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Hi got a fpn for using mobile phone whilst driving today, but

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Hi got a fpn for using mobile phone whilst driving today, but the code on the fpn ticket is 125 not cu80. Can I avoid it?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Traffic Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
Hi

Thank you for your question and welcome to Just Answer. My name is Jo and I will try to help with this.

We're you using a phone?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.


Hi unluckly I was using my phone.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
Ok. Its helpful to know what we are dealing with.

Do you have any other points and, if so, from when ?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Hi I have 3 points from about 3 years, when I was stopped going through a amber to red traffic lights.


 


Also I checked my license it expired in Feb 2013, so I need to apply for new license. The FPN requires me to produce my license at my local police station.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
Are you prepared to run the risk of going to court? You would only get the same number of points but the financial penalty may be higher.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

If I lost at court what will the court cost be like?


 


Can I go ask them to re-issue or correct FPN as it has code 125 and not CU80?


 


 

Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

 


So what I will do is go to police station, highlight the wrong code, tell them I can not produce the license as I am waiting for a renewal license to come through.


 


Should ignore the FPN fine of £60 for now or pay that?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thanks I will go with that.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
Its the right decision to be wholly honest.

It carries risk of course but personally I think its a low one overall.

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