenses + double my points. All because some **** told me the wrong info. When i explained this to the prosecution service the simple response was... we hear that all the time!!!!!
Im 21 and dont have any convictions to my name- how the hell would i know i had five weeks when it doesnt tell me anywhere and ive been told by the "police station" it is out of my hands and i can do nothing more but hope the officer doesnt bring it to court?? What a joke!!!