Driving without insurance
Interesting question about whether you need insurance for a pedal cycle that has a motor attached.. Does it need insurance? Do the Road Traffic Acts apply?
The police stopped me and found out my liecence had been revoked for fasiling to send it in for points to be added.
They then suggested that my insurance for the car was invalidated due to the problem with my licence. they have charged me to court with driving with no licence and driving without insurance!
Your road traffic offence question: The NIP has only indicated the offence of over speeding at the moment and has required me to provide the name of the driver. Though there was additional clause that if subsequent check reveal the car was at the time of the offence driven without certificate of insurance proceedings may be commenced in respect of those additional offences.
What can I do. I am thinking of completing and send the log book back to DVLA and putting a date before the incidence as the sold date. My licence is just 8 months old and I do not wany to lose it.
Your road traffic offence question: Dear Sir/Madam,
I have been charged with the above three offences. My mitigating circumstances are that firstly I took my brother-in=law's vehice in an emergency as my son was having a massive nosebleed and I was going to the chemist. My own car was gone for repairs. Secondly, I believed that I was insured as the online policy clearly stated I was(able to provide copy) but later on (after I was charged) I found out I wasn't and the insurance company had made an error. I was the additional driver and hence I did not have the Certificate of Insurance but relied on the details given online about cover. As I was going in a state of panic I went on my own, my wife who usually accompanies me could not go as she was taking care of our son. I also forgot to put the headlights on the way back.
My hearing is on x 2011, this is my very first offence, I have been driving for over a year and have always abided the law. I am very nervous and fear that my provisional licence may get revoked. I have my driving test 1 week after the hearing.
Your advice will be greatly appreciated.
Apparently there was a hearing on the x 2008 at x Court. I did not know of this case as I did not receive a summons. I want to know what I was charged with and why I was not informed there was a procecution ongoing so that I could at least defend myself.
The only Incident I can think of happened in x 2010 when I was living in x.
Two Police officers came to My flat (without any Warrant) on a sunday. I was preparing to go to church with my family. They alleged my vehicle did not have an insurance policy. I assured them I had a policy and in fact, showed them the insurance certificate which was valid at the time of the incident.
They did not stop me on any road nor charge me with any offence but the officer drove off with my vehicle from my car park to a private garage where I had to pay Â£150.00 to recover my vehicle.
I was not made aware of any prosecution at the police station when i produced my insurance certificate and recovered my vehicle.
All I need is to be informed of the legality of the police officers' right to impound my vehicle from a private car park and then prosecuting me without my knowledge which I believe is unfair to say the least.
I have my Insurance policy and a copy of the seizure notice, on which the offence is not clarified.
Hoping to hear from you soon.
my own. Would i have the car taken off me at the road side.
Your road traffic offence question: Good afternoon, Excuse the email rather than phonecall but I am at work and unable to talk privately at the moment.
on friday evening I was driving to x and was stopped by x police en route for not having the correct insurance on the vehicle I was driving. THe history is that I have a different car for which i have fully comp insurance and am the registered owner. I was driving a car I am in the process of purchasing.This belongs to the mother of a friend but due to a loss of the V5 in the post between her and myself ( already reported and the she is awaiting another) it is not yet registered to me. I believed that I could drive this on my existing insurance, but the police who stopped me said that regardless of the issue of the V5 , the car was mine and as such I was uninsured.
They issued a fixed penalty notice of Â£200 and said it would be an endorsement of 6 points on my license. They did not seize the car and took me to somewhere where I could then be collected by a family member who was able to drive my car. They said they didnt believe I had done this on purpose as it was clear I did have a policy on the other vehicle, hence not seizing the car and allowing me to find an alternative solution. Also I was in x and a long way from both home in x and x, my destination.
I left the car at my sisters and rang my insurance company on Saturday morning to ensure it was insured. I then drove it home on sunday.
My other problem is that on looking at my driving licence in preparation to take it to the police station within the 7 days I have noticed it is expired. I have a photo licence and did not realise this was the case. It expired in January last year.
so now I have a compound problem of having no insurance and potentially a non valid licence.
I would like some advice on what my options are. I am obviously guilty of both things and not being aware, or not doing it deliberately are no defence. Particularly on the potential consequences of the two things together. I can see that not having a valid licence could mean another 6 points which would then mean a loss of my license. Is action on a non valid licence likely to be a certainty? What will happen when I produce it at the police station- which i need to do asap.
Many thanks for any advice you can give me at this stage. Your website was by far the most approachable of all that I have looked at. I have no doubt I have got myself into a predicament, unwittingly or otherwise, and I just need to know what my best path through this is.
I trust you are well.
Emma I think i should have your number on speed dial , the amount of fun i
have with cars!!!
Ive just bought an old x and drove it home to phone up my insurance
company. Unfortunately i went passed one of those police vans with a camera sticking out of it and obviously im now worried.
My car before was written off after being hit by someone else who admitted it was his fault. I thought my insurance would carry on enabling me to drive this new one, now im not so sure after speaking with them earlier today. I have the log book which i prersume means the car is still in the sellers name until DVLA get the paperwork and put it in mine.?
I wonder whether i can say i was test driving it as i wasnt sure whether i
wanted the car or not. I do and am insured from earlier today.
Im just hoping that the police will see that this all happened on the same
day and i had no intention of driving without insurance as i never have.
The car is MOTd and taxed.
Your help, as always, would be much appreciated.
Message: driving boyfriends car on l plates , documents with insurance of me seen, pull up by police insurance cancelled , i new nothing as my boyfriend also new nothing he says ,payment was not made mothers account of boyfriend has direct debit they cancelled but recieved no notice ?summond to court 29th november how do i plead , i was not informed by insurance neither was my boyfriend .Fathers mobile i am 18
I had to re new my car insurance about 3 months ago and when I received the
paperwork through I looked through it to find out if I could drive other
cars and be covered third party I couldn't find anything other than some
small print saying no driver named on the policy is covered to drive other
vehicles, I assumed that meant named drivers as I have a name driver on my
policy as I was unsure I rung my insurance company and just said I have a
quick question am I insured to drive other cars gave them my date of birth
(im 21 by the way) and the man I spoke to said yes that should be fine I
double checked and said are you sure he replied yes. So from then on I
assumed I would be covered in the event I drove another car. Then early
Sunday morning I drove my friends car about a mile as he was too tired to
drive and I stopped in a car park. Then the Police came into the car park
and asked if I had drove the car I said yes and they found out im not
actually insured on other vehicles, They was going to give me a producer but
then found out I was who I said I was and was insured on my own vehicle and
said there's no need to give me a producer but there was a police woman
there and she said I would get 6 points for this. But I didn't get any form
of paper work to say I had been stopped so im just wondering if they have to
give me some sort of paper work for me to get prosecuted for this or whether
they have given me the benefit of the doubt as I was unaware I was not
covered? The police officer didn't make it clear what was actually going to
happen, they took all my details address contact number and where I had been
that night etc. I have also been in contact with my insurance company and
said unless I can tell them the exact time and date I called them they
cannot prove I was wrongly advised and as I make hundred of phone calls a
day at work it will be nearly impossible to remember when I made the call.
Sorry for such a detailed question I was told to give as much details as
possible to stop any confusion.
Your road traffic offence question: Very stupidly, I allowed my 15 year old to get behing the wheel on a large private area that was an old airfield and is currently used for paintballing. He had about 5 minutes behind the wheel and never got past 1st gear. We were just going when a car pulled up and told us that the area was under CCTV and that I would be sent to court and will lose my licence. I am devastated. Can you tell me what I need to do, Thank you. This happened today, I await with dread a court summons.
Do I have any leg to stand on? what can I do? I dont even know how this will play out?
