I received an NIP in late August early September for doing 36 mph in a 30 mph zone in July,got flashed by van.
I admit that it was my fault and completed the document accordingly giving all of the required information and posted the form back to the relevant authority awaiting to hear what my punishment would be:|.
I heard nothing until receiving a letter from the authority yesterday with my name incorrectly stated, requesting that I complete another NIP due to the fact that the original NIP was addressed to my company name as I operate from home as a sameday courier and my vehicle is leased.
The covering letter from them states as follows:
'Thank you for returning the completed combined Notice of Intended Prosecution/Request for driver identity in response to the request by Sussex Police to supply information under section 172 of the Road Traffic Act 1988.
Unfortunately you have completed the form in a way that does not satisfy the lawful request for information made by Sussex police.
The reason for this is that the document was not addressed to you personally i.e. it was addressed to another person or a company.
The person or company are required to nominate the driver at the time of the offence and then return the document back to Sussex police.
On receipt of the combined Notice of Intended Prosecution/Request for driver identity,this office would send a request personally addressed to you as the driver,which must then be completed and returned.
Therefore please find enclosed a new document now in your name,which you are required to complete and return within the specified period.'
My point is that they admit to already having all my details on the original NIP form which I completed in good faith,it is not my fault that their letter was incorrectly addressed and I have never been in this situation before.
I am inclined to return this 2nd NIP incompleted with a covering letter explaining my position as I fail to see why I should complete same again due to their incompetence.
As I said they already have my details which I have fully disclosed so how can they accuse me of committing the offence of non disclosure if I return the 2nd NIP blank ??
Any advice/opinions would be greatly appreciated:-D