Don’t Know Who Was Driving


My company received an NIP dated x for a speeding incident on x.

I was the driver and the Company have returned the form with my details.

I believe that there were more than 14 days between incident and notice being issued.

The Company say that it is up to me if I want to challenge the notice.

What should I write back to them?

Dominic Says;

Are the company the registered keepers of the car or is it a lease car? If its a lease car then the lease car company will have received the first NIP within 14 days.

Double check this issue and come back to me if I can help further. The only obligation on the police is to get the NIP to the registered keeper within 14 days. Any further NIPs have no time limit.

Question response;

Thank you for the reply.

Having spoken to my line manager, it would appear that the information supplied by a member of our transport department was not correct. The vehicle is owned by the leasing company who are the registered keeper. The notice appears to have been served on them within 14 days.

However, there is another issue which has come to light.

I am the regular driver of this vehicle and I asked on the x for a copy of the notice received by the Company. I received the notice on x. By this time the Company had nominated me as the driver.

However, on checking the details, on the 7th of June, it appears that I was training a new recruit. During that day, we both drove the vehicle and neither of us can remember who was driving at the time of the alleged offence. It is now over a month ago and in this job we can drive up to 200 miles per day and make up to forty deliveries.

What can I do now?

Do I return the notice stating that I was one of 2 drivers using the vehicle that day?

Or is it up to me to request photographs or any other information that the authorities might have which may identify the driver?

Thank you in advance,

Dominic’s Reply;

As you are not the registered keeper of the car you need to supply all the information that is within your power to give. It would be a good idea for you to ask for photographic evidence in order to see whether or not that helps and so that you can show that you have done your best to figure it out.

You should also nominate the other potential driver and provide his full contact details.

Come back to me if I can help further with this matter.

Have you got any points on your licence already? If so, how many?

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