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I have received a notice to identify the driver of a vehicle through the post with an offence date of 25/09/2016, with a date of issue of 26/10/2016.

 

The offence is driving at 79mph on a 60mph single carriageway. The route was an A road in Scotland.

 

The vehicle in question was bought one day prior to the offence (24/09/2016) and thus was not registered to the new keeper.

The previous keeper received the NIP/requirement to identify the driver within the statutory time limit (14 days) and was subsequently replied to by the last known registered keeper within the 28 day time limit.

 

My questions now are:

1. The previous keeper had left for holiday right after the sale of the vehicle (around 29th September 2016),

the keepers brother whom was in charge of mail checking, was in receipt of the NIP and phoned the police phone number on the 5th of October 2016 to alert them of the new keeper at the time of the offence and probably at the same time explained that the registered keeper couldn’t respond as he was on holiday.

 

Does a phone call suffice in this case and if it does, will the 14 day time limit apply for the NIP to reach the new named keeper also?

If this is the case, the NIP was received at least 3 weeks after the new keeper was identified.

 

2. Would I be right in stating that speed limits do not need to be visible at all nowadays due to a recent law change?

 

3. Since the A68 is littered with cameras, we do not know which camera flashed the car or even if it was a mobile speed

camera that did the damage.

 

Because at this stage we cannot identify the driver, what is the best course of action?

 

Phone the police to request more time to identify the driver, view photographic evidence etc.

The letter received by police doesn’t allow for this question to be asked and I do not know how to respond to that letter.

 

It may also be worth noting that DVLA switched registration of the vehicle on the 5th of October or before.

The V5 log book certainly has 5th of October as the date updated with a new ownership date of 24/09/2016 written on the log book.

Any help would be appreciated

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FWIW: the speed limit in Scotland is 60MPH

[the national speed limit for A roads, whereby the road is NOT a dual carriageway with a central barrier or a motorway]


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Yes that's right. Theres no dispute with the speed limit.

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not sure on the timing thing not my bag.

 

 

you'll have to wait the more specialist members.


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The 14 day limit only applies to the service of the NIP to the registered keeper - s.1,©,(ii), Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 - (unless the exemption in s.2,(3) appliies) - it does not apply to the service of any subsequent NIPs.

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