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Lena
A question for people from the UK

Hey guys! Thanks a lot for reading it.
Today my question's not going to be about the language. I'm asking you to help me a little bit with my work. We're doing a research about fines and penalties systems in different countries. Is it true that in the UK you can reduce amount of money you have to pay if you pay it within 21 days?
For example, this site says (https://www.tfl.gov.uk/fares-and-payments/penalties-and-enforcement) that in case if you don't have a ticket or an Oyster card, the penalty fare is £80 - reduced to £40 if you pay within 21 days.
So I'm wondering if this rule works for other offences/cases, such as speeding, mobile phone use and seat belts, parking etc.
I can't find the law published anywhere. So any help (or a link where to look) would be highly-highly appreciated.

Dec 9, 2014 4:27 PM
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Yes, this is what happens with minor traffic offences such as parking. But it's not a question of having your fine reduced so much as having it go up if you delay to long paying it. Like a kind of extra penalty for being late with your payment. It's basically an incentive to get people to pay promptly. 

December 9, 2014

My country in the USA does the same thing with parking fines. Thier not reduced but are set kinda low so you can pay them right away and less hassle for ripping money from our pockets haha but if you don't pay with a few days usually the fines double to triples.

December 22, 2014
Lena
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