Speeding Offence: Options of Speed Awareness Course or Payment of Fine3
Shantanu Panigrahi <email@example.com>
Wed, 9 Nov at 15:45
Dear Kent Driver Education Team
Was Kent Police not aware of this booking made on Wed, 26 Oct 2022 at 11:36 that the records show when it sent me out of the blue the attached email: L021122-Complaint outcome so is now requiring me to pay the fine instead from what I understand of the legalities involved?
Dr Shantanu Panigrahi
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On Wednesday, 9 November 2022 at 14:57:24 GMT, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Dear Dr Shantanu Panigrahi,
Thank you for your email.
As you are currently booked for a National Speed Awareness Course on 11 January 2023, you do not need to pay for the fine and take any further points on your driving licence. The course is designed to be an alternative to that course of action.
Please note this is for the driving offence with police reference 0463140442065920.
I hope that answers your question fully, please contact me if you have any further questions regarding this matter.
Kent Driver Education Team
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From: Shantanu Panigrahi <email@example.com>
Sent: 09 November 2022 14:12
To: firstname.lastname@example.org; Kent Driver Education - GT <KDE@kent.gov.uk>
Subject: Speeding Offence: Options of Speed Awareness Course of Payment of Fine
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In connection with the following Speeding Offence matter, I am unclear as to what the final decision is of Kent Police - please refer Running Commentary on Legal proceedings: 11.18 am (UK-Time) 9 November 2022 (knowledgeassessmentanddissemination.com) https://www.knowledgeassessmentanddissemination.com/post/running-commentar-on-legal-proceedings-11-18-am-uk-time-9-november-2022
If it is the Fine that Kent Police is imposing, kindly let me know how much extra I need to pay over and above the £92 that I have paid for the Speed Awareness Course, and how many points I already have on my driveing licence from the 2017 Speeding Offence if it has not already elapsed with the passage of time, so that I can do what is necessary.
I wish to put all of this behind me.
Dr Shantanu Panigrahi
3 Hoath Lane
Kent ME8 0SL
L 021122 - Complaint Outcome.pdf 97.7kB :
Protecting and serving the people of Kent
Professional Standards Department
For the attention of the addressee only
Dr Shantanu Panigrahi
Via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
nd November 2022
Dear Dr Panigrahi,
Following receipt of your email correspondence with the Professional Standards Department, we are
writing to confirm that your complaint has been recorded under the above reference number as:
1. Complainant is unhappy that he is required to pay a fine for speeding and has not been
offered to attend a Speed Awareness Course.
The complaint has been reviewed and the Appropriate Authority has made a decision that no further
action will take place.
The rationale for this decision is as follows:
The complaints legislation states in some circumstances it may not be reasonable and proportionate
to take complaint allegations any further and they will become subject of no further action. An
example of this is where the complaint would be better handled by another process.
Having reviewed the complaint, I am satisfied the allegation relates to action taken in respect to an
offence of excess speed. There is a legal process which has to be followed in respect to such offences.
Further, as you have pointed out that you are dissatisfied with this procedure, there is an appeals
process to follow. This would be the most appropriate avenue rather than using the police complaints
process, as you are not making any complaint in respect to the prosecution, but instead you are making
a complaint about the outcome.
In relation to the document attached to your email, I note there is no separate complaint linked to
this. The document of a Defence Case Statement produced by you is in respect to ongoing criminal
matters and as such, should be relied upon during the criminal justice process rather than the police
complaints process. I can see no complaint in respect to this in the attached correspondence.
You have a ‘Right of Review’ if you remain dissatisfied with the decision made to take no further action
in relation to Allegation 1. Any appeal must be directed to the Office of the Police and Crime
Commissioner (OPCC), who will have the responsibility for making a determination on your review
Should you decide to submit an appeal, please be aware that it is not the role of the OPCC to
reinvestigate your complaint, make a judgement on legal issues, or operational matters such as ongoing or concluded criminal cases. It is solely their role to determine whether Kent Police have acted
reasonably and proportionately in response to your complaint.
An appeal can be requested online:
By email: email@example.com
Or in writing to:
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
You have 28 days, starting the day after this letter is dated, to submit an application for review.
Operational Complaints Manager
Professional Standards Departmen
16 Edinburgh Square, Kent Police, Sutton Road, Maidstone, ME15 9BZ
This is available in
large print on request