Your road traffic offence question: I was stopped by the police last week whilst driving my car and they told me that I was not insured. I argued that I was as I renewed my car insurance in x of this year. However, when I contacted my insurance company they at first said that my insurance had not been renewed. I pointed out to them that I had at first said that I did not wish to renew as I had received a better quote elsewhere and I advised them that I had cancelled my direct debit. My insurance company then offered a better quote and I accepted this. The insurance company later came back to me saying they had listened to the recording of my conversation and they agreed that I had accepted the renewal but they than told me that they had not received any payments as I had not given them my direct debit details. I was advised by the lady I spoke to of the installments that I would pay and she said that these payments would be taken on a monthly basis by direct debit. I had already advised the company that I had cancelled the original direct debit instruction and she at no time did she request any further bank details from me. I did not question this as I assumed that they would use my existing details. When I pointed this out to the lady on the phone she admitted that they were at fault for not checking/requesting my details not mine.
She went on to say that they had written to me on two separate occasions regarding lack of payment but I did not receive any such correspondence from them - if I had I would certainly have taken steps to resolve the issue. I later spoke to a friend who suggested I telephone the insurance company and request copies of all correspondence they said they had sent to me. The lady I spoke to on the phone said that she would need to speak to someone and come back to me and that they would send me copies of the letters but could not guarantee that they would not have the current date (i.e. the date I was speaking to her) on. She said she would see if they would back date the insurance and call me back.
However, when they called me back they said there was nothing they could do as my case had now been passed to collections.
Two days later I received copies of letters in the post which were dated at varying intervals and were sent â€œyours sincerelyâ€ by the same lady I had been speaking to throughout. This leads me to believe that these letters were not sent out to me as stated in the first place and I think that the lady I have spoken to one the phone has simply printed off standard letters and back-dated them. I appreciate I cannot prove that this is the case but it seems to me that I received my insurance renewal documents and these copy letters through the post without any problems so why would the originals just not show up?
Needless to say I will be receiving a Court date shortly and would be grateful for any advice you could give me.
Your road traffic offence question: i am being accused of driving without business cover on my insurance policy. I am good friends with a family named x who own a chip shop and deliver fish and chips. on the night in question i had a phone call asking if i could do them a favour and drop off a few deliveries to help out the regular driver and i would get some supper to take home for my self and my girlfriend. if i am not being paid and i do not work there does this still class as business use and what will my penalty be if i am found guilty. many thanks adam oliver
Your road traffic offence question: i was stopped today for no insurance, i had just purchase the car and had yet to insure it, i was given a endorsable fixed penalty notice of Â£200. but the offence code they have used is BK 21, i have looked for this offence, and there is no offense bk21, can you tell me what it is!
Your road traffic offence question: is this now an offence. not driving but the vehicle is parked on the public road.
Your road traffic offence question: Circumstances
1. Pulled over as car was flagged as uninsured.
2. I genuinely believed that I was covered by the insurance policy as I had seen certificate and had been reassured by policy holder.
3. Policy Holder believed that the vehicle was insured as he had no communication stating otherwise.
4. x Insurance admitted there was a breakdown in communication to say that the policy had been cancelled due to non payment.
5. x had unwittingly mislead x into thinking she was insured to drive the vehicle at that time.
6. Upon realisation that the vehicle was uninsured x stayed at the Service Station until a new insurance policy had been setup so that she could continue her journey.
Whilst I admit that I am guilty of the offence committed, I was mislead to believe I was insured at the time of the offence. There was a genuine misapprehension that I was insured at the time of driving. As I was not the policy holder I had done everything in my power to ensure that I was covered. I had seen a copy of the certificate of motor insurance which stated that I as a named driver was insured to drive the aforementioned vehicle until x2010. A copy of which I have enclosed. The policy holder assured me that i was insured to use the vehicle at the time the offence was committed. x himself had no reason to believe that the policy had been cancelled as he had not received any communication to say otherwise.
Upon being stopped by the police, x phoned x to confirm her belief that she was covered to drive. x then phoned x to ask why there was a problem. It was only then that he became aware that the policy had been cancelled due to non-payment. Upon news of this x asked why he had not been informed of this and was told there had been a letter sent out but never received. The lady at the end of the phone admitted that there had been a â€œbreakdown in communicationâ€. Please see the enclosed complaint to x regarding this matter.
I waited at the service station until x had put in a place a new insurance policy. When i had seen confirmation of this, I then, and only then continued on my journey.
As a x graduate I take the law very seriously and would never knowingly break it. I spent a lot of time and money learning to drive whilst at university 18 months ago and would not knowingly drive uninsured risking prosecution and or getting involved in an accident while uninsured.
The policy holder, would under oath be prepared to state that he did in fact mislead me that I was insured, albeit unintentionally.
This had affected my confidence in driving and my partner x. It has been playing on my mind ever since the offence was committed and I am very worried that I am going to have my licence revoked for something that was in fact my partners fault.
How would you reccomend aproaching this case? Plead guilty and get a solicitor to write a letter of mitigation or plead guilty and write my own letter of mittigation?
Your road traffic offence question: I was pulled over for not being insured driving a friends car. My Insurance had defaulted for non payment, but wasn't aware. I passed my test x 2008 and was pulled on x 2010. I was given a FPN of Â£200 and 6 points.
I am unsure of how the limit from 6 points to 12 works? Should I have applied to get this extended from new driver ruling or will my points limit have already been increased?
I am worried I will have my license revoked and cannot find the information online regarding this.
Message: ive been issued with a fixed penalty notice (endorsable)Â£200 from the met., because the national computer data base said I was uninsured. my husband volunteered to immediatly produce the relivant insurance documents at our local police station, police officer would not talk to him & issued the above notice. I now have personally produced the documents & have had my driving license taken from me, (by request of the issuing officer). I apparently have to pay Â£200 & will get 6 points on my license.....BUT IVE DONE NOTHING WRONG. please can you advise
Before I realised what a horrible mess this was I had made a complaint to the poilce station about the officers behavior towards me during this incident, I only stopped him to ask for directions
Your road traffic offence question: I HAVE NO FULL UK LICENCE AND I LIED TO MY HUSBAND I HAVE FULL UK LICENCE HE BUY CAR FOR ME AND HE INSURED ON HIS NAME AND MY NAME I WAS DRIVING AND I AM INVOLVED TRIFFIC COLLISION POLICE ARRIVED AND THEY ASK ME LICIENCE BUT I SAID IT WAS AT HOME THEY YOU PRODUCEN IN 7 DAYS BUT ICANT DO THAT MY HUSBAND HE UPSET WITH ME AND LEAVE ME NOW I RECIVED THE SUMMONS FROM THE COURT WHAT SHALL I DO I DONT WANT TO TELL ANY ONE
Your road traffic offence question: Dear Patterson Law,
I had moved homes and for some reason my insurance company did not get my letter of change of address. Several months later my insurance ran out, the renewal notices had been sent to my old address.I was stopped by Police who informed me I had no insurace.I feel that because I dd not have the intention to commit an offense, I have a defence.
According to thwe Road Traffic act 1988
143)A person charged with using a motor vehicle in contravention of this section shall not be convicted if he provesâ€”.
(c)that he neither knew nor had reason to believe that there was not in force in relation to the vehicle such a policy of insurance or security as is mentioned in subsection (1) above.
Your road traffic offence question: i had insurance,gave ref no to officer,refused to check as on his own,did not produce docs in 7 days phoned to explain,told would not go any further,now been summoned for no ins. what can i do thank you.
Message: I had sold my old vehicle on x for which I had comprehensive insurance policy till x. I had bought a new vehicle on x and renewed my insurance from x. Unfortunately I failed to inform the insurance team about the change in the car and met with an accident on x(I hit a stationary Ford x model car from behind). I only had car insurance for my old vehicle at this time. My insurance for the new car was only due to start from x. The police were there at the scene of accident. They breath analysed me and found no alochol. They asked me to exchange my "details" with other car driver which I did. When I called my insurance company, they informed me that my new car was not insured. I informed the opposite car driver about it. I am still awaiting summons from the opposite driver as well as the police. I am not sure where to go from now. May I know if I have to pay the whole expenses for the damage to the car. May I know what are the implications please.
