Ask a Traffic Law Question, Get an Answer ASAP!
Hi, welcome to JustAnswer. My name is*****’m a barrister with 12 years of experience and I am happy to help with your question today.
Are you the registered keeper?
Do the DVLA have the right address for you?
Does it say reminder on there anywhere?
Were you stopped at the scene?
Good news then. They are time barred.The rules are contained in S1c] Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 which you’ll find herehttp://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1988/53/section/1They must either deliver a NIP verbally at scene or serve it upon the registered keeper within fourteen days of the offence.Under S1[1A] the notice should actually arrive within 14 days.However, its important to respond in a particular way. The document you have received is confusing. Although it is one document, it contains both a NIP and a S172 form which are two different legal entities. They may well be time barred on the NIP but that doesn’t mean you can avoid your S172 responsibilities.If you don’t respond naming the driver on the S172 form they will charge you with failing to identify. Probably they are hoping you will do exactly that so that they can prosecute you for something.If you do fill out the forms naming the driver then its likely you would hear no more about it. If they do seek to prosecute you then you can rely on the fact that the NIP was out of time.Hope this helps. Please let me know if you need more information.
Yes, if you don't they will charge you with failing to identify.
All you are doing is naming the driver. You aren't accepting the offence of the time limits.
No problem and all the best.
Please remember to rate my answer.
Remember that I am always available to help with your questions. Even if I am in Court I will usually pick up a question within 12 hours. For future information, please start your question with ‘For Jo C’. You can also bookmark my profile http://www.justanswer.co.uk/law/expert-remus2004/