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Registered owners and drivers of vehicles are required, under certain circumstances, to provide information as to the driver of a vehicle.
Section 172(2) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (RTA 1988) imposes a duty on the registered keeper of a vehicle, as well as any other person if so required, to furnish information as to the identity of the driver or provide information that is within his power to give and may lead to the identification of the driver where an road traffic offence as allegedly been committed.
This is a summary only matter which can only be tried in the magistrates’ court.
A person is guilty of an offence if
an offence to which RTA 1988, s 172 applies is alleged to have been committed, and
the person keeping the vehicle involved in the offence is requested to provide information as to the identity of the driver, or
any other person required to give information that is in his power to give that may lead to the identification of the driver, and
the required information is not provided.
The offence committed that triggers the section 172 notice extends to most offences under RTA 1988, other enactments relating
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