Failing To Name Driver

Frequestly asked questions that shatter a few myths and urban legends about the offence of failing to name the driver when requested to do so.

Blog

I Sent The S172 Form, Police Didn’t Receive It

  Question The police sent the notice out to me asking for driver information combined with the notice of intended prosecution by first class post. I received it and responded naming myself as the driver. I sent my response back …

I’m Not The Keeper – Do I Still Have To Name The Driver?

  Question I am not the keeper or owner of the vehicle in question. I have been sent a request for driver information and this seems to be because I am down as a named driver on the insurance policy …

Do I Have To Incriminate Myself?

  Question: Can I be forced to provide driver information in relation to a speeding matter. The police are effectively trying to compel me to incriminate myself or somebody else. Is this a breach of my human rights? Can I …

Wrong Details On NIP, Is It Valid?

  Question The notice of intended prosecution and request for driver information does not have the correct name on it. The police have misspelt my name. Do I have to do respond or can I just throw it in the …

Don’t “Reject” The NIP

Question: We have just read an article on a www.motorlawyers.co.uk web site suggesting that if a Notice Of Intended Prosecution arrives more than 14 days after the date of the alleged offence you can “Reject It”. Dominic says: Firstly www.motorlawyers.co.uk …

Posted in |

Fixed Penalty Offers From West Mercia Police?

you NEED to read this…… Press release Patterson Law Motoring Solicitors persuade Stoke on Trent CPS that West Mercia Police are issuing defective/confusing notices. Have you accepted a motoring fixed penalty from West Mercia Police for any road traffic offence? …

Posted in |

My Old Address Was On The Log Book

Question: Hi there, I have today (30 Jan) received an NIP which is dated 28/01/2013, for an offence of excess speed (38MPH in a 30MPH zone) alleged to have taken place at 09.01 on 27/11/2012. Obviously the NIP is dated, …

Posted in |

Don’t Lie When Asked To Name The Driver

Question: Suspended jail sentence for attempting to pervert the course of justice! Woman pretended she was abroad at the time of the offence and therefore stated she was not and could not have been the driver and couldn’t name the …

Posted in |

My Dad Didn’t Get NIP Within 14 Days

Question: I was flashed going through a camera (about 40mph in a 30mph zone) at around 06:00 on a Sunday morning) in my fathers’ car. I spent a nervous 2 weeks worrying about the NIP coming through to my father …

Posted in |

Company summonsed?

Question: We are a limited company and were not able to identify a driver when a speeding offence was committed. Our company secretary has now received a summons on behalf of the company. We understand that if we plea guilty …

Posted in |