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Surely you are not the registered keeper?
OK, do you know upon what date they received the original NIP?
Yes, but that is the one addressed to you?
The original would have gone to the hire company.
I know this isn’t going to be the answer you want to hear, and it’s certainly not what I want to tell you. However, I wish to be completely honest with you, so I feel obligated to not give you false hope.
I am sorry but its bad news. Unfortunately the rules are that they must send out a NIP on a date that would by ordinary post reach the registered keeper within fourteen days. When it reaches the actual driver is a non issue.
Since you are not the registered keeper you do not have that protection. The police will have sent the original NIP to the keeper probably within fourteen days and they replied naming you as the driver. Sadly they are still in time.
Obviously you could wait to see if they remember to summons you. They do quite often forget and if they do you will walk away within nothing.
Sorry thats probably not the answer you wanted but it is the position that you have and I have a duty to give you truthful and accurate information even though its not what I want to say.Hope this helps. Please let me know if you need more information
Can I clarify anything for you?
Unless you do that they will charge you with failing to identify which carries 6 points.
I'm not sure what you mean on your second point? Nowhere above have I suggested you don't identify.
Otherwise the risk of a summons would be greater.
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I would tick the box for a penalty procedure.
If you decide you want to fight this you don't have to accept it when they offer it.