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A Quick Guide to Failing to Provide Driver Information

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In this “Quick Guide” we will take you through the law, the penalties and the defence for Failing to Provide Driver Infromation in England & Wales.

The legislation relating to the Offence of Failing to Provide Driver Details is contained within Section 172(3) of the Road Traffic Act 1988.

Once the Police make a request for driver details, you are under a duty to provide the Police with the name and contact details of the person that was driving the vehicle when the alleged offence occurred. If you do not provide this information to the Police within 28 days, you may be prosecuted for Failing to Provide Driver Details.

What are the penalties for Failing to Provide Driver Details

  • 6 Penalty Points and a fine of up to £1,000

When will I require legal representation?

You will benefit from legal advice and representation at Court if:

  1. The 6 Penalty Points for Failing to Provide Driver Details would take the total number of points on your licence up to or over 12
  2. You did provide the correct details to the Police within 28 days of receiving the request
  3. You can demonstrate that you did not know and could not with reasonable diligence have ascertained who the driver was
  4. It was not reasonably practicable for you to provide the information to the Police within 28 days

Things our solicitors look out for in Failing to Furnish Driver Information Cases

  • Whether the Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) was served within time
  • Procedural errors with the Prosecution evidence
  • Whether you have a feasible defence
  • Whether an Exceptional Hardship Application is required

Do you require a solicitor for a Failing to Provide Driver Information Offence?

If you have just read our quick guide to Failing to Provide Driver Information you should have an idea by now whether you require legal representation or not. If you feel you do require legal advice and representation please not hesitate to contact us by calling 0345 222 9955 or by filling out our contact form.

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