Fixed penalty notices

Important facts about fixed penalty notices 

If you don’t pay the penalty within the time given, we will send the matter to the courts for prosecution. However, if you pay within a set number of days the fine is reduced. You will find details on your FPN.   

If you get a fixed penalty notice and you pay it, we will take no further action against you, and you can avoid prosecution and a criminal conviction.  

It is an offence if you don’t give your name, or you give false details to an officer when asked. You could be arrested by the police and prosecuted if you do not give the correct details. 

We regularly publish the photos of people who give officers false details. You won’t get a warning before we give you a fixed penalty notice.