Fail to name driver

Requests for Information are sent by the police following suspected road traffic offences when the driver was not identified at the time of the allegation. These are commonly sent in conjunction with a Notice of Intended Prosecution but are also sent as standalone requirements and can be sent to suspected drivers of vehicles, registered keepers of vehicles or even any person deemed to have information within his/her power to provide.

The registered keeper of a vehicle has a legal obligation to provide details of who was driving at the time of an alleged motoring offence. Failing to provide the drivers identity carries 6 penalty points on your licence and up to £1000 fine.

If someone is charged with an offence of failing to provide information there are often defences available to the allegation and the circumstances need to be considered in each case for example in situations when someone either claims to have provided the information, genuinely was unable to identify the driver or has not received the requests from the police.

Sentencing Guidelines

Maximum: Level 3 fine

Must endorse with 6 points

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