Failing to identify the driver of a vehicle is a criminal offence when requested by the police or another authorised person.
These cases usually occur when a notification of an intended prosecution are sent to the registered keeper of a vehicle and asks them to identify the driver of the vehicle at a particular time and place resulting from an offence.
However, you may be requested to identify the driver if your vehicle has been involved in an accident which caused a personal injury or damage to someone else's property.
You are expected to take all reasonable steps to identify who is driving your vehicle. The law specifically says:
There are a number of possible defences you can use if you are faced with this particular motoring offence.
You will need to:
Without proving any of the above defences, you will be charged with failure to identify the driver.
If you are convicted of failing to identify the driver of a vehicle:
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