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I was stoped by a traffic police officer who said that the

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I was stoped by a traffic police officer who said that the mot on the car I was driving had run out.the vehicle is owned by my employees and I am insured to drive as I am the owners carer. I was given a ticket and I signed it at the bottom. The officer told me to do nothing until I receive a notice and statutory £100 fine.
Upon receiving the fine I noticed that the registration number was not the same as that of the vehicle
Is this a loophole that will null and void the fine?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Traffic Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Hi - when was this and why were you stopped?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Because the vehicles MOT had expired
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Not really.

You could refuse to pay the fine on that basis.

There is a risk that they will just summons you to court and then find the error and amend the charge. Then you would have to plead and be liable for costs.

Or maybe they will forget. That does happen sometimes.

But you take a risk.

Can I clarify anything for you?


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

No problem and all the best.

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