A young man was caught speeding and didn't pay the fixed penalty of Ã‚Â£60 and 3 points, instead choosing to take the advice of pepipoo, et al.
He was prosecuted in Magistrates' Court, eventually, for failing to provide details of the driver. However, his "extensive" research had failed to provide him with the information that such a charge carries a mandatory 6 penalty points.
He then went back to pepipoo, pointsrus.com etc. and decided to appeal the case.
To cut a tedious story short, instead of Ã‚Â£60 and 3 points, he walked out of the Court this afternoon with 6 points... and fines and costs totalling a little over Ã‚Â£1400.
My point being?
If you know somebody in a similar situation, perhaps point out to them that early professional advice could save them a fortune... OR, alternatively, if you did the deed, pay up and shut up.