Thanks and regards.
Your road traffic offence question: i was caught with no insurance and got six points .i am a resisted driver.will i loose my license?
and a mot certificate, can it stand on the public highway uninsured
Your road traffic offence question: I was given 6 points because I missed a direct debit to my Insurance company and my policy was cancel without my knowledge. Thee months after I turned into a no entry without realising it. This offense should be a minor but I was given 3 points for it.
I am a PCV licence holder and with 9 points on my licence I am unable to go back to drive buses.
I am currently unemployed, could you please help me.
Your road traffic offence question: Hi i was sitting in my sisters car and my mum was driving she had an appointment at the hospital we were round the corner from the hospital literally 5mins away and she didnt feel good and couldnt drive anymore so i drove the car from there and as soon as i turned into the hospital the police officer stopped me and checked that i didnt no i fought that i had insurance but i am a named driver on another car and a van the police officer gave me a producer which i get 6 points and a Â£200 fine i have been passed for 4years nearly and i am 22 years old how long will it take to clear the points and is there another way round this thank you.
Your road traffic offence question: Afternoon.
I am an additional driver on my girlfriend's (x) 3rd party insurance. She has kept upto date with insurance payments for 10years. I am a new driver and she kindly went with a cheaper car insurance agency and put me on as additional driver. It is a family car and i use it to provide youth services which i will nonlonger be able to do without my car. I was pulled over on x by the police saying they cannot find insurance on the car. We have made all payments throughout the year, however the company changed their policy and no longer insure those under 30 years of age. we did not receive a letter explaining this, and x with 10 years of driving assumed like all her other previous insurance companies they would renew automatically. While with the police i called x and and she found that the insurance ended 2 weeks before i was stopped. I have a full driving licence MOT and Tax and driving under the impression i was fully insured. we are both professional young adults working on a new family. We have never been in trouble with the police and obviously this was an honest mistake. Which could have been avoided had the insurance company made a courteousy call to find out if we had received their letter. I am starting a new Yoga/Martial rts business and x is a Teacher through an agency so money is not regular and this will cost us dearly and i will loss my licence for being an honest citizen! Many people drive around intentionaly without any legal documents whatsoever and they are not penalised in this way, i think itr is outrageous. Is their some way you can help or give some helpful advice.
Your road traffic offence question: Had a car accident last week. I was coming out of a side road into a main road. There was car in front of which was going forward so I indecated to go left. Suddenly he reversed to go into a parking bay on the right hand side, not looking at his side mirror but concerntrating only on his right not his left where I was. He reversed into me and had the full impact on my front. He has scratches on his left , back side.
I ahve contacted him as we exchanged mnumber and addresses. I recieved a letter from his car insurance within a week. Asking that I send in my licence etc. The thing is I am a provisional driver. I have a car insurance but I said that I am a full driver. What shall I do. I have offered too pay stating that I dont want my car premium to go up. He has declined at he reckon that it was a company car and that they are sorting it out. What do I do?
Your road traffic offence question: my husband was stopped by the police and had his car impounded for no insurance we have tried to get the car back but the police wont stamp the certificate to retrieve the becausen there is a clause on most insurance policys that you cannot retrieve a car that has been impounded by goverment body we have tried countless people to get the car back on there policys but to no avail is there any way we can retrieve the car back we only have a few days left otherwise the car will be scrapped
Your road traffic offence question:
I need help!
In august of 2008 i was sentanced for failing to produce a specimen of breath.
(At the time my licence showed spent endorsments convicted on 01/10/04 for failing to provide driver details (ms90)and speeding(sp30)totaling 6 points.)The court took in to acount my mitigating circumstances and did not ban me but endorsed my licence with 6 points, to my relief.However I had on the day handed my licence to my solicitor expecting the ban.As this did not occur I had assumed that my licence would be returned to me with
these 6 points & the spent ones removed. This has not happened. I have spoken to my solicitor who thinks he gave it to the court. I have spoken to the dvla & here is the real problem!! They refuse to give me any info via internet or over the phone but did go as far as to tell me that they have no information on me from 2005? The lady went as far to help as she could by advising me that this was a payment issue with regard to owed fees. (I assume this is the 2004 offences.)However I did pay these fees as they sent me my licence back then as it should have been.She suggested that my licence may have been revoked in 2005! And that I should apply for a lost licence along with the fee which I intend to do.
However I have since split from my partner & am living at a different address. Then just recently she called me to inform me that I had had a letter from the court convicting me of driving with no insurance in summer 2009? She threw the letter away!!! This was NOT me!!! What do I do???
Your road traffic offence question: I have no insurance and no licence and i drove into the back of someones car at 10mph max. I gave them my address etc and now they are claiming personal injury for whip lash, and damages for their car. Obviously they cant find any insurance details for me, whats the worst that can happen to me?
Message: hi my name is x im 22 yrs old and been drivin for 4 months and had temporary insurance as seconed driver on my mothers insurance that ran out on x (which i didnt realise at the time)i then had an accident on x that wasnt my fault with witnesses 2 prove it, the police attented the accident and said that i was insured to be driving at the time of the incident,i then called my insurance company to tell them about the incident to discover i wasnt insured. please can you get back to me and let me know where i stand. thank you.
Your road traffic offence question: hi i actually thought that i was third party insured to drive my dads vehicle with his permisssion but when the police pulled and gave me the producer note i called my insurance the next day and they told you are not i am a named driver on the policy but it says on the insurance certificate that the policy holders can drive another car with the permission of the owner and that you will be third party insured and im assuming this meant all four drivers because all are the policyholders otherwise we wouldnt be insured on the car im soo confused please help me thanks
Your road traffic offence question: Hi, I was referred by a friend to talk to Emma. I have this plea form and I don't know what to or how to fill it in. I only got it on wednesday when 2 policemen came to my house to serve me the summons since I changed my address. My court date is this tuesday x. and I really have no time left since I have to send this form straight away.
I didn't know about the insurance. I thought cars had to be insured so i asked my friend and it was insured. i didn't check or ask anything else since he didn't tell me additional information that I need to know. He has been charged and fine already so his case is closed. And the license, I don't have a UK license but I do have a home license from my country in Asia so I thought it would be okay to just drive for a bit. It was only for about 15minutes or so. I knew how to drive so i wasn't endangering anyone. I was just too eager and determined to learn the routes and because in UK, you drive on the left where as i've driven on the right side of the road only. I didn't check that I couldn't use my home license. I didn't know it was going to be this serious or I would have never done it. I don't even know law or politics about my own country so in another country, i'd be useless. It was just that one off occasion where I just needed to know what it was like to drive on the left side of the road and just to learn abit about the routes and roads. I really don't want to be guilty etc for something I didn't know or fully understood although it may seem as an excuse or ignoring the law but I really didn't mean or expect any of this. Do you think I could have someone to represent me in court and defend me to be not guilty. Would I have any chance at all? Please reply to me asap. Thank you very much.
Your road traffic offence question: My partner has to appear in court on x for driving with no insurance. He wants to plead â€˜NOT GUILTYâ€™, as far as he was concerned, he still had insurance. The form has to be sent back asap but i'm wondering if he should have a solicitor. I am his only witness other than our 4year old daughter. He is not good at reading and writing and I deal with his paperwork but at no time did I personally see anything come from his insurers to say that it had been cancelled. He is on Income support as well. In the police report sent to the court, the officer hasn't mentioned that he was driving with me or our daughter as if he was on his own. Help! What do I do?
