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 vehicle’s driver. 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. Our legal team are highly competent across a wide range of motoring charges, including those related to failing to provide driving details. We will be able to look at the specific circumstances of your case and give you informed feedback on your available legal options.
If you, or a loved one, are facing a charge of failing to provide driving details and want more information about your legal rights, or if you are ready to take on representation from a motoring solicitor, you can speak to us today and we will put you in touch with one of our trusted legal experts. We have helped many motorists with similar charges and will be able to provide the legal advice and support you need.
Below you will find information on the Failing to Provide Driver Information Law, How We Can Help and Answers to Commonly Asked Questions.