Have You Discussed the Potential Repercussions of Failing to Identify the Driver Yet?
Don’t delay further if you are facing charges for failure to identify the driver.
Receive comprehensive preparation and expert representation from our specialised solicitors for your court hearing. If safeguarding your driving licence holds significance, seek top-tier advice and representation in advance, prior to your court appearance.
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
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