Your road traffic offence question: I was confused about wether my ex-partner was still paying the premium. I was stopped by police, the car was impounded. I have now secured insurance myself and await contact about the charges relating to this matter. I am a student x and single parent. I am very worried about my licence, my future job oppertunities and the financial pressure I may face paying a hefty fine. Thankyou
Your road traffic offence question: My son got caught with no car insurance. He generally didn't know it was not insured. He passed his test in June this year and was insured on the car with Quinn. Once he passed his test there was a balance to pay. His dad was paying for his insurance as we are separated and my son works for his family business so used the car to get back and forth to his workplace. His dad forgot to pay the balance and the insurance was stopped on leaving my son uninsured. He thought his dad had paid it now he has had his licence taken away and 6 points added. I want to appeal because I feel it's a bit unfair on him. Is it worth it?
Your road traffic offence question: I WAS STOPPED WITHOUT INSURANCE NOT KNOWING MY POLICY HAS BEEN CANCELLED WITHOUT MY KNOWLEDGE BY THE INSURANCE COMPANY. AM A STUDENT AND CAN'T AFFORD LEGAL COST, WHAT ARE IF ANY, MY DEFENCE TO FIGHT THE POINTS AS I'VE HAD MY LICENSE WITHIN 2YEARS
She holds a Provisonal Driving Licence, but has forgotten to renew her CBT Test Ceretificate in the last 3 years. (She used to be insured, but when I tried to get her on my policy last year, they said that she now required the CBT before they could put her on.)
I am insured to drive it, as I have a full car licence, but the bike is registered in her name. We have made an appointment for her to take the CBT test on Thursday and we can then get a new Certificate of Insurance before Monday, when she needs to go to the police station to present it.
My question is, will that be acceptable to them, or will they say that she was not insured at the time and thus is in breach of the law? My fear is that I could be prosecuted for knowingly letting her ride the moped. If I am banned from driving, I will lose my livelihood, or would we just receive points and a fine?
Your road traffic offence question: I was driving and went over the limit, thats why the police initially stopped me. They checked my insurance and because it was my friends car they said i wasn't insured because on my policy it says i cant drive other cars, however my freind said he had car dealers insurance therfore i was covered. It was about 12pm. Then there was confusion on how long he had had the car for because apparently its only valid for 3 weeks. I have now been summoned to court but hadnt received any previous letters. I no longer speak to this freind and never saw his insurance document so i dont know where i stand in the laws eyes? Or what i should plead as i honestly thought i was covered. Regards
Last month the police pulled over for having no car insurance. I had no idea that privilege had cancelled my insurance.
I have now been told that Privilege car insurance stopped my insurance due to a missing monthly payment.
I have been driving for 10 years and I drive around 25k miles per year and have no points on my license.
I have been told by direct line that the offence code on the fixed penalty notice is incorrect, can this be argued in court.
Code given incorrect - INS 10
Correct - IN 10
Your road traffic offence question: Yesterday morning landed in England from a 3 weeks holiday, whist i was away my car insurance had ran out.
Because i had been away and not received my renewal letter i had no idea my insurance had ran out.
I incidentally was pulled over by the police that night, i believed i had insurance but clearly i didnâ€™t..
This resulted in my car being taken away and me having to produce my documents..
I renewed my insurance first thing the next morning and got my car back at a cost of Â£150..
Now i donâ€™t know weather to risk it at court and contest my punishment as i see myself as a good honest driver and it was a genuine mistake one who has 5 years no climes and always had insurance also proof of this or take the full punishment?
What do you think?
i was caught drivimg without licence and insurance three times in 2 weeks period. i have got 8 points and Â£ 500 fine for first time and for second time i got 6 points and Â£375 fine and i am banned for 6 month now i have hearing for my third time offence which i was caught before my banned start as i mention i was caught three times in 2 week period and all of the hearing were after that plz can u advice me what can happen .i am in glasgow scotland thanks for ur kind response
Hi Emma, after speaking to one of your advisers at your office, they have instructed me to email you with my situation. I have sent you a copy of the letter I will be sending in to the magistrates court defending myself on what has happen. Can you kindly read it and give me a idea on what chances I have defending myself with this true incident. Hope to hear from you soon. Thank you:
I am writing in to request for a court hearing regarding the fixed penalty notice that was produced at x. This penalty notice was produced due to me not having any insurance at the time of the notice.
I was insured by x Insurance, my insurance started onx . I was paying my car insurance by monthly instalments via direct debit. I was away on holiday from the x till x. On the day I went on holiday I took my car to a friends house which is close to x airport. When I returned from holiday I went and picked my car up and was travelling back home and did not know my insurance was cancelled. When I got stopped by the Police, the officer told me that I had no insurance on the vehicle and gave me a fixed penalty.
When I got home I checked the letters that I received when I was away to find that my car insurance got cancelled. It was cancelled on the x, 9 days before I got back, due to not having sufficient funds in my account. I understand that this is my responsibility, and I should have had sufficient funds in my account, but I run a business plus I deal with the household bills and I believed that I had covered all the impending bills in all my accounts before I went on holiday.
I have sent in the copy of the first notice letter from my insurance company requesting payment for the unpaid instalment. It was produced on the x, two days after I went abroad. There was no one at home to reply back to this letter or notify me. The notification of policy cancellation letter was produced on the x, when I was still away. I have sent in photocopies of my insurance certificate, passport and e-ticket to prove I was away during these dates and also to show my insurance arrangement with Co-operative Insurance.
I have held my licence for six years now. My licence is still clean as it was first given and I consider myself to be a responsible driver. I have never driven my cars without insurance or never had an accident. I know how strict the law is about uninsured drivers. I use my car to get to work six days a week doing a round trip of 14 miles a day therefore my car and licence is very important to my livelihood. I plead of you to not deduct points of my licence just because of this genuine mistake which I understand and accept. I am prepared to pay a fixed money penalty charge if my plea is accepted as my licence/car is essential for me to run my business and to earn a living.
Your road traffic offence question: would it be an offence as i am 14 years old couold i drive on 'x Common' with a adult holding a full drivers licence?
Your road traffic offence question: I am inquiring on behalf of a friend. He was stopped last December driving a car not belonging to him. He wrongly thought he was covered on his own insurance to drive other vehicles 3rd party so accepted a fixed penalty notice and 6 points. He has since found out his works insurance policy covers him. Is it too late to prove the other insurance was in place at the time and apply to have the points removed.
Your road traffic offence question: I was unaware i wasnt insured i thought i was with churchill i brought the car 4 weeks ago. I have the car bk now i sorted my insurence out that day. I have 6 points on my license already and cant afford to loose my license the police officer said i shld get 3 points and a fine but im so scared there going to disqualify myself from driving as i was disqualified 2 yrs ago for 15 months for drink driving. Im self employed and rely on my car. Thanks for your help
Your road traffic offence question: My son moved back home in March. He notified his insurance company on x of the move. This is documented. No renewal notice has been received. Yesterday, he was stopped by the police and realised that his insurance expired on x. He has been offered a six point and Â£200 fixed penalty. This will take his total points to 9. Does he have a case to ask for greater leniency than the fixed penalty?
Your road traffic offence question: I own two vehicles, one is ax, and one is a y. I had to renew the insurance on both vehicles recently. When renewing the insurance on the x, I provided the vehicle details for the x, but accidentally entered the registration number of the y, so technically I insured a car that didn't exist without realising. I was pulled over for having no insurance, and when I looked at my insurance certificate I realised what I had done. I have explained the situation to the police and that it was an honest mistake, but they advised I would more than likely be prosecuted (although I have yet to receive a court summons). I didn't intentionally drive without insurance, it was an honest mistake. I obviously should've checked the documents more carefully, and I accept the blame for that, but I also feel the insurance company shouldn't have taken my money to insure a non-existent car, and that they too had a duty to check. I also wouldn't intentionally take out a policy on a car that doesn't exist, so the police can see there is no intent to break the law on my part. I also wasn't trying to scam the insurance company because I had already insured my Golf so there would be no need for me to insure it again. I require my car for work as I am a x worker and drive people around on a daily basis, so I also wouldn't intentionally put them at risk by driving without insurance and I also wouldn't risk losing my job by doing so. Can you advise what my position would be? I've been driving for over 2 years and have no points on my license, but I want to avoid any penalties if at all possible.
