Failure To Identify The Driver
If you have been charged with failure to identify the driver, it’s important that you contact us straight away.
What is failing to identify the driver?
Under section 172 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, you must identify the driver on the Notice Of Intended Prosecution ( NIP). The offence is that you have received the NIP as the registered keeper of the vehicle but have failed to respond within the 28 day period notifying who the driver was at the alleged motor offence.
The notice will always be sent to the legal owner of the vehicle.
Penalties for failing to identify the driver
Failing to identify a driver carries 6 penalty points and a fine of up to £1000. If you are currently on 6 points and then you get charged with failing to identify the driver, you could be at risk of a 6 month disqualification via the ‘ totting up’ process.
How can we defend a failure to identify a driver?
There are defences we can use if you have been charged with failing to identify the driver, some of which include:
- You did not receive the NIP
- The NIP has been sent to an incorrect address
- You responded to the NIP but the Police did not receive it
How We Can Help
We specialise in representing clients who have been charged with failing to identify the driver. We routinely reduce failing to respond to a lesser charge of speeding resulting in our clients not being at risk of a driving disqualification.
What choose us?
✓ Free consultation
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Hadi Law Solicitors
Second Floor, Enterprise House,
Salter Street, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 1NT