The 14 day rule – NIP

Question:

I was driving a works car. The NIP was served on the registered keeper more than 14 days after the offence. Will the fact that they have subsequently served a notice on myself as the driver alter the 14 day rule. Is the rule that it must have been served on the registered keeper within 14 working days still?

Dominic says:

Are you sure? Does the company own the van and is the company the registered keeper? Or is it leased from another company? You still have to respond and name the driver at the time of the alleged road traffic offence – but you may have a defence to the allegation if we can show that the NIP was defective.

Make sure that the NIP was served on the registered keeper (on the v5 log book) outside of the 14 days and then come back to me.



About Dominic Smith

With a comprehensive knowledge of Uk motoring law, Dominic is an invaluable member of the Patterson Law team his specialist areas include; - drink-driving - failing to name driver - failing to stop - failing to report - special reasons arguments
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