Message: I have purchased a motor vehicle to park in front of my garage on non-registered, unadopted land (ie off the public highway). The vehicle is there purely to stop people obstructing my garage. It is not to be driven at all, including on the highway. Insuring the vehicle for 3rd party/fire/theft would cost 3x the value of the car. Therefore do I need to take out insurance in this situation and where would I stand if someone else bumped into my car - would I be liable if I had no insurance on the vehicle even though it would be off road and stationary? Thank you.
Your road traffic offence question: Earlier this week I was stopped by the poilce for driving without insurance.
It turns out that I did not have insurance due to a problem with the migration of my insurance from Skoda (underwriten by x) to Skoda (underwriten by x). I have a letter of Indemity from x confirming this.
I currently have a fixed penilty fine and am set to receive 6 points.
What is my best move from here?
Your road traffic offence question: I was driving a hired car which was in my Dads name, I got stopped by the police and one check lead to another, they then found out i was not insured and seized my vehicle. Do i have a leg to stand on when i get summoned to court or will this be an automatic ban as i am only 18?
Your road traffic offence question: Hi,
Just wanted to ask what will happen if i was cought drivin with no insurance and no driving licence?
because i just recived from the court some papers where im being endorsed with 6 points and a fine of Â£460
I have got my own insurance for my own car, but if my insurence cover me for another cars, can I also driving car, which belongs to the owner whos insurance expired few days ago??
Thank you for your advise.
Your road traffic offence question: i am going to court on a charge of driving without insurance. i was in my sisters car and i have fully comp for my own car. my fully comp has always allowed me to drive other cars (i have policies from 2002 that prove this) but this year i have been informed that it is now not the case. do i have a reasonable defence?
On the x I was involved in an accident, I take full blame for the accident as I went into the back of another vehicle. No one was hurt however the other persons car was damaged. On returning home I dug out my insurance document and found out it had expired on the x. I had received a letter from them to serve as a reminder but my fiancee had put it in a drawer while tidying up without realising what it was. I was paying in a DDEB so presumed it would just automatically renew. I know this is my mistake, however it is a genuine one. It is also worth mentioning that at the time I was driving my fiancees car, however my insurance policy covered me to drive other vehicles 3rd party. Obviously I can prove that and when my insurance ran out.
I offered to pay for the other persons car to be fixed but he insisted he wanted to go through his insurance. If I contacted them and offered to pay them for the full repair would they accept that? And would they then contact the police anyway?
My job does involve some driving as I occasionly am asked to attend meetings across the country. I'm also in the process of changing roles, and the new role would mean driving everyday and would be integral to the role. Without being able to drive I would lose my job. This is one of the reasons I'm so concerned.
I also have what I view to be a essential reasons I continue to be able to drive for my personal life. I can elaborate on these if you need me too. I'm just really worried I could be facing a ban. What sort of sentence do you think the courts may give me? Would I be looking at a ban?
Apart from contacting the other driver to offer a cash settlement I have done nothing further with this. His insurance company contacted me a few days after the accident, asking me to confirm the car registration however I did not have the details with me at the time. What should I do as a next step? Is there anything I can do at the moment that will help my situation?
I would really appreciate your help in answering my many questions and any advice you can give that will help me deal with this situation. I'm currently in a state of panic and I'm struggling to eat and sleep as the loss of my license will have such a detrimental affect on my life.
i was driving my sisters car to have it repaired when i was caught in a mobile laser speed trap, although on approach to
the police stop area there is a SID (sign that flashes your speed) which flashed 25mph but they told me i was driving at 42mph.
I gave them (police) all my details and i received the NIP shortly afterwards, however my sister was not notified, although i did
tell her immediately.
I believe the insurance case is cut and dried, i have fully comp and so does my sister but she has only herself as designated driver and my policy, unlike previous insurance (i have 10 years no claim bonus), does not cover me to drive other vehicles.
i have conflicting information regarding who needs to be notified. I do also have good case to argue the speed i was doing, as it was raining and the road they clocked me on is downhill on an S bend.
Your road traffic offence question: How can I escape from not having point in my licence
Your road traffic offence question: My wife was stopped on the x for police oficers and unfortunately she was driving without a full drivers licence without a qualified driver in the vehicle with with her. she did her practicle test before now but was not successfull and she could not repeat it due to time and her theory test was due to expire before the next available practicel test date. I presently have three kid age 5, 4 nad 2 who will be resuming at different schools and different time in few weeks time and I was hoping the she gets her full licence before then since my present job dictates that I will not be availble to take the kids to school as I used to. My question is to know how serious is this offence and most importantly how do she avoide a serious fine and suspension of her provisional drivers licence to enable he undertake the neccessary test for full driver licence.
Your road traffic offence question: Basically im 17, and have my test in 2 weeks. I just bought a car and a few friends nudged me into going down the road in it for a test run. Unfortunatly down the road i got stopped by police car, car taken away and a court appearence. As im 17 i realise i will probally lose my license. But how many points will i get, how long will the ban last and how much will i be fined as im broke and my mums a single parent.
Could you please answer my question? I can't find answer for that...
My insurance policy allows me to drive any motor car (with the consent of the owner). I sometimes drive my wife's car, but she does not have insurance for that car at all. Is this legal?
In order for the statement to be taken into consideration, does she plead guilty or not guilty?
I collected the MOT and Road Tax documents but I was told by the seller that I am insured under him to drive it to my place of aboard and then get it insured under my name. I had believed the seller, to whom I explained my vulnerability about the traffic law since i just got to the UK newly.
I then drove the car with this intent in my mind that I was insured. I never wanted to drive without insurance, and if I had known that what the seller told me was wrong I would not have driven the car, but due to my ignorance and illusion i confidently took the car. I was convicted two months ago, but I have always thought that I do not deserve this conviction since the owner knowingfully well that I needed to be insured made me to drive the car to fulfil the deceitfulness of his aim to sell or get rid of the car at all cost, thus as a result putting me into problem unknowingly. I have just thought this is injustice. Do U pls have any advice for me if I can prove beyound reasonable doubts that I drove the car without a wilful act.
Thanks and hope to receive from you.
Your road traffic offence question: I am pleading guilty to DRIVING OTHERWISE THAT IN ACCORDANCE WITH A PROVISIONAL DRIVING LICENCEAND NO INSURANCE, but would like the court to take into consideration the omitting circumstances. I was misled by my insurance company as to the nature of the cover in place and these lead me to believe that I was insured at the time of driving the car. My car insurance company cancelled the policy failed to notify me of that in advance of the offence and provide documentary evidence in order to support my argument the car was only temporary cover, the insurance company assumed that I knew this, I can confirm that I have been with the same car insurance for over two years. The supervisor driver confirmed to me that she had a full driving licence for over three years. She passed her driving test x 2007. The L plates were placed on the car when I started driving and must have blown because it was a windy day.
Can he get this removed? he has been offered a job if he can get this appealed, otherwise they won't employ him.
Your road traffic offence question: i got pulled on a motorbike with no insurance the policeman told me to sign a bit paper and then said i will get a letter in the post and that was it. he never asked me for id. could i go to court and say it wasnt me on the bike, its my word against his or not.
Your road traffic offence question: is this illegal to drive down one with no insurance?
Your road traffic offence question: My partner was involved in a car accident and the car is a write off. However when checking through my policy my endorsment isnt on it and am now afraid my insurance wiil be void. Can I explain to my insurance company whilst this claim has now begun.
Your road traffic offence question: Unfortunately due to a hefty work load and other responsibilities i was caught driving without insurance. i was and still am insured under another vehicle and although it is no defence, i simply did not find time to swap vehicle details.
