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i received a nip for a speeding offence dated 48 days after

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i received a nip for a speeding offence dated 48 days after the alleged offence do I return it with all my details filled in or return it as time barred
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Hi.
Thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will try to help with this.
Are you the registered keeper?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

its a lease vehicle as I am a company car driver.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Thanks.
They are not time barred.
The first NIP would have gone to the hire company as they are the registered keepers. They would have named you as the driver and so a second is sent out to you.
The only obligation upon the Crown is to send out a NIP to the registered keeper within 14 days of the incident. When it reaches the actual driver is a non issue.
In any event, even if they are time barred, you are still bound by S172 to tell them who was driving. If you don't they will just charge you with failing to identify.
I'm very sorry but I have to give you truthful information.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Jo
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