Can I add mitigating circumstances when responding to a Fixed Penalty Notice?

My husband has received an FPN for travelling at 36mph in a 30mph zone. He had taken a wrong turning and was going from a 40mph zone to a 30mph zone on an unfamiliar road. He has had a clean driving licence for more than 30 years. Is there any advantage stating these facts in a covering letter when returning the FPN please?

Asked on 3 June 2024 by Jane Wilkinson

Answered by David Ross
Unfortunately being on an unfamiliar road will not get you off a speeding offence. However, given the nature of the offence there is a possibility that he will be offered a speed awareness course, which although likely to cost around £100 does not result in any points being applied to your licence and does not require you to make a decleration to your insurer.
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