Not Aware Of Causing Accident

Question:

Failing to exchange details

My boyfriend received a letter stating my his car was involved in an accident and that he failed to exchange details. The letter asks to confirm the driver of the vehicle within 28 DAYS. He was not aware of this accident, however he was on route where the letter states the accident took place. We have examined the car and have found some bumps/scrapes but nothing that would suggest he had an accident as he lives in a narrow road and often finds his car has been scraped or bumped.

How should he respond to this letter? Is he actually being charged for the offence or will that become apparent after naming the driver? If in fact an accident did occur he is willing to pass on insurance details to the other party on evidence of damage, is this possible? Basically we want to find out what to do now and what happens next?

Dominic says:

Your partner will have a defence to failing to name the driver etc if he can show that he was not aware of the accident or that an accident did not occur.

If your boyfriend accepts that he was driving in that place at that time then he should name himself as the driver otherwise he risks 6 points for failing to supply information.

He is not being charged with the offence he is just being asked to name the driver at the time of an alleged offence. If they decide to charge him he will be at risk of 5-10 penalty points for the offence.

If you would like my help with this matter I maybe able to dissuade the police from taking further action. i have over a 91% success rate in that regard over the last 6 months and charge a fixed fee of £300 plus vat.

Is your boyfriend a new driver? Does he have any penalty points on his licence already? If so, how many?



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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