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Failing to Identify Driver

  • What information needs to be provided?
    The name and address of the driver need to be supplied, to the best of the person’s knowledge.
  • What happens if I don’t know who was driving?
    You need to take steps to identify who was driving at the time. If you have made enquiries, but not been able to reach a conclusion, you may well be prosecuted. However, if the court accepts you have tried to identify the driver, this may be a satisfactory defence.

    You have 28 days to name the driver. If you need more time, explain this to the police with the reasons why.

  • What is the maximum penalty?
    If you fail to identify the driver within 28 days, this can result in six penalty points and a fine of up to £1,000.

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