Increased Punishment for Failing to Give Information

For offences of failing to give information committed on or after 24 September 2007 the punishment will now be 6 penalty points (previously 3) as a result of implementation of The Road Safety Act 2006.

Further changes to this area of law are being introduced incrementally and we shall keep you up to date on this as the changes arise.

Please do not be misled by reports in the media that suggest that there is no longer a defence available if you do not know who was driving. There is still a valid defence that you do not know and could not reasonably find out. The rationale behind increasing this punishment appears to be to try and force people to accept punishment irrespective of whether they know who was driving, which flies in the fact of the penalty points system being designed to improve road safety.

If you find yourself in a position where you are faced with an alleged offence and do not know who was driving at the time then we recommend you contact us immediately on 0800 2800 912 for advice on your legal rights and the best way forward.

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