We are Specialist Failing to Provide Driver Detail Solicitors
At Caddick Davies Solicitors we specialise in the representation of motorists charged with Failing to Provide Driver Information as to the identity of the driver, more commonly known as “failing to provide driver details”, an offence contrary to Section 172(3) of the Road Traffic Act 1988.
In law where the driver of a vehicle is alleged to have committed an offence, the police may make a request to the registered keeper or any other person to provide information as to the identity of the driver of the vehicle. This commonly happens when a vehicle is detected committing a speeding offence by an automatic speed detection device, where the identity of the offending vehicle is known by the police, but not the identity of the driver.
In these cases the police will usually send a combined Notice of Intended Prosecution and Request for Driver Details to the registered keeper (or any other identified person) asking them to name the driver of the vehicle at the time of the offence. If the registered keeper (or other person) fails to respond and identify the driver, then they will be prosecuted for the offence of “failing to provide driver information” which attracts a fine of up to £1000 and the endorsement of 6 penalty points.
Unfortunately, it is quite common for this process to go wrong, such that motorists often find themselves accused of this offence through no fault of their own. Below are some of the common issues which may arise and defences which may be argued:
- I did not receive the request for information
- I responded to the notice identifying the driver and posted it back to the police but they say they didn’t receive it
- I do not know who the driver was and did everything that I reasonably could to establish who it was
If you find yourself charged with failing to provide driver details, please contact us for advice and a no obligation consultation on how we can help.
Below you will find information on the Failing to Provide Driver Information Law, How We Can Help and Answers to Commonly Asked Questions.