No NIP For A Due Care And Attention Allegation

Question:

I have received a letter that says the police may decide to take action against me following a car accident I had on the 23rd Feb. I have the choice of taking a Driver Alertness Course or facing the possibility of charges. I believe that they should have notified me within 14 days of the accident but the letter was not received until 20th March. Would be very grateful of any advice.

Rob Says:

I’m afraid that the police do not have to serve a NIP within 14 days in relation to driving without due care and attention allegations if you were aware of the accident. The accident itself is supposed to draw the matter to your attention.

If you accept that the standard of your driving wasn’t good enough then you should take the course as an alternative to prosecution and the risk of fines and points.



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