Ther were several procedures the police officer followed which after some research with an aquaintance in the west mercia police, i found to be incorrect?
I would like to stress that i do not condone my behaviour but as a person with a previous clean criminal and driving record would hope there may be something i could do to avoid the 6 penalty points if not the fine which i am more than happy to pay.
Thank you for your time
Your road traffic offence question: My friend has recently been caught driving with a provisional licence & without insurance with his good friend(who has that car and driving licence +insurance)sited next to him while driving, which was a bad idea to drive without all these. She was told she will have to go to court. She is worried of the charges & point.what the charges might be? Also is it worth booking her practical test as she passed theory test . please help?
Your road traffic offence question: im a newly qualified driver, i was stoped by the police and they run a check and said i had no insurance, therefor this resulted me in getting six points and a fine for driving with out insurance. however i am 100% certain that my insurance was due to finish the following day of getting stoped. how would i go about disputing my case. do i write to the courts, insurers? please help me ASAP. Many thanks
When I did u found out I have no insurance, I was shocked ad I have though I was insured until august, and to top it all off I've had a bump in my car today. So I don't no where u stand?? I now have a new policy in my new plate.
I'm scared and really anxious that I'm going to serious trouble and it's been a total innocent mistake.
Hope u can advise me
No insurance for car that i was driving (my moms)
i have looked at
your site and being fully comp with my own car i was also under the impression that i was covered to drive any car.
Is this worth fighting
my moms car which is fully comp we both have our insurance from direct line.
i already have 4 points.. is it an automatic 6 points or more ... police havnt told me what they plan to do waiting to hear from them
Date of alleged offence: x
More detail about alleged offence: asked to pull in by on the geat gardai. asked me was i drinking, i said no,he asked me was i insured on the bike, i replied no, asked me do i have a licence? i replied yes.But not on me, problem is my licence was out of date at the time off offence, should i go a renew my licence,or wait until the eventual ban a fines?
1. I have my own car (x) and have x fully comp insurance.
2. The x developed a mechanical problem (not drivable). I was considering selling it but still covered by insruance.
3. A Work colleague had an x reg Micra for sale which I purchased as a stop gap solution (Â£240)
4. Before I collected the car I contacted x to confirm I was insured.
5. More than informed me I was insured third party but didn't (as far as I can remember) qualify this with any provisions.
6. While deciding what to do about the cars I have been driving the Micra.
7. On Staturday xI took my son out to London for the day.
8. On the way back I got stopped by the Police (on the M1) who said the car was not insured.
9. I told the police I had confirmed insurance with x (by phone)
10. The police office phoned x to check.
11. At first x informed the Officer that I WAS insured.
12. The Officer argued for some time that I was not insured because I had now purchased the car.
13. It took quite some time before More Than finally agreed that I was not insured.
14. The police gave me a fixed penalty form (Â£200 + 6 points) and impounded the car.
1. I have NEVER had any intention of driving without insurance
2. I have NEVER been prosecuted in 40 years of driving for such an offence.
2. I DID phoned x to confirm insurance before I purchased the car and was informed I WAS insured.
3. At first, x even has told the Officer I was insured until the Officer had argued for some time that I was not
4. I REALY was driving the Micra under the belief that I was insured because of misleading Information from x.
I have requested the transcriptions of my initial call to x and the call made by the officer.
If I had known that he needed to produce then I would have, but the customer never told me.
What is the worst that could happen?
Am a student and have struggled with finances in the last 3 months and have been unable to pay phone bills, insurance and have had to apply for credit cards for living expenses.
Have been driving my car, and was caught in Newcastle (moved from Manchester to live with a friend as I could not afford my rent) with no insurance.
I have held my licence for 7 years (converted it from a non -EU country licence 2 years ago).
I have not had any penalty points before and also read about the 6 - 8 points, and need to know how many penalty points my licence has before a ban, possible fine and whether the conviction would affect my immigration status. I intend to apply for a post - study work visa in 3 months.
On the way back the driver of the crashed vehicle wants his smashed car taken to a workshop in readiness for when it opens at 9am. However, the driver wonders how he will get home without his car. The recovery driver says he has a courtesey car at his base and would let the driver use it. This happens.
The driver is in the courtesey car driving home when he has another accident and crashes the courtesey car into another tree.
Police attend the scene and it turns out this driver has no Driving Licence. Obviously the Police PNC will show the owner of the car is the recovery company.
Will the recovery company owner now be charged with Permitting No Driving Licence?
and my auntie comfurmed that she drives the vehicle for me because she allowed to on her insurence, i said to the solicitor i wasnt intending to use it, it was for selling on, but the court person, dint let me speak, they only heard the police side of the statment, but if you hear my statment at the police station i said it on the tape,
when i got to the police station they said i would prob get away with it because it was daft, but i got done for it please get bak to me asap, because everyone i spoke to said that i shouldnt of got done!!!!!
Am i liable for anything?
I was caught driving my stepfathers vehicle, i honestly thought i was insured fully comprehensive, but i turned out that on my own car (fiat punto, the policyholder which was my brother inlaw) was only the fully comp. when i was stopped i have been given a slip to produce my documents at my local police station, i am 19 years old and hold my live for only 1yr 6 months, so i am still under probation period which means i only have 6 points,
ever since i passed (at 17 years old) only three weeks ago i started driving.
I very much need my car as i am a student and going to commute to university next year as well as need it for my part time job.
I really want to know whether theres any chance of me not losing my license.
Ps, i have never ever been involved with the police.
if you could call or email me, you would be of great help.
Your road traffic offence question: What is the penalty for allowing a friend to drive your car with no insurance, even if you genuinely believed them to have it?
I was approached by an officer as i dropped my son and he asked for m licence i had a provisional because my licence had just been revoked for driving without an insuranc within two years of being a new driver, i had borrowed a frinds car and was not really covered to drive it
he then asked me if i was insured which i was at the time and i gave him my insurance details he then called the insurance company at that time to confirm if my insurance was valid as i was insured as a fully licenced driver and yet i am now on a provisional and they confirmed at that time that i was so the officer then just gave me a fixed penalty of Â£60 of driving without a fully licenced driver( which i paid and got 3 points on it), it was 6hrs later when i tried to go with a qualified driver to go and pick my car up at the recovery garage that the police then told me that they neededto check if my insurance covered me to drive from a recovery centre it was at that point they told me that i gave insurance false information that i was a qualified driver yet i had a revoked licence which was not the case because when i took the insurance i had my full licence but they would not hear of it, they then told my insurance company to void my insurance,
i have now just received summons from the magistrates court , what is the best plea as i did drive the car with the knowledge that i was insured and i drove it because of the cirmstance i did not have money for a taxi either. Please help me
Also sice my licence was revoked i have tried to take the test twicw already in the month of Apr and May and i did not succed i am now going to retake it in June i really am a law abiding citizen and in both cases it.
Thank you for your help in advance i need to know the best plea and how to argue my case
As far as I was concerned I had taken the insurance out and paid in full one go
What happened was that the company cancelled my insurance last month as they wanted my NCB proof
They wrote me to ask for it but were writing me on my previous address which I was never receiving, they wrote about the cancellation at also as they say but at my previous address
They had my new address but they say they had the previous address as my correspondence address
Now I have been issued a HO/RT1 form to produce the insurance at the police station in 7 days
Never knew they had cancelled the insurance
Will I be given the option of a fixed penalty or summoned to court ??
After three days of my policy being cancelled I was stopped and charged with no third party insurance.
i was driving my car on x/2010 and got caught by police , and when i showed my insurance papers ,i realised my insurance was over on x/2010// which was a mistake as i thought my insurance policy was geting over in feb. and i was driving on international driving licence. what will happen noe if u could pls let me know
I know I should have check the renewal but I'm more concerned with the driving without insurance than the damage to my car caused by the third party who admitted fault and said sorry.
