The police send out thousands of “requirement to provide driver details” letters every day. These letters are sometimes called s.172 notices or (wrongly) notices of intended prosecution (NIPs). They send the notices for speeding, failing to stop after an accident, careless driving and a whole list of driving offences. Many people are shocked to find out that they will get an automatic 6 penalty points for failing to provide driver details. Even if the original offence was for a minor speeding offence.
If the police have accused you of failing to provide driver details and you want to challenge the case against you, I may be able to help. Are you worried about a driving ban for failing to provide driver details? I can help with that too.
Things I Look Out For in a Failing to Provide Driver Details Case
- Errors in the notice of intended prosecution (NIP)
- Errors in the requirement to provide driver details (s.172 notice)
- Can the prosecution prove that the notice was sent out
- Did the accused person ever receive the notice
- Was the accused given enough time to respond to the requirement to provide driver details
- Errors in procedure by the police
- Errors in procedure by the prosecution
Also Known As
- Failing to furnish driver details
- Not providing driver details
- Not responding to s.172 notice
Do Not Confuse With
Watch out for this. Lots of people think that they have been accused of speeding when in fact they have been charged with failing to provide driver details.
Penalties for Failing to Provide Driver Details
The maximum sentence for failing to provide driver details is:
- 6 penalty points or disqualification from driving
The police can impose a fixed penalty for failing to provide driver details of 6 penalty points and £200.00.
When a magistrates’ court sentences someone for failing to provide driver details they use these guidelines.
- Band C fine (usually 150% of the accused’s weekly income)
- 6 penalty points
Crown Court or Magistrates’ Court?
Failing to provide driver details trials and guilty pleas are always in the Magistrates’ Court. Appeals are in the Crown Court.
Find Out More
- Legal advice for a police interview
- Taking a case to trial in the Magistrates’ Court
- Special reasons not to disqualify or give penalty points
- Avoiding a driving ban for 12 penalty points (or more)
- How I can help with a guilty plea in the Magistrates’ Court
- Appeals to the Crown Court against conviction and sentence
- Second opinions
- Great value fixed fees
Unsure If You Need Legal Representation for Failing to Provide Driver Details?
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