A big thank you to those who provided excellent advice in regards to my (recent post).
I sent a letter asking that my fine be withdrawn because I had a very good driving record. Within two days, I received an email with the good news that my fine and loss of point would be cancelled.
I would highly recommend anyone in the same situation as me to do the same.
I am also pleased the police do offer this chance for safe drivers to be given a second chance.