Sorry about that Jo.
It looks like half the info didn't come through.
In simple terms i hit the back of a vehicle and the police are charging me with driving without due care and attention.
As the police weren't there at the time and there are no cameras (I checked because the tricycle that I hit was pulling wheelies so wanted to see if it was on tape anywhere).
I am trying to ascertain if they automatically charge the person who hits a vehicle from behind with this and what the best way to fight it would be?
Also they did offer a RIDE course in a letter but send Driver Alertness leaflets and booking details so I tried to contact the investigating officer about this to clarify why but was unable to speak with him (various voicemail messages). In the end I posted a letter through the door at his police station (no letterbox) but received no response.
A few weeks later when I was on holiday in the US and my son called me and told me a letter from the police arrived. I asked him to open it. It was offering a RIDE course with the correct leaflets and info but the course had to be booked within 7 Days.
I called the phone number on the letter to explain that I was on holiday and couldn't book the course until I got back. They said they would extend the date and would get in touch with the officer and see if he would call me.
Then I received a call telling me that the officer had requested the file back and that he would be in touch. Next thing I receive is a intention to charge me along with a court date.
I am due to fly back to the US on that date so can't make the court date. Again is there a way I can get the date changed?