Reasonable diligence means the exercise of justifiable and appropriate persistent effort.
Reasonable Diligence ( Due diligence) is often linked to the Company ‘failing to name the driver’. For this offence, you will have to show that despite reasonable diligence why you are unsure who to name as the driver.
Every case is judged on its own merit and there are no guidelines from the courts.To use this defence you will have to show that on the balance of probability, you have done everything you can to work out who was driving.
How to show Reasonable Diligence
- If you are unsure who the driver was, request the photo evidence from the police.
- Check your work / diary schedule
- Ask all other drivers who are insured and have access to the vehicle
If you have any questions regarding reasonable diligence or have been charged with failing to name the driver, call us on 01772 447000 or reach out to us on our 7 day a week WhatsApp helpline 07869760533.
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