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As the registered keeper of my vehicle I have received a

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As the registered keeper of my vehicle I have received a parking ticket on private land.I was not the driver at the time.Am I liable?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Traffic Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 9 months ago.

Have you told them who was driving?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 9 months ago.

Was it within 28 days?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 9 months ago.

And did you give them a name and address for the driver?

So they can realistically contact him?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
No
Expert:  Jo C. replied 9 months ago.

Ok. How much information did you give them?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Only his name.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Shall I give his address?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 9 months ago.

It depends.

When was the fine issued?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
An appeal was made on the 10/10/16 and refused in a letter dated 13/10/16.They have given until 10/11/16 for payment of £75 to be made.They were informed my son lives in Japan,so perhaps they are taking the easy option.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 9 months ago.

That is a problem then I'm afraid.

It used to be possible for registered keepers to avoid liability by refusing to name the driver.

However, the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 made a registered keeper liable if he does not disclose the name of the driver and his address within 28 days of the fine. The law actually says 'current address for service' so an address in Japan would not comply.

In those circumstances, you are liable in law.

Whether they will sue or not is another matter. Often they don't as it isn't cost effective.

Can I clarify anything for you?

Jo

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