It sounds an obvious one, but something to always tell newly passed drivers, is that their car is registered to them, so responsibility for offences falls on them.

After a vehicle is caught speeding (where no stop was made – i.e. a fixed position speed camera), a police force will typically issue a letter of impending prosecution.

This requires the registered keeper of the vehicle to supply information about who was driving the vehicle at that time.

If no other details are given, then the assumption is that the owner/registered keeper was driving.

This can also be made more complicated if the vehicle is a company car or van (as the company needs to forward onto the employ).

So in short it’s much better to not speed in the first place, but if your vehicle is involved and you weren’t the driver, you need to act fast to ensure you’re not the one who suffers.