Road Traffic Offences Blog

Notices of Intention to Prosecute

I am often asked about the responsibility to reply to notices of intention to prosecute and request for drivers’ details. These notices issued pursuant to Sec 172 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 require those to whom the notice is addressed to respond within 28 days giving details of the driver of a particular vehicle at a particular time, usually the time being about two seconds after the traffic light turned red or about twenty yards after the speed limit changed from 60 mph to 40 mph. In the first instance the notices are usually sent to the registered keeper, that being the only person  or contact the police will have. 

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