Hi there, I will be travelling to the UK soon and would love to take a road trip from London to Scotland. I would like to know how car hire companies deal with speeding tickets and such. For example, do they know instantly from the moment you return the car that you've had a traffic violation? Or does it take a few weeks/months down the line before they notify you that you've been cited? Or do the traffic police deal with you directly?
I have absolutely no intention of breaking any laws, but in the chance that I get fined for say mistakenly going above the speed limit I would like to know how I can settle the payment quickly. I don't suppose they expect you to be back in the country to pay the fines so how does one do it when you're back in your home country?