Failing to provide driver details

For certain driving offences, where the police do not know the identity of the driver of a vehicle alleged to be guilty of the offence, the police can request details of the driver either from the registered keeper of the vehicle or any other person. This is done by way of a Section 172 notice or as part of a Notice of Intended Prosecution.

If you receive a request for driver details, you have a duty to respond within the time frame in the notice, which is usually 28 days. Failure to do so is a criminal offence, unless you have a defence. If you are concerned about how to respond to the request, then you should take legal advice.

If you are convicted of failing to provide driver details to the police you can face 6 penalty points, a fine of up to £1,000 and costs.

How we can help

We can assist you with completion of the request for driver details.

If you are prosecuted for failing to provide driver details, we can also assist by:

  • advising on plea, having reviewed the prosecution evidence
  • advising on the merits of any potential defence(s)
  • representing you at court with the aim of obtaining the best outcome for you

For more information about how we can help you, please contact us or call us on 0800 2800 421 without delay.

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