I'm assuming its best not to contact the vother driver and hope this goes away? and tel my insurance to drop my claim which is invalid in any case as the policy was expired.
Any views on what I should do?
When I found out I told him TWOC is a crime so he must tell the truth. Now his friend is saying he didn `t give permission for use of the moped, as he doesn`t want to get into trouble himself,so my son and the 14 yr old may be charged with TWOC, yet earlier in the evening the moped owner allowed the 14 year old to ride the moped,even though he knew by the boy`s age he was uninsured and without a licence, my son witnessed this.
We don`t know what to do as my son will lose his placement on his apprentcieship if found guilty of taking without consent. My son is a provisional driver. What would happen to the moped owner if a) he admitted giving my son permission as he thought he was insured or b) if he continues insisting it was TWOC and my son has to inform the Police he did have permission and the 14 year old had also been given permission and had rode the moped earlier ? Can the moped owner just drop charges against my son and the 14 year old without getting into trouble? It is only fear of getting into trouble himself, that is making him say it is TWOC.
We really don`t know what to do.
My friend has been an international student for over a year, and hence his licence is invalid (which we didn't know). He also does not have insurance (which we didn't know about). We are both international students.
What will happen to us, and will this affect our applications for work visa??
1)Would it be reasonable for me to plead not guilty and argue that I did not drive the car but my friend did? The friend would say that I was driving the car.
2)Is it possible, with todays technology, to prove who was driving?
In such case, maybe the prosecution would be unable to prove who was driving, and would have to drop the case.
3)Is there any accessory liability under the RTA88? for example to allow to drive the car to a third party with me present in the car.
4)If I was found guilty, how many driving points would I lose? And how many are there before you prohibited to drive?
I would really appreciate you answering me. Thank you very much.
with 5 years experience national and international. I was supervising my husband which
currently has provisional driving licence. I am the main driver on policy and my husband it was second driver on policy.
Yesterday my husband was stopped during my supervising.
We were stop because in police records we were uninsured which per my knowledge I purchased insurance for me and my husband and pay amount 320 pounds for whole year. (The police officer and me)we call our insurance which is with Switon. During conversation with the insurance person. We find we are not insured since 1 october 2009 which I was not aware. That situation is bring my husband to have 6 points on driving licence and 200 fine. What we should do in this case?
I own another car which im fully insured with, does that cover me to have driven the car under third party rules
My insurers were RAC - I've been with them for years.
The renewal package arrived as usual in March. I opened it and then plonked it in the folder I keep for the car (MOT etc).
I did not read the whole document so did not realise that this year (for the first time ever in my 35 years of motoring) I actively had to phone them to renew. In every other year it is the opposite - you have to take action if you want to cancel the policy.
The company told the police officer (and also told me later) that the reason the arrangement had changed was because I had cancelled a second policy with them last October (for my other car). They said that because the two policies were linked there could no longer be an asumption that I would renew.
Later, when the complaints department called me they said that the above was not true and that, because of restructuring within the RAC, they were updating customer details.
They refused to confirm if the new system applied to all customers or just a percentage.
I'm guessing you will say it's my fault. However, I am checking this out because I feel so angry about the situation. I now have 6 points on my licence, have had to take out new, expensive insurance, had my car locked up in a pound and will have to pay a fine. Not to mention the humiliation/upset/tears of yesterday.
Do I not have any reasonable expectation, as a long term customer, that the industry and company 'normal practice' will apply? If they change something so fundamental should they not notify people via a separate and very clearly worded letter?
Your road traffic offence question: i am 18 yrs old passed car driving test 3 months ago .police stopped me on 31 o5 2010 my insurance ran out on 28-05-2010 i thought i was still insured because my dad was dealing with this matter.what can i do to keep my liscence
I travelled to x without picking up my license and have worked there for 18 months. I am now returning to the uk as the contracty has ended and need to face the music so to speak. Obviously I guess that I have some outstanding fine and this , I would guess has been rererred to Magistrates court as the company I had worked for closed very quickly after I left. I am obviously happy to pay my fine etc. as was in the wrong. What I want to know is whether I am liable for any form of arrest at the airport for this or am I over reacting?
I am guilty but would rather not be carted or at customs. I was a law abiding person with no record but flounted the law and was caught, fare game. I am not used to this and am told I have to just go in and settle my outstanding debt.
Many thanks for any help you can give.
i would like to know whthere i should accept the fixed penalty or go to court and argue special reasons?
Your road traffic offence question: what to do as believed insurance was in place
I understand that I don't really have a case on the issue of the penalty, but what is the law on pounding the car. We were not allowed to move the car off the public road for a later pickup. The police instructed a local garage to pick the car up and tow it away where we had to later pick it up for a fee of Â£150 - half of which goes to the police and half to the garage. This really is easy money to the police and I'm really dissapointed that there isn't a lesser penalty for genuine mistakes especially when we are paying fully comp insurance on 3 vehicles and always declare the points if we have any.
I really would like your response on the whole matter but the pounding is what I would really welcome your response on as I believe there is nothing I can do about the rest!
The next day I went to the police station at which time the police realized that I had a valid insurance certificate. However, it cost me Â£150.00 to get my car back. Since I was not at fault initially, I asked the police to pay me back my Â£150.00. As a result of my request, the police stated that I did not disclose to the insurance company at the time of renewal that I had a conviction in 2008. To this I replied that the question asked as I applied for the certificate online was 'For the past 5 years have you had a conviction that is pending? I said 'NO' because in honesty I did not understand that the offense in 2008 was for which I had been penalized was a pending conviction. Following this enquiry by the police, my insurance company cancelled my contract with them.
My insurance company has not brought any case against me but the police have called me in and charged me for fraud. I have been issued with a court summons on 10 May 2010.
I obtained another insurance certificate to enable me use my vehicle. However, since that time the police have stopped me once and come to my house once with two police cars arousing great concern in my neighbourhood. Where do I stand?
I am just emailing for some advice. I was test driving a friendâ€™s car and was covered under his traderâ€™s policy. I was pulled over and given a producer. My friend then went out of the country for 2 months so I was late producing. When I went to the station to produce they filled in the hort/2 form and everything was fine. I have now received a court summons and I am unsure why. Also does it matter that the car wasnâ€™t actually registered to my friend as he has just decided to tell me this. Is it just a case of taking the hort/2 to court or will I be accused of driving without insurance. If so, I have only been driving a year, is there any way I could avoid the 6 points. I have never offended before and would lose my job without my car.
I would appreciate urgent help as court date is 20th May 2010
On the 2nd of July I was stopped for driving without insurance. When I was stopped my boyfriendâ€™s car was towed I was not actually handed a penalty notice which made tracking my case extremely difficult. I called the MET office and the DVLA on numerous occasions, and even asked my brother in law who is a policeman at the MET to try to find my case, but everyone told me that there was no record of my case.
More than 8 months had passed and I have never received my summons. I was completely unaware that there were proceedings being held against me until I returned from holiday on the 24th of April to find a letter from the DVLA at my home address requesting my licenses and a letter from the Fine Officer demanding a Â£610. I have since learnt that my case was on the 5th March 2010 8 months after the offense.
Although I am guilty of driving without insurance, I was completely unaware at the time that I was driving uninsured since it was my partnerâ€™s car and he had a monthly DD set up to pay the insurance automatically. Neither us knew that the policy had lapsed. The letters that HSBS claim to have sent had never been received by us and we had never received a call from them or the bank to tell us that the DD had bounced. So adamant was I when my car was towed that I was in fact insured that I made the PC make a special note to the fact on my statement.
I wanted to appear in court to plead me case, that is was an unintentional offence, that as far as I knew my partner had done everything in his power to pay the car insurance with regularity and that since I have a 2 year old daughter and need to able to drive so that I can pick her up from the childminders after work and therefore would suffer terribly from a 6 month ban.
