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Absolutely Gutted!

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Tan, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. Tan

    Tan Donator

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    Hello.

    I'm almost (first week of February) due to pass the three month probationary period at the club where I shoot, and was gonna be putting in an application for FAC soon after, but this morning I received a speeding ticket -- to already add to my existing three points which I got in late 2012. I can't believe it, and now I'm terribly worried about what will happen. I am normally so sensible that I've been known to bore people to sleep, and the most exciting thing I've ever done is buy a yellow t-shirt. Anyone have any words of comfort?

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  2. Egg

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    Doubt very much a driving penalty will have any bearing on your FAC application Tan so worry not old boy ;)
     
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    Just be totally honest on your form and interview. I'd be very surprised if they denied you a license just because of this.
     
  4. Tan

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    Really? Will I not be seen as a law-breaker/irresponsible? I will, of course, declare it all. If they allowed it, I'd even declare the yellow monstrosity!

    T.
     
  5. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    :eek: that's it mate kiss goodbye to it, no more guns, its all goon now,,,,,,,,,,,
    only joking mate, won't effect it at all mate lol
     
  6. Tan

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    I think I've wet myself.

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  7. Egg

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    Rotten bar-steward :lol:
     
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    Wtf. When you were following me the other day I had trouble getting into 3rd gear in case I lost you. How on earth did you get done speeding?
     
  9. Tan

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    I know! Maybe when I have my interview, you should be there, Mike, and tell them! I was doing 49 in a 40 zone. I didn't even know my boring Volvo went that fast!

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    were you offered the speed awareness course as opposed to the fine and 3 points?
    i received my 1st nip last year after 31 years of driving
    did the course and was told that did not have to declare my indiscretion to anyone
     
  11. Tan

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    The last time I didn't. This time, the letter only came through this morning, so I haven't sent it back yet. Is there a way I can ask for that?

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    If you have never done a course then it should be an option for you
    When i received my nip last year they gave me 3 choices
    1.pay the 60 notes and 3 points
    2 .go to court and contest it
    3.do the course
    I did the course and no points
    You only have a limited time
    I think its 14 days
    So give them a bell asap
     
  13. Tan

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    I didn't know that -- I'll give them a call first thing Monday morning. Thank you, Andy.

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    The course costs about £90 but it is worth doing if only to save getting points on your license
    Will put some links up in a bit when i get to a pc
     
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    http://www.ttc-uk.com/SpeedAwareness.aspx
     
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    If your licence is to shoot at the range it shouldn't mater, West Midlands aren't bad with issuing licences but were very strict about security, move up the road West Mercia are very good regarding FAC.
     
  17. Tan

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    Thank you, I will take a look.

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    Where did the speeding offence allegedly take place Tan? not a local fixed camera I hope as I was lead to believe that most were out of film now and not being updated!

    How many days did it take from date of alleged offence until your receipt of NIP?
     
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    i think the offer of speed awareness courses depend on several factors such as the % of speed you were over, how many people caught breaking the limit doing less or more than you , as it has to be a workable system and they can only handle so many at least thats what the guy said when i did mine .
     

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