Failure To Provide Driver Information

“I’ve received a Notice of  Prosecution letter for failing to provide my details. Is this something that will cause me to lose my licence?”

With a range of traffic offences being captured on camera (speeding and traffic signal offences for example), the first a driver may know about committing a motoring offence is when the Notice of Prosecution (NIP) letter drops through the letterbox.

Anyone who fails to provide the details of the driver of the vehicle at the time of the offence when requested to do so by the NIP will face a charge of Failing to Furnish Information with a 6-point penalty.

Contesting a charge of failing to furnish information, will generally focus on establishing ‘reasonable diligence’ in ascertaining the correct identification of the person driving or other technical defences with which a qualified road traffic lawyer is best suited to present.

It is worth pointing out here that a deliberate attempt to hide the identity of the driver at the time of the offence could escalate the charge to one of perverting the course of justice which carries significantly heavier penalties.

The implications of being charged for failing to furnish information can therefore be more severe than is generally realised, so if this is a charge you are facing, speak to one of our road traffic lawyers who will advise on your position and how we can help you avoid the loss of your licence.

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