Furthermore, I have been fined Â£525 which incredibly high given that the statutory fine is Â£200. I do not know why the fine is so high since I was not in court to hear to case. I am convinced that I would have been able to have it and the ban reduced had I been able to put my case forward.
However, since I never received my summons I was never given the opportunity.
What should I do? Should I make a statutory declaration even though I guilty? Should I appeal?
I got pulled over today for speeding. 50mph in a 30mph zone. I genuinely wasnt aware it was a 30mph zone.
To add insult to injury the car that we had borrowed off of a family member, whilst he sourced a new car for us (he is in the the motor trade) turns out that we were not covered on his trade policy, even though we were told we were.
We presumed we had cover, as did our family relation, but on closer inspection his insurance policy is named drivers only.
Does this case have to go to court or could we settle out of court (Special Reason) ?
We accept the speeding fine (and points) but we genuinely would not drive knowingly without insurance cover.
We have a new born baby and i work as a nursery nurse so this is somewhat concerning for me as i need a car on a day to day basis.
I have no previous convictions.
I look forward to hearing from you.
PLease can you confirm the legal requirements that I need to be able to practice driving with my husband. Also, do I need to be named on his insurance even if he comprehensive insurance.
Thanking you in advance.
I do not know whats going to happen now, in terms of punishment as he said I might get summoned to court, I am only 17 and I drove round the car park with no intention to break the law.My friend had recently passed his driving test and he took some of us mates out, for some reason we ended up in a empty car park where there were no cars or pedestrians. So he asked me if i wanted to drive round the car park due to having just started my driving lessons. So i agreed no thinking it was a major offence due to being in a car park. Then 10 minutes later a police man came and took my details and said i am driving on a public road with no insurance or lincense and my friend got his car taken off him.
I do not know whats going to happen now, in terms of punishment as he said I might get summoned to court, I am only 17 and I drove round the car park with no intention to break the law.
My insurance company canceled my insurance without telling me, within that same month i was pulled over by the police for driving without insurance. i told the police i had insurance as i was sure that i did. The police confiscated my car and left me standing in manchester. i wrote a letter of complaint to my insurance company and asked them to re imburs me the money it cost to get my car back and to tell the police it was their mistake, cancelling without notification. they refused to do so. They wrote back to me saying that a letter had been sent out, and that it was not their resposibility wether i had recieved it or not. My insurance and breakdown was with the same company, Direct Choice, my insurance was up for renewal, and i thought this was done automatically, like the breakdown, as i had recieved a letter about the breakdown saying that it was going to continue automatically and that i need not contact them, and i assumed the same about the insurance, as its the same company. i also had been in contact with them frequently during that month as my car had broken down several times, and i rang them direct quoting my insurance policy number, before being re- directed to their breakdown office. I was not addressed about not being insured at any of these conversations.I am very distraught about this, i have never had any points on my licence, in my 7 years of driving. Please advise me how to proceed with this, as i am currently going through a divorce and have 3 children, and need my car each day for school and work. i honestly believed i was insured, i would never have driven the car had i known i wasnt, and was in absolute shock to find out that this had been the case for weeks!
- My fiancee: for not producing a driving license in a format which could be verified
- My fiancee: for driving the car without insurance
- Myself: for letting him drive without insurance.
Could you please provice us with some information on what would be the likely charges (fines, penalties) for us in this case. Should we just plead guilty or can we provide any information to the Court that would reduce our charges?
Thanking you in advance.
I'd taken out insurance with Churchill last year, via the internet. They cancelled the policy because I hadn't provided evidence of eligibility for a No Claims Discount, but they never attempted to email me or phone me, even though the policy was taken out on the internet. They wrote to me but at the time of writing, there was an ongoing postal dispute in my area and the letter(s) never arrived. I can show that during the same period, other mail was never delivered, of equal importance, eg letters to and from the DVLA in Swansea vanished, letters regarding a passport application vanished, and even registered items simply dissapeared from the Royal Mail system and became untraceable.
So I feel I have Special Reasons Arguments that I had no reason to believe my insurance had been cancelled. But is there a real danger that magistrates might impose a heavier penalty than 6 points + Â£200 fine ? I am 45 years old, of good character, have no criminal record, need to be able to drive in the UK and overseas for work; and 6 points on my licence will mean higher insurance costs for many years and may prevent me hiring & insuring a car overseas. But a heavier penalty would mean even more problems.
What is the most sensible thing for me to do ?
I contacted my insurance company the day later and they said that my insurance had been cancelled. But i had not been giving any notice to this, they claimed that it had not been paid. which i was unaware of.
I contacted the police and they said they would contact me when i would appear in court to have my say...
In March 2009 i received a letter from north tyneside courts telling me i had unpaid fines.
When i contacted them they said i have been convicted of driving without valid motor insurance & my licence had been revoked without any notice.
I wish to appeal against this decision as i feel my insurance company should have notified me about my insurance being cancelled also i feel if i had of been present at the hearing i could of had my say on the offence.
I have not had any previous convictions before this and has reduced my chance of getting employment.
Is there anything that could be done about this at court?
maybe getting my licence back or having my points revoked for alternative punishment? if possible
contrary to section 87(1) of the road traffice act 1988 and schedule 2 to the traffic offenders act 1988.
and also contrary to section 143(2) of the road traffic act 1988.
can you please give me advice to the above act?
I was stopped by Patrol Car,when looking for my documents I found that my insurance is not up to date,i thought my daughter who works for the company had renewed it after supplying me with the quote.I have six points on my licence and my job is a lorry driver.I fear I will lose my job,if i get more points.I have to produce by tomorrow
i was driving my friend,s car.i had insurance on my car.but company cancled it because i cancled driect dibt from my account,because i was going back home for holidays my father died.i came back,my company remove me from job.and it was sort of company house.so i didn,t go to that town after.so i didn,t recived any letter from company.so how many points i am going to get.
I insured my car online with 1st Central Insurance on 27 February 2010,paying a deposit of Â£223,which i have proof.I recieved an E-mail instantly saying that my policy was'In Force'.2 weeks later i was stopped by Police,to find out that i was uninsured.I made a mistake on the keyboard of my laptop and put in 27 March instead of 27 February.A simple mistake.Why would i pay a big deposit& wait a month to drive?I have wrote a letter to the court about this.I am facing a Â£200 fine and 6 points on my licence.Is it worth taking to court?
I just bought a car a few weeks ago and i got it cheap because the MOT was due to run out soon.. I let it lapse and it had already run out a week before I had time off work to take it to a mechanic to get it sorted... I was driving to the mechanic when I passed a police car and looking in my rear view mirror I thought I was safe... Ironically I was just pulling up to the mechanics to get my car MOT'd when the cop pulled up and asked me if I had the proper papers.. I had an appointment with the MOT place and I told him that I had my car registration papers because I just brought it in for that and when he asked me if I had insurance I admitted that I did not... I got taken into his car and he asked if I had a UK license and I told him that I had an EU one although my license is actually from outside the UK but still acceptable as a valid international licence... The only problem is that as I've been in the UK for longer than a year I can't use that as an internation licence anymore which is why i was in the process of getting it sent out and getting a UK one right after my car would pass the MOT (I didn't want to find my car would fail the MOT and have to scrap it not to pay a hefty fee to fix it and be carless and pay out money for new licence without using it.)... The cop gave me a producer and a fine for 200 pounds for no insurance... he also took my car away for no MOT and no insurance... Now I have a week to go to the cops with my licence which I can't even find at the moment so don't know what I'm going to do, to order a replacement i need to contact the country of issue and that could take more than a week... What do I do, I know i've got a hefty fine for no insurance and 6 points if and when i get my UK licence but what if i can't produce my international licence. what are my options, please help..
When teaching someone to drive can be considered as an offence and which kind of insurance the instrutor and the learner must have.
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