Failure to provide driver information

The offence

(s.172 RTA 1988)
Failure to provide driver information

The sentence

Fine or 3 penalty points
Discretionary Disqualification

The legislation

Where the driver of a vehicle is alleged to be guilty of an offence the police can require any person, including the registered owner of the vehicle, to give information necessary to identify the driver.  If the person does not comply with this requirement, s/he is guilty of an offence.

It will be a defence to show that s/he did not know and could not with reasonable diligence have ascertained who the driver of the vehicle was.

There are also certain rules in respect of the manner in which the notice should be served.

There are also certain rules in respect of the manner in which the notice should be served.

 

This offence can be particularly disconcerting for those who did not commit the actual offence. Penalty points could be applied, which may lead to a ‘totting disqualification’.

 

Our expertise with regard to such matters means we can properly represent you and put forward your defence.

Why choose us?

At Darton Law, our specialist team of Solicitors has experience in representing individuals accused of a variety of matters. We provide a professional and efficient service which will leave you confident that you are receiving the best advice and representation. We know that being accused of an offence is not an everyday event. We aim to provide easy to understand information and advice so you know where you stand and what options you have available throughout the process.

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