I received a speeding fine from Venice police for an offence almost a year ago - is this legal?

I received a speeding fine from Venice police on 1 September 2017 for an offence which occurred on 7 September 2016. Is it reasonable to levy a fine so long after the offence. I was on the road in question on the date in question, but I cannot recall the speed I was driving at or the limit on the road. I've also been requested to send details of the driving licence of the person driving at the time as the police intend to add three points to my licence. If I don't provide the details, a further fine will be levied. The size of the fine is a minimum if paid within five days of notification, but since the paperwork (dated 17 August) took more than five days to arrive, I have to pay a higher fine. I have paid the fine because I know I was on the road on the date, but should I send my driving licence details? I'm concerned that this may be a scam.

Asked on 4 September 2017 by Peter Whiffin

Answered by Honest John
They have had the right to send a request to the DVSA to add points to your licence since May of this year: www.honestjohn.co.uk/news/legal-motoring-advice/20.../
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