Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) and Community Speed Watch
What to do if you've received a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) or a Community Speed Watch letter.
I have received a Notice of Intended Prosecution – what do I need to do?
If you were the driver at the time of the offence
You'll need to respond to the NIP within 28 days from the date it was issued to you. To accept the NIP, you need to complete Section A on the back of the form and return it to:
Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership PO Box 2117 Stafford ST16 9ZR
Please note: If you don't complete and return the notice you could be fined up to £1,000 and/or receive six penalty points and/or be disqualified from driving.
Once your response is received and processed, you'll receive a second letter called a 'conditional offer of fixed penalty'.
If you're eligible to attend a Driver Education Course, you'll be offered the opportunity to attend a course.
Full details of how to book and pay for the course will be included in the letter along with the amount you'll need to pay.
Courses are available throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland and a full list of course providers is sent out with the conditional offer letters. If you've lost this or need further information you can call 0300 111 8012 for further help.
If you're not eligible for a course, or if you prefer to pay the fixed penalty fine and accept points on your licence instead, full details of how to pay the fine to the Fixed Penalty Office of HM Courts and Tribunal Service will also be included in the letter.
Please note: If you accept the NIP, you must return the completed notice to us by post as we cannot currently accept these electronically.
Disputing the NIP
If you weren't driving the vehicle at the time of the alleged offence you can let us know about that online and tell us who was driving (this is called nominating another driver).
You can also dispute the NIP, request a court hearing and view photos of the alleged offence. You can do all of these online using this service.