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Failing to Identify the Driver

If the driver of a motor vehicle is alleged to be guilty of an offence (such as speeding) the police have the power to compel the ´person keeping the vehicle´ to give information as to the identity of the driver. The police can also compel ´any other person´ to give information which it is in his power to give and may lead to the identity of the driver.

The recommended maximum sentence, if convicted, and the section this offence, failing to give information as to the identity of the driver, is charged under is as follows: -

Section 172 Road Traffic Act 1988

£1000 fine and 6 penalty points

There are a number of procedural points to consider before we even ask you to give to us your account. We will also provide you with expert advice with regards to the defences that are available to this charge. Such as the reasonable diligence defence which requires careful consideration and specialist preparation if it is to be advanced successfully.

If the motor vehicle is registered to a business or a company there are additional issues to consider on your behalf.

Getting Advice and Representation

If you have been charged with failing to provide such information you will need expert advice from one of our motoring law solicitors. For a free, no obligation consultation you can call 0333 011 0515 and ask to speak to Gary Bryan. Alternatively you can leave a message and we'll get back to you.

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