Failure to provide driver details
If you are asked by the police to tell them who was driving at a time that a road traffic offence was committed and fail to do so you may be committing an offence. The sentence may be up to 6 penalty points and a £1000 fine.
The police often get the procedure wrong and people admit offences unnecessarily. We can avoid this happening. Daily we help drivers avoid the problems that motoring convictions create.
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The police may send a Notice of Intended Prosecution to you as the registered keeper of a vehicle in circumstances when the driver was not formally warned of potential prosecution at the time of the alleged offence. This is because some offences require a Notice of Intended Prosecution to be given within 14 days of the alleged offence. Commonly this will be for speeding and similar offences caught on a camera. It follows that if the Notice was not posted in time there may be a defence (some exceptions apply).
The registered keeper of the vehicle has a statutory duty to provide the driver's details when required to do so by the police under s172 of the Road Traffic Act 1988. Anyone else can be asked to "give any information which it is in his power to give and may lead to identification of the driver". It is an offence if you do not provide the necessary information in the required format.
Sometimes, it may be the case that you are unsure as to who was driving at the relevant time. You are obliged to take reasonable steps to establish who was driving. If you have used "all reasonable diligence" to establish who was driving but have still not been able to do so, you may have a defence.
It is important that you seek expert legal advice. We provide representation in Court to ensure that the relevant issues are dealt with properly.
Failure to provide driver details as requested may result in a prosecution for that offence. If convicted of the offence you will be liable to 6 penalty points and a fine not exceeding £1000.
Protect your driving licence by calling in an expert motoring defence lawyer now.
Speak to a FIRSTMOTORING specialist.