A fixed penalty notice is an alternative to prosecution in front of a magistrate court. However if you wish to challenge the fixed penalty Notice you will have to do so in court. If you accept guilt then you need to pay the fine or collect the points on your drivers licence. Do not ignore a fixed penalty notice… it will not go away….. if you do nothing you will eventually be summons to court. In many cases if you pay within in a fixed amount of time then you will find that the actual penalty